21 Apr 2014

Record-breaking Roma book Champions League spot

6:31 am on 21 April 2014

Italian football club AS Roma confirmed their astonishing revival this season by winning 1-0 at Fiorentina and securing second spot in Serie A and a place in the Champions League group stage.

Despite their record-breaking season Rudi Garcia's side have had to play second fiddle to an all-conquering Juventus team on the verge of their third consecutive league title.

Roma's win in Florence, which was decided by Radja Nianggolan's neat 26th minute finish, was their 25th of the season, beating a club record set by Luciano Spalletti in 2008 when they were challenging Inter Milan for the title.