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Stadio Olimpico 31st October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Peruzzo

Roma Roma vs Chievo Chievo

Roma 1

M Borriello (67)

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Chievo 0

Roma make it 10 from 10

Last Updated: 31/10/13 10:48pm

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Marco Borriello celebrates the only goal of the match.

Marco Borriello celebrates the only goal of the match.

Roma made it 10 wins from 10 as their perfect start to the Serie A campaign continued with a 1-0 triumph over Chievo at Stadio Olimpico.

Marco Borriello scored the only goal of the game in the 67th minute as Rudi Garcia's men moved five points clear of second-placed Napoli and Juventus, who lie in third.

The result also left Chievo firmly rooted to the bottom of the standings with four point as the Flying Donkeys were unable to find a second win of the season.

The fact that Roma only won by the slenderest of margins was the biggest surprise as they totally dominated, with the visitors only managing to create a single chance on goal.

Roma set the tone early on when Miralem Pjanic's cross from the right tested Dario Dainelli before Marquinho forced a simple save from Christian Puggioni as the home side started to warm up.

Marquinho then sent a strike over the bar and Kevin Strootman saw his effort punched away by Puggioni midway through the first half as the hosts started to take control.

Marquinho's radar seemed to be off target, though, as he sent another 18-yard effort wide before Pjanic's free-kick from the edge of the area flashed over the crossbar.

After the break, Roma picked up where they left off when Adem Ljalic's strike from the byline also few over Puggioni before a Pjanic chance went the same way just after the hour mark.

However, Roma striker Borriello did not miss at the next time of asking when he headed Alessandro Florenzi's cross into the net at the far post to edge the home side ahead.

Chievo had their sole chance of the game when Luca Rigoni forced a save out of Morgan De Sanctis, the ball breaking to Sergio Pellissier who found the net only for the offside flag to be raised.

Ljalic almost doubled Roma's lead in the 82nd minute when his free-kick sent Puggioni flying to put the ball over the bar.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 38 102
2 Roma 38 85
3 Napoli 38 78
4 Fiorentina 38 65
5 Inter Milan 38 60
6 Parma 38 58
7 Torino 38 57
8 AC Milan 38 57
9 Lazio 38 56
10 Verona 38 54
11 Atalanta 38 50
12 Sampdoria 38 45
13 Udinese 38 44
14 Genoa 38 44
15 Cagliari 38 39
16 Chievo 38 36
17 Sassuolo 38 34
18 Catania 38 32
19 Bologna 38 29
20 Livorno 38 25