GENOA (AS Roma) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan was the hero of the hour, as he scored a hat-trick to fire Roma to a 3-1 win over Genoa on Sunday afternoon.

The Giallorossi moved up to third in the fledgling Serie A standings thanks to victory at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, on a day when they were without Edin Dzeko.

But in the absence of the No. 9 it was Mkhitaryan who certainly stepped up to the plate – scoring the first Roma hat-trick in just over four years to deliver the win.

His first came on the stroke of half-time, the Armenian putting Paulo Fonseca’s side ahead with a well-timed header from Jordan Veretout’s corner.

Genoa then equalized – through Marko Pjaca – early in the second half, as the game threatened to turn into something of a slog for the visitors.

Instead, Mkhitaryan redoubled his efforts: first running on to Bruno Peres’s cutback into the box to steer his side back in front, before clinching the result in the closing stages with a pinpoint volley from Pedro’s brilliantly measured cross.

With the international break now to come, Roma head into a two-week break with three wins in the last eight days.

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