Henrikh Mkhitaryan was the hero for Roma as soon as once more as he scored twice in a 3-0 win over Parma that despatched the Giallorossi only one level off the Serie A summit on Sunday.
The attacking midfielder scored a hat-trick in opposition to Genoa earlier than the worldwide break, and took his scoring run to 6 objectives in three video games with an outstanding brace in opposition to the Crociati.
Roma have been snug regardless of lacking key gamers like Edin Dzeko, Marash Kumbulla and Chris Smalling, as a Borja Mayoral strike and Mkhitaryan double had the sport put to mattress by half time.
The guests set as much as sit deep and spring counter-attacks, however two objectives in 4 minutes from the ruthless Romans quickly compelled Fabio Liverani to tear up his sport plan.
Mayoral latched onto a intelligent Spinazzola earlier than sending a neat end into the nook from a decent angle for his first Serie A objective.
Moments later, Mkhitaryan unleashed a thunderbolt of a half-volley from 30 yards out into the highest nook to double Roma’s benefit, and the Armenian then tapped in a Rik Karsdorp cross on the again publish earlier than the interval.
Roma pushed for extra in a much less eventful second half, with Leonardo Spinazzola coming the closest when his close-range effort struck Luigi Sepe earlier than coming off the crossbar.
It was Roma’s third consecutive league victory and moved Paulo Fonseca’s aspect as much as third place within the standings.