Italian Serie A
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Empoli 1-3 Roma

Roma celebrate
Roma had won once in two months before changing managers

Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice as Roma made it six Serie A wins in a row by beating Empoli to renew their title hopes.

Roma have found form since sacking Rudi Garcia and hiring Luciano Spalletti last month, and they are now within five points of leaders Juventus.

El Shaarawy, on loan from AC Milan, curled home a brilliant opener before Ervin Zukanovic's own-goal equaliser.

But Miralem Pjanic and El Shaarawy scored to give Roma victory.

Empoli ended the game with 10 men after defender Marco Rui was sent off for two bookings.

Line-ups

Empoli

  • 28Skorupski
  • 2Laurini
  • 24Cosic
  • 37Ariaudo
  • 21Mário RuiBooked at 90mins
  • 17Zielinski
  • 32Paredes
  • 11CroceSubstituted forLivajaat 64'minutes
  • 33KrunicSubstituted forBüchelat 51'minutes
  • 20PucciarelliBooked at 17mins
  • 7MaccaroneSubstituted forMchedlidzeat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pugliesi
  • 3Zambelli
  • 6Bittante
  • 9Mchedlidze
  • 13Maiello
  • 14Diousse
  • 22Piu
  • 23Pelagotti
  • 31Camporese
  • 39Livaja
  • 77Büchel

Roma

  • 25Szczesny
  • 13SisenandoSubstituted forManolasat 73'minutes
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 87Zukanovic
  • 3Digne
  • 15PjanicBooked at 17mins
  • 20Keita
  • 4NainggolanSubstituted forFalqueat 37'minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 8PerottiBooked at 41mins
  • 22El ShaarawySubstituted forDzekoat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 6Strootman
  • 9Dzeko
  • 10Totti
  • 14Falque
  • 21Vainqueur
  • 24Florenzi
  • 26De Sanctis
  • 33Emerson
  • 35Torosidis
  • 44Manolas
Referee:
Andrea Gervasoni
Attendance:
12,761

Match Stats

Home TeamEmpoliAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Empoli 1, Roma 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Empoli 1, Roma 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic following a set piece situation.

  4. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Mário Rui (Empoli) for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mário Rui (Empoli).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Empoli. Levan Mchedlidze tries a through ball, but Marko Livaja is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

  10. Post update

    Marcel Büchel (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Ervin Zukanovic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Marko Livaja (Empoli).

  13. Post update

    Offside, Roma. Diego Perotti tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Uros Cosic (Empoli) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Levan Mchedlidze (Empoli).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

  19. Post update

    Marko Livaja (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Roma. Wojciech Szczesny tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 27th February 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus26184446153158
2Napoli26176354213357
3Roma27158455282753
4Fiorentina26164647262152
5Inter Milan26146634231148
6AC Milan27138639281147
7Sassuolo2691163231138
8Lazio2610793434037
9Bologna26104122931-234
10Empoli2797113340-734
11Torino2788113334-132
12Chievo2687113136-531
13Atalanta2678112530-529
14Genoa2677122731-428
15Udinese2676132240-1827
16Palermo2675142747-2026
17Sampdoria2667133746-925
18Frosinone2665152651-2523
19Carpi2648142343-2020
20Hellas Verona26212122443-1918
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