Saturday , February 1 2020

Genoa 1-3 Roma: Edin Dzeko scores as Roma win for the first time in a month

Genoa 1-3 Roma: Edin Dzeko scores as Roma win for the first time in a month on the road against struggling Genoa

  • Roma won for the first time since December 20 against Genoa in Serie A 
  • Goals from Cengiz Under, Edin Dzeko and an own goal gave Roma all three points
  • They’re in fourth, while Genoa have slipped down to 19th spot after a torrid run 

AS Roma returned to winning ways and moved into fourth place in Serie A with a 3-1 win at troubled Genoa on Sunday.

Cengiz Under put the visitors in front after five minutes, before they doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime when Davide Biraschi directed a cross into his own net.

Genoa struck back almost immediately through a Goran Pandev strike, but they were denied an equaliser in the second half when Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez performed a superb save at full stretch to keep out an Edoardo Goldaniga header.

Edin Dzeko scored a decisive third goal which killed the game off in Genoa on Sunday 

Chris Smalling (L), on-loan from Manchester United, also featured in the Serie A clash

Chris Smalling (L), on-loan from Manchester United, also featured in the Serie A clash 

The capital club put the result beyond doubt with 16 minutes remaining when Edin Dzeko fired a shot into the bottom corner to earn his side their first league win since December 20, after back-to-back defeats against Torino and Juventus.

Roma are fourth on 38 points, three ahead of Atalanta before their home clash with rock-bottom SPAL on Monday.

Genoa have slipped to 19th place with 14 points, having won just one league game in their last 11 attempts.