Tuesday October 19, 2010 Group Phase: Group E Finished Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma 1 - 3 FC Basel

  • Borriello 21’
  • Frei 12’
  • Inkoom 44’
  • Cabral 90’

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  1. Basel brush aside Roma

    Basel brush aside Roma

    Basel inflicted a serious dent in Roma's prospects of progressing from Champions League Group E with a superb 3-1 win in Italy. More

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    • AS Roma
    • FC Basel
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at the Stadio Olimpico, and Basel have sealed an improbable 3-1 win over Roma to put a serious dent in the Italian side's Champions League prospects! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+2' GOAL!!!!! CAPRAL SCORES A STUNNING GOAL! The substitute seals the win for Basel with a simply stunning individual effort, weaving through four challenges and slotting the ball calmly beyond Lobont - that's world class!
    • 90+1' Basel break on the counter attack once more, and Yapo is at the forefront of everything.
    • 90' There will be three added minutes at the end of this second half, with Basel breaking on the counter attack through Yapo.
    • 89' Frei departs to a standing ovation from the travelling supporters as Almerares comes on in his place.
    • 88' What a save! Totti drives his effort on goal, only for the diving Costanzo to make a very fine save and parry the ball behind for a corner!
    • 87' A foul by Huggel gifts Roma yet another free kick 25 yards out, and this time Totti has to at least hit the target...
    • 86' Chipperfield is booked for hauling down Totti on the edge of the Basel box, but the set piece is wasted by the skipper.
    • 85' Roma continue to pile forward in their droves, but the final ball from Brighi is poor.
    • 84' Mexes climbs high to win a header inside the Basel box, but he heads the ball over the bar!
    • 83' Basel squander another counter attack chance as Frei surges down the left but his cross is poor.
    • 82' Roma are looking incredibly frustrated at the moment, and the hosts need to find something special.
    • 81' Raskuba says: "innnnkoooomm!!!" It could well be that the Basel full-back's goal proves to be the winner here!
    • 80' Cabral comes on for Basel as Fink makes a second change with Streller the man to make way.
    • 79' A fourth goal has gone in at the Allianz Arena in the other match in Group E. Find out more
    • 78' What a chance! Baptista whips over a pinpoint delivery from the left, but Taddei heads over the bar!
    • 77' Mexes concedes a free kick inside the Roma half, but Shaqiri lashes his resulting effort over the bar!
    • 75' Burdisso sweeps up superbly after Mexes is beaten to the ball by Streller, and that was fine covering.
    • 73' Julio Baptista is sent on by Ranieri now for Perrotta, and that is a logical move to bring the hosts a physical presence in attack!
    • 71' Shaqiri whips over a testing delivery from the right, and that was a fine cross which no one could convert.
    • 70' Roma win a free kick deep inside their own half, and the hosts are not threatening much at the moment.
    • 69' Scott Chipperfield is introduced at the expense of the stricken Stocker for Basel.
    • 67' Inkoom makes a strong challenge in the Basel half to deny Brighi, and that is fine defending.
    • 66' Stocker is now down receiving treatment after a clash with Taddei, and this looks very painful.
    • 65' Julio Baptista and Stefano Okaka are warming up vigorously for the hosts on the touchline now.
    • 63' Brighi has a fierce battle with Yapo in midfield, and it ends with the Basel midfielder on the deck.
    • 62' Basel break through Ferati and Huggel, and the pair see their counter ended by Pizarro.
    • 61' Castellini comes on to replace Riise for Roma, and that is a strange move from Ranieri.
    • 60' Basel are being boxed into their own half right now, and are struggling to get out.
    • 59' The hosts are buoyed by that effort, and continue to press forward in earnest.
    • 57' Cassetti hits the post! The defender drives a low shot towards the far post with Costanzo comprehensively beaten, but sees it rebound off the post with Perrotta unable to convert the follow up!
    • 55' Roma stroke the ball around at the back, but surely they need a touch more urgency at 2-1 down?
    • 54' Borriello lashes a wild shot over the bar, and that was a pretty optimistic effort!
    • 53' Riise gets down the left wing at pace once more, and he continues to look bright.
    • 52' Cassetti is booked for a mistimed challenge on Huggel, and that is a booking for the Roma man!
    • 51' Basel break through Huggel, and the Swiss side are coming back into this now.
    • 50' Costanzo claims a high ball in commanding fashion before hurling the ball out to Yapo - great keeping!
    • 49' Roma have started very brightly in this second half, just as they needed to - can they force an early breakthrough?
    • 48' Totti is playing with real fire in his belly in this second half, and the skipper lashes a wild effort wide.
    • 47' Mexes goes down in a crumpled heap after a strong challenge from Frei, but nothing is given.
    • 46' The second half is underway at the Stadio Olimpico, and Roma need a quick start.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at the Stadio Olimpico, and Basel lead 2-1 courtesy of terrific strikes from Frei and Inkoom to render Borriello's equaliser irrelevant!
    • 45' There will only be one minute added on at the end of the first half, and Basel are on top.
    • 44' GOAL!!!!! INKOOM RESTORES BASEL'S LEAD! The Basel right back surges down the flank, before cutting inside and firing a rasping shot beyond Labont and into the far corner of the net - what a strike!
    • 43' Basel break through Ferati, but the move finally peters out in the final third.
    • 42' The hosts finally settle down a touch with a good passage of play involving Brighi and Pizarro.
    • 41' Riise again makes a fine challenge to break up the play, and he is proving priceless for Roma.
    • 40' Roma are firmly on the back foot now, and it is all Basel, much to Ranieri's annoyance.
    • 39' The visitors stroke the ball around patiently, and this is fine play from the Swiss side!
    • 38' Basel are refusing to relinquish the ascendancy in midfield, and the visitors press through Stocker.
    • 37' There's a third at the Allianz Arena! It has gone the way of the hosts, who have turned it around against Cluj! Find out more
    • 36' Stocker lunges in on Taddei with a sturdy challenge, and that is a very robust tackle indeed.
    • 35' The Stadio Olimpico is barely half full and the atmosphere is pretty poor, but Roma are fired up for this.
    • 34' Totti skips inside before drilling a low shot towards the far post, but it goes narrowly wide.
    • 33' Brighi makes a fine run down the right for Roma, only for Ferati to make a timely intervention at the back post!
    • 32' Pizarro watches the ball sail out of play as Yapo launches a long ball into the Roma half, and that is good defending.
    • 31' There has been a second goal in the Bayern Munich - Cluj match... here is the news from the Allianz Arena
    • 30' The hosts' talisman takes the set piece short, and it is a complete waste on this occasion.
    • 29' Safari does superbly to head the ball behind for a Roma corner, and Totti will take this.
    • 28' Riise gets down the left at pace, before driving over a cross to no one in particular!
    • 27' Mexes concedes a corner with a good piece of back tracking, and the defender has started well.
    • 26' Borriello continues to hustle and harry relentlessly in the Basel half, and you cannot fault his work rate.
    • 25' There has been a goal in the other game in Group E, and you can find out who scored it by clicking here!
    • 24' Roma continue to struggle to gain possession, despite the equaliser, and the hosts have yet to settle.
    • 23' Ranieri is suddenly a new man on the touchline, screaming and shouting, but in a considerably more positive fashion.
    • 22' Brighi and Pizzaro are battling hard in midfield, and the pair are forcing Basel to work extremely hard in there.
    • 21' GOAL!!!! BORRIELLO EQUALISES! Perrotta slips in Borriello with an incisive through ball which splits the Basel defence, and the striker shows terrific poise in dinking an exquisite finish over the diving Costanzo to level the scores!
    • 20' The possession is pretty even now, and Roma are coming more and more into the encounter.
    • 19' Mexes wins a towering header to thwart Strellar once more, and that is good defending.
    • 18' Strellar fouls Taddei on halfway, and that breaks up the play for Basel with Roma breaking.
    • 17' Safari continues to be a real handful for Roma as the Basel defender surges forward once more.
    • 16' Ranieri is cutting a very anxious figure on the touchline, and understandably so.
    • 15' Basel enjoy a fine spell of possession in their half, before Brighi finally manages to intervene.
    • 14' Perrotta gets down the left with a powerful run, but Inkoom stands his ground effectively.
    • 13' Yapi makes a strong challenge in midfield, and Basel continue to dominate here in Rome.
    • 12' Pizarro whips over a testing delivery, but Totti cannot latch on to it at the back post.
    • 11' GOAL!!!! FREI OPENS THE SCORING FOR BASEL! Huggel gets down the right and picks out Streller, who nods the ball down into the path of the onrushing Frei, and the striker lashes a fierce shot beyond the helpless Labont - the visitors are deservedly in front!
    • 10' Roma are looking very lethargic indeed, and the Swiss side continue to pile on the pressure.
    • 9' Basel, playing in their lurid yellow shirts, keep the ball once more and pass it around confidently.
    • 8' Thorsten Fink is out on the touchline berating his defence as they are almost caught napping with Borriello running in behind them. He's just offside!
    • 7' Roma finally get the ball back and enjoy a spell of possession until Borriello gives the ball away sloppily.
    • 6' It's all Basel at the moment with the visitors showing scant regard for this Roma side in midfield.
    • 5' It's almost a cracking chance for Yapo as the ball drops at his feet inside the Roma box, only for Burdisso to make a timely block!
    • 4' Basel get the ball down and keep possession, but the Swiss side are unable to force a way through.
    • 3' Riise flies down the left at pace, before drilling a low delivery into the box for Borriello, who cannot quite get on the end of it.
    • 2' Marco Cassetti looks very bright indeed, and the right back gets down the flank at will before driving over two deep deliveries.
    • 1' Roma kick us off and immediately begin to stroke the ball around patiently at the back.
    • 19:45 Right, the familiar tune welcomes the players out on to the pitch, and we are about to get underway in Rome!
    • 19:40 Bayern Munich host CFR Cluj at the Allianz Arena, with the German side looking to maintain their 100 per cent record in the group's other game. Follow live comments of that match here
    • 19:35 The pressure is firmly on Ranieri this evening with his side level on points with CFR Cluj, and Roma badly need a win to keep the pressure on group leaders Bayern Munich. Group E standings
    • 19:30 Basel have won none and lost seven of their last eight Champions League matches. Their last win in the Champions League came at home against an Italian side when they beat Juventus 2-1 in March 2003. The Swiss side have gone 11 games since they last kept a clean sheet in the Champions League.
    • 19:25 Roma have only kept two clean sheets in their last 19 matches in the Champions League. The two sides also met in the 2005-06 UEFA Cup Group stage with Roma winning at the Stadio Olimpico.
    • 19:20 Basel have lost all four trips to Italy in European competition. Roma have won all five home matches against Swiss opposition in European competition, conceding only two goals in the process.
    • 19:15 Roma and Basel met in last season’s Europa League Group stage with both teams winning their home matches.
    • 19:10 Roma: Lobont, Cassetti, Mexes, Nicolas Burdisso, Riise, Taddei, Pizarro, Brighi, Perrotta, Totti, Borriello. Subs: Doni, Cicinho, Castellini, Juan, Julio Baptista, Simplicio, Okaka
    • 19:05 Basle: Costanzo, Inkoom, Ferati, Safari, Shaqiri, Huggel, Abraham, Yapi Yapo, Stocker, Frei, Streller. Subs: Sommer, Atan, Chipperfield, Almerares, Kusunga, Cabral, Tembo
    • 19:00 Team news: Roma will again be without forwards Mirko Vucinic, Adriano and Jeremy Menez for Tuesday's Champions League Group E match at home to Basel while midfielder Daniele De Rossi will also miss out. The club said in a statement that the quartet had still not recovered from injuries which made them miss Saturday's 2-1 Serie A win over Genoa.
    • 18:55 Francesco Totti and Marco Borriello are therefore expected to again lead the line on Tuesday, with Roma looking for their second win having beaten CFR Cluj last time out. Vucinic has been out since missing Montenegro's 0-0 draw with England on October 12 after he suffered a hamstring injury.
    • 18:50 Basel striker Jacques Zoua has been out since September 10 since tearing a thigh muscle on international duty with Cameroon.
    • 18:45 Roma boss Claudio Ranieri will be desperate for a result against FC Basel at the Stadio Olimpico in a very tight Champions League Group E.
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  • AS Roma

    Manager: Claudio Ranieri

  • FC Basel

    Manager: Thorsten Fink

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