ROMA KEEP TITLE RACE ALIVE
Reclaim second spot after win over Milan
EDIN Dzeko scored two first-half goals as AS Roma won 4-1 at AC Milan on Sunday to retake second spot in Serie A and keep their title hopes mathematically alive on another shocking day for the Milanese pair.
Earlier, midfielder Antonio Candreva missed an 87th minute penalty for Inter Milan in a 1-0 defeat at lowly Genoa, extending their winless run to seven league games.
Inter coach Stefano Pioli rejected suggestions he could resign, saying: “I haven’t seen anyone else before me do it, so I won’t.”
Palermo, who have employed five different coaches this season, were finally relegated after drawing 1-1 at Chievo and Lazio continued their free-scoring run with a remarkable 7-3 win over Sampdoria.
With three games each to play, Roma moved up to 78 points, seven behind Juventus who were held 1-1 at home by Torino on Saturday, and set up a mouth-watering clash between the pair at the Stadio Olimpico this Sunday.
“We had to take the bull by the horns,” Roma coach Luciano Spalletti told Mediaset when asked about last week’s 3-1 derby defeat to Lazio.
“It’s not easy to come here and score four goals, but we had 90 perfect minutes apart from the goal that we conceded,” said Dzeko. “I’m personally happy because I’ve worked hard all season, and that’s good for my confidence. Even though the team comes first.” AFP
AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma makes a save against AS Roma at the San Siro Stadium on Sunday. Roma won 4-1.