Italian Serie A
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Palermo 1-1 Roma

Palermo
Roma have dropped four points in their last two Serie A matches

Roma missed a chance to move on to the same points as Serie A leaders Juventus by drawing 1-1 at Palermo.

The hosts took the lead inside two minutes when Paulo Dybala shot into the bottom corner after being set up by midfielder Franco Vazquez.

But Roma equalised as Mattia Destro slid in to finish from close range after Kevin Strootman's knock-down from Miralem Pjanic's deep free-kick.

Roma had a chance to score a winner but Jose Holebas's 20-yard shot went wide.

Rudi Garcia's side, who had former England left-back Ashley Cole as an unused substitute, were runners-up last season and are hoping to win the Serie A title for the first time since 2001.

However, Juventus will go five points clear at the top if they win at home against Verona on Sunday (19:45 GMT).

Elsewhere in Serie A, Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan side were held to a goalless draw by Empoli and are ninth in the table, 17 points behind Juventus.

Pablo Dybala
Palermo's Pablo Dybala has scored eight goals in his past nine league matches
Mattia Destro
Mattia Destro scored an equaliser for Roma in the second half
Roma's Mattia Destro is congratulated by his team-mates
Mattia Destro has scored six league goals for Roma this season
Roma v Palermo
Roma have won the Serie A title three times

Line-ups

Palermo

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 2Vitiello
  • 12Gonzalez
  • 4Andjelkovic
  • 89MorganellaBooked at 45mins
  • 27Rigoni
  • 25Maresca
  • 8Barreto
  • 7LazaarBooked at 63minsSubstituted forDaprelàat 83'minutes
  • 20VázquezSubstituted forQuaisonat 86'minutes
  • 9DybalaSubstituted forBelottiat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ujkani
  • 6Muñoz
  • 10Pereira Silva
  • 13Emerson
  • 14Della Rocca
  • 15Bolzoni
  • 18Chochev
  • 19Terzi
  • 21Quaison
  • 23Feddal
  • 33Daprelà
  • 99Belotti

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 24Florenzi
  • 2Yanga-MbiwaBooked at 12mins
  • 23Astori
  • 25Holebas
  • 32ParedesSubstituted forMaiconat 79'minutes
  • 15Pjanic
  • 6StrootmanBooked at 89mins
  • 8LjajicSubstituted forTottiat 80'minutes
  • 22DestroBooked at 90mins
  • 7IturbeSubstituted forVerdeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cole
  • 9Borriello
  • 10Totti
  • 13Maicon
  • 28Skorupski
  • 44Manolas
  • 48Ucan
  • 50Somma
  • 52Pellegrini
  • 53Verde
  • 82Emanuelson
  • 91Calabresi
Referee:
Antonio Damato
Attendance:
15,397

Match Stats

Home TeamPalermoAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Palermo 1, Roma 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Palermo 1, Roma 1.

Offside, Palermo. Michel Morganella tries a through ball, but Andrea Belotti is caught offside.

Booking

Mattia Destro (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mattia Destro (Roma).

Roberto Vitiello (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Roma. Daniele Verde tries a through ball, but José Holebas is caught offside.

Booking

Kevin Strootman (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

Andrea Belotti (Palermo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Edgar Barreto (Palermo).

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Robin Quaison replaces Franco Vázquez.

Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma).

Andrea Belotti (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

Enzo Maresca (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Fabio Daprelà replaces Achraf Lazaar.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Sinisa Andjelkovic.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Roberto Vitiello.

Foul by Daniele Verde (Roma).

Sinisa Andjelkovic (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Adem Ljajic.

Attempt missed. José Holebas (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Maicon replaces Leandro Paredes because of an injury.

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Belotti (Palermo).

Daniele Verde (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Edgar Barreto (Palermo).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Daniele Verde replaces Juan Iturbe.

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Andrea Belotti replaces Paulo Dybala.

Attempt blocked. Mattia Destro (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Edgar Barreto (Palermo).

Hand ball by Davide Astori (Roma).

Offside, Roma. Miralem Pjanic tries a through ball, but Alessandro Florenzi is caught offside.

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

Franco Vázquez (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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