Match ends, Pescara 1, Roma 4.
Roma thrashed bottom side Pescara 4-1 to move back to within eight points Serie A leaders Juventus.
Three goals in five minutes either side of half-time ensured the points went back to Rome.
The win keeps Roma's slim hopes of denying Juve a sixth straight Serie A title alive.
There are five games left in the Italian league season, with Roma - who still have to play Lazio and AC Milan - hosting their Turin rivals on May 14.
Kevin Strootman broke the deadlock in the 44th minute as he fired home from a central position and before Pescara could gather themselves, Radja Nainggolan doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Three minutes into the second half, Mohamed Salah's shot from outside the area found the bottom left corner of Vincenzo Fiorillo's net and it was the Egyptian again to score Roma's fourth on the hour mark.
Roma passed up a series of chances to add to their lead and instead it was Pescara who had the final word, with Ahmad Benali turning in Ledian Memushaj's cross with seven minutes left.
The result means Pescara are relegated to Serie B.
- 35CodaSubstituted forFornasierat 80'minutes
- 3BiraghiBooked at 37mins
- 33CoulibalySubstituted forVerreat 67'minutes
- 13MuntariBooked at 40minsSubstituted forBrunoat 45'minutes
- 33EmersonSubstituted forNunes Jesusat 80'minutes
- 5ParedesSubstituted forPerottiat 82'minutes
- 9DzekoSubstituted forGrenierat 71'minutes
- 92El Shaarawy
- 3Nunes Jesus
- 13da Silva Peres
- 16De Rossi
- 21Mário Rui
- 30Santos da Silva
- Massimiliano Irrati
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Pescara 1, Roma 4.
Diego Perotti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michele Fornasier (Pescara).
Foul by Juan Jesus (Roma).
Francesco Zampano (Pescara) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Cristiano Biraghi (Pescara) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).
Ahmed Benali (Pescara) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).
Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Pescara) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).
Gianluca Caprari (Pescara) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Pescara 1, Roma 4. Ahmed Benali (Pescara) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ledian Memushaj with a cross.
Substitution, Roma. Diego Perotti replaces Leandro Paredes.
Offside, Roma. Stephan El Shaarawy tries a through ball, but Radja Nainggolan is caught offside.
Substitution, Roma. Juan Jesus replaces Emerson.
Substitution, Pescara. Michele Fornasier replaces Andrea Coda.
Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Gianluca Caprari (Pescara).