5th of November 2020

Pedro scores also in Europe as Roma trash Cluj (5-0)

The run keeps going! Pedro Rodríguez scored on Thursday night his first Europa League goal for Roma, only a few days after his last Serie A strike to Fiorentina netted on Saturday. The strike was the fifth of a comfortable win at the Olimpico as the Italian side trashed Cluj in the third fixture of the Group Stage. Roma moved out in front at the halfway stage of Group A.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the club's fastest-ever goal in the competition (57 seconds) to get the side off to the perfect start, and Paulo Fonseca's players never looked back - as Roger Ibanez and Borja Mayoral subsequently added their first goals for the club before half-time.

In the second half, the second strike for Mayoral and a late finish from substitute Pedro Rodriguez rounded off a comfortable team display.

There was even the opportunity for a further positive to emerge from the night: as 18-year-old academy graduate Tommaso Milanese made his debut for the Giallorossi.

The midfielder provided the assist for Pedro's finish.

Roma have one more game before the international break - they travel to Liguria to face Genoa on Sunday.

- Match stats:

Roma (3-4-2-1): Pau Lopez; Fazio, Ibanez (Smalling), Kumbulla; Bruno Peres, Veretout (Pellegrini), Cristante (Milanese), Spinazzola (Juan Jesus); Villar, Mkhitaryan (Pedro); Borja Mayoral.

Cluj (4-1-3-2): Balgradean; Susic (Latovlevici), Manea, Ciobotaru, Camora; Hoban; Deac (Pereira), Itu (Paun), Djokovic; Rondon, Debeljuh (Carnat)

Bookings: Hovan (59’), Carnat (80’).

Goals: Mkhitaryan (01'), Ibanez (24'), Borja Mayoral (34', 84'), Pedro (89').


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