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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 34 90
2 Roma 34 82
3 Napoli 34 68
4 Fiorentina 34 58
5 Inter Milan 34 56
6 Parma 34 51
7 AC Milan 34 51
8 Torino 34 49
9 Verona 34 49
10 Lazio 34 49
11 Atalanta 34 46
12 Sampdoria 34 41
13 Udinese 34 39
14 Genoa 34 39
15 Cagliari 34 36
16 Chievo 34 30
17 Sassuolo 34 28
18 Bologna 34 28
19 Livorno 34 25
20 Catania 34 23