Italian Serie A
Roma2Udinese1

Roma 2-1 Udinese

Vasilis Torosidis celebrates his goal for Roma
Vasilis Torosidis scored his second goal of the season to give Roma maximum points

Roma remain in control of the race for Italy's second automatic Champions League place after fighting back to beat Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico.

On-loan Chelsea striker Stipe Perica put the away side ahead, before an unmarked Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan headed in an equaliser.

And Vasilis Torosidis's close-range finish ensured Roma remain in second place with two matches left.

Rome rivals Lazio are a point behind in third, with Napoli also in contention.

Rafa Benitez's men will move within three points of Lazio if they beat already-relegated Cesena on Monday.

The top two in Serie A are guaranteed places in the Champions League group stage, while a third-place finish ensures a spot in the qualifying round.

Line-ups

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 35TorosidisBooked at 86mins
  • 44Manolas
  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 25Holebas
  • 15PjanicSubstituted forLjajicat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16De Rossi
  • 4NainggolanBooked at 80mins
  • 7IturbeSubstituted forDoumbiaat 82'minutes
  • 10TottiSubstituted forKeitaat 75'minutes
  • 19Ibarbo

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 3Cole
  • 8Ljajic
  • 20Keita
  • 23Astori
  • 28Skorupski
  • 32Paredes
  • 42Balzaretti
  • 48Ucan
  • 52Pellegrini
  • 88Doumbia
  • 96Sanabria

Udinese

  • 31Karnezis
  • 27Widmer
  • 75HeurtauxBooked at 49mins
  • 5Larangeira
  • 89PirisBooked at 24mins
  • 6Marques Loureiro
  • 66PinziSubstituted forFernandesat 73'minutes
  • 7Badu
  • 19dos Santos TorresSubstituted forGeijoat 82'minutes
  • 77Théréau
  • 9PericaSubstituted forKoneat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Piccoli
  • 8Fernandes
  • 11Domizzi
  • 18Bubnjic
  • 22Scuffet
  • 26Pasquale
  • 33Kone
  • 34Antunes da Silva
  • 82Geijo
  • 94Aguirre
  • 97Meret
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
35,720

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamUdinese
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 2, Udinese 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 2, Udinese 1.

Víctor Ibarbo (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Panagiotis Kone (Udinese).

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

Foul by Iván Piris (Udinese).

Offside, Udinese. Emmanuel Badu tries a through ball, but Alexandre Geijo is caught offside.

Booking

Adem Ljajic (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adem Ljajic (Roma).

Allan (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Daniele De Rossi (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Panagiotis Kone (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Adem Ljajic replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Booking

Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Cyril Théréau (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alexandre Geijo.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Iván Piris (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. José Holebas (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Seydou Doumbia replaces Juan Iturbe.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Alexandre Geijo replaces Guilherme.

Attempt saved. Radja Nainggolan (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Iturbe.

Booking

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Allan (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Iván Piris (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Vasilis Torosidis (Roma).

Emmanuel Badu (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Juan Iturbe (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Thomas Heurtaux (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Seydou Keita replaces Francesco Totti.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Bruno Fernandes replaces Giampiero Pinzi.

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Panagiotis Kone (Udinese).

Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Kostas Manolas.

Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Juan Iturbe.

Offside, Udinese. Danilo tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Badu is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Panagiotis Kone replaces Stipe Perica.

Goal!

Goal! Roma 2, Udinese 1. Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Francesco Totti.

Attempt missed. Víctor Ibarbo (Roma) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Francesco Totti with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Silvan Widmer.

goal

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