Italian Serie A
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Udinese 0-1 Roma

Former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko missed a penalty for Roma
Former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko missed a penalty for Roma

Roma kept up the pressure on leaders Juventus with victory at Udinese, Radja Nainggolan's goal earning his side a sixth Serie A win in seven games.

Belgium midfielder Nainggolan scored on the turn after being teed up by Kevin Strootman.

Roma striker Edin Dzeko missed a penalty, firing over the bar when Marco Faraoni had handled.

Francesco Totti, 40, came on as a substitute, meaning he has now played in 25 calendar years for Roma.

Totti made his debut for the Rome club in 1993.

Udinese, who are 11th in the table, had several chances to equalise but Wojciech Szczesny - on loan from Arsenal - saved well from Cyril Thereau and Rodrigo de Paul.

The result leaves second-placed Roma one point behind Juventus, who have two games in hand and are at mid-table Fiorentina later on Sunday (19:45 GMT).

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Roma posted this tribute to Francesco Totti after he came on as a substitute

Napoli still in the hunt

Napoli stayed in contention near the top with a 3-1 home win over bottom club Pescara, their fifth win in six league games.

Goals from Lorenzo Tonelli, Marek Hamsik and Dries Mertens moved Maurizio Sarri's side on to 41 points, three behind Roma.

Diego Maradona visited Naples to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Napoli's first title win and home fans unfurled a banner in tribute to their former player during the game against Pescara
Diego Maradona visited Naples to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Napoli's first title win and home fans unfurled a banner in tribute to their former player during the game against Pescara

Elsewhere, fourth-placed Lazio had to come from behind to claim a 2-1 home win over Atalanta.

Ciro Immobile hit the winner from the penalty spot after Sergej Milinkovic-Savic had cancelled out Andrea Petagna's opener for the visitors.

Genoa lost a fifth straight game as Marco Borriello hit a brace either side of half-time to help Cagliari win 4-1.

Line-ups

Udinese

  • 1Karnezis
  • 37Faraoni
  • 5Larangeira
  • 30Da Silva Dal BeloBooked at 75mins
  • 3Caetano de Souza Santos
  • 6FofanaBooked at 77mins
  • 26KumsSubstituted forde Lima Costaat 74'minutes
  • 14JanktoSubstituted forPericaat 52'minutes
  • 10de Paul
  • 9ZapataSubstituted forHallfredssonat 69'minutes
  • 77Théréau

Substitutes

  • 4Angella
  • 18Perica
  • 19Matos Santos
  • 22Scuffet
  • 23Hallfredsson
  • 25Perisan
  • 53Nassir Al-Tameemi
  • 75Heurtaux
  • 95Evangelista Santana de Oliveira
  • 96de Lima Costa
  • 99Balic

Roma

  • 1Szczesny
  • 44Manolas
  • 20Fazio
  • 3Nunes JesusBooked at 40mins
  • 13da Silva Peres
  • 6Strootman
  • 5Paredes
  • 33Emerson
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 92El ShaarawySubstituted forTottiat 63'minutes
  • 9Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 10Totti
  • 15Vermaelen
  • 17Seck
  • 18Lobont
  • 19Alisson
  • 21Mário Rui
  • 30Santos da Silva
  • 52Frattesi
  • 93Tumminello
Referee:
Antonio Damato
Attendance:
16,825

Match Stats

Home TeamUdineseAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Udinese 0, Roma 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Udinese 0, Roma 1.

Offside, Roma. Emerson tries a through ball, but Radja Nainggolan is caught offside.

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

Foul by Ewandro (Udinese).

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

Foul by Danilo (Udinese).

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Danilo.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Cyril Théréau (Udinese) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Cyril Théréau (Udinese) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Rodrigo de Paul.

Federico Fazio (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stipe Perica (Udinese).

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Strootman with a through ball.

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Samir (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Leandro Paredes with a cross.

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Francesco Totti with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Danilo.

Foul by Federico Fazio (Roma).

Cyril Théréau (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Seko Fofana (Udinese) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Leandro Paredes (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Seko Fofana (Udinese).

Bruno Peres (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ewandro (Udinese).

Booking

Felipe (Udinese) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Edin Dzeko (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Felipe (Udinese).

Attempt blocked. Marco Faraoni (Udinese) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo de Paul.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Samir (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Ewandro replaces Sven Kums.

Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Federico Fazio (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cyril Théréau (Udinese).

Attempt blocked. Stipe Perica (Udinese) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo de Paul.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Emil Hallfredsson replaces Duván Zapata.

Attempt blocked. Felipe (Udinese) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stipe Perica.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 15th January 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus19150440162445
2Roma20142441182344
3Napoli20125345232241
4Lazio20124435221340
5AC Milan1811342820836
6Inter Milan20113633231036
7Atalanta2011273224835
8Fiorentina198653025530
9Torino198563627929
10Cagliari2082103144-1326
11Udinese207492527-225
12Chievo207492127-625
13Sampdoria206682226-424
14Bologna196581825-723
15Genoa206592227-523
16Sassuolo2063112834-621
17Empoli2046101126-1518
18Palermo2024141740-2310
19Crotone1923141434-209
20Pescara1916121536-219
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