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Rome breaks streak of four draws with victory over Fiorentina

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The win moved unbeaten Roma back within three points of Italian league leader Juventus.

ROME (AP) -- ROME (AP) - Mattia Destro came off the bench and scored the winner in his first appearance of the season as unbeaten Roma ended a streak of four draws with a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina in Serie A.

The win moved Roma back within three points of Italian league leader Juventus, which beat Bologna 2-0 Friday.

''We're following our own road and we're never going to stop fighting,'' Destro said. ''We realize we're a great squad.''

Gervinho set up right back Maicon to put Roma ahead seven minutes in at the Stadio Olimpico. Juan Vargas equalized for Fiorentina in the 29th minute.

Destro's winner came in the 68th after he also was set up by Gervinho.

Among Europe's major leagues, only Roma and Bayern Munich remain unbeaten. Roma visits Juventus in January.

Roma opened the season with a record 10 wins but had struggled in recent matches without 37-year-old captain Francesco Totti. On Sunday, Totti was on the bench for the first time since injuring his hamstring in October.

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