Roma thrashed bottom side Pescara 4-1 to move back to within eight points Serie A leaders Juventus.

Three goals in five minutes either side of half-time ensured the points went back to Rome.

The win keeps Roma’s slim hopes of denying Juve a sixth straight Serie A title alive.

There are five games left in the Italian league season, with Roma – who still have to play Lazio and AC Milan – hosting their Turin rivals on May 14.

The result means Pescara are relegated to Serie B.

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