Italian Serie A
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Parma 1-2 Roma

Roma beat Parma
Miralem Pjanic netted his first goal of the new season to hand Roma victory

Roma kept pace with Juventus at the top of Serie A as Miralem Pjanic's late winner maintained their 100% start to the Italian season.

The visitors led when Adem Ljajic ran on to Francesco Totti's sublime chip to fire a half-volley through the legs of Parma keeper Antonio Mirante.

Paolo De Ceglie levelled after the break by heading in from a corner.

But last season's runners-up won their fourth straight game when midfielder Pjanic curled in a free-kick.

Rudi Garcia's side are second after defending champions Juventus beat Cesena 3-0 to lead the early table on goal difference.

"Parma are not an easy team to beat and they were playing very defensively, but we had a great first half and used our possession well," said Garcia.

Former England left-back Ashley Cole was an unused substitute for Roma.

Line-ups

Parma

Formation 4-3-3

  • 83MiranteBooked at 89mins
  • 4Teodósio Mendes
  • 6Lucarelli
  • 19Da Silva Dal Belo
  • 18Gobbi
  • 30AcquahBooked at 38mins
  • 21LodiBooked at 72mins
  • 8MauriSubstituted forGalloppaat 82'minutes
  • 17PalladinoSubstituted forBelfodilat 57'minutes
  • 99Cassano
  • 11De CeglieSubstituted forCostaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cordaz
  • 5Ghezzal
  • 10Belfodil
  • 13Ristovski
  • 14Galloppa
  • 15Costa
  • 22Iacobucci
  • 27Santacroce
  • 33Rispoli
  • 70Vieira de Souza
  • 80Jorquera
  • 88Coda

Roma

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 35TorosidisBooked at 49minsSubstituted forSisenandoat 69'minutes
  • 44ManolasBooked at 69mins
  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 25Holebas
  • 15Pjanic
  • 20Keita
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 8LjajicSubstituted forFlorenziat 73'minutes
  • 10TottiBooked at 42minsSubstituted forDestroat 81'minutes
  • 27Kouassi

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 3Cole
  • 13Sisenando
  • 22Destro
  • 24Florenzi
  • 28Skorupski
  • 32Paredes
  • 50Somma
  • 53Verde
  • 82Emanuelson
  • 91Calabresi
  • 96Sanabria
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
12,657

Match Stats

Home TeamParmaAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Parma 1, Roma 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Parma 1, Roma 2.

  3. Post update

    Mattia Destro (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Francesco Lodi (Parma).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mattia Destro (Roma).

  6. Post update

    Afriyie Acquah (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Parma 1, Roma 2. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  8. Post update

    Mattia Destro (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Felipe (Parma).

  10. Post update

    José Holebas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Parma).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mattia Destro (Roma).

  13. Post update

    Alessandro Lucarelli (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antonio Cassano (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesco Lodi.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Parma. Daniele Galloppa replaces José Mauri.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Mattia Destro replaces Francesco Totti.

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Felipe (Parma) because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maicon with a through ball.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Parma. Francesco Lodi tries a through ball, but Antonio Cassano is caught offside.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 24th September 2014

  • JuventusJuventus3CesenaCesena0
  • ParmaParma1RomaRoma2
  • CagliariCagliari1TorinoTorino2
  • FiorentinaFiorentina0SassuoloSassuolo0
  • Inter MilanInter Milan2AtalantaAtalanta0
  • NapoliNapoli3PalermoPalermo3
  • SampdoriaSampdoria2ChievoChievo1
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2GenoaGenoa2

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