Roma's top-four hopes fade after Sassuolo draw

AS Roma's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League took a huge blow on Saturday when they were held to a 0-0 draw away to Sassuolo in Serie A.

Edin Dzeko and Justin Kluivert both clipped the post in the second half before Federico Fazio thought he had scored the winner three minutes into stoppage time, only to see the goal disallowed due to Dzeko being offside in the buildup.

Roma earned an impressive 2-0 win over champions Juventus last weekend but failed to build on that result amid protests from the travelling supporters against the club's decision this week to release captain Daniele De Rossi at the end of the season.

Claudio Ranieri's side are in fifth place, two points behind Atalanta, who face Juve in Turin on Sunday, and they will drop to sixth if AC Milan beat Frosinone.