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4 vs 0
Played
January 12, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ G. Calvarese‎
Attendance:‬ 37867‎
 
 
 
43′ Maicon
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Roma 4-0 Genoa

Goal took in the action at Stadio Olimpico, where the four star Giallorossi thrashed the visitors to keep the gap to table toppers Juventus in single digits

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Morgan De Sanctis
    0
    1
    3.00

    Morgan De Sanctis

    Never tested by the opposition in what was a supremely untroubled game.

  • Dodô
    0
    0
    3.50

    Dodô

    Overlapped succinctly down the flanks, and the opposition was no match for his desire to get to the byeline and whip crosses in.

  • Maicon
    0
    0
    3.50

    Maicon

    No bother for him defensively, and his attacking contributions were rewarded when he stabbed in Roma's third on the break.

  • Mehdi Benatia
    0
    0
    3.50

    Mehdi Benatia

    Headed in the fourth and final goal early in the second half in what was a great outing for him. Not tested in defence.

  • Nicolas Burdisso
    0
    1
    3.00

    Nicolas Burdisso

    Had nary a thing to do at the back and was camped near the halfway line for most of the game.

  • Kevin Strootman
    0
    0
    3.50

    Kevin Strootman

    Simply ran the show from the middle of the park, breaking up play at will and impressing with his range of distribution.

  • Miralem Pjanic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Miralem Pjanic

    Somewhat deadpan compared to the rest of his effervescent teammates as he played slightly within himself.

  • Alessandro Florenzi
    0
    0
    4.00

    Alessandro Florenzi Top of the Match

    Laid down a marker for the state of the game with an accomplished overhead kick to open the scoring, and set up Maicon with a perfect cross. A menace swapping flanks with Gervinho.

  • Radja Nainggolan
    2
    0
    3.50

    Radja Nainggolan

    He threw himself into tackles with purpose, and showed a more cultured side with some decent passing sequences.

  • Francesco Totti
    0
    0
    3.50

    Francesco Totti

    Another age-defying game from the skipper, who angled home Roma's second and threatened constantly with his elusive movement from deep. Also set up Benatia's goal with a good corner.

  • Gervinho
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gervinho

    Tormented the opposition on the counter, as he was too fast for his man on numerous occasions. Smartly cut the ball back for Totti to score, and looked at home out on the flanks.

Substitutions

  • Tin Jedvaj
    0
    1

    Tin Jedvaj

    Did not have a thing to do defensively after his introduction.

  • Mattia Destro
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mattia Destro

    Missed two great chances off the bench but showed real desire up front.

  • Mattia Perin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mattia Perin

    Made some strong saves from the likes of Totti, but was a tad guilty of not reacting quicker to the Roma skipper's placed shot.

  • Luca Antonini
    0
    0
    3.00

    Luca Antonini

    Defended decently against the flank threat of the opposition, and was perhaps Genoa's most reliable performer on the day.

  • Luca Antonelli
    0
    0
    2.50

    Luca Antonelli

    Often left scampering to recover against the pace and movement of the likes of Gervinho.

  • Giovanni Marchese
    0
    0
    2.50

    Giovanni Marchese

    The defender could not stop Florenzi and Dodo from getting crosses in at will.

  • Sime Vrsaljko
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sime Vrsaljko

    Offered absolutely nothing in an offensive sense, and was little better than average defensively, beaten a few times.

  • Thomas Manfredini
    0
    0
    2.50

    Thomas Manfredini

    Committed some careless fouls across the pitch that presented Roma with decent opportunities from set pieces.

  • Davide Biondini
    0
    0
    2.50

    Davide Biondini

    Simply not up to the pace of the game in midfield, out-hustled and outfought to most 50-50 balls.

  • Matuzalem
    0
    0
    2.00

    Matuzalem

    Gave away the free kick that led to the opener, and left the match in disgrace when he was sent off for mouthing off to the opposition fans as he was leaving the pitch to be substituted.

  • Andrea Bertolacci
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andrea Bertolacci

    Held the ball up well and sprayed a few decent passes about, but no one else was on the same wavelength.

  • Cabral
    1
    0
    2.00

    Cabral Flop of the Match

    Completely dominated by Strootman in the centre of the park, as he could not stop the Roma man from passing at will.

  • Emanuele Calaiò
    0
    0
    2.50

    Emanuele Calaiò

    Isolated and stymied for the entirety of the game. Barely a meaningful touch up front.

Substitutions

  • Isaac Cofie
    0
    0
    2.50

    Isaac Cofie

    Committed a careless foul on Gervinho late on that got him booked.

  • Moussa Konaté
    0
    0

    Moussa Konaté

    Could not even hope to rescue a lost cause up front.

Results
 
Player Ratings
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Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
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Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
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Hellas Verona
18 2
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Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
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Striker
Inter
15 0