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Borriello header makes it a perfect ten for Roma

Published: Thursday 31 October 2013, 22.54CET
AS Roma have become the first team to win ten successive matches at the start of a Serie A season, beating AC Chievo Verona 1-0 with the aid of Marco Borriello's second-half header.
Borriello header makes it a perfect ten for Roma
Marco Borriello sprints away in delight after making the breakthrough ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 31 October 2013, 22.54CET

Borriello header makes it a perfect ten for Roma

AS Roma have become the first team to win ten successive matches at the start of a Serie A season, beating AC Chievo Verona 1-0 with the aid of Marco Borriello's second-half header.

AS Roma have created history by becoming the first team to win their opening ten games of a Serie A campaign, Rudi Garcia's side defeating AC Chievo Verona 1-0 thanks to Marco Borriello's second-half goal.

The Giallorossi matched the nine in a row set by Juventus in 2005/06 when they left it late to beat Udinese Calcio at the weekend, and the capital outfit were narrow victors again, this time on home turf. Borriello was in the right place to score his first goal for the Lupi since May 2011, heading in Alessandro Florenzi's intelligent centre after 67 minutes.

Roma, who have conceded just one goal all season and have now kept seven successive clean sheets, were once again without the injured Francesco Totti and Gervinho, as well as the suspended Maicon. They are five points clear of SSC Napoli and Juventus and 11 ahead of fourth-placed FC Internazionale Milano as they chase their first Scudetto since 2000/01.

For Chievo, meanwhile, this was a sixth straight loss. The Verona club are bottom of the table, five points from safety, and on Monday visit fellow strugglers Bologna FC.   

Last updated: 01/11/13 14.27CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 31/10/2013 22:38 CET

31/10/2013

RomaRoma1-0ChievoChievo

Borriello 67

Venue: Roma

30/10/2013

CagliariCagliari0-3BolognaBologna

Garics 26, Kone 58, Pazienza 60

Venue: Cagliari

30/10/2013

FiorentinaFiorentina1-2NapoliNapoli

Rossi 28 (P)

Callejón 12, Mertens 36

Venue: Firenze

30/10/2013

GenoaGenoa1-0ParmaParma

Gilardino 57

Venue: Genova

30/10/2013

JuventusJuventus4-0CataniaCatania

Vidal 26, Pirlo 34, Tévez 66, Bonucci 71

Venue: Torino

30/10/2013

LivornoLivorno3-3TorinoTorino

Betanin 25, Greco 33, Emerson 62

Immobile 4, Glik 7, Cerci 87 (P)

Venue: Livorno

30/10/2013

MilanMilan1-1LazioLazio

Kaká 54

Ciani 72

Venue: Milano

30/10/2013

SassuoloSassuolo1-2UdineseUdinese

Zaza 25

Di Natale 18 (P), Muriel 56

Venue: Reggio nell'Emilia

30/10/2013

VeronaVerona2-0SampdoriaSampdoria

Juanito 51, Toni 78

Venue: Verona

29/10/2013

AtalantaAtalanta1-1InternazionaleInternazionale

Denis 25

Álvarez 16

Venue: Bergamo

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