Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
AS Roma, 2nd position with 15 points and a positive goal difference of +7
Chievo Verona, 16th position with 4 points and a negative goal difference of -4
Mission accomplished for AS Roma defeating Chievo Verona to keep up the race for the Scudetto alive. It’s also a historical victory because Roma Captain Francesco Totti scores his 237th goal after converting a penalty in the 33rd minute.
Roma opening the score in the 4th minute to set the tone for the mach. It is forward Mattia Destro to score following a corner conceded by Sassuolo defender Dario Dainelli. The assist is by midfielder Miralem Pjanic with a cross towards the center finding Destro ready for the headed shot defeating Chievo Verona goalkeeper Francesco bardi in the top left corner.
The Roman gladiators delighting the fans at the Olimpico by increasing the score in the 25th minute. The action starting with the assist by emblematic Captain Totti towards the right side to Adem Ljajic defeating Chievo goalkeeper Bardi with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner.
Chievo reacting in teh 30th minute with the attempt by forward Alberto Paloschi challenging AS Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis with a headed shot only to be saved in the center.
Things just not working out for Chievo and in the 33rd minute game already sentenced. In the 32nd minute Referee Calvarese giving a penalty to Roma conceded by Chievo defender Dario Dainelli after a foul on Capitan Futuro midfielder Daniele De Rossi. Taking the penalty spot is the leading gladiator Francesco Totti… and there you go PARTY IS ON after Totti converts the penalty with a right footed shot in the top right corner, nothing to do for goalkeeper Bardi.
Stats in favor of AS ROMA. Out of the 12 precedent games at the Olimpico di Roma Stadium there are 7 wins for Roma, 3 draws and only 2 wins for Chievo. Last week, Roma losing the match against Juventus and went down to the 2nd position. Roma are only 3 points behind Juventus who are playing the away game against Sassuolo.
Before the game. Disciplinary Situation. 1 suspended player for AS ROMA: Manolas (2)
No suspended players for CHIEVO VERONA
Here is AS ROMA official starting lineup by coach Rudi Garcia:
Roma (4-3-3): Morgan De Sanctis; Maicon, Davide Astori, Yanga Mbiwa, Ashley Cole; Pjanić, Daniele De Rossi, Nainggolan; Ljajić, Francesco Totti, Mattia Destro
Here is CHIEVO VERONA official starting lineup by coach Eusebio Di Francesco:
ChievoVerona (3-5-2): Bardi; Dainelli, Zukanović, Sardo; Frey, Radovanić, Cofie, Hetemaj, Biraghi; Paloschi, Maxi López.
Before the game. Here is the top scorer for AS ROMA: Alessandro Florenzi and Mattia Destro with 2 goals each
Top scorer for CHIEVO VERONA: Alberto Paloschi with 2 goals
|AS Roma||Goals||Goals||Chievo Verona|
|Florenzi, Alessandro||2||2||Paloschi, Alberto|
|Destro, Mattia||2||1||Meggiorini, Riccardo|
|Nainggolan, Radja||1||1||Lopez, Maxi|
|Totti, Francesco||1||1||Izco, Mariano Julio|
Here are the last 3 games of AS ROMA: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost
|05/10/14||SA||Juventus – Roma||3:2||Round 6|
|30/09/14||UCLG||Man City – Roma||1:1||Round 2|
|27/09/14||SA||Roma – Verona||2:0||Round 5|
Here are the last 3 games of CHIEVO VERONA: 1 draw, 2 lost
|04/10/14||SA||Milan – Chievo||2:0||Round 6|
|28/09/14||SA||Chievo – Empoli||1:1||Round 5|
|24/09/14||SA||Sampdoria – Chievo||2:1||Round 4|
Photos AS Roma vs Chievo Verona courtesy of asroma.it.
AS Roma – Chievo Verona
Saturday 18 October 2014
Olimpico di Roma Stadium
Assistants: TONOLINI – PAGANESSI
Fourth Official: NICOLETTI
Goals: 4′ Mattia Destro (R), 33′ Francesco Totti (R)(pen)
Official Formations – Lineups:
Booked: Pjanic, Maxi Lopez
|AS Roma||Match Stats||Chievo Verona|
|14(8)||Shots (on goal)||11(3)|