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Played
November 1, 2013 1:15 AM IST
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ S. Peruzzo‎
Attendance:‬ 44156‎
 
 
Top of the Match
Marco Borriello
Marco Borriello
AS Roma
Marco Borriello
Marco Borriello
AS Roma
Flop of the Match
Alberto Paloschi
Alberto Paloschi
Chievo
Sergio Pellissier
Sergio Pellissier
Chievo

Roma 1-0 Chievo: Borriello heads home to make it 10 wins from 10

The 31-year-old steered a header in off the far post in the second half at Stadio Olimpico as Rudi Garcia's men set a new Serie A record with their blistering start to the season

ROMA CELEBRATING ROMA-CHIEVO SERIE A
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A second-half header from Marco Boriello earned Roma a 1-0 win over Chievo on Thursday to seal a 10th win in 10 matches for the capital club.

The 31-year-old steered home Alessandro Florenzi's cut-back on 67 minutes to secure maximum points at Stadio Olimpico and set a new record in Serie A as their perfect start to the campaign continues.

Rudi Garcia's men now boast a record that no team in the history of the Italian top flight can lay claim to, even the Juventus team of 2005-06, whose nine-match winning run from the start of that campaign was expunged as a result of the sanctions following the Calciopoli scandal.

The hosts made three changes from the side that beat Udinese on Sunday, with Vassilis Torosidis deputising for the suspended Maicon, while Florenzi had to be content with a place on the bench after Marquinho was preferred.

Chievo, who surrendered a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at home to Fiorentina on Sunday, brought in four new faces, as Dario Dainelli, Gennaro Sardo, Sergio Pellissier and Luca Rigoni were all called up.

Roma applied early pressure but found it difficult to break through as Chievo defended resolutely.

And when opportunities did come their way, Roma were wasteful - Borriello and Kevin Strootman in particular fluffing good first-half chances.

Christian Puggioni was forced into the first save of the match midway through the half when Strootman collected the ball 30 yards from goal and let fly from the edge of the penalty area, with the Chievo goalkeeper punching clear.

It was a similar story after the interval, with Roma controlling possession and forcing the issue, only to find the away side in determined mood.

But, just as Chievo were daring to dream, Florenzi and Adem Ljajic linked well on the left-hand side of the box, with the former bustling past his man and lobbing in a cross that Borriello headed into the far corner from six yards for his first goal of the campaign.

Chievo thought they had won a penalty when Pellissier was fouled from behind by Mehdi Benatia, but the offside flag had already been raised.

And that was as close as Chievo came to scoring an equaliser, as Roma held on for a slender victory to move five points clear of Napoli and Juventus, while the Gialloblu remain rock-bottom on just four points.


AS Roma

26
Morgan De Sanctis
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
Dodô
Defender
65′
3.00
5
Leandro Castán
Defender
26′
3.50
17
Mehdi Benatia
Defender
3.50
35
3.00
6
Kevin Strootman
Midfielder
3.50
-
Marquinho
Midfielder
59′
3.00
15
Miralem Pjanic
Midfielder
50′ 81′
3.50
16
Daniele De Rossi
Midfielder
3.50
8
Adem Ljajic
Striker
77′
3.00
22
4.00

Chievo

3.00
1
2.00
3
3.00
4
2.50
17
3.00
93
3.00
21
2.50
9
3.50
27
Luca Rigoni
Midfielder
79′
2.50
56
2.00
43
 - 
77
2.50
31

Substitutes

1
Bogdan Lobonţ
Goalkeeper
 - 
28
 - 
-
 - 
33
Tin Jedvaj
Defender
 - 
42
3.00
46
 - 
4
3.00
11
Rodrigo Taddei
Midfielder
 - 
24
3.50
94
Federico Ricci
Midfielder
 - 
99
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
 - 
-
 - 
3
3.00
-
Paul Papp
Defender
62′
 - 
2
 - 
-
Alessio Sestu
Midfielder
2.50
21
 - 
-
 - 
6
Tomasz Kupisz
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
8
3.00
-
 - 
-

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0