Serie A

Roma knocks off Hellas Verona

AS Roma serbian forward Adem Ljajic
Adem Ljajic scored in his debut for Roma.
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Substitute Adem Ljajic scored on his debut to help Roma to a 3-0 victory over newly-promoted Hellas Verona in Serie A on Sunday.

Verona had started the season well with a victory over AC Milan on the opening day, but was overturned by an impressive second-half performance from Roma.

Roma took the lead in the 56th minute when Verona defender Fabrizio Cacciatore deflected Maicon's cross past his own goalkeeper.

There was no doubt about the goalscorer of Roma's second goal three minutes later as Miralem Pjanic spotted Rafael off his line and placed a delightful 25-meter chip into the top left for an early contender for goal of the season.

Ljajic, who had come on 14 minutes earlier, sealed the result in the 66th with a low drive into the bottom left corner.

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