Italian Serie A
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Palermo 1-1 Roma

Palermo
Roma have dropped four points in their last two Serie A matches

Roma missed a chance to move on to the same points as Serie A leaders Juventus by drawing 1-1 at Palermo.

The hosts took the lead inside two minutes when Paulo Dybala shot into the bottom corner after being set up by midfielder Franco Vazquez.

But Roma equalised as Mattia Destro slid in to finish from close range after Kevin Strootman's knock-down from Miralem Pjanic's deep free-kick.

Roma had a chance to score a winner but Jose Holebas's 20-yard shot went wide.

Rudi Garcia's side, who had former England left-back Ashley Cole as an unused substitute, were runners-up last season and are hoping to win the Serie A title for the first time since 2001.

However, Juventus will go five points clear at the top if they win at home against Verona on Sunday (19:45 GMT).

Elsewhere in Serie A, Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan side were held to a goalless draw by Empoli and are ninth in the table, 17 points behind Juventus.

Pablo Dybala
Palermo's Pablo Dybala has scored eight goals in his past nine league matches
Mattia Destro
Mattia Destro scored an equaliser for Roma in the second half
Roma's Mattia Destro is congratulated by his team-mates
Mattia Destro has scored six league goals for Roma this season
Roma v Palermo
Roma have won the Serie A title three times

Line-ups

Palermo

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 2Vitiello
  • 12Gonzalez
  • 4Andjelkovic
  • 89MorganellaBooked at 45mins
  • 27Rigoni
  • 25Maresca
  • 8Barreto
  • 7LazaarBooked at 63minsSubstituted forDaprelàat 83'minutes
  • 20VázquezSubstituted forQuaisonat 86'minutes
  • 9DybalaSubstituted forBelottiat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ujkani
  • 6Muñoz
  • 10Pereira Silva
  • 13Emerson
  • 14Della Rocca
  • 15Bolzoni
  • 18Chochev
  • 19Terzi
  • 21Quaison
  • 23Feddal
  • 33Daprelà
  • 99Belotti

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 24Florenzi
  • 2Yanga-MbiwaBooked at 12mins
  • 23Astori
  • 25Holebas
  • 32ParedesSubstituted forSisenandoat 79'minutes
  • 15Pjanic
  • 6StrootmanBooked at 89mins
  • 8LjajicSubstituted forTottiat 80'minutes
  • 22DestroBooked at 90mins
  • 7IturbeSubstituted forVerdeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cole
  • 9Borriello
  • 10Totti
  • 13Sisenando
  • 28Skorupski
  • 44Manolas
  • 48Ucan
  • 50Somma
  • 52Pellegrini
  • 53Verde
  • 82Emanuelson
  • 91Calabresi
Referee:
Antonio Damato
Attendance:
15,397

Match Stats

Home TeamPalermoAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Palermo 1, Roma 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Palermo 1, Roma 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Palermo. Michel Morganella tries a through ball, but Andrea Belotti is caught offside.

  4. Booking

    Mattia Destro (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mattia Destro (Roma).

  6. Post update

    Roberto Vitiello (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Roma. Daniele Verde tries a through ball, but José Holebas is caught offside.

  8. Booking

    Kevin Strootman (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

  10. Post update

    Andrea Belotti (Palermo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  13. Post update

    Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Edgar Barreto (Palermo).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Palermo. Robin Quaison replaces Franco Vázquez.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma).

  17. Post update

    Andrea Belotti (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

  19. Post update

    Enzo Maresca (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Palermo. Fabio Daprelà replaces Achraf Lazaar.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 17th January 2015

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