Edin Dzeko steered AS Roma to an emphatic road win over Benevento at the Ciro Vigorito. AS Roma dominated throughout the encounter as they often held possession. Eusebio Di Francesco's men constantly launched counter attacks on Benevento's box and in the processes, their dreadful attackers forced a goal through in each half, thanks to Fabio Lucioni (35') and Lorenzo Venuti (68'). The home team made few attempts in front of goal but were unable to convert those chances. So far Benevento has lost all their matches this season. With this victory, AS Roma is seventh in the Serie A standings with nine points.

Here's the match recap in detail.

Benevento outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Vid Belec (5.76). Defender - Gaetano Letizia (5.58), Fabio Lucioni (5.65), Lorenzo Venuti (6.60), Gianluca Di Chiara (5.90). Midfielder - Ledian Memushaj (5.43), Raman Chibsah (6.55), Danilo Cataldi (6.59), Achraf Lazaar (5.88). Forward - Massimo Coda (6.12), George Puscas (6.74). Used substitutes - Vittorio Parigini (5.68), Samuel Armenteros (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: Benevento created a high number of opportunities relative to their possession. However, they were weak at scoring and committed several individual stumbles.

Style of play: Marco Baroni's men favored through balls and had a high shot frequency when in possession.

AS Roma outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Alisson (7.45). Defender - Bruno Peres (7.40), Federico Fazio (7.76), Juan Jesus (seven points), Aleksandar Kolarov (eight points). Midfielder - Maxime Gonalons (eight points), Lorenzo Pellegrini (7.07), Kevin Strootman (eight points). Forward - Cengiz Ünder (6.58), Edin Dzeko (9.98), Diego Perotti (8.09).

Used substitutes - Gerson (6.10), Stephan El Shaarawy (6.31), Alessandro Florenzi (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: Eusebio Di Francesco's side created goal bound opportunities through individual efforts, long shots, and from the flanks. Overall, They were strong at finishing.

Style of play: the visitors largely attacked through the left wing and held more possession on Benevento's half.

They also favored short passes.

Who's the Man of the Match?

Edin Dzeko was in a superb form for Roma as he scored twice, made four key passes and completed forty-eight touches.

Upcoming fixtures for both clubs

AS Roma will slog it out with Calcio Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome on September 23. A day later, Benevento will hit the road to face Crotone.