Ivory Coast’s Gervinho helps Roma beat Chievo in Serie A

AP, Sunday 23 Mar 2014

AS Roma's forward Gervinho, of Ivory Coast, celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match against Chievo at Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Saturday, March 22, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Ivory Coast striker Gervinho was on target as second-place Roma eased to a 2-0 win at struggling Chievo Verona in the Italian Serie A on Saturday.

Roma were 11 points behind leader Juventus and six ahead of third-place Napoli.

It was an easy win for Roma, who were never troubled by Chievo.

Chievo gifted Roma the lead in the 17th minute when Bostjan Cesar's header back to goalkeeper Michael Agazzi was too weak and was easily intercepted by Gervinho, who slotted calmly home.

Mattia Destro doubled Roma's lead three minutes from halftime, firing Rodrigo Taddei's delightful throughball into the bottom right corner.

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