Italian Serie A
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Chievo 0-2 Roma

Gervinho

Gervinho scored as Roma beat Chievo to take themselves to within 11 points of leaders Juventus.

The Ivorian's opener came from close range after he intercepted a horrendous weak header back by Bostjan Cesar, who had a loan spell at West Brom in 2007-08.

Mattia Destro doubled the lead late in the first half after slotting home following Rodrigo Taddei's through-ball.

Roma are now six points clear of third-placed Udinese in the race for the final automatic Champions League spot.

Earlier in the day, Torino striker Ciro Immobile scored the first hat-trick of his career in a 3-1 win over Livorno.

He is now the top scorer in Serie A this season with 16, one more than Juventus's Carlos Tevez.

The 24-year-old Italy World Cup hopeful said: "Not even when I was at Pescara did I score three goals in a game. I'm proud to have done it and for all that we have done this season - the team, the manager, the club.

"[Italy coach Cesare] Prandelli knows how much effort I put into everything I do. If he decides to call me up I'll give my all."

Line-ups

Chievo

  • 25Agazzi
  • 17Sardo
  • 21Frey
  • 27Rigoni
  • 3Dainelli
  • 12Cesar
  • 39StoianSubstituted forRubinat 45'minutes
  • 8Radovanovic
  • 43PaloschiSubstituted forPellissierat 59'minutes
  • 9BentivoglioBooked at 39mins
  • 7LazarevicSubstituted forObinnaat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Puggioni
  • 2Bernardini
  • 4Machado Dos Santos
  • 5Canini
  • 6Kupisz
  • 10Obinna
  • 14Calello
  • 18Squizzi
  • 23Guarente
  • 31Pellissier
  • 33Rubin
  • 77Théréau

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13MaiconSubstituted forTorosidisat 45'minutes
  • 46Romagnoli
  • 11Taddei
  • 17BenatiaBooked at 86mins
  • 5Leandro
  • 15Pjanic
  • 44Nainggolan
  • 22DestroSubstituted forFernandes Bastosat 76'minutes
  • 10TottiSubstituted forFlorenziat 60'minutes
  • 27Gervinho

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 2Toloi
  • 3Dodô
  • 8Ljajic
  • 20Fernandes Bastos
  • 24Florenzi
  • 28Skorupski
  • 33Jedvaj
  • 35Torosidis
  • 94Ricci
  • 95Mazzitelli
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
10,000

Match Stats

Home TeamChievoAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Chievo 0, Roma 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chievo 0, Roma 2.

Hand ball by Bostjan Cesar (Chievo).

Attempt saved. Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Ivan Radovanovic (Chievo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Gervinho (Roma) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

Attempt missed. Victor Obinna (Chievo) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Mehdi Benatia (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

Luca Rigoni (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

Offside, Chievo. Simone Bentivoglio tries a through ball, but Dario Dainelli is caught offside.

Foul by Vasilis Torosidis (Roma).

Matteo Rubin (Chievo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Mehdi Benatia (Roma) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Michel Bastos replaces Mattia Destro.

Hand ball by Gennaro Sardo (Chievo).

Attempt saved. Victor Obinna (Chievo) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simone Bentivoglio.

Rodrigo Taddei (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matteo Rubin (Chievo).

Attempt missed. Ivan Radovanovic (Chievo) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matteo Rubin with a cross.

Attempt missed. Victor Obinna (Chievo) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Chievo. Victor Obinna replaces Dejan Lazarevic.

Offside, Chievo. Simone Bentivoglio tries a through ball, but Sergio Pellissier is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Ivan Radovanovic (Chievo) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Mattia Destro (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bostjan Cesar (Chievo).

Foul by Alessandro Florenzi (Roma).

Bostjan Cesar (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gennaro Sardo (Chievo).

Foul by Alessio Romagnoli (Roma).

Gennaro Sardo (Chievo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Radja Nainggolan (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gervinho.

Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gennaro Sardo (Chievo).

Corner, Chievo. Conceded by Alessandro Florenzi.

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