Italian Serie A
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Roma 3-0 Livorno

Roma's Francesco Totti (third left) celebrates with his teammates after winning their Italian Serie A soccer match against Livorno

Roma kept up the pressure on Italian Serie A leaders Juventus with a comfortable victory over Livorno, who returned to the bottom of the table.

Mattia Destro gave Rudi Garcia's side an early lead when he latched on to a back-heel flick from Gervinho before beating goalkeeper Francesco Bardi.

Dutchman Kevin Strootman added a second when he slotted in the loose ball after Destro's chip had been blocked.

Adem Ljajic drilled in Roma's third 12 minutes from time.

Roma also went close through Mehdi Benatia, whose overhead kick from a corner flew over the bar, while Bardi pulled off a great save to deny Ljajic.

Former Arsenal striker Gervinho powered a close-range header wide and Destro found the net just before half-time only to see his effort ruled out for offside.

The Giallorossi remain eight points adrift of Juventus, who earned a 4-2 home win against Sampdoria later on Saturday.

Line-ups

Roma

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 35Torosidis
  • 3Pires Ribeiro
  • 16De Rossi
  • 17Benatia
  • 5Castan da SilvaBooked at 82mins
  • 6Strootman
  • 15PjanicSubstituted forNainggolanat 69'minutes
  • 22DestroSubstituted forTottiat 79'minutes
  • 27Yao KouassiSubstituted forFlorenziat 67'minutes
  • 8Ljajic

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 7de Mattos Filho
  • 10Totti
  • 11Taddei
  • 13Maicon
  • 24Florenzi
  • 28Skorupski
  • 29Burdisso
  • 33Jedvaj
  • 44Nainggolan
  • 88Borriello
  • 94Ricci

Livorno

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Bardi
  • 2Piccini
  • 15Mbaye
  • 33Valentini
  • 77Rinaudo
  • 17CeccheriniSubstituted forLambrughiat 76'minutes
  • 24BenassiSubstituted forMosqueraat 81'minutes
  • 27Biagianti
  • 9Sergio Betanin
  • 41DuncanSubstituted forBorjaat 45'minutes
  • 19Greco

Substitutes

  • 3Gemiti
  • 7Belingheri
  • 10Luci
  • 11Lambrughi
  • 14Mosquera
  • 20Emeghara
  • 22Anania
  • 23Emerson
  • 29Borja
  • 37Aldegani
  • 85Coda
  • 95Tiritiello
Referee:
Carmine Russo

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamLivorno
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home22
Away4
Shots on Target
Home10
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Roma 3, Livorno 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Roma 3, Livorno 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Miguel Borja (Livorno).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jhonny Mosquera (Livorno).

  8. Post update

    Offside, Livorno. Marco Biagianti tries a through ball, but Miguel Borja is caught offside.

  9. Booking

    Leandro Castán (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

  11. Post update

    Paulinho (Livorno) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Francesco Totti (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Livorno. Jhonny Mosquera replaces Marco Benassi.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

  15. Post update

    Nahuel Valentini (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Paulinho (Livorno).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

  19. Post update

    Paulinho (Livorno) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

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