Scotland League Cup

Roma beats Udinese 3-1 ahead of Juventus, Napoli matches

MILAN (AP) Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice as Roma eased to a 3-1 win at home to Udinese on Saturday to keep up the pressure on Serie A leaders Napoli and Juventus.

All the Roma goals came in the first half, with El Shaarawy pouncing after Edin Dzeko's opener.

Roma moved three points below Napoli and Juventus, who will be trying to remain perfect later Saturday against Spal and Torino, respectively.