Italian Serie A
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Roma 4-2 Parma

Francesco Totti scored a superb goal as Roma beat Parma to move eight points behind Serie A leaders Juventus with seven games remaining.

Gervinho opened the scoring for Roma but Afriyie Acquah beat four defenders to turn and equalise.

Totti swept home from the edge of the box and Miralem Pjanic added a third after the break.

Rodrigo Taddei headed home before Jonathan Biabiany scored a consolation goal in injury time.

Leaders Juventus lost for only the second time in Serie A this season when they were beaten 2-0 by Napoli on Sunday.

Roma could close the gap to just five points if they can win at Cagliari on Sunday, with Juve not in action until Monday, when they host relegation threatened Livorno.

A point for Rudi Garcia's side at the weekend will ensure that they will be playing Champions League football next season.

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamParma
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 4, Parma 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 4, Parma 2.
Attempt missed. Amauri (Parma) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raffaele Palladino with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Medhi Benatia (Roma).
Raffaele Palladino (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Parma. Alessandro Lucarelli tries a through ball, but Jonathan Biabiany is caught offside.
Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cristian Molinaro (Parma).

Goal!

Goal! Roma 4, Parma 2. Jonathan Biabiany (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Raffaele Palladino.
Foul by Vasilis Torosidis (Roma).
José Mauri (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

José Mauri (Parma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by José Mauri (Parma).
Attempt blocked. Raffaele Palladino (Parma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Adem Ljajic replaces Gervinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Raffaele Palladino replaces Ezequiel Schelotto.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. José Mauri replaces Marco Parolo.
Foul by Maicon (Roma).
Massimo Gobbi (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Rodrigo Taddei (Roma) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Roma 4, Parma 1. Rodrigo Taddei (Roma) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alessandro Florenzi with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Cristian Molinaro.
Morgan De Sanctis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alessandro Lucarelli (Parma).
Foul by Gervinho (Roma).
Alessandro Lucarelli (Parma) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Medhi Benatia (Roma).
Jonathan Biabiany (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Michel Bastos replaces Francesco Totti.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Gianni Munari replaces Afriyie Acquah.
Offside, Roma. Francesco Totti tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.
Corner, Parma. Conceded by Vasilis Torosidis.
Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).
Massimo Gobbi (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Maicon (Roma).
Alessandro Lucarelli (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Marco Marchionni (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Mattia Cassani (Parma) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marco Parolo.
Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).
Marco Parolo (Parma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Mattia Destro.
Attempt missed. Massimo Gobbi (Parma) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mattia Cassani with a cross.
Medhi Benatia (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marco Parolo (Parma).
Foul by Medhi Benatia (Roma).
Marco Parolo (Parma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Mattia Destro (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt saved. Francesco Totti (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi.
Maicon (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Massimo Gobbi (Parma).
Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cristian Molinaro (Parma).
Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Amauri (Parma).

Goal!

Goal! Roma 3, Parma 1. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi.

Second Half

Second Half begins Roma 2, Parma 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Roma 2, Parma 1.
Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ezequiel Schelotto (Parma).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Juventus3126324581
2Roma3122724573
3Napoli3119752764
4Fiorentina3115791652
5Inter Milan31121361649
6Parma31121181047
7Atalanta3114413-246
8Lazio3112910045
9Verona3113414-643
10Torino3111911542
11Milan3111911442
12Sampdoria3111812-341
13Genoa3110912-539
14Udinese3111515-838
15Cagliari3171113-1232
16Chievo317618-2027
17Bologna3151115-2426
18Livorno316718-2425
19Sassuolo315620-3221
20Catania314819-3220
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