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Dzeko leads Roma to second as Inter hit seven

MILAN - Edin Dzeko came off the bench to hit his 20th goal of the campaign as Roma moved back up to second in Serie A on Sunday with a crucial 3-0 win at struggling Palermo.
Dzeko is still two behind Serie A leader Andrea Belotti, who will look to add to his impressive 22-goal tally for Torino at Lazio on Monday.

But the Bosnian's 76th minute poke put the match beyond reach for the Sicilians, and got Roma back to winning ways after a recent rough patch featuring three defeats spread over the Italian Cup, league and Europa League.

"It hasn't been a great week for us," Dzeko told Premium Sport. "So it was important to win tonight, and not to concede any goals.

"We'd lost three games, so this will give us back lost confidence."

Palermo are set for relegation and succumbed to early pressure at the Barbera Stadium when Stephan El Shaarawy got on the end of Clement Grenier's superb inswinger on 22 minutes to fire past Andrea Fulignati.

On Grenier's Serie A debut, the Frenchman also earned a caution on the hour and indirectly contributed to Roma's second.

After being replaced by Dzeko in the 64th minute, the Bosnian scored to give the visitors some breathing space.

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