Roma win Chapecoense friendly

Alessandro Florenzi scored on his return, as Roma won 4-1 in their friendly with Chapecoense.

The Giallorossi took on the Brazilian side at the Olimpico tonight, in a match to raise money for the visitors after the tragic plane crash which killed almost their entire squad last year.

Florenzi captained the side, and he opened the scoring from the penalty spot just before the half hour mark.

Diego Perotti doubled the lead, before Mirko Antenucci added a third just before half-time.

Roma legend Francesco Totti came onto the pitch at half time to receive a Chapecoense shirt bearing his name and the number 10.

Antenucci added his second of the evening on 50 minutes to make it 4-0, before Chape captain Alan Ruschel got one back with a penalty.

Patrik Schick made his debut after 67 minutes, but he couldn’t add to the scoring.

The Lupi’s Brazilian defender Juan Jesus spoke to Sky after the match, as his former teammate Josimar was killed in the crash.

“It’s a unique emotion, I lost a teammate in the tragedy and I’m very sorry,” the centre-back said.

“We didn’t want to play this friendly to remember such a terrible thing, but to help. They’re not doing well right now in the Brazilian league, but they’ll improve.

“Everyone in Brazil says they want to help Chapecoense, but it’s not like that, God knows what’s best for them.”

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