Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy
28′ El Shaarawy
58′ El Shaarawy
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FT: The result means that Roma remain in second but now move onto 84 points, a point behind leaders Juventus while Chievo remain in 13th on 43 points. The victory is also Roma’s seventh consecutive away victory.
FT: Chievo didn’t create as many chances as they did in the first-half with Cesar heading wide from a free-header following a corner before Inglese grabbed a late consolation.
FT: Roma started the second-half well and El Shaarawy put them ahead with a fine solo finish before Džeko was twice brilliantly denied by Sorrentino, who then denied Manolas with a header following a corner. Salah then made it four before the Egyptian headed a Strootman cross over the bar. Džeko then made it five with a powerful strike from-range.
FT: So Roma come from behind twice to defeat Chievo.
90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90′ There will be three additional minutes.
86′ Final Chievo change sees Inglese replaced by Emanuel Vignato.
86′ Goal!! The delivery is flicked-on by Pellissier into the path of Inglese, who tapped home at the back-post.
85′ Final Roma change sees Francesco Totti replace Džeko.
84′ Emerson concedes a corner.
82′ Goal!! Nainggolan finds Džeko, who fires an unstoppable effort from-range that flies into the far-corner.
81′ Second Roma change sees Salah replaced by Diego Perotti.
80′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Cesar, who heads the ball just wide.
80′ Inglese fires an effort that deflects behind for a corner.
80′ Nainggolan is penalised for a foul.
79′ Chance!! Salah meets a Strootman cross to head an effort over the bar.
76′ Goal!! Džeko finds Salah, who fires the ball home past a helpless Sorrentino.
74′ Chance!! Paredes’ delivery is met by Manolas with a header that Sorrentino palms away.
73′ Close!! Nainggolan finds Džeko, who fires an effort that Sorrentino tips behind.
70′ First Roma change sees Radja Nainggolan replace El Shaarawy.
69′ Džeko wins a freekick after a foul from Cesar.
69′ The corner is punched clear by Szczęsny.
67′ Emerson concedes a corner.
64′ A dangerous cross from Gobbi falls to Cacciatore but the ball hits the full-back and falls kindly to Szczęsny.
63′ Chance!! Džeko meets a Rüdiger cross with a header that Sorrentino palms away.
59′ Bastien wins a freekick after a foul from Strootman.
58′ Goal!! El Shaarawy does well to control a through-ball from Strootman before firing home past Sorrentino.
56′ Second Chievo change sees the injured Gamberini, who leaves the field on a stretcher, replaced by Nicolas Frey.
54′ Slight delay in the match as Gamberini is down with an injury.
54′ Sorrentino clatters Gamberini while punching the ball, which eventually falls to Paredes, whose lobbed-effort flies wide from-range.
53′ El Shaarawy wins a freekick.
52′ Salah exchanges passes with Džeko before firing an effort wide.
50′ Paredes’ corner is cleared to Emerson, whose effort is blocked.
50′ Paredes’ corner is deflected behind for another corner.
49′ Cesar concedes a corner.
48′ Salah is penalised for handball.
47′ De Rossi is caught offside from Paredes’ freekick.
46′ Radovanović is booked for a foul on El Shaarawy.
45′ Pellissier is caught offside.
45′ Chievo get the second-half underway.
45′ During the interval Chievo make their first change with Castro replaced by Sergio Pellissier.
HT: So will Chievo continue to frustrate Roma or will the Giallorossi find the next goal and hold on? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Chievo will need to replicate their first-half performance but will have to do much better in defence. Their lapses in concentration allowed El Shaarawy and then Salah to twice level the scores. Roma will need to be more clinical in front of goal as they won’t want to rue their missed opportunities. They do have a lot of talent on the bench if their performance fails to improve as they go in search of automatic Champions League qualification.
HT: The visitors also created a number of good chances and deserve a lot of credit, having come from behind twice. First Salah forced Sorrentino into a fine save before Cacciatore headed the ball just wide of his own-goal under-pressure from Džeko, who was in an offside position. El Shaarawy then fired home to level the scores before Salah was brilliantly denied by Sorrentino from close-range. Salah then drew Roma level again when his deflected effort found the back of the net.
HT: In a very evenly contested match, both sides have created a number of good chances. The hosts started well and went close when Radovanović fired an effort just wide from-range before Castro volleyed the Gialloblu ahead. Birsa then fired an effort just wide from-range before he tested Szczęsny with another strike from-range. Inglese then headed the hosts ahead once more following a fine cross from Birsa.
HT: So we’re level at the break, with two goals apiece, with nothing to separate the two sides.
45′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
42′ Goal!! Salah cuts-inside to curl a deflected effort home into the far-post.
40′ Chance!! A Rüdiger cross is headed back across the face of goal by Džeko into the path of Salah, who looks set to head the ball home but Sorrentino makes a fine reaction-save to deny the Egyptian.
38′ Džeko is caught offside.
37′ Goal!! Inglese heads home from a terrific cross from Birsa past a helpless Szczęsny.
35′ El Shaarawy wins a freekick after a late challenge from Depaoli.
35′ Paredes’ corner is cleared.
34′ Strootman fires an effort that is blocked behind for a corner.
33′ Strootman is penalised for a foul.
32′ The corner is eventually dealt with by the hosts.
31′ Salah wins a corner.
29′ Bastien wins a freekick after a foul from Strootman.
29′ Depaoli wins a freekick after a foul from Džeko.
28′ Birsa fires an effort at-goal from-range but Szczęsny makes a straightforward save.
28′ Goal!! El Shaarawy latches onto Fazio’s header to round Sorrentino and fire home.
26′ Manolas is penalised for a foul on Castro.
25′ Fazio wins a freekick.
19′ Salah sends a teasing delivery into the path of Džeko, but Cacciatore heads the ball ahead of the Bosnian just wide of his own-goal, although the flag was up against the Roma striker.
18′ Close!! Inglese pulls the ball back to Birsa, who fires an effort inches wide of the far-post.
15′ Goal!! Inglese gets ahead of Manolas to flick-on a cross into the path of Castro, who fires the ball home on the volley. Castro receives a yellow card for taking his shirt off.
13′ Birsa fires an effort wide from-range.
10′ Džeko wins a freekick.
8′ The corner is taken short before Fazio is penalised for a foul.
7′ Close!! Salah exchanges passes with Strootman before curling an effort at-goal that Sorrentino does well to palm behind.
4′ Close!! Radovanović fires an effort from-range that flies just wide.
2′ Paredes’ freekick beats the wall but Sorrentino makes a straightforward save.
2′ Paredes wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Bastien.
1′ Emerson wins a freekick after a foul from Radovanović.
0′ Roma get the game underway.
A.C. ChievoVerona: Stefano Sorrentino (GK), Massimo Gobbi, Boštjan Cesar, Alessandro Gamberini, Fabrizio Cacciatore, Samuel Bastien, Ivan Radovanović, Fabio Depaoli, Valter Birsa, Lucas Castro, Roberto Inglese
A.S. Roma: Wojciech Szczęsny (GK), Emerson, Federico Fazio, Kostas Manolas, Antonio Rüdiger, Kevin Strootman, Daniele De Rossi, Leandro Paredes, Stephan El Shaarawy, Edin Džeko, Mohamed Salah