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Perfect 10: Roma make history in Serie A

Rudi Garcia’s side beat Chievo 1-0 in the Stadio Olimpico this evening.

Roma: Borriello's goal extended their winning start to 10 games.
Roma: Borriello's goal extended their winning start to 10 games.
Image: Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images

MARCO BORRIELLO HEADED his first goal of the season as Roma beat Chievo 1-0 and extended their new Serie A record of opening season wins to 10.

Roma, who have scored 24 and conceded just once, moved five points clear of Napoli and Juventus who won on Wednesday.

Rudi Garcia’s side were afforded the honour of being the first Italian team to record nine opening wins in succession last weekend thanks to a late 1-0 win away to feisty Udinese.

However with Juventus also having achieved that feat during the 2005-2006 season, when the Turin giants were stripped of the title and any other related honours, fans of the Giallorossi packed the Olympic Stadium on Thursday to see more history being made in the capital.

“It’s a nice satisfaction, we’ve made history, but now we have to look ahead to our trip to Torino (on Sunday),” said Borriello.

Roma have so far played down talk of challenging for what would be their first scudetto since 2001, and Borriello added: “We’re also playing very well away from home, but our objective is (to qualify for) Europe.”

© AFP 2013

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