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Spalletti’s Roma Resurrection

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Roma's forward from Bosnia-Herzegovina Edin Dzeko (L) celebrates after scoring a goal with Roma's midfielder from Belgium Radja Nianggolan (C) and Roma's midfielder from Egypt Mohamed Salah during the Serie A football match between Carpi and AS Roma at Alberto Braglia Stadium in Modena on February 12, 2016. / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE

AS Roma‘s resurgence for the Champions League qualifying spot in Serie A continues on as Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko finally ended his goal scoring drought in a 1-3 victory against Carpi. Roma remains in good form since Luciano Spalletti took over for Rudi Garcia in January.

The Giallorossi have now won four league matches in a row under Spalletti. Roma’s latest victory came in the birthplace of Italy‘s famous luxury sports car Ferrari, Modena against lowly Carpi. The latest victory for Roma helps the Giallorossi climb into third place over Fiorentina. Fiorentina will take on fifth place Inter Milan and the winner of this match could potentially jump into Italy’s coveted final Champions league spot, third place.

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The Romans found the Carpi goalkeeper Vid Belec in high spirits in the first half at the Stadio Alberto Braglia. Belec denied both Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah minutes before the halftime whistle.

Italian forward Stephan El-Shaarawy was replaced the halftime for Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic. Roma took the lead nine minutes after the restart. The goal scored came from the unlikely Lucas Digne. The young French left back blasted a beautiful shot pass Vid Belec and placed Roma in the lead.

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Carpi would level the game five minutes after Digne’s goal. Jerry Uche Mbakogu took advantage of a lapse of concentration by Roma’s German defender, Antonio Rudiger. Jerry Mbakogu fed the ball perfectly after fighting off Rudiger for the run of Kevin Lasagna, who couldn’t miss the open net to tie the game at one a piece.

The Giallorossi found the home side to be very menacing throughout the second half until the 84th minute. AS Roma would secure the three vital points after Mohamed Salah’s run to the touch line was met by Edin Dzeko, who managed to score his first goal in Italy since November.

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The insurance was given to AS Roma when Mohamed Salah got on the end of a rebound to score the Giallorossi‘s third goal of the match. The win against Carpi couldn’t have come at any better moment since the Giallorossi host the very threatening Real Madrid on Wednesday in the Champions League at the Stadio Olimpico.

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