Italian Serie A
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Cagliari 1-3 Roma

Mattia Destro (right) of Roma scores the opening goal

Roma cut Juventus's lead in Serie A to five points as Mattia Destro's hat-trick gave them victory at Cagliari.

Roma, who led the league this season after winning their first 10 games, went 1-0 up in the 32nd minute when Destro tapped in from Gervinho's pass.

He added a second with a low strike before slotting in the third following more good work from Gervinho.

Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla scored Cagliari's goal from the spot after he was fouled by Mehdi Benatia.

Destro has now taken his tally to 13 for the season, five behind Juventus striker Carlos Tevez and Torino's Ciro Immobile, who are tied on 18.

Sunday's victory moves Rudi Garcia's side to 76 points from 32 games, with six games of the season remaining.

Juve, who have a game in hand, host Livorno on Monday at 18:00 BST.

Line-ups

Cagliari

  • 25Avramov
  • 14Pisano
  • 8Avelar
  • 5Conti
  • 19Oikonomou
  • 13AstoriBooked at 34mins
  • 21Dessena
  • 7CossuSubstituted forIbraimiat 68'minutes
  • 18Miguel da SilvaSubstituted forIbarboat 57'minutes
  • 51Pinilla
  • 20EkdalSubstituted forErikssonat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Silvestri
  • 9Sau
  • 10Ibraimi
  • 16Eriksson
  • 23Ibarbo
  • 29Murru
  • 34Del Fabro

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13Maicon
  • 46RomagnoliBooked at 39minsSubstituted forTorosidisat 45'minutes
  • 16De Rossi
  • 17Benatia
  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 15PjanicBooked at 29minsSubstituted forTaddeiat 74'minutes
  • 44NainggolanSubstituted forBastosat 84'minutes
  • 22DestroBooked at 42mins
  • 24FlorenziBooked at 48mins
  • 27Yao Kouassi

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 2Toloi
  • 3Pires Ribeiro
  • 8Ljajic
  • 10Totti
  • 11Taddei
  • 20Bastos
  • 28Skorupski
  • 35Torosidis
  • 94Ricci
Referee:
Davide Massa

Match Stats

Home TeamCagliariAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cagliari 1, Roma 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cagliari 1, Roma 3.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Roma. Michel Bastos tries a through ball, but Mattia Destro is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Michel Bastos (Roma).

  5. Post update

    Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Eriksson.

  7. Post update

    Michel Bastos (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Cagliari 1, Roma 3. Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Mehdi Benatia (Roma) after a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

    Penalty Cagliari. Mauricio Pinilla draws a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniele Dessena (Cagliari) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Francesco Pisano.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Davide Astori (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Agim Ibraimi with a cross following a set piece situation.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Michel Bastos (Roma).

  15. Post update

    Danilo Avelar (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Michel Bastos replaces Radja Nainggolan.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danilo Avelar (Cagliari) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniele Conti.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

  19. Post update

    Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Agim Ibraimi with a cross.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 6th April 2014

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