Roma 3-0 Udinese: Veretout brace takes the home side into the top three

AS Roma

Roma picked up a 3-0 win over Udinese in the Italian League earlier tonight.

Jordan Veretout scored a brace in the first half to secure all three points for Paulo Fonseca’s team.

Roma are now up to third in the Italian League table with 43 points and they are six points behind League leaders AC Milan.

It will be interesting to see if they can close the gap with the League leaders in the coming weeks now.

Veretout scored the opening goal of the game with a glancing header after 5 minutes and he added his second goal from the penalty spot on the 25th minute after Henrik Mkhitaryan was brought down in the box.

Summer signing Pedro wrapped up the scoring deep into injury time.

Paulo Fonseca will be delighted with his team’s performance.

Roma had the chance to climb above Juventus in the table after the reigning champions were beaten by Napoli on Saturday.

They managed to grab the opportunity with both hands and it remains to be seen if they can close in on the League leaders in the coming weeks.

The home side had a comfortable outing tonight and Udinese failed to put up a fight.

The away side would have expected to pull off an upset here but they were completely outplayed and they will have to improve a lot if they want to secure a respectable finish this season.

Udinese have 24 points from 22 matches and they are 14th in the League table right now.

They could easily be drawn into the relegation battle in the coming weeks if they do not improve their performances.