AS Roma continued their impressive course towards the Campionato title with another win. This Sunday in Friuli stadium against Udinese Calcio, Roma get the victory with a narrow 0-1 win.

The goal was scored in the 82nd minute by Michael Bradley. Roma managed to get the win even though in the 66th minute Maicon, the Brazilian right-back was sent off.

Francesco Totti was missing due to an injury. Gervinho was also ineligible for this match due to cards. Things were even worst with the red card of Maicon and Roma had to stand up to the challenge.

Rudi Garcia’s club responded perfectly to this challenge and recorded their ninth straight win, maintaining the five points difference from SSC Napoli and FC Juventus.

Bradley, who scored the winning goal, made his season debut after returning from a long injury spell, and showed he's ready to help Roma win the Serie 'A' title.

With this win Roma matched the record start of Juventus in season 2005-2006 and at the same time with only one goal conceded so far they matched the record of Cagliari Calcio and Inter Milan that dates back to the season 1966-1967.

Roma are showing that they are here to stay, and have already staked a claim for the Italian title. Their winning streak is helping them build confidence.

Confidence is essential in order to overcome the difficulties that will appear throughout the season like injuries or suspensions. That match was the first one that Roma had to overcome such difficulties with the absence of Totti and Gervinho and then Maicon’s red card.

Roma passed with success this test and they continue their course. During the season there will be many tests but in the first one they showed that they have done their homework.

It’s up to them now to continue studying…

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