The former Italy Under 21 international made a superb save from a Pjanic shot in first half stoppage time, but other than that, was never really troubled. He perhaps should have done better with Borini's goal, letting the ball squirm through his legs.
Booked after fouling Lamela late in the game, but other than that, dealt brilliantly with the youthful Roma attack. He, along with his parter Stendardo, were calmness personified, and looked to start attacks as well as stop them.
Again, booked late on, he was otherwise fantastic dealing with the threat of Lamela, Rosi and later Taddei, down the right. His positioning and anticipation were exceptional, and his forward runs created an extra attacking dimension when needed.
Subbed off after five minutes because of injury.
Was a complete rock at the back, and dealt with the modest trouble Borini and Osvaldo caused him admirably. His marking from set-pieces was superb and played the ball out from the back almost every time he was in possession.
Had a quiet start to life in Serie A. The man signed from Varese in January was unspectacular in the first half, but did work tirelessly for his team when needed. He put in a few nice crosses that Denis and Marilungo couldn't quite get on the end of, but looks like he may need time to bed into life in Italy's top division.
Was the constant thorn in Roma's side. His work ethic was exceptional, and along with Cigarini, over ran the opposition midfield brilliantly.
Provided the pass that set up Denis' hat-trick, the man on loan from Napoli will be mightily pleased with his performance on Sunday. He was always closing down an opposition midfielder, and never gave any of the Giallorossi players time to set up attacks. Was involved, controversially, in the Osvaldo sending off, but his contribution today will be remembered for much more than that.
Absolutely outstanding. On another day, he would have easily been Top of the Match. He was never afraid to take players on, and was more often than not, clinical with his passing and crossing. Slowed down somewhat towards the end of the game, but that happens when you're 4-1 up.
Hat-trick hero. Although the Roma defence was atrocious, Denis' finishes were still exceptional, and it was his constant movement that allowed for the goals to flow. The third strike in particular deserves plaudits: a chipped finish over the on-rushing Stekelenburg.
It was his effort that hit the post, inside of three minutes, that set the tone for Sunday's game. His pace caused the Giallorossi defence so many problems, and his goal wasn't bad either. Like Moralez, on another day, he could have easily been Top of the Match.
He may have conceded four goals, but was never really at fault for any of them. He was commanding from crosses and set pieces, but was let down by the awful defence in front of him.
Subbed at half time because of injury. He was a threat going forward, but defensively was very poor; Moralez had the beating of him half a dozen times.
Absolutely dreadful. For a man of his experience, he really should be doing better. The high line they insisted on playing did the former Real Madrid man no favours, and he was caught out a number of times on the break.
As bad, if not worse, than Heinze. He was tunred within three minutes by Marilungo, and never really recovered. His lack of pace was embarrassing, and looked a shadow of his former self.
One of Roma's better players. He was aways looking to get forward and support in attack. His crossing was often good, but he was let down time and time again with his positioning. More than four times did one long ball catch him out.
The youngster had one of his quietest games for Roma. The first half almost completely passed him by, and it wasn't until late in the second period that he started taking the ball past players.
Much like Pjanic, the game virtually passed him by. He held onto the ball for far too long, far too often, and never made any incisive runs into more advanced areas of the pitch.
Was nullified completely by Cigarini and Brighi. His passing was off, his positioning was poor, and his work ethic was virtually non-existent.
Sent off midway through the second half for a real nothing foul. Before that, he had looked fairly dangerous drifting out wide, trying to make things happen. Never threatened for a goal though.
Scored Roma's only goal with an instinctive jab inside the box. But other than that, was very quiet. He worked hard after Osvaldo got sent off, but never threatened after his goal.
Showed glimpses of his quality, but Cigarini and Brighi complately dominated him. Also needs to learn when to shoot and when to pass. On more than one occasion did he fire a shot at goal from 30yds when a forward was in a better position.
- 78 G. Frezzolini
Replaced Lucchini after just five minutes. Like the rest of his defensive team mates, he was never really troubled by a tame Roma attack. Did get forward well though when needed.
Came on for Carrozza with half an hour remaining. Caused lots of problems down the right; looking to get to the byline and whip crosses in constantly.
- 10 G. Bonaventura
- 44 R. Cazzola
- 90 S. Tiribocchi
Came on for the last 15 minues for Marilungo. Had a free kick that went miles over the bar, but other than that, did nothing of any note.
- 1 B. Lobonț
Came on after 70 minutes. Sent off after 82 for back-chatting with the referee.
Came on at half time for Rosi. Didn't deal well with the threat of Schelotto.
Replaced Gago midway through the second half. Received a yellow card for a foul on Schelotto, but did nothing other than that of note.
- 20 S. Perrotta
- 14 Bojan
- 40 G. Piscitella