Edin Dzeko scored two times as Roma clinched back-to-back Serie A victories with an entertaining 5-2 win over Benevento on the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Gianluca Caprari’s early strike gave the guests a surprise lead, however Pedro Rodriguez levelled earlier than Dzeko struck his first target of the season to position the hosts in entrance on the period.
Gianluca Lapadula discovered an equaliser for Pippo Inzaghi’s aspect, however Roma ran away with it within the ultimate 20 mins because of a Jordan Veretout penalty, Dzeko tap-in and Carles Perez stunner.
The outcome leaves Roma in 7th position with seven issues, whilst Benevento are one level at the back of them in 10th.
Paulo Fonseca sprang a marvel by means of lining his workforce up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, switching from the prior to now favoured 3-4-2-1 gadget, with Bryan Cristante driven into central midfield and Lorenzo Pellegrini working as a trequartista.
The guests raced into a surprising lead throughout the opening 5 mins, when Roma adolescence product Caprari’s shot from the threshold of the world took a large deflection and looped over Antonio Mirante into the web.
However Roma spoke back in taste after the 30 minutes mark with two objectives in fast succession, the primary coming thru Pedro, who fired house his 2d target of the season from shut vary after Pellegrini’s blocked effort fell into his trail.
Benevento threw numbers ahead looking for an quick reaction however have been punished by means of a perfectly done Roma counter-attack, introduced by means of a pinpoint lengthy kick from Mirante to Henrikh Mkhitaryan, whose suave thru ball performed in Dzeko for a neat end.
Mkhitaryan was once celebrating a target of his personal in first part stoppage time when he bundled in a Cristante move, however it was once chalked off for an offside within the buildup.
The guests began the second one part similar to the primary, quickly discovering an equaliser after Veretout clumsily tripped Artur Ionita within the field as he attempted to regain ownership following a heavy first contact.
Lapadula’s spot kick was once stored by means of Mirante, however the striker pounced at the rebound to knock it in at the second one time of asking.
Veretout was once passed the risk to compensate for his error when Pedro collided with Lorenzo Montipo within the field and Roma have been awarded a penalty, which the French midfielder coolly transformed.
And the hosts after all were given some respiring room at the 77th minute when Mkhitaryan were given in at the back of the Benevento defence and rolled a move throughout to Dzeko for a easy end.
Exchange Perez made an affect with a sensational solo target to finish the rout, gliding previous 3 defenders at best pace earlier than smashing an explosive end into the ground nook.