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Roma back on top
October 01, 2013
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ROME: AS Roma’s superb start to the season continued with a 5-0 rout of Bologna at the Olympic Stadium which restored their two-point cushion at the top of Serie A on Sunday.

Roma became the first team since Juventus in the 2005-2006 season to win their opening six games and claimed their first victory with a margin of five goals or more since a 7-0 rout of Catania in November 2006.

Rudi Garcia’s side now lead Napoli and Juventus by two points with fourth-placed Inter, held earlier on Sunday at Cagliari, a further two points adrift. While Garcia continues to play down Roma’s title hopes, midfielder Daniele De Rossi said: “I think we’ve shown we’re a really strong squad and can achieve our objective of getting back into European competition.”

A week after claiming his maiden goal for Rudi Garcia’s side, former Arsenal striker Gervinho starred again for the hosts hitting a brace with goals in either half.

However it was Alessandro Florenzi who started the rout, beating Gianluca Curci from close range after a poor clearance from Miralem Pjanic’s free kick. Ivorian Gervinho made it two when he picked up the ball in midfield and ran unchallenged past a static Bologna defence to beat Curci with a right-foot strike.

Roma went in for the half-time interval 3-0 up after Mehdi Benatia bundled a left-foot volley past Curci from close range from Francesco Totti’s corner in the 25th minute.

Earlier a second-half header from French midfield sensation Paul Pogba secured a 1-0 derby win for Juventus at Torino.

Inter Milan were seven minutes from also going on to 16 points when Argentine striker Mauro Icardi gave them a 1-0 second half lead at Cagliari before Belgium’s Radja Nainggolan levelled for the home side in a 1-1 draw.

Elsewhere, rock bottom Sassuolo enjoyed a morale-boosting afternoon as they came back from 2-0 down to force a 2-2 home draw with Lazio.

Agence France-Presse

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