Edin Dzeko scored two first-half goals as Roma earned a 4-1 win over 10-man AC Milan, a result that moves them to within seven points of league leaders Juventus and keeps the Serie A title race alive.
Juve travel to Stadio Olimpico next weekend, giving Roma the chance to close the gap further and Luciano Spalletti‘s side will be in confident mood after a consummate performance at San Siro.
Dzeko took his goal tally for the season to 27 inside the first half hour of the game, first linking up with Mohamed Salah to open the scoring after eight minutes and then heading a Leandro Paredes corner home 20 minutes later.
Mario Pasalic pulled one back for Milan with 15 minutes left but former Rossoneri forward Stephan El Shaarawy quickly responded with Roma’s third.
Gabriel Paletta was sent off for bringing down Salah in the box and Daniele De Rossi‘s penalty clinched a result that is crucial to Roma’s chances of finishing in Serie A’s top two, ahead of Napoli.