Wednesday January 2 2013
Five-star Roma in Florida

Roma concluded their American training camp with a 5-0 victory over Orlando City, but Erik Lamela scored a brace and elbowed an opponent.

The Giallorossi have spent the last few days in Florida for their winter training and played a friendly match this evening.

Lamela scored twice in the opening 13 minutes thanks to assists by Miralem Pjanic and Alessandro Florenzi.

However, the young Argentine was substituted after the half-hour mark as punishment when he lashed out with an elbow on Boden.

Pjanic got on the scorehseet himself with a fierce right-foot strike from the outside edge of the box, then Mattia Destro chipped the goalkeeper for a fourth.

Florenzi completed the Roma rout in the second half with an angled drive, making the most of his experimental position in the trident attack.

Zdenek Zeman’s men resume their Serie A season on Sunday evening with a trip to Napoli.

Orlando City 0-5 Roma

Scorers: Lamela 2, 13 (R), Pjanic 30 (R), Destro 44 (R), Florenzi 65 (R)

Roma: Stekelenburg (Lobont 46); Piris (Balzaretti 46), Burdisso (Romagnoli 46), Castan, Dodò (Marquinhos 59); Bradley (Perrotta 46), De Rossi (Tachtsidis 46), Florenzi; Lamela (Lucca 31), Destro (Totti 72), Pjanic (Marquinho 62)

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