Serie A roundup: Roma victorious, Dybala brace paces Juventus

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With only three games on tap for Saturday, Roma took full advantage of its opportunity to move up the Serie A table against one of the league’s most competitive sides.

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Edin Dzeko‘s brace helped give Roma a 3-1 victory over Napoli to move up to second in Italy’s top flight. The former Manchester City striker scored on both sides of halftime, while ex-Chelsea attacker Mohamed Salah netted the third for Roma to permanently put the game out of reach. Back-to-back defeats for Napoli puts Gli Azzurri in third in Serie A.

Juventus edged Udinese, 2-1, on Saturday behind Paulo Dybala’s pair of finishes on both sides of halftime. After Jakub Jankto gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute, Juventus battled back through the Argentine striker to remain atop Serie A with 21 points in eight matches.

Pescara did just about everything wrong in its 1-1 draw with Sampdoria, but the 17th place side will surely be pleased to come away with a point from the match. Hugo Campagnaro’s own goal after just 12 minutes put the hosts behind, while Andrea Coda’s sending off on the stroke of halftime made the occasion all the more challenging for Pescara. Campagnaro avenged his early mistake int he 23rd minute when he booted the Biancazzurri level.