Italian Serie A
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Catania 4-1 Roma

Juventus secured their third straight Italian title as nearest rivals Roma suffered a shock defeat at Catania.

Needing a win to keep their slim hopes alive, Roma fell 2-0 behind through captain Mariano Izco's quickfire double for Serie A's bottom side.

Roma skipper Francesco Totti halved the deficit before half-time, but Gonzalo Bergessio and Pablo Barrientos clinched Catania's win after the break.

Defeat leaves Roma eight points behind Juventus with two matches remaining.

Now Antonio Conte's men will celebrate their Scudetto success with a title-winning party in their home match against Atalanta on Monday.

Line-ups

Catania

  • 1Frison
  • 2Peruzzi
  • 18Monzón
  • 15RinaudoBooked at 61minsSubstituted forLodiat 87'minutes
  • 24Gyömbér
  • 5Rolín
  • 13Izco
  • 28Barrientos
  • 9Bergessio
  • 11LetoSubstituted forPlasilat 65'minutes
  • 19CastroSubstituted forBiraghiat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Fedato
  • 8Plasil
  • 10Lodi
  • 23Boateng
  • 26Gontán Gallardo
  • 31Cabalceta
  • 33Capuano
  • 34Biraghi
  • 35Ficara
  • 36Caruso
  • 39Garufi

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13Maicon
  • 3DodôBooked at 12mins
  • 16De Rossi
  • 46RomagnoliBooked at 30mins
  • 5LeandroSubstituted forBenatiaat 57'minutes
  • 15PjanicBooked at 85mins
  • 11TaddeiSubstituted forGervinhoat 37'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 10TottiBooked at 85mins
  • 24Florenzi
  • 8LjajicSubstituted forBastosat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 17Benatia
  • 20Bastos
  • 27Gervinho
  • 28Skorupski
  • 33Jedvaj
  • 35Torosidis
  • 93Pellegrini
  • 94Ricci
  • 95Mazzitelli
  • 98Marin
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
19,028

Match Stats

Home TeamCataniaAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Catania 4, Roma 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Catania 4, Roma 1.
Attempt missed. Dodô (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi with a through ball.
Attempt saved. Gonzalo Bergessio (Catania) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jaroslav Plasil with a cross.
Corner, Catania. Conceded by Morgan De Sanctis.
Attempt saved. Gonzalo Bergessio (Catania) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jaroslav Plasil.

Substitution

Substitution, Catania. Francesco Lodi replaces Fabián Rinaudo.
Alessio Romagnoli (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gino Peruzzi (Catania).

Booking

Francesco Totti (Roma) is shown the yellow card.
Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Fabián Rinaudo (Catania).

Booking

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Cristiano Biraghi.

Substitution

Substitution, Catania. Cristiano Biraghi replaces Lucas Castro.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Alexis Rolín.
Attempt missed. Michel Bastos (Roma) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Catania 4, Roma 1. Pablo Barrientos (Catania) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mariano Izco.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Pablo Barrientos (Catania) because of an injury.
Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).
Pablo Barrientos (Catania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Francesco Totti (Roma) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Maicon with a cross.
Attempt missed. Norbert Gyömbér (Catania) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Pablo Barrientos with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Catania. Conceded by Alessio Romagnoli.
Gervinho (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Fabián Monzón (Catania).
Offside, Roma. Francesco Totti tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Maicon (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michel Bastos with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Alberto Frison.
Attempt saved. Michel Bastos (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maicon.
Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).
Fabián Rinaudo (Catania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Catania. Jaroslav Plasil replaces Sebastián Leto.
Delay in match Lucas Castro (Catania) because of an injury.
Maicon (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mariano Izco (Catania).
Offside, Roma. Michel Bastos tries a through ball, but Mehdi Benatia is caught offside.

Booking

Gervinho (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Fabián Rinaudo (Catania) is shown the yellow card.
Michel Bastos (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Fabián Rinaudo (Catania).
Foul by Alessio Romagnoli (Roma).
Alberto Frison (Catania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Fabián Monzón.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Michel Bastos replaces Adem Ljajic.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Mehdi Benatia replaces Leandro Castán.

Goal!

Goal! Catania 3, Roma 1. Gonzalo Bergessio (Catania) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Sebastián Leto (Catania) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Castro.
Attempt missed. Sebastián Leto (Catania) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Barrientos with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Catania. Conceded by Leandro Castán.
Offside, Roma. Francesco Totti tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Gonzalo Bergessio (Catania) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mariano Izco following a fast break.
Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).
Pablo Barrientos (Catania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

Second Half

Second Half begins Catania 2, Roma 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Catania 2, Roma 1.
Offside, Catania. Fabián Rinaudo tries a through ball, but Lucas Castro is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesco Totti with a through ball.
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