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In-form Borini fires Roma into top six

Published: Saturday 10 March 2012, 22.50CET
Fabio Borini scored for the fourth successive Serie A match as AS Roma recovered from back-to-back league defeats with a single-goal victory at mid-table US Città di Palermo.
In-form Borini fires Roma into top six
Fabio Borini scored for the fourth consecutive Serie A match in Palermo ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 10 March 2012, 22.50CET

In-form Borini fires Roma into top six

Fabio Borini scored for the fourth successive Serie A match as AS Roma recovered from back-to-back league defeats with a single-goal victory at mid-table US Città di Palermo.

AS Roma moved back into the top six in Serie A after securing a slender win against US Città di Palermo in the only match in the Italian top flight.

Having lost three of their last four league encounters, including the Rome derby last weekend, the Giallorossi were desperate for a change in fortunes. The visitors got off to the perfect start thanks to an early goal by Italian international Fabio Borini and a string of saves from Bogdan Lobont.

The 20-year-old former Chelsea FC striker, who made his debut for Italy against the United States last month, scored for the fourth consecutive domestic match after latching on to Eric Lamela's clever pass and producing a calm, third-minute finish.

The Rosanero showed a vast improvement in the second half but could find no way past Lobont, in for the suspended Maarten Stekelenburg, who saved well from Fabrizio Miccoli and Ezequiel Muñoz late on. The win takes Roma a point above FC Internazionale Milano and within five of SSC Napoli and Udinese Calcio, in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Last updated: 10/03/12 22.55CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 21/03/2012 10:53 CET

10/03/2012

PalermoPalermo0-1RomaRoma

Borini 3

Venue: Palermo

09/03/2012

ChievoChievo0-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Samuel 87, Milito 90

Venue: Verona

09/03/2012

NapoliNapoli6-3CagliariCagliari

Hamšík 10, Cannavaro 19, Astori 30 (o.g.), Lavezzi 56 (penalty), Gargano 70, Maggio 84

Larrivey 37, 77, 90+2

Venue: Napoli

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 21/03/2012 10:53 CET

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