Veretout scores twice as Roma beat Udinese to reclaim third


French midfielder Jordan Veretout struck twice on Sunday as Roma beat Udinese 3-0 to climb again to 3rd in Serie A.

One week after shedding to Juventus, who jumped into third, Roma took benefit of the reigning champions’ loss to Napoli on Saturday night time.

Roma continued their sturdy type on the Stadio Olimpico even with out Edin Dzeko, who returned from his temporary exile when he got here on for the final 21 minutes. They’re the one staff in Serie A unbeaten at residence this season.

Veretout put Roma forward after 5 minutes, racing ahead to satisfy a cross from Gianluca Mancini with a robust header.

After visiting goalkeeper Juan Musso upended Henrikh Mkhitaryan within the twenty fifth minute, Veretout transformed the penalty.

It was Veretout’s fourth succesful penalty and ninth league objective of the season.

With 15 league targets (and 17 in all competitions) since his arrival in Rome from Fiorentina in 2019, the previous Aston Villa and Nantes participant has overtaken Vincent Candela as Roma’s top-scoring French participant.

Pedro Rodriguez changed Veretout after 78 minutes and added the third objective in added time.

Roma moved a degree forward of Juventus and three factors away from Napoli, although these groups have a recreation in hand, in opposition to one another.

Roma are six factors behind leaders AC Milan and 4 factors behind Inter Milan who host Lazio within the night match.

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