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
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.