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Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s five Serie A games, culminating in InterLazio and RomaGenoa, but first there are some crucial relegation dogfights.

This is the penultimate round of the season and it’s all still to play for at the bottom, so SassuoloCagliari at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), Monza-Frosinone and UdineseEmpoli at 14.00 UK are massive showdowns.

At 17.00 UK, Inter celebrate the Scudetto against Europe-chasing Lazio and then Roma cling on to sixth against Genoa at 19.45 UK time.

That is all for the Liveblog, check the main site for more post-match coverage.

We’ll see you tomorrow for SalernitanaVerona and BolognaJuventus.

Roma are mathematically sixth

Even if Lazio catch them on 63 points, Roma have a superior head-to-head record.

Roma 63

Lazio 60

If Atalanta win the Europa League AND finish fifth in Serie A, THEN sixth place will guarantee entry into the Champions League.

Match report
FT: Roma 1-0 Genoa

Retegui strike straight at Martinez, and that’s the final whistle.

Svilar save!

Malinovskyi, he go boom, absolute screamer from that left foot and Svilar has to fly to palm it out of the top corner!


Dybala might be hurt. Again.

But that is, let’s not beat around the bush here, the final appearance of Romelu Lukaku in the Roma jersey.


Into at least 4 minutes of stoppages.

Frendrup off, Ankeye on for Genoa.

Roma introduce Abraham and Kristensen for Lukaku and Dybala. Interesting.

Genoa chance

Ooh! Vitinha cross flashes just past both Thorsby and the far post.


And yet, Roma also attempt a counter-attack, Dybala and El Shaarawy attempts charged down on the Lukaku lay-off.


All Genoa now, they are pouring forward while the 10 men of Roma try to defend. Llorente makes a defensive header and then goes down with cramp.


Lukaku was booked for over-celebrating and he will be SUSPENDED for the final Roma game against Empoli.


Mancini replaces Angelino.

Genoa introduce Malinovskyi and Vitinha for Badelj and Vogliacco, both returning from injury.

Roma 1-0 Genoa: Romelu Lukaku!

Down to 10 men, makes no difference to Roma. They first forced a sensational save out of Martinez with Angelino’s strike, the move continued, El Shaarawy cross finds Lukaku to nod into the near bottom corner!


Roma attack, pull-back from the by-line, appeals for handball, but no it definitely hit Vasquez on the hip.

Paredes, a man who never learns

Referee Manganiello: “You all heard what he said.”

Roma teammates really did not argue too much, so one assumes they definitely heard what he said. And it was not good.

Leandro Paredes sent off!

Leandro Paredes sent off! It looked at first as if that was two yellow cards in quick succession, but he was booked first, protested with a very obvious swear at the ref and received a straight red.

This also means he will be suspended for the final game against Empoli, but first and foremost Roma are down to 10 men.


Roma pinning Genoa back now, trying to swarm at them from all angles.

Lukaku lay-off for Dybala, who was probably trying to return the pass rather than shoot, so Martinez smothered.

End to end!

Genoa seem to be pouring forward, two shots in a row charged down by Ndicka, then Roma counter with Lukaku from midfield, his angled drive is parried at the near post by Martinez!


Thorsby and Gudmundsson on, Strootman and Ekuban off.

Strootman thanks the Roma fans, who have not forgotten his years here.

El Shaarawy chance

El Shaarawy nutmegs a defender as he cuts inside from the left and then bends the finish wide.

Roma subs

Dybala and El Shaarawy on, Pellegrini and Baldanzi off.

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