Italian Serie A
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Roma 3-0 Brescia: Man Utd loanee Chris Smalling scores one and assists two

Chris Smalling celebrates with Gianluca Mancini
Chris Smalling has scored two goals for Roma in Serie A this season

Chris Smalling scored one goal and assisted two others as Roma moved into the Serie A top four with a comfortable win over bottom-of-the-table Brescia.

On-loan Manchester United defender Smalling headed in from Lorenzo Pellegrini's corner after 49 minutes.

Up for another corner eight minutes later, Smalling's cushioned header set up fellow centre-back Gianluca Mancini.

The England international met a third Pellegrini cross as Edin Dzeko sealed the points for Paulo Fonseca's side.

Dzeko was denied a second in the latter stages, drawing a good save from Jesse Joronen before having a goal ruled out for offside.

Smalling, 30, becomes the third English player to score at least two goals in a Serie A season since 2000, after AC Milan's David Beckham in 2008-2009 and Perugia's Jay Bothroyd in 2003-2004.

Roma climb to fourth in the Italian top flight, two points behind third-placed Lazio, who required a 91st-minute winner to beat Sassuolo 2-1.

Cagliari can move back into the Champions League places with victory over Lecce on Monday.

Line-ups

Roma

  • 13López
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forSantonat 77'minutes
  • 23Mancini
  • 6Smalling
  • 11Kolarov
  • 42Diawara
  • 21Veretout
  • 22ZanioloBooked at 80minsSubstituted forPerottiat 80'minutes
  • 7PellegriniSubstituted forÜnderat 72'minutes
  • 99Kluivert
  • 9Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 8Perotti
  • 15Cetin
  • 17Ünder
  • 18Santon
  • 20Fazio
  • 45Cardinali
  • 48Antonucci
  • 63Cerantola Fuzato

Brescia

  • 1Joronen
  • 2Sabelli
  • 15Cistana
  • 14Chancellor
  • 26Martella
  • 25BisoliSubstituted forMorosiniat 84'minutes
  • 4Tonali
  • 28Orestes CaldeiraBooked at 70mins
  • 6NdojSubstituted forZmrhalat 62'minutes
  • 11TorregrossaSubstituted forAyeat 70'minutes
  • 9Donnarumma

Substitutes

  • 5Gastaldello
  • 7Spalek
  • 8Zmrhal
  • 18Aye
  • 19Mangraviti
  • 20Magnani
  • 21Matri
  • 22Alfonso
  • 23Morosini
Referee:
Marco Di Bello
Attendance:
33,695

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamBrescia
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home26
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home17
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Roma 3, Brescia 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Roma 3, Brescia 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Jhon Chancellor.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Smalling (Roma) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Cengiz Ünder with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Bruno Martella.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cengiz Ünder (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Florian Aye (Brescia).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Brescia. Leonardo Morosini replaces Dimitri Bisoli.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Davide Santon (Roma).

  11. Post update

    Jaromir Zmrhal (Brescia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Dimitri Bisoli (Brescia).

  13. Post update

    Offside, Roma. Aleksandar Kolarov tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Veretout (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gianluca Mancini.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Diego Perotti replaces Nicolò Zaniolo.

  16. Booking

    Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Stefano Sabelli (Brescia).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Davide Santon replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus13112023101335
2Inter Milan13111129121734
3Lazio1383230141627
4Roma137422314925
5Cagliari1273223121124
6Atalanta1364331211022
7Napoli135532216620
8Parma135352017318
9Hellas Verona135351111018
10Fiorentina134451820-216
11Torino134271520-514
12AC Milan134271217-514
13Udinese13427920-1114
14Sassuolo124172223-113
15Bologna133461822-413
16Sampdoria13337920-1112
17Lecce122461525-1010
18Genoa122371426-129
19SPAL12228718-118
20Brescia122191023-137
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