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2016/2017 Italian Serie A
  • Stephan El Shaarawy (26')
  • Mohamed Salah (37')
  • Edin Dzeko (48', 57')

Edin Dzeko scores twice as Roma thrash Crotone

Edin Dzeko find the back of the net against Crotone. Luciano Rossi/AS Roma via Getty Images

Edin Dzeko scored twice as Roma won 4-0 against Crotone, who continue to struggle in their first-ever season in Serie A.

Stephan El Shaarawy and Mohamed Salah scored in the first half and Edin Dzeko made sure of a comprehensive win.

Luciano Spalletti's side were looking to respond their 1-0 defeat against Fiorentina last week and took the lead after 26 minutes when Alessandro Florenzi set up El Shaarawy, before Salah calmly slotted past Crotone goalkeeper Alex Cordaz to put the hosts 2-0 in front.

Dzeko got his first of the evening as he chipped over the onrushing Cordaz before a tap-in for his fourth goal of the season, and Crotone were denied a consolation goal late on as Wojciech Szczesny saved Raffaele Palladino's penalty.

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