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Roma move back into second spot

Radja Nainggolan came to the rescue after another Edin Dzeko penalty miss, as Roma kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus with a hard-fought 2-0 win at plucky Crotone yesterday.

Belgium international Nainggolan lashed past Alex Cordaz from a tight angle in the 40th minute after being picked out by Mohamed Salah as the vistors edged a first half in which they had only hinted at their wealth of attacking quality.

Salah then squared for Dzeko, who had sent a hesitant first-half penalty wide, for a simple tap-in in the 77th minute as Roma moved up to second on 53 points at the expense of Napoli, who ran out 2-0 victors against Genoa on Friday.

Juventus, on 57 points, can re-establish their seven-point lead over Luciano Spalletti's team when they travel to Cagliari this morning (Singapore time). 
- REUTERS

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