Italian Serie A
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Roma 2-0 Empoli

Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring for Roma against Empoli
Edin Dzeko has scored a club record 33 goals in all competitions in a single season for Roma

Edin Dzeko scored both goals as Roma beat Empoli to cut Juventus' lead at the top of Serie A to five points.

Dzeko's first came after a corner before he got on the end of Mohamed Salah's cut-back to seal the points.

The ex-Manchester City striker's double took him to the top of the Serie A scoring charts with 23 goals, while he has now scored a club record 33 times in a single season in all competitions.

Leaders Juventus are away to third-placed Napoli on Sunday (19:45 BST).

Lazio maintained their hopes of a third-placed finish after an 83rd-minute own goal from defender Francesco Acerbi gave them a 2-1 comeback win at Sassuolo.

Domenico Berardi had given the home side the lead from the penalty spot, before Italy international Ciro Immobile pulled Lazio level.

Lazio, in fourth, are three points behind Napoli.

Line-ups

Roma

  • 1Szczesny
  • 44Manolas
  • 20FazioSubstituted forNunes Jesusat 85'minutes
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 13da Silva Peres
  • 5Paredes
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 21Silva Duarte
  • 11Salah
  • 8PerottiSubstituted forGrenierat 62'minutes
  • 9DzekoSubstituted forTottiat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Nunes Jesus
  • 7Grenier
  • 10Totti
  • 15Vermaelen
  • 18Lobont
  • 19Ramses Becker
  • 30Santos da Silva
  • 33Palmieri dos Santos
  • 92El Shaarawy
  • 99Nura

Empoli

  • 28Skorupski
  • 2Laurini
  • 13Veseli
  • 19BarbaSubstituted forCosicat 77'minutes
  • 21Pasqual
  • 33KrunicBooked at 43mins
  • 77Büchel
  • 10El KaddouriSubstituted forMaccaroneat 73'minutes
  • 11Croce
  • 89MarilungoSubstituted forTelloat 58'minutes
  • 27Thiam

Substitutes

  • 1Pugliesi
  • 3Zambelli
  • 4Dimarco
  • 5Mauri
  • 6Bellusci
  • 7Maccarone
  • 9Mchedlidze
  • 17Zajc
  • 20Pucciarelli
  • 23Pelagotti
  • 24Cosic
  • 88Tello
Referee:
Davide Massa
Attendance:
31,946

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamEmpoli
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 2, Empoli 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 2, Empoli 0.

Bruno Peres (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Manuel Pasqual (Empoli).

Foul by Bruno Peres (Roma).

Daniele Croce (Empoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Lukasz Skorupski (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Uros Cosic.

Attempt missed. Marcel Büchel (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Rade Krunic.

Foul by Juan Jesus (Roma).

Mame Thiam (Empoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Clément Grenier (Roma).

Rade Krunic (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Manuel Pasqual.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Juan Jesus replaces Federico Fazio.

Attempt missed. Marcel Büchel (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kostas Manolas (Roma) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Francesco Totti (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Clément Grenier.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Francesco Totti.

Offside, Roma. Francesco Totti tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Empoli. Uros Cosic replaces Federico Barba.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Federico Barba.

Clément Grenier (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcel Büchel (Empoli).

Attempt missed. Marcel Büchel (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Massimo Maccarone.

Substitution

Substitution, Empoli. Massimo Maccarone replaces Omar El Kaddouri.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Edin Dzeko.

Mohamed Salah (Roma) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Clément Grenier with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Marcel Büchel.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Clément Grenier.

Attempt saved. Mame Thiam (Empoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

Andrés Tello (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rade Krunic (Empoli) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Manuel Pasqual with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Empoli. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Clément Grenier replaces Diego Perotti.

Attempt missed. Leandro Paredes (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Vincent Laurini.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus29241459194073
2Roma30222666264068
3Napoli29196468323663
4Lazio30186652312160
5Inter Milan29174855312455
6Atalanta29174846331355
7Milan29165842321053
8Fiorentina2913974637948
9Sampdoria29118103534141
10Torino29101095448640
11Chievo29115133441-738
12Udinese29106133638-236
13Bologna2997132942-1334
14Cagliari2995153658-2232
15Sassuolo3094173748-1131
16Genoa2978143043-1329
17Empoli3057181748-3122
18Palermo2936202460-3615
19Crotone2935212149-2814
20Pescara2926212966-3712
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