Saturday, 20 May 2017

AS Roma Move One Point Behind Juventus in Serie A

AS Roma move a point close to Serie A leaders Juventus after a 7 goal thriller at Chievo. AS Roma won 3-5 at Chievo on Saturday.

Luciano Spalletti's side are second on the log but Juventus will lift the league trophy if they defeat relegation-threatened Crotone on Sunday.

Roma survived a scare from Crotone as they twice fell behind in the first half.

A Chievo victory would have handed the title to Juventus and Lucas Castro made it 1-0 when he converted from close range, but Stephan El Shaarawy levelled from the edge of the box after 28 minutes.

Roberto Inglese restored Chievo's lead when he headed past Wojciech Szczesny eight minutes before the break.

But the Egyptian Mohamed Salah equalised before the break to make it 2-2.

El Shaarawy put Roma ahead for the first time 13 minutes after the break.

Salah fired into the bottom corner for 4-2 and Edin Dzeko scored his 28th league goal of the season with seven minutes left to play when he drilled in from outside the box to put Roma in control.

Inglese then scored with three minutes left to pull a goal back for Chievo, who are set to finish in mid-table.



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