Pablo Daniel Osvaldo bagged a hat-trick around Erik Lamela’s volley, as Roma crushed Siena 4-0 and sent the Tuscans into the relegation zone.
The Giallorossi were already held to a 1-1 draw by bottom of the table Pescara last week and didn’t want to repeat the trick as relegation-threatened Siena paid a visit. Their European hopes took a dent with that result and they went into this game without Maarten Stekelenburg, Marquinho, Marquinhos or the suspended Mattia Destro. Siena missed Alessio Sestu and Nicola Pozzi.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo opened the scoring after 14 minutes when he exchanged passes with Erik Lamela to carve the Siena defence apart and delicately chipped the on-rushing goalkeeper.
In less than 60 seconds it was 2-0, as Lamela watched a Francesco Totti ball over the top and hit a fantastic first time low volley into the near bottom corner.
Lobont flew to palm away an Innocent Emeghara pile-driver, but Roma almost made it 3-0 when Osvaldo’s angled drive cracked against the base of the far post. The hosts lost Daniele De Rossi to injury before the break, introducing the also not 100 per cent fit Miralem Pjanic.
Osvaldo completed his brace after Alessandro Florenzo robbed Angelo at the by-line and pulled back for the Italian international’s smart finish.
Lobont flew to palm an Emeghara effort out from under the bar, but Osvaldo completed his hat-trick. Totti spun round in midfield, dribbled past three players and his fierce shot was parried into the path of Osvaldo for a tap-in.