Roma have made an impenetrable stronghold out of the Stadio Olimpico, where they are unbeaten in the league this season with a record of 15 wins and three draws.
The Giallorossi began the season in devastating form at home, picking up impressive results without conceding a single goal: 3-0 over Verona, 2-0 in the derby with Lazio, 5-0 over Bologna, 2-0 over Napoli and 1-0 against Chievo.
Their first draw came following that winning streak, Domenico Berardi netting for Sassuolo in the fourth minute of injury time after Roma had come so close to extending it.
Subsequent draws arrived the week after with Cagliari and on 1 March against Inter, but the Giallorossi now carry a five-game winning streak at the Stadio Olimpico into Sunday’s game.
The difference between their goals scored (44-28) and conceded (8-15) home and away respectively shows how much better the Giallorossi have performed on their own patch.
Last time out: Roma 2-0 Milan, 25 April.
Goals from Miralem Pjanic and Gervinho put pressure on Juve to win at Sassuolo whilst also landing a significant blow to the Rossoneri’s hopes of fending off rivals Inter for a Europa League place.
The Bosnian scored a wonderful opener, receiving a one-two and dancing through the entire defence before slotting past Christian Abbiati for his sixth goal of the season: the same number he has scored in the previous two seasons.
Gervinho’s arrived to him on a plate following Abbiati’s parry on a Francesco Totti shot, but it was equally well dispatched from close range when it did fall to him.