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

Match ends, Empoli 1, Roma 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Empoli 1, Roma 3.

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.

Dismissal

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

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

Foul by Mário Rui (Empoli).

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

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.

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

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

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

Foul by Marko Livaja (Empoli).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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

Foul by Levan Mchedlidze (Empoli).

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

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

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Seydou Keita (Roma) because of an injury.

Delay in match Levan Mchedlidze (Empoli) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

Attempt saved. Levan Mchedlidze (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mário Rui.

Foul by Ervin Zukanovic (Roma).

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

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

Mário Rui (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Edin Dzeko (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vincent Laurini (Empoli).

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Leandro Paredes (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marko Livaja (Empoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Edin Dzeko replaces Stephan El Shaarawy.

Diego Perotti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leandro Paredes (Empoli).

Goal!

Goal! Empoli 1, Roma 3. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Kostas Manolas replaces Maicon.

goal

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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