SCOTT PETERSON - Monday, March 18, 2013
Michael Bradley came on for the last part of the second half in a victory over Parma to close matchday 29 in the Serie A.
AS Roma 2 - 0 FC Parma
Bradley began the contest on the bench, before coming on in the 69th minute for Pangiotis Tachtsidis.
Roma came out flying, requiring a mere two minutes to pose a threat to the Parma goal. Roma continued their bright start and were rewarded in the seventh minute with the opener.
Danielle De Rossi hammered a volley from ten yards that was curling wide until an outstretched Erik Lamela managed to redirect the ball into the back of the net with his right foot.
Roma kept their foot on the gas and would have added a second in the 17th minute through captain Francesco Totti, if it were not for a fantastic save by keeper Antonio Mirante.
After being thwarted by the keeper, it was the woodwork's turn to deny the Giallorossi as Simone Perotta could only bemoan his luck as his right-footed effort was kept out by the crossbar in the 18th.
The home squad picked up where they left off in the second half with Totti hitting a free kick from 25 yards out off both the crossbar and then the post in the 46th minute.
Roma finally did grab a second goal in the 70th minute as Totti hit a free kick under the wall and past Mirante to effectively put the game away.
With the win, Roma leapfrogged Lazio to move into sixth place with 47 points. Up next for Bradley and Roma is a road date versus Palermo.