HomeSerie AAbraham winner earns AS Roma 2-1 win at Empoli

Abraham winner earns AS Roma 2-1 win at Empoli

Soccer Football – Serie A – Empoli v AS Roma – Stadio Carlo Castellani, Empoli, Italy – September 12, 2022 Roma’s Paulo Dybala in action with Empoli’s Fabiano Parisi REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

(Reuters) – Goals from Paulo Dybala and Tammy Abraham earned AS Roma a 2-1 win in Serie A on Monday.

Dybala opened the scoring with a long-range effort in the 17th minute after pouncing on a poor defensive clearance, his sixth league goal this season.

After Empoli scored an equaliser through midfielder Filippo Bandinelli, who headed home in the 43rd minute from a Petar Stojanovic cross, Abraham fired home the winner in the 71st minute. He latched onto a Dybala pass inside the six-yard box to earn Roma all three points.

Roma are fifth in the table with 13 points. They host second-placed Atalanta on Sunday while Empoli, who are 16th with four points, travel to Bologna on Saturday.

(Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdansk, editing by Pritha Sarkar)