Diego Perotti appears to score brilliant rabona for Roma

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It isn't often that a player scores a hat-trick and is still overshadowed by the efforts of a teammate but that is exactly what happened to Roma striker Edin Dzeko.

The former Manchester City striker was in fine form to find the back of the net three times - including one particularly excellent finish which prompted a brilliant reaction from Francesco Totti (see below) - during Roma's 4-1 win over Viktoria Plzen on Thursday night.

But it was the Serie A side's other goal of the night that attracted most of the attention.

Diego Perotti replaced Juan Iturbe straight after Dzeko had scored his second of the game to give Roma a 2-1 lead with less than half an hour remaining.

And in the 82nd minute, Perotti appeared to seal the victory with a ridiculous rabona from the left-hand side of the penalty box.

As you can see by the video below, all credit should be awarded to the Argentine for even attempting the trick and at first impression, it looks a pretty spectacular effort.

However, there's a bit of an issue.

The goal actually went down as an Ales Mateju own goal - much to everyone's surprise.

Now we've looked at a few replays from a couple of different angles and to be honest, it is almost impossible to see any sort of deflection from the Viktoria defender.

But what did Perotti think? After all, he did have the best view.

"[The rabona] was meant to be a cross, in truth but then the goal arrived and it was useful to help the team kill off the game. Today we proved that when we give it our all, it's tough to beat this Roma. We must always play like this," he said, via Football Italia.

Well, that would suggest the officials were correct to give the goal to Mateju - not that he'd exactly want it, though.

Dzeko added his third and Roma's fourth late on to round off his own impressive performance and guarantee Luciano Spalletti's side qualified from Group E with a game remaining.

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