Roma tear Torino apart

Roma provisionally moved five points clear of their rivals in the race for a Champions League spot with a 3-0 win against Torino on Friday.

Alisson was forced into a late flurry of saves in the first half, but Roma managed to break down Torino after the restart, with goals from Kostas Manolas, Daniele De Rossi and substitute Lorenzo Pellegrini doing the job.

The Giallorossi were brimming with rediscovered confidence after a shock 4-2 victory atleaders Napoli but were also trying to focus on turning around the Champions League Round of 16 with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

Some decisions were forced upon Coach Eusebio Di Francesco, as Edin Dzeko and Federico Fazio were suspended, with Gregoire Defrel and Rick Karsdorp injured, so Patrik Schick got a chance to shine.

Toro were in crisis after back-to-back defeats against Juventus and Verona, missing Adem Ljajic, Lyanco, Joel Obi, Cristian Molinaro, Kevin Bonifazi and suspended Nicolas Burdisso.

Toro won here 2-1 in December to knock Roma out of the Coppa Italia, but that was when Sinisa Mihajlovic was still in charge. 

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Roma 3-0 Torino

Manolas 56, De Rossi 73, Pellegrini 90

Roma: Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Juan Jesus, Kolarov; Nainggolan, De Rossi (Pellegrini 84), Strootman (Gonalons 89); Cengiz (Gerson 76), Schick, El Shaarawy

Torino: Sirigu; De Silvestri (Barreca 71), Nkoulou, Moretti, Ansaldi; Rincon, Acquah (Edera 80); Falque (Niang 68), Baselli, Berenguer; Belotti

Referee: Maresca

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