Serie A: Roma lose to Chievo

Rome, May 8 (IANS) AS Roma were denied a chance to move up to fourth in the Italian Serie A table after they lost 0-1 at home to Chievo thanks to a late goal from Cyril Thereau.

Roma attacked throughout the game Tuesday, but all in vain, and Chievo punished their inefficiency in the last minute when Thereau scored on a break, reports Xinhua.

The win lifts Chievo to safety but leaves Roma’s fifth position under threat from Udinese and Lazio, who can go above them into the final Europa League qualification berth with a win Wednesday night.

Roma interim coach Aurelio Andreazzoli admitted his side did not stick to the gameplan.

“We had an idea on how to approach the match, but did not pursue the ideas throughout the game,” he said.

“In the first half, we were stuttering in our build-up and should’ve tried to finish the game much earlier. In the final minute, we had this goal against the run of play. We didn’t suffer much at the back, but we knew that Chievo were dangerous on the counter,” he said.

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