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Roma beat Atalanta to stay on Juve's coat-tails

Published: Saturday 12 April 2014, 22.45CET
Goals from Rodrigo Taddei, Adem Ljajić and Gervinho helped AS Roma to a 3-1 victory against Atalanta BC that puts them five points behind leaders Juventus.
Roma beat Atalanta to stay on Juve's coat-tails
Adem Ljajić is mobbed after scoring Roma's second against Atalanta ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 12 April 2014, 22.45CET

Roma beat Atalanta to stay on Juve's coat-tails

Goals from Rodrigo Taddei, Adem Ljajić and Gervinho helped AS Roma to a 3-1 victory against Atalanta BC that puts them five points behind leaders Juventus.

AS Roma moved to within five points of Serie A leaders Juventus courtesy of a 3-1 victory against Atalanta BC.

Roma, beaten just twice in the league all season, rarely looked like picking up anything less than a win on Saturday evening from the moment that Rodrigo Taddei's deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area put them in front on 13 minutes. Adem Ljajić doubled the Giallorossi's advantage with a close-range finish just prior to half-time and Gervinho made it three after 63 minutes.

Though Atalanta pulled one back via Giulio Migliaccio, Atalanta could not find a way back and drop to ninth. Juventus will look to restore their eight-point cushion at the summit against Udinese Calcio on Monday.

In the day's other game, 19th-placed US Sassuolo Calcio climbed to within two points of safety with a 1-1 draw against Cagliari Calcio.

Last updated: 13/04/14 0.12CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 12/04/2014 22:41 CET

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RomaRoma3-1AtalantaAtalanta

Taddei 13, Ljajić 44, Gervinho 63

Migliaccio 78

Venue: Roma

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SassuoloSassuolo1-1CagliariCagliari

Zaza 36

Ibraimi 47 (P)

Venue: Reggio nell'Emilia

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Last updated: 12/04/2014 22:41 CET

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