Italian Serie A
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Cagliari 1-3 Roma

Mattia Destro (right) of Roma scores the opening goal

Roma cut Juventus's lead in Serie A to five points as Mattia Destro's hat-trick gave them victory at Cagliari.

Roma, who led the league this season after winning their first 10 games, went 1-0 up in the 32nd minute when Destro tapped in from Gervinho's pass.

He added a second with a low strike before slotting in the third following more good work from Gervinho.

Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla scored Cagliari's goal from the spot after he was fouled by Mehdi Benatia.

Destro has now taken his tally to 13 for the season, five behind Juventus striker Carlos Tevez and Torino's Ciro Immobile, who are tied on 18.

Sunday's victory moves Rudi Garcia's side to 76 points from 32 games, with six games of the season remaining.

Juve, who have a game in hand, host Livorno on Monday at 18:00 BST.

Line-ups

Cagliari

  • 25Avramov
  • 14Pisano
  • 8Avelar
  • 5Conti
  • 19Oikonomou
  • 13AstoriBooked at 34mins
  • 21Dessena
  • 7CossuSubstituted forIbraimiat 68'minutes
  • 18Miguel da SilvaSubstituted forIbarboat 57'minutes
  • 51Pinilla
  • 20EkdalSubstituted forErikssonat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Silvestri
  • 9Sau
  • 10Ibraimi
  • 16Eriksson
  • 23Ibarbo
  • 29Murru
  • 34Del Fabro

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13Maicon
  • 46RomagnoliBooked at 39minsSubstituted forTorosidisat 45'minutes
  • 16De Rossi
  • 17Benatia
  • 5Leandro
  • 15PjanicBooked at 29minsSubstituted forTaddeiat 74'minutes
  • 44NainggolanSubstituted forBastosat 84'minutes
  • 22DestroBooked at 42mins
  • 24FlorenziBooked at 48mins
  • 27Gervinho

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 2Toloi
  • 3Dodô
  • 8Ljajic
  • 10Totti
  • 11Taddei
  • 20Bastos
  • 28Skorupski
  • 35Torosidis
  • 94Ricci
Referee:
Davide Massa

Match Stats

Home TeamCagliariAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Cagliari 1, Roma 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cagliari 1, Roma 3.

Offside, Roma. Michel Bastos tries a through ball, but Mattia Destro is caught offside.

Foul by Michel Bastos (Roma).

Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Eriksson.

Michel Bastos (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari).

Goal!

Goal! Cagliari 1, Roma 3. Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Mehdi Benatia (Roma) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Cagliari. Mauricio Pinilla draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Daniele Dessena (Cagliari) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Francesco Pisano.

Attempt missed. Davide Astori (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Agim Ibraimi with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Michel Bastos (Roma).

Danilo Avelar (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Michel Bastos replaces Radja Nainggolan.

Attempt saved. Danilo Avelar (Cagliari) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniele Conti.

Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Agim Ibraimi with a cross.

Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Daniele De Rossi (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Rodrigo Taddei replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Goal!

Goal! Cagliari 0, Roma 3. Mattia Destro (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alessandro Florenzi with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniele Dessena.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Agim Ibraimi replaces Andrea Cossu.

Foul by Gervinho (Roma).

Daniele Conti (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Leandro Castán (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari).

Foul by Maicon (Roma).

Daniele Dessena (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Danilo Avelar.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mehdi Benatia (Roma) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniele Conti.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Víctor Ibarbo replaces Nenê.

Goal!

Goal! Cagliari 0, Roma 2. Mattia Destro (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan with a through ball following a fast break.

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