14th of February 2021

Pedro back in style as Giallorrosi beat Udinese (3-0)

Pedro was back to action on Sunday afternoon and he did it in style with a goal in Serie A fixture against Udinese. Jordan Veretout scored an early brace as Roma romped to an eventual 3-0 victory.

The Frenchman put the Giallorossi on course for victory with a header and then a successful penalty inside the opening 25 minutes, as a late strike from substitute Pedro then rounded things off.

The result moves Paulo Fonseca's side back into the top three in Serie A, overtaking Juventus.

On what promised to be a tough afternoon against one of the league's best defences, instead it took just five minutes for Roma to grab control of the contest - as Veretout timed his run into the box to head home Gianluca Mancini's cross.

When Henrikh Mkhitaryan was then felled in the box by Juan Musso soon after, Veretout made no mistake in doubling the advantage - and his own tally for the day.

Udinese looked dangerous on occasions and created a handful of chances, although Pau Lopez dealt with the most threatening of them - as Gerard Deulofeu failed to make the most of a glorious one-on-one opening.

Late in the game, substitute Pedro found the top corner in clinical fashion, adding an extra gloss to the final scoreline.

It is Europa League action next for Fonseca's side; they make the journey to Portugal to face Sporting Braga in the Europa League on Thursday.

Their next Serie A encounter will see them travel to face Benevento next Sunday.

- Match stats:

Roma (3-4-2-1): Pau López; Mancini, Cristante, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Veretout (Pedro 78'), Villar, Spinazzola (Peres 87'); Mkhitaryan, Pellegrini (Diawara 87'); Mayoral (Dzeko 69').

Udinese (3-5-1-1): Musso; Bonifazi, Nuytinck, Samir; Stryger Larsen (Molina 62'), De Paul, Walace (Nestorovski 85'), Arslan (Makengo 74'), Zeegelaar (Ouwejan 74'); Deulofeu; Llorente (Okaka 63').

Goals: Veretout (5', 25' p.), Pedro 90'

Bookings: Pellegrini (56'), Vereout (71')

- Match report by ASRoma.com / Pedro17.com


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