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Totti inspires Roma to Parma victory

Published: Sunday 2 May 2010
Francesco Totti scored one and set up another as AS Roma kept their Scudetto hopes alive with a 2-1 win at one of coach Claudio Ranieri's former clubs, mid-table Parma FC.
Totti inspires Roma to Parma victory
Francesco Totti (right) celebrates his early goal ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 2 May 2010

Totti inspires Roma to Parma victory

Francesco Totti scored one and set up another as AS Roma kept their Scudetto hopes alive with a 2-1 win at one of coach Claudio Ranieri's former clubs, mid-table Parma FC.

Goals from Francesco Totti and Rodrigo Taddei helped AS Roma to a 2-1 victory at Parma FC which lifts the Giallorossi a point above FC Internazionale Milano at the top of Serie A for 24 hours at least.

Roma responded in perfect fashion to losing their 24-match unbeaten league run last weekend by opening the scoring within five minutes through Totti. Daniele De Rossi received possession on the halfway line from Mirko Vučinić and picked out his captain with a pass which Totti took delightfully on his chest before dinking the ball over Antonio Mirante. Claudio Ranieri's side had to wait until 15 minutes from time to double their lead and again Totti was involved, linking up with Luca Toni and crossing to the far post where the unmarked Taddei headed in.

Substitute Davide Lanzafame (81) reduced the arrears but any hope they had of claiming a point disappeared when Luis Jiménez was dismissed late on. Roma will hope their city rivals, S.S. Lazio, can upset Inter when the teams meet at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Elsewhere on Saturday, Ronaldinho's penalty 12 minutes from time proved decisive as third-placed AC Milan beat ACF Fiorentina 1-0. The Rossoneri played the closing stages with ten men after Massimo Ambrosini (87) collected a second yellow card for a challenge on Alberto Gilardino.

Last updated: 01/05/10 22.48CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 05:02 CET

01/05/2011

BariBari2-3RomaRoma

Bentivoglio 25 (p), Huseklepp 42

Totti 30, 57 (p), Rosi 90+5

Venue: Bari

01/05/2011

SampdoriaSampdoria3-3BresciaBrescia

Pozzi 55, Tissone 63, Mannini 90+1

Citadin Martin 50, Caracciolo 57, 84

Venue: Genova

01/05/2011

MilanMilan1-0BolognaBologna

Flamini 8

Venue: Milano

01/05/2011

CataniaCatania2-0CagliariCagliari

Silvestre 78, Bergessio 82

Venue: Catania

01/05/2011

FiorentinaFiorentina5-2UdineseUdinese

Vargas 9, D'Agostino 21, 51, Cerci 71, 86

Pinzi 29, Asamoah 57

Venue: Firenze

01/05/2011

ChievoChievo1-0LecceLecce

Rigoni 58

Venue: Verona

01/05/2011

ParmaParma3-1PalermoPalermo

Dzemaili 2, Modesto 18, Candreva 89

Pastore 56

Venue: Parma

30/04/2011

NapoliNapoli1-0GenoaGenoa

Hamšík 83

Venue: Napoli

30/04/2011

CesenaCesena1-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Budan 56

Pazzini 90+1, 90+5

Venue: Cesena

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