Roma have been held to a draw for the eighth time in nine Serie A games following a goalless stalemate at Chievo this afternoon.
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The injury seemed to affect both teams, with few chances being created, but Roma were inches away from taking the lead just before the break.
Gervinho was picked out by Iturbe and raced into the box before firing a strike across goal that went just wide of the far post.
After the break, Valter Birsa had a huge chance to give Chievo the lead when he was found inside the box, but he could only place his effort wide of the target.
However, there was to be no winning goal as the game finished on level terms, leaving Roma eight points adrift of Juventus in the Serie A table.