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Serie A

  • January 12, 2014
  • • 22:00
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: G. Calvarese
  • • Attendance: 37867

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

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

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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

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.