Italian Serie A
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Roma 4-2 Parma

Francesco Totti celebrates his goal against Parma

Francesco Totti scored a superb goal as Roma beat Parma to move eight points behind Serie A leaders Juventus with seven games remaining.

Gervinho opened the scoring for Roma but Afriyie Acquah beat four defenders to turn and equalise.

Totti swept home from the edge of the box and Miralem Pjanic added a third after the break.

Rodrigo Taddei headed home before Jonathan Biabiany scored a consolation goal in injury time.

Leaders Juventus lost for only the second time in Serie A this season when they were beaten 2-0 by Napoli on Sunday.

Roma could close the gap to just five points if they can win at Cagliari on Sunday, with Juve not in action until Monday, when they host relegation threatened Livorno.

A point for Rudi Garcia's side at the weekend will ensure that they will be playing Champions League football next season.

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamParma
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Roma 4, Parma 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Roma 4, Parma 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Amauri (Parma) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raffaele Palladino with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Medhi Benatia (Roma).

  5. Post update

    Raffaele Palladino (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Parma. Alessandro Lucarelli tries a through ball, but Jonathan Biabiany is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cristian Molinaro (Parma).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Roma 4, Parma 2. Jonathan Biabiany (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Raffaele Palladino.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Vasilis Torosidis (Roma).

  11. Post update

    José Mauri (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    José Mauri (Parma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by José Mauri (Parma).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Raffaele Palladino (Parma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Adem Ljajic replaces Gervinho.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Parma. Raffaele Palladino replaces Ezequiel Schelotto.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Parma. José Mauri replaces Marco Parolo.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Maicon (Roma).

  20. Post update

    Massimo Gobbi (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus31263267224581
2Roma31227262174573
3Napoli31197559322764
4Fiorentina31157949331652
5Inter Milan311213649331649
6Parma311211851411047
7Atalanta31144133739-246
8Lazio31129104040045
9Hellas Verona31134144652-643
10Torino31119114540542
11AC Milan31119114743442
12Sampdoria31118124043-341
13Genoa31109123439-539
14Udinese31115153442-838
15Cagliari31711132941-1232
16Chievo3176182646-2027
17Bologna31511152448-2426
18Livorno3167183458-2425
19Sassuolo3156202961-3221
20Catania3148192355-3220
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