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Capital club AS Roma have bounced back from the losing streak that ensured that the Jose Mourinho-led side suffered defeat in each of their last two games in the Italian Serie A before the international break this month.

AS Roma were on a run of two straight defeats before they faced hosts Genoa in their first game back from this month's international break. In the end, Roma were able to get back to winning ways thanks to two late goals. The two late goals propelled the team to a 2-0 away win over Genoa who had new manager Andriy Shevchenko in the dugout for the first time since his appointment.

Roma began their losing run in the league on the back of the 2-1 away win over Cagliari. The run of defeats started with the 2-1 home loss to AC Milan who finished the game with ten men after Frenchman Theo Hernandez was sent off midway into the second half. Milan had established a two-goal lead by the time the left-back was given a red card. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Kessie (penalty) were on target for Milan, while II Faraone scored the lone goal for Roma in the third minute of stoppage time, but it was too little too late to get at least one point from the game.

AS Roma took their losing run in the league to two matches after suffered a surprising 3-2 loss at the hands of their hosts Venezia who are one of the three newly promoted teams in the Italian Serie A. The others are Salernitana and Empoli.

For the Genoa game, young Ghanaian striker Felix Afena-Gyan scored twice in the last eight minutes to lead Roma to a 2-0 win. His goals propelled Roma to fifth place on the standings as they were able to leapfrog fierce city rivals Lazio. Roma had a two-point deficit to Lazio before the latest set of Serie A games. Lazio lost 2-0 at home to Juventus thanks to a pair of Leonardo Bonucci goals to pave way for Roma to usurp them into fifth with their win over Genoa.