Romelu Lukaku ran the full gamut against Fiorentina, as he scored the goal within five minutes, then was shown a straight red card for a horror tackle, leaving Roma down to nine men.

The Belgium international had met the Paulo Dybala cross with a crouching header to open the scoring from six yards.

However, with Nicola Zalewski already sent off for two bookable offences, he let the blood rush to his head with a reckless lunge on Christian Kouame.

It was high, late and the studs tore a large hole in the Fiorentina forward’s sock.

The referee showed no hesitation by flashing the red card, bringing a sarcastic laugh from Jose Mourinho on the touchline.

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