Roma captain hits back at Ronaldo's 'you're too small' jibe

Roma 2-0 Juventus: Hosts win to boost Champions League hopes

Roma 2-0 Juventus: Hosts win to boost Champions League hopes

Cristiano Ronaldo mocked Alessandro Florenzi's height during AS Roma v Juventus.

The defeat for Juventus was also marked by the unveiling of their controversial new home strip, which sees the club abandon the traditional black and white strikes in favor of a half white, half black two-tone approach.

"I'm not making any predictions, we are depending on others", said Roma's veteran coach Claudio Ranieri, who took over in March to guide the team through the rest of this season.

"We must continue to believe in it".

Dzeko set up Florenzi for the first after 79 minutes in the Stadio Olimpico with the Bosnian then slotting in the second two minutes into injury time as Juventus fell to just their third defeat this season.

AC Milan is above Roma thanks to a better head-to-head record, which is the tiebreaker in Italy.

But Roma captain Florenzi, perhaps annoyed by Ronaldo who had just made fun of his size, turned things around when he picked up a Dzeko cross to break the deadlock.

The victory has put Roma in a much healthier position to qualify for a place in Europe, with the Giallorossi sixth place on the Serie A table, one point behind fourth-placed Inter Milan. Let us know in the comments section below.

Empoli kept their hopes of Serie A survival alive with a 2-1 win at Sampdoria.

Diego Farias and Giovanni Di Lorenzo scored for Empoli before Fabio Quagliarella converted a stoppage-time penalty for his 26th league goal of the season. Sassuolo played more than an hour of the match with 10 men after Mehdi Bourabia was shown a second yellow card for celebrating his goal by half removing his shirt and was sent off.

Napoli won 2-1 at Spal.