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Roma Knock Out Juve

Roma earned a place in the Coppa Italia semi-finals thanks to a 1-0 win over Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday.

The Romans started off the game the stronger of the two sides and pushed forward to try and take an early lead against their opponents from Turin.

Roma skipper Francesco Totti produced the first half-chance of the game when the former Italian international broke down the right before unleashing a shot which the Juventus defence did well to block with just three minutes on the clock.

The Rome club’s new signing Radja Nainggolan went close when he picked up a loose-ball on the edge of the box, before firing just wide of the target in the seventh minute.

The capital club were piling pressure on Antonio Conte’s men and Totti again was causing the current Serie A champions all sorts of problems, the Roma captain linked up with midfielder Danielle De Rossi before firing a powerful effort which Giorgio Chiellini did well to block with 26 minutes played.

It was all one-way traffic in favour of the hosts and Totti came close once more when he drilled a ferocious left-footed shot narrowly wide of Juve’s stand-in goalkeeper Marco Storari on the half-hour mark.

Rudi Garcia’s side did all the attacking in the first-half but could not find the breakthrough as teams went into the half-time interval on level terms.

The second-half was played at a slower pace than the first but Juventus did have the ball in the back of the net in the first minute of the second-period, but the ball was adjudged to have drifted out for a goal-kick before it curled back into play.

The Giallorossi then finally made their early pressure pay and took a deserved lead when second-half substitute fed Strootman down the line, the midfielder then whipped in a great ball which Gervinho did well to guide home and make it 1-0 to the hosts in the 79th minute.

Gervinho then came close to grabbing a second in the 86th minute, but the Ivorian’s shot was well saved by Storari before Pjanic had a late effort clip the bar in the final few minutes of the game keeping the score at 1-0 to the hosts.

Roma Win At The Olimpico

Roma Unable To Regain Top Spot

Roma Maintain Perfect Start


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