Roma gets back to winning ways after beating Cagliari

AP , Sunday 8 Feb 2015

Roma's Leandro Paredes, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Roma, in Cagliari, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Roma got back to winning ways as the capital side beat relegation-threatened Cagliari 2-1 to cut the gap to Serie A leader Juventus to seven points on Sunday.

Adem Ljajic and Leandro Paredes scored to help end a run of four consecutive league draws for Roma, which had also been dumped out of the Italian Cup by Fiorentina in midweek.

Paul-Jose M'Poku headed in a consolation goal in stoppage time.

Roma will still be looking nervously over its shoulder after Napoli beat Udinese 3-1 — with Cyril Thereau scoring for both sides — to remain four points behind in third.

With Lazio playing Genoa on Monday, Fiorentina moved into fourth with a 3-2 victory over Atalanta. Sampdoria is level on points after it was held 1-1 at home by Sassuolo.

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