Roma kept up the pressure on Italian Serie A leaders Juventus with a comfortable victory over Livorno, who returned to the bottom of the table.

Mattia Destro gave Rudi Garcia's side an early lead when he latched on to a back-heel flick from Gervinho before beating goalkeeper Francesco Bardi.

Dutchman Kevin Strootman added a second when he slotted in the loose ball after Destro's chip had been blocked.

Adem Ljajic drilled in Roma's third 12 minutes from time.

Roma also went close through Mehdi Benatia, whose overhead kick from a corner flew over the bar, while Bardi pulled off a great save to deny Ljajic.

Former Arsenal striker Gervinho powered a close-range header wide and Destro found the net just before half-time only to see his effort ruled out for offside.

The Giallorossi remain eight points adrift of Juventus, who earned a 4-2 home win against Sampdoria later on Saturday.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Roma

  • 26 De Sanctis
  • 35 Torosidis
  • 03 Dodô
  • 16 De Rossi
  • 17 Benatia
  • 05 Leandro Booked
  • 06 Strootman
  • 15 Pjanic (Nainggolan - 69' )
  • 22 Destro (Totti - 79' )
  • 27 Gervinho (Florenzi - 67' )
  • 08 Ljajic

Substitutes

  • 01 Lobont
  • 07 Marquinho
  • 10 Totti
  • 11 Taddei
  • 13 Maicon
  • 24 Florenzi
  • 28 Skorupski
  • 29 Burdisso
  • 33 Jedvaj
  • 44 Nainggolan
  • 88 Borriello
  • 94 Ricci

Livorno

  • 01 Bardi
  • 02 Piccini
  • 15 Mbaye
  • 33 Valentini
  • 77 Rinaudo
  • 17 Ceccherini (Lambrughi - 76' )
  • 24 Benassi (Mosquera - 81' )
  • 27 Biagianti
  • 09 Sergio Betanin
  • 41 Duncan (Borja - 45' )
  • 19 Greco

Substitutes

  • 03 Gemiti
  • 07 Belingheri
  • 10 Luci
  • 11 Lambrughi
  • 14 Mosquera
  • 20 Emeghara
  • 22 Anania
  • 23 Emerson
  • 29 Borja
  • 37 Aldegani
  • 85 Coda
  • 95 Tiritiello
Ref: Carmine Russo

Match Stats

Shots

22 4

On target

10 0

Corners

8 0

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Roma 3, Livorno 0.

90:00 +2:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Roma 3, Livorno 0.

90:00 +0:36

Leandro Castán (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:36

Foul by Miguel Borja (Livorno).

90:00 +0:25

Attempt blocked. Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:13

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:13

Foul by Jhonny Mosquera (Livorno).

84:15

Offside, Livorno. Marco Biagianti tries a through ball, but Miguel Borja is caught offside.

81:49 Booking

Booking Leandro Castán (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81:42

Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

81:42

Paulinho (Livorno) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:15

Attempt saved. Francesco Totti (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

80:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livorno. Jhonny Mosquera replaces Marco Benassi.

80:19

Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

80:19

Nahuel Valentini (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:38

Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:38

Foul by Paulinho (Livorno).

79:18

Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

79:18

Paulinho (Livorno) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:10

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

79:10

Leandro Greco (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Mattia Destro.

77:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Roma 3, Livorno 0. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

75:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livorno. Alessandro Lambrughi replaces Federico Ceccherini.

75:00

Attempt missed. Dodô (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kevin Strootman following a corner.

74:35

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Bardi.

74:32

Attempt saved. Adem Ljajic (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

73:01

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

72:53

Delay in match Leandro Greco (Livorno) because of an injury.

72:13

Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).

72:13

Paulinho (Livorno) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Radja Nainggolan replaces Miralem Pjanic.

68:27

Attempt missed. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vasilis Torosidis.

66:39

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

66:39

Leandro Greco (Livorno) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Gervinho.

65:30

Attempt missed. Nahuel Valentini (Livorno) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leandro Greco following a set piece situation.

64:49

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

64:49

Paulinho (Livorno) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:49

Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

62:52

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:52

Foul by Marco Biagianti (Livorno).

62:29

Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:29

Foul by Cristiano Piccini (Livorno).

61:28

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Bardi.

61:27

Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Strootman following a set piece situation.

61:10

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

61:10

Foul by Miguel Borja (Livorno).

60:01

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Ibrahima Mbaye.

59:59

Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

58:11

Attempt missed. Ibrahima Mbaye (Livorno) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leandro Greco with a cross following a set piece situation.

57:41

Foul by Vasilis Torosidis (Roma).

57:41

Leandro Greco (Livorno) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:21

Attempt missed. Dodô (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

55:01

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

55:01

Marco Biagianti (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:32

Attempt missed. Leandro Greco (Livorno) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marco Biagianti.

53:23

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

53:23

Paulinho (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:50

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Leandro Rinaudo.

50:29

Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

50:29

Nahuel Valentini (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:01

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Nahuel Valentini.

46:20

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:20

Foul by Federico Ceccherini (Livorno).

45:44

Hand ball by Ibrahima Mbaye (Livorno).

45:00

Second Half begins Roma 2, Livorno 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livorno. Miguel Borja replaces Alfred Duncan.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Roma 2, Livorno 0.

45:00 +0:39

Attempt missed. Kevin Strootman (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

43:59

Offside, Roma. Mattia Destro tries a through ball, but Leandro Castán is caught offside.

42:58

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

42:58

Foul by Nahuel Valentini (Livorno).

41:29

Foul by Dodô (Roma).

41:29

Cristiano Piccini (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:07

Attempt missed. Gervinho (Roma) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vasilis Torosidis with a cross.

35:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Roma 2, Livorno 0. Kevin Strootman (Roma) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

35:24

Attempt blocked. Mattia Destro (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Strootman.

33:42

Attempt saved. Kevin Strootman (Roma) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gervinho.

32:24

Foul by Vasilis Torosidis (Roma).

32:24

Ibrahima Mbaye (Livorno) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:55

Attempt missed. Mehdi Benatia (Roma) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross following a corner.

30:57

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Bardi.

30:55

Attempt saved. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

30:17

Hand ball by Cristiano Piccini (Livorno).

29:39

Attempt saved. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a through ball.

27:49

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

27:49

Leandro Greco (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:01

Attempt saved. Mattia Destro (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi.

22:08

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:08

Foul by Leandro Rinaudo (Livorno).

20:16

Attempt missed. Cristiano Piccini (Livorno) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

18:03

Attempt missed. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Vasilis Torosidis.

16:33

Attempt missed. Mehdi Benatia (Roma) right footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi with a headed pass following a corner.

15:59

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Alfred Duncan.

15:13

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Federico Ceccherini.

13:30

Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

13:30

Ibrahima Mbaye (Livorno) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:42

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

9:39

Delay in match Adem Ljajic (Roma) because of an injury.

7:53

Foul by Mattia Destro (Roma).

7:53

Federico Ceccherini (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Roma 1, Livorno 0. Mattia Destro (Roma) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gervinho.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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