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Eight in a row. Roma win another one as they are now 5 pts ahead of Fiorentina and Inter for the final Champions League spot.

Here are the player ratings for Roma vs Udinese –

Szczesny (7): Unlucky not to get a clean sheet but he made saves when he had to. Decent from Szczesny.
Florenzi (6.5): Alessandro Florenzi will go home with the game winning goal. Though he scored, I don’t think he was too great. Wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great.
Manolas (8): Brilliant as always. Nothing was really getting by him tonight and he shut down the Udinese offence. Another top performance from Manolas.
Zukanovic (8): Like his partner, Zukanovic put in a very good shift. Huge task today as he’s replacing the in form Rudiger, but like against Madrid, he handled himself well and is proving to be a good signing for Roma.
Digne (7.5): Lucas Digne was good today. Constantly attacking down the left flank but also helped out a lot defensively.
Keita (7.5): Seydou Keita put in a very accomplished performance. Was important to Roma’s work in defence but also moved the ball around calmly and strung a lot of passes together.
Nainggolan (8): Radja Nainggolan, as always, worked hard and did Roma’s dirty work. Constantly running back and fourth helping the defence and the attack. Good night for the midfielder.
Salah (7.5): It looked like all his running in his recent games is getting to him but Salah still found a way to put in a great shift and provide a fantastic assist to Edin Dzeko.
Perotti (7.5): Another good game for Perotti who played fantastic in the role behind the striker. Dropped back a lot to pick up the ball to create a play. Worked hard as well.
El Shaarawy (7.5): Though he didn’t score, El Shaarawy put in another very solid shift for Roma. It seems he’s finally risen. Easily could have had a goal as well on a couple occasions.
Dzeko (8.5): Our Man Of The Match. Dzeko worked very hard and sacrificed himself for the team. Always offered an option for his teammates and won a lot of battles with defenders both on ground and in the air. Spalletti said he would react after his poor performance vs Madrid and he did exactly that.
SUBS:
Miralem Pjanic (8): Pjanic entered the match at a time where Roma started to slack off and started to look weak in attack. Pjanic completely changed that. Got a wonderful assist on Florenzi’s goal.
Kevin Strootman: (N/A)

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