Last updated on 29 August 202129 August 2021.From the section European Football
Tammy Abraham is the second English player to score for Roma in Serie A, after Chris Smalling hit three in 2019-20Tammy Abraham scored his first Serie A goal in Roma’s win at Salernitana as Olivier Giroud opened his AC Milan account with a double against Cagliari.
Abraham swept home a classy finish from just inside the area for Roma’s third against their newly promoted hosts.
The England striker was also involved in the second goal for Jose Mourinho’s side as Jordan Veretout struck, while Lorenzo Pellegrini scored twice.
Giroud, meanwhile, scored Milan’s third and fourth as they beat Cagliari 4-1.
The 34-year-old France forward, a team-mate of Abraham at Chelsea for the past two seasons, guided home a first-time finish from Brahim Diaz’s pass and netted from the spot after Kevin Strootman handled.
All five goals came in the first half at the San Siro, with Sandro Tonali curling home a sublime early free-kick to put the hosts ahead.
Cagliari levelled through Alessandro Deiola but Diaz diverted home Rafael Leao’s shot to restore Milan’s advantage before Giroud’s double wrapped things up by half-time.
Roma and last season’s Serie A runners-up Milan, who last won the title in 2011, are among five sides to have begun the new campaign with two wins from two, alongside Lazio, Inter and Napoli.
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Live TextMatch ends, Salernitana 0, Roma 4.
Second Half ends, Salernitana 0, Roma 4.
Attempt missed. Simy (Salernitana) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nadir Zortea with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Borja Mayoral (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy.
Foul by Gianluca Mancini (Roma).
Simy (Salernitana) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Ibañez (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Julian Kristoffersen (Salernitana).
Attempt blocked. Julian Kristoffersen (Salernitana) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matteo Ruggeri with a cross.
Attempt missed. Eldor Shomurodov (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Offside, Salernitana. Matteo Ruggeri tries a through ball, but Julian Kristoffersen is caught offside.
Borja Mayoral (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Norbert Gyömbér (Salernitana).
Substitution, Salernitana. Andrea Schiavone replaces Pawel Jaroszynski.
Substitution, Salernitana. Julian Kristoffersen replaces Federico Bonazzoli.
Substitution, Roma. Amadou Diawara replaces Jordan Veretout.
Substitution, Roma. Borja Mayoral replaces Tammy Abraham.
Substitution, Roma. Riccardo Calafiori replaces Matias Viña.
Goal! Salernitana 0, Roma 4. Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Veretout.
Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
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