Serie A - Pizarro fires Roma to victory

Fri, 04 Mar 21:48:00 2011

David Pizarro slammed home a penalty in the dying minutes to earn Roma a 2-1 win over struggling Lecce in Serie A.

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Roma moved ahead at Lecce's Stadio Via del mare on 32 minutes when Mirko Vucinic dashed into the home box from the halfway line before planting a shot beyond keeper Antonio Rosati with the home defenders backing off.

Leece launched a spirited recovery and equalised when Guillermo Giacomazzi sent a header spinning into the corner of the Roma net from a delightful ball by Gianni Munari on 75 minutes.

The game looked destined for a draw, but Roma won it when Munari handled in the area from Marco Borriello's header before Pizarro stepped up to send Rosati the wrong way from the spot for a winner they barely deserved.

Roma are a point behind fifth-placed Udinese and two adrift of Lazio in fourth spot. Lecce remain three points ahead of third-bottom Cesena.


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