Italian Serie A
RomaRoma2UdineseUdinese1

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
  • 6Allan
  • 66PinziSubstituted forBruno Fernandesat 73'minutes
  • 7Badu
  • 19dos Santos TorresSubstituted forGeijoat 82'minutes
  • 77Théréau
  • 9PericaSubstituted forKoneat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Piccoli
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Roma 2, Udinese 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Roma 2, Udinese 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Panagiotis Kone (Udinese).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Iván Piris (Udinese).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Adem Ljajic (Roma).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Panagiotis Kone (Udinese).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Adem Ljajic replaces Miralem Pjanic.

  14. Booking

    Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Seydou Doumbia replaces Juan Iturbe.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Udinese. Alexandre Geijo replaces Guilherme.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th May 2015

  • RomaRoma2UdineseUdinese1
  • SassuoloSassuolo3AC MilanAC Milan2
  • AtalantaAtalanta1GenoaGenoa4
  • CagliariCagliari0PalermoPalermo1
  • TorinoTorino2ChievoChievo0
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2EmpoliEmpoli1

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