Roma 1- Cremonese: Smalling nets wininng foal for Giallorossi at Stadio Olimpico

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Roma snatched all three points from Cremonese in a 1-0 victory on Monday, at Stadio Olimpico. Roma were looking to continue their run, following a 1-0 victory against Salernitana. USC were beaten 3-2 in the previous match against Fiorentina. As the table looks today, Roma and USC currently occupy 3rd and 17th spots in the league, with 6 points and 0 points respectively after 2 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Roma applied pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Chris Smalling at the 65 minute mark so at full time it was 1-0 to Roma.

Substitutions for Roma included Stephan El Shaarawy, Nemanja Matic, Nicola Zalewski and Zeki Celik for Nicolo Zaniolo, Paulo Dybala, Leonardo Spinazzola and Rick Karsdorp, repectively. USC brought on Cristian Buonaiuto, Jaime Baez, Matteo Bianchetti, Frank Tsadjout and Daniel Ciofani, to replace Luca Zanimacchia, Paolo Ghiglione, Emanuel Aiwu, David Okereke and Luka Lochoshvili.

The referee booked Emanuel Aiwu, Luca Zanimacchia and Matteo Bianchetti for USC.

Roma will next play Juventus away, with USC facing Torino at home.

Technical card:
Roma:Rui Patricio, Roger Ibanez, Chris Smalling, Gianluca Mancini, Rick Karsdorp (Zeki Celik, min.86), Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Leonardo Spinazzola (Nicola Zalewski, min.73), Nicolo Zaniolo (Stephan El Shaarawy, min.45), Tammy Abraham and Paulo Dybala (Nemanja Matic, min.72)
Cremonese:Andrei Radu, Vlad Chiriches, Luka Lochoshvili (Daniel Ciofani, min.85), Emanuel Aiwu (Matteo Bianchetti, min.57), Paolo Ghiglione (Jaime Baez, min.56), Charles Pickel, Santiago Ascacibar, Emanuele Valeri, Cyriel Dessers, Luca Zanimacchia (Cristian Buonaiuto, min.56) and David Okereke (Frank Tsadjout, min.78)
Stadium:Stadio Olimpico
Goals:Chris Smalling (1-0, min. 65)