AS Roma went on the rampage and blasted five first-half goals past a pitiful Bologna side on its way to a 5-1 away win in Serie A on Sunday.

Each team also had two goals disallowed, and Roma hit the post as it went fifth in the table with 21 points, one more than Juventus who is away to Genoa later on Sunday.

Bologna midfielder Andrea Poli opened the floodgates when he turned a Leonardo Spinazzola pass into his own net after five minutes. Edin Dzeko ran onto Lorenzo Pellegrini’s through ball to add a second for Roma five minutes later.

Bologna’s second-choice goalkeeper Federico Ravaglia, making his Serie A debut, had to pick the ball out of the net again after only 15 minutes after Pellegrini scored from Spinazzola’s geometric pass.

Pellegrini then had a goal disallowed for offside and Bologna pulled one back in the 24th minute – although it was scored by a Roma player, Bryan Cristante…

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