Egypt's Salah scores, wins penalty as Roma crush Udinese 4-0

AP and Ahram Online , Saturday 20 Aug 2016

Mohamed Salah shines on the first day of the Italian Serie A to help AS Roma to an impressive 4-0 victory at home to Udiense on Saturday

Mohamed Salah
File photo of AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah (Reuters)

Egypt winger Mohamed Salah won a penalty before scoring himself as AS Roma romped to a 4-0 win over Udinese in their opening Italian Serie A game on Saturday.

Substitute Diego Perotti converted two penalties and expected title-challenger Roma produced a second-half outburst to beat visiting Udinese as the Giallorossi prepare for the return leg of the Champions League playoffs.

Perotti's first spot kick came after Edin Dzeko used a sharp change of direction to make defender Danilo fall on top of him.

Perotti played a part in drawing the second penalty, sending a through ball to Mohamed Salah, who sped past the defence, prompting Emmanuel Badu to tug him over.

Dzeko made it 3-0 from close range in the 82nd and Salah finished things off two minutes later on the rebound after his header was parried by the keeper.

After a 1-1 draw in the opening leg, Roma host Porto on Tuesday, hoping to advance to the Champions League group stage.

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