Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Roma 5 – Novara 2 (Serie A, April 1, 2012) Novara silenced the Stadio Olimpico in the 15th minute thanks to Andrea Caracciolo’s brilliant header, but the lead was short-lived as Marquinho levelled with a superb header for the hosts. The match swung into the Giallorossi’s favour in the 35th minute when Pablo Daniel Osvaldo steered a header home from a corner. A fabulous chip from Fabio Simplicio punished terrible Novara defending in the 55th, and the home win was nailed on minutes later when Bojan Krkic added a fourth. The visitors clawed back a goal through Takayuki Morimoto in the 78th, but it mattered little after Erik Lamela scored a 5th for Roma in injury time.