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4 vs 0
Played
January 12, 2014 7:30 PM IST
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ G. Calvarese‎
Attendance:‬ 37867‎
 
 
 
43′ Maicon
 
 
Top of the Match
Alessandro Florenzi
Alessandro Florenzi
AS Roma
Francesco Totti
Francesco Totti
AS Roma
Flop of the Match
Cabral
Cabral
Genoa
Matuzalem
Matuzalem
Genoa

Roma 4-0 Genoa: Visitors no match for rampant Giallorossi

The home side controlled the game from the get go, and put the 10 man visiting side to the sword, with Florenzi's wonder goal the highlight of a convincing victory

Mehdi Benatia Roma Genoa Serie A 01122014
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Roma kept pace at the top of the Serie A table with a 4-0 thrashing of ten man Genoa at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Goals from Alessandro Florenzi, Francesco Totti, Maicon and Mehdi Benatia saw off the challenge of the mid table visitors, who had Matuzalem sent off in the second half to compound their woes.

The Giallorossi were in control right form the first whistle, but it still took a moment of brilliance for them to break the deadlock after 25 minutes.

A Totti free kick was not cleared, and Florenzi was quickest to the bouncing rebound, placing a superb overhead kick into the far side.

Totti made it 2-0 on the half hour mark, profiting from a smooth Gervinho cutback to slot a placed shot into the bottom corner from the top of the box.

Maicon got in on the act moments later, sprinting into the box to convert Florenzi’s superb ball and finish off a splendid Roma counter attack.

Roma added yet another early in the second half, as Benatia rose highest to guide home a Totti corner past a static defence.

Genoa were never in contention, and their misery was complete on the hour mark when Matuzalem, on his way out of the game via a substitution, was sent off for mouthing off to the taunting Roma fans.

The win keeps Roma two points ahead of third placed Napoli, and within eight points of Serie A leaders Juventus.



AS Roma

26
Morgan De Sanctis
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
Dodô
Defender
3.50
13
Maicon
Defender
43′ 83′
3.50
17
Mehdi Benatia
Defender
52′
3.50
-
3.00
6
Kevin Strootman
Midfielder
3.50
15
Miralem Pjanic
Midfielder
71′
3.00
24
4.00
23
Radja Nainggolan
Midfielder
3.50
10
3.50
27
Gervinho
Striker
30′
3.00

Genoa

3.00
1
Mattia Perin
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
2.50
13
2.50
15
2.50
20
Sime Vrsaljko
Midfielder
69′
2.50
-
2.50
-
2.00
27
Matuzalem
Midfielder
24′ 60′
3.00
91
2.00
-
Cabral
Midfielder
2.50
16

Substitutes

1
Bogdan Lobonţ
Goalkeeper
 - 
28
 - 
33
Tin Jedvaj
Defender
83′
 - 
35
 - 
-
Marquinho
Midfielder
78′
 - 
11
Rodrigo Taddei
Midfielder
 - 
94
Federico Ricci
Midfielder
 - 
99
 - 
22
3.00
22
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
32
 - 
53
 - 
-
 - 
4
2.50
14
Isaac Cofie
Midfielder
62′ 86′
 - 
18
 - 
69
 - 
39
Adrian Stoian
Midfielder
 - 
26
 - 
77

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

 
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  • Assist
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  • Red Card
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  • Substitution OUT
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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