Match Report: A.S Roma 3-2 Udinese


A.S RomaUdinese
Goal ScorersTotti (22′)
Destro (30′)
Torosidis (69′)
Pinzi  (51′)
Basta (80′)
Shots (On Goal)20 (9)14 (8)

Match Summary
Rudi Garcia’s men were finally able to get back to winning ways after consecutive draws with Inter and Napoli as the Giallorossi saw off Udinese 3-2 at the Stadio Olimpico.

Roma and Udinese started the match full throttle as both clubs made their intentions of scoring quite clear. Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet and Roma’s Morgan De Sanctis but on a fantastic display as both stoppers made incredible saves in the opening 45 minutes as it looked unlikely that either team would score due to the wonderful form of the goalkeepers. But it was Scuffet who was first to concede after Francesco Totti, making his return from injury, marked his return by slotting it past the Azzurrini stopper and put the Giallorossi up 1-0 in the 22nd minute. Just minutes later, fantastic build-up play from Totti and Gervinho saw Mattia Destro grab the second goal of the match after top class finish to put Roma up 2-0 on Guidolin’s men entering the break.

Entering the second half, Udinese caught the Giallorossi sleeping as former Lazio player Giampiero Pinzi slotted a shot past Morgan De Sanctis. Vasilis Torosidis then took it upon himself to restore Roma’s two goal lead as the Greek full-back scored a golazo from outside the area and put Roma up 3-1.

Udinese continued to push the envelope after Roma’s third goal as Guidolin’s men forced Morgan De Sanctis into more spectacular saves as the former Napoli goalkeeper was called into action again in the second half.

Dusan Basta made De Sanctis pay for his lone error after a poor punch from a corner kick as the Serbian hammered home Udinese’s final goal as the match finished 3-2 in favor of Roma.

The victory keeps Roma firmly in second place with 61 points and a game in hand to third placed Napoli, who is on 58 points after defeating Torino 1-0 in Turin.

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