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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Roma 3, Livorno 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 3, Livorno 0.

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

Foul by Miguel Borja (Livorno).

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

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

Foul by Jhonny Mosquera (Livorno).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Livorno. Jhonny Mosquera replaces Marco Benassi.

Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

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

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

Foul by Paulinho (Livorno).

Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

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

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Leandro Greco (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Mattia Destro.

Goal!

Goal! Roma 3, Livorno 0. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Livorno. Alessandro Lambrughi replaces Federico Ceccherini.

Attempt missed. Dodô (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kevin Strootman following a corner.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Bardi.

Attempt saved. Adem Ljajic (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Leandro Greco (Livorno) because of an injury.

Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Radja Nainggolan replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Attempt missed. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vasilis Torosidis.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

Leandro Greco (Livorno) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Gervinho.

Attempt missed. Nahuel Valentini (Livorno) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leandro Greco following a set piece situation.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

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

Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

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