AS Roma set a new Serie A record for most successive wins to start a league campaign, as they beat Chievo 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday.
In a game they largely dominated, it took until the 67th minute for Rudi Garcia's side to get the goal they needed to confirm the new record—Marco Borriello bursting in front of his man to head home Alessandro Florenzi's weighted cross.
Over the course of the contest the home side extended the time it has been since they last conceded in the league to 11 hours, but it was getting a goal at the other end that the home side were preoccupied with.
For large parts of the contest it looked like it would not come, with Borriello, Daniele de Rossi and Kevin Strootman all denied with attempts from different distances. But it was Borriello—the man asked to take on the mantle during the absence of Francesco Totti—who grabbed a crucial first goal for the club.
Roma, unsurprisingly, remain top of Serie A with the win—five points clear with a perfect 30 points. Chievo, alas, still sit bottom.
On target: 3-1
Pass completion: 86%-76%