Roma brush AC Milan aside to keep title hopes alive
AS Roma kept their slim title expectations alive as a striking Miralem Pjanic goal and a Gervinho tap-in received a 2-0 home victory over AC Milan and a ninth straight Serie A win on Friday. The outcome cut the space between second-placed Roma and Juventus to five points earlier than the league leaders stay demotion-threatened Sassuolo on Monday, April 21. Roma’s Bosnia midfielder Pjanic missed precedent three players before steadily sacking home two minutes from the break and Ivorian Gervinho tapped in the second goal at the finish of a lightning-rapid counter hit after 65 minutes to down sorry Milan.
Roma coach Rudi Garcia said that, “The first 15 minutes we were very slow with the ball but we grew over the course of the first half. I’m happy because we beat Fiorentina and we’ve beaten Milan, two quality teams, and we can still dream of the title.”
Roma’s team, wonderfully performed by 24-year-old Pjanic, recuperated from their bad start to play thrilling football and are now on a club record 85 points after winning their 26th match this season, also a record for the Rome outfit.