Tammy Abraham sets new Serie A scoring record

Tammy Abraham sets Serie A scoring record

Roma clinched Europa League qualification with a 3-0 win over Torino, as Tammy Abraham set a new scoring record for an English player in a single Serie A season.

Abraham’s first-half double gave him 17 league goals, surpassing Gerry Hitchens’ 16 goals for Inter Milan in 1961-62.

“It’s been a good year for me,” Abraham said. “I hope to build on this year and hopefully we can finish with a trophy and it can be the perfect year.”

Abraham joined Roma in August 2021 for £34m from Chelsea and in April described his form as “like a dream come true”.

On Wednesday, Roma will face Feyenoord in the Europa Conference League final.

With a top-six finish on the line, Jose Mourinho’s team couldn’t afford to rest.

In what may have been the Italy striker’s farewell outing for the club, Andrea Belotti came close to giving Torino the lead.

Torino were punished after 33 minutes as Abraham turned past Tommaso Pobega to score comfortably from eight yards after Belotti shot wide.

Three minutes before halftime, Abraham broke Hitchens’ record by converting from the penalty spot after Etrit Berisha had pulled him down.

After Alessandro Buongiorno wrestled Nicolo Zaniolo to the ground, Lorenzo Pellegrini scored a second Roma penalty 12 minutes from time.

After Roma’s triumph, Fiorentina and Atalanta will fight for seventh place for Conference League qualification in Italy’s final weekend.

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