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More bad news for Ireland as Dzeko continues his rich vein of form in Rome derby

The Bosnian played a crucial role in his side’s 2-0 win.

Image: Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images

EDIN DZEKO WAS in terrific form for Roma during their Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen midweek, scoring one and brilliantly setting up Mohamed Salah too.

After a difficult start to his debut campaign for the Serie A side, he’s beginning to find his feet and during Sunday’s Rome derby, he scored again as his side beat Lazio 2-0.

Without a number of key players like Dzeko’s compatriot Miralem Pjanic and Daniele de Rossi, Roma were in front after ten minutes in controversial fashion.

The Bosnian attacker was brought down just outside the area but the referee pointed to the spot and Dzeko dispatched to the net.

They had to wait for an insurance goal but they eventually found one after 63 minutes when former Arsenal player Gervinho beat Federico Marchetti at his near post.

The win moves Roma to withing a point of current league leaders Inter Milan.

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