AS Roma moved up to the fourth spot on the Serie A table with a 3-1 win over Verona at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi in Verona on Sunday.
It was a frustrating start to the match for Roma, as the weather and Verona’s defense seemed to conspire to against the Giallorossi, but Roma found a breakthrough in the 17th minute when Lorenzo Pellegrini delivered a sensational assist to Justin Kluivert. Kluivert’s attempt on goal was equally impressive, as he delivered a tight-angled shot towards the far post, giving Roma an early lead.
Verona levelled the margin four minutes later as Marco Faraoni got on the end of a looping out-swinging cross to beat Pau Lopez.
However, a Diego Perotti penalty, either side of Verona captain Davide Faraoni’s header, gave the visitors the lead at halftime, while the hosts had two goals disallowed for offside.
Roma’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan made sure of the three points in stoppage time with a close-range finish to lift the capital club to 28 points, two behind rivals Lazio in third.
Verona remain ninth on 18 points.