Roma ease past Pescara in Serie A thanks to Mohamed Salah double
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 24/04/17 11:01pm
Mohamed Salah scored twice as Roma beat rock-bottom Pescara 4-1 on Monday to move to within eight points of Serie A leaders Juventus.
Three goals in the space of five minutes - albeit interrupted by the half-time interval - ensured the points went back to Rome as the capital club kept their slim hopes of denying Juve a sixth straight Serie A title alive.
Kevin Strootman broke the deadlock in the 44th minute as he fired home from a central position and before Pescara could gather themselves, Radja Nainggolan doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Three minutes into the second half, Salah's shot from outside the area found the bottom left corner of Vincenzo Fiorillo's net and it was the Egyptian again to score Roma's fourth on the hour mark.
Roma passed up a series of chances to add to their lead and instead it was Pescara who grabbed a consolation, with Ahmed Benali turning in Ledian Memushaj's cross with seven minutes left.