Italian Serie A
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Parma 1-2 Roma

Roma beat Parma
Miralem Pjanic netted his first goal of the new season to hand Roma victory

Roma kept pace with Juventus at the top of Serie A as Miralem Pjanic's late winner maintained their 100% start to the Italian season.

The visitors led when Adem Ljajic ran on to Francesco Totti's sublime chip to fire a half-volley through the legs of Parma keeper Antonio Mirante.

Paolo De Ceglie levelled after the break by heading in from a corner.

But last season's runners-up won their fourth straight game when midfielder Pjanic curled in a free-kick.

Rudi Garcia's side are second after defending champions Juventus beat Cesena 3-0 to lead the early table on goal difference.

"Parma are not an easy team to beat and they were playing very defensively, but we had a great first half and used our possession well," said Garcia.

Former England left-back Ashley Cole was an unused substitute for Roma.

Line-ups

Parma

  • 83MiranteBooked at 89mins
  • 4Teodósio Mendes
  • 6Lucarelli
  • 19Felipe
  • 18Gobbi
  • 30AcquahBooked at 38mins
  • 21LodiBooked at 72mins
  • 8MauriSubstituted forGalloppaat 82'minutes
  • 17PalladinoSubstituted forBelfodilat 57'minutes
  • 99Cassano
  • 11De CeglieSubstituted forCostaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cordaz
  • 5Ghezzal
  • 10Belfodil
  • 13Ristovski
  • 14Galloppa
  • 15Costa
  • 22Iacobucci
  • 27Santacroce
  • 33Rispoli
  • 70Vieira de Souza
  • 80Jorquera
  • 88Coda

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 35TorosidisBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMaiconat 69'minutes
  • 44ManolasBooked at 69mins
  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 25Holebas
  • 15Pjanic
  • 20Keita
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 8LjajicSubstituted forFlorenziat 73'minutes
  • 10TottiBooked at 42minsSubstituted forDestroat 81'minutes
  • 27Gervinho

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 3Cole
  • 13Maicon
  • 22Destro
  • 24Florenzi
  • 28Skorupski
  • 32Paredes
  • 50Somma
  • 53Verde
  • 82Emanuelson
  • 91Calabresi
  • 96Sanabria
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
12,657

Match Stats

Home TeamParmaAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Parma 1, Roma 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Parma 1, Roma 2.

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

Foul by Francesco Lodi (Parma).

Foul by Mattia Destro (Roma).

Afriyie Acquah (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Parma 1, Roma 2. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

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

Foul by Felipe (Parma).

José Holebas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Parma).

Foul by Mattia Destro (Roma).

Alessandro Lucarelli (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Antonio Cassano (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesco Lodi.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Daniele Galloppa replaces José Mauri.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Mattia Destro replaces Francesco Totti.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Felipe (Parma) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maicon with a through ball.

Offside, Parma. Francesco Lodi tries a through ball, but Antonio Cassano is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Andrea Costa.

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Maicon.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Adem Ljajic.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Andrea Costa replaces Paolo De Ceglie.

Booking

Francesco Lodi (Parma) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Francesco Lodi (Parma).

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Lodi.

Attempt blocked. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Maicon replaces Vasilis Torosidis.

Booking

Kostas Manolas (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Parma. Francesco Lodi tries a through ball, but Ishak Belfodil is caught offside.

Seydou Keita (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by José Mauri (Parma).

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

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Parma).

Attempt missed. Francesco Totti (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gervinho.

Seydou Keita (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pedro Mendes (Parma).

Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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