Saturday January 22, 2011 Day 21 Finished Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma 3 - 0 Cagliari

  • Totti 22’ (pen.)
  • Perrotta 70’
  • Menez 90’

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  1. Roma ease into second after win

    Roma ease into second after win

    Roma exploited suicidal tendencies by Cagliari to win 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico and go second in Serie A. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AS Roma
    • Cagliari
    • 90+5 That's it! Roma go second for now. We'll be back with more Serie A action tomorrow.
    • 90+4 ROMA SUB: Brighi on for Totti.
    • 90+3 GOAL MENEZ! 3-0! How can you win so convincingly with such an unconvincing performance? Menez is slid in by Vucinic, the defence are all at sea and he shows some lollipops to take it round Agazzi and smack it into the empty net.
    • 90+2 The corner is swung over by Totti AND MEXES WITH A FLYING HEADER BUT OVER!
    • 90+1 Roma break, this is where they are dangerous, De Rossi bounds forward and sees Menez free on the left but a poor touch from the Frenchman and it's hacked behind for a corner.
    • 90' Incessant pressure from Cagliari but Roma don't care, they are neatly padlocked and set for the counter. FIVE minutes added time!
    • 89' Ragatzu is on for Cagliari.
    • 87' Roma are happy to sit and beckon Cagliari on now, closing this out...
    • 85' Good defending by Mexes to deny Conti on the Cagliari right.
    • 84' Vucinic takes the ball on the right and he tries a cheeky lob that lands just short of goal.
    • 82' Well Roma have been poor tonight but somehow they will win this thanks to Cagliari's fondness of the self-destruct button. Laner came on for Rainggolan a few minutes ago, by the way.
    • 80' Matri is sent through on the right, he's in and the flag is down but he panics and spanks the finish wide! He only had the keeper to beat.
    • 78' Rainggolan tries a through ball but intercepted by Juan. Throw.
    • 77' Taken short to Totti and Simplicio is teed up but it hits a defender and flies a few yards over.
    • 76' Menez goes down under Astori's ultimately brilliant tackle, corner not penalty whatever he says.
    • 75' Rainggolan races away but his ball into the box is claimed by Sergio.
    • 74' Cagliari lose the ball after a free-kick and they are exposed, Totti races away and Menez is in but the low cross-shot takes a deflection and is barely kept out by Agazzi!
    • 72' Vucinic did come on earlier, by the way, for Tadei. Lost in the Borriello sub.
    • 71' OH NO! After that save Agazzi fumbles an easy Juan header from the corner and Perrotta taps it in!
    • 70' GREAT SAVE BY AGAZZI! De Rossi breathes some life into the match with a brilliant, dipping shot from range, tipped behind from the top left.
    • 69' Mexes brings it from the back but Totti can't hold off a challenge and it's cleared.
    • 68' Totti is offside after failing to hold his run.
    • 67' ROMA SUB: Borriello is off for Menez.
    • 66' Julio Sergio with a dodgy punch, the ball is pumped back in and someone is down... Matri I think.
    • 65' Cagliari sub: Matri on for Nene.
    • 64' Great ball from Pisano on the right and it misses the leap of Acquafresca and Juan can't reach it AND COSSU but beyond him and away! Corner - hacked behind.
    • 63' Cossu with a shot from range that hits De Rossi and spoons over. Corner.
    • 62' Cagliari break as Cossu comes forward but he's outnumbered and has to look backwards.
    • 61' Totti finds Perrotta who hits a low drive straight at Agazzi.
    • 59' Handball from Borriello. I can't see him lasting much past the hour. Vucinic! Incredible really that they can afford to bench him.
    • 57' Julio Sergio lumps one down the park. Not the best game I have to say.
    • 56' Cossu with a free-kick in, half cleared and Rainggolan on the right but his cross is horrible, out for a goal kick.
    • 55' Raingollan is fouled by Cassetti on the left. Cagliari seem to have the measure of Roma this half.
    • 53' Simplicio lives. That was late from Pisano.
    • 52' Ow. A collision between Simplicio and Pisano sees the Brazilian come off worse.
    • 51' Cossu with another good ball from the right but Mexes again gets it away from Acquafresca.
    • 49' Rainggolan smacks one well wide from range as Cagliari start this half with intent!
    • 48' Not so clever from Mexes this time though as he allows Acquafresca to bustle through and fire a shot in but it's weak and wide.
    • 47' Great ball from Agostini frees Cossu who is in with a brilliant touch but Mexes with a great piece of defending to hook it away!
    • 46' Cossu shoves Cassetti as he tries to work his way in down the left.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45+1 Julio Sergio prevents a corner after Cossu's shot hits Mexes. Half-time and Roma lead 1-0 through a Totti penalty.
    • 45' One minute added time to be played.
    • 44' Cossu wide to Agostini who has loads of space but his curling low cross is hoofed away by De Rossi!
    • 43' Agostini with a daisy-cutter and the keeper spills it but Juan hacks clear!
    • 42' Borriello fails to check his run and is offside on a ball from Riise that sent him through - but hang on, the replay shows he was just on! Poor decision, but a close one.
    • 41' Cassetti almost frees Taddei on the right but the pass is too heavy. Goal kick.
    • 40' De Rossi tries to get through a wall of white and the ball spins up for Borriello whose low drive is batted away by Agazzi!
    • 39' Roma are controlling possession now and here comes Totti on the move but he hammers it well over.
    • 37' De Rossi gets down the left and puts across a tasty low cross but Agazzi gets there before Borriello.
    • 35' Almost some lovely play from Roma as a series of flicks and knock-downs put Simplicio in but hacked out by Astori.
    • 34' Nainggolan fouls Taddei and gets a booking that puts him on a ban. Similar to Taddei's challenge.
    • 33' Roma manage to resist the free-kick as Pisano mis-hits a shot from the right. All the way back with Agazzi.
    • 32' Taddei fouls Agostini from behind. Yellow card.
    • 31' Cossu with the corner that Nene meets near post but off Juan and behind again. This time Mexes heads clear.
    • 30' Corner to Cagliari as Agostini's shot is blocked by De Rossi.
    • 28' Taddei gives it away, Acquafresca charges down the left, he finds Cossu with a centre but he blasts it miles over.
    • 27' Roma play it out from the back, Totti holds off a challenge and sends Taddei away, now Riise bombs forward, excellent counter as Borriello crosses for Taddei flying in but he pushes the defender.
    • 26' A yelp from Conti as he is tackled on the right.
    • 25' Roma in charge now, knocking it about midfield with confidence as the home fans find their voice.
    • 23' Well Roma started sluggishly but that ought to settle a few nerves. A win and they go second for tonight, although Napoli, Inter and Lazio may change that.
    • 22' Totti smacks it into the roof of the net, sucking his thumb in typical celebration. 1-0 Roma!
    • 21' Totti on the left and he crosses in for De Rossi but it flies wide! De Rossi thinks he was pushed and so does the ref! Penalty! Canini pulling him to the ground!
    • 20' Totti swings it far post where Borriello controls, back to Riise but Conti blocks the cross and it's another corner!
    • 19' Borriello takes the throw short and Roma win a corner through Taddei.
    • 18' Nice flick by Biondini but no-one reaches it. Roma attack now with Cassetti wide right but his cross is hooked out by Astori.
    • 17' Agazzi grabs a high ball into the box. Roma lacking ideas.
    • 16' Juan with a foul, free-kick taken quickly and Acquafresca is in but he fires straight at Julio Sergio!
    • 15' Simplicio puts it in for Perrotta to head towards goal but easy for Agazzi.
    • 14' Cagliari come forward as Agostini puts in a teasing cross but Simplico heads away. Cossu now crosses from deep but a poor ball, out for a goal kick.
    • 13' Cassetti with a poor cross. Slowish start for Roma but open all round.
    • 12' Taken quick as Riise moves it upfield. He waits for support and Roma go back to Mexes.
    • 11' Cossu takes it short to Conti who curls in the free-kick but Juan heads clear and Roma win a free-kick.
    • 10' Cagliari come again as Agostini is chopped down by Cassetti. Free-kick on the left, Agostini to take... No, Cossu.
    • 9' Roma keeping possession for a spell as they find themselves confronted with an ambitious Cagliari...
    • 7' Julio Sergio with a decent one-handed save from Cossu after he curls one in from the left! Corner but Mexes brings it clear.
    • 6' Totti plays Perrotta in wide right, he slides it in for Borreillo but the angle is too tight. After the ball goes out of play Conti is booked for the earlier dive.
    • 5' Cossu down the left with a good cross in, half cleared and Conti hurls himself to the turf but play on says the ref!
    • 4' Borriello has plenty of space but a poor first touch kills the option of the shot. He stands it up for Totti, who shoots but straight a Agazzi.
    • 3' Really odd decision by Acquafresca to turn and head the ball backwards when Biondini's superb centre gave him a free header.
    • 2' Totti races down the right but is held up by Astori and Cagliari clear.
    • 1' The first half gets underway!
    • 19:40 With a team and bench like that Roma should be challenging for the title - Totti in for the injured Adriano and Nicola Burdisso replaced by Cassetti as the only changes from the 2-1 Coppa win over Lazio.
    • 19:35 TEAMS - Roma: Sergio, Cassetti, Juan, Mexes, Riise, De Rossi, Simplicio, Perrotta, Totti, Borriello; Subs: Doni, Burdisso, Rosi, Castellini, Brighi, Menez, Vucinic /// Cagliari: Agazzi, Pisano, Canini, Astori, Agostini, Conti, Biondini, Nainggolan, Cossu, Acquafresca, Nene; Subs: Pelizzoli, Ariaudo, Perico, Laner, Ragatzu, Matri, Magliocchetti
    • 19:30 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight's Serie A clash between Roma and Cagliari, from 7.45 UK time!
  • Summary

    • 90+3 GOAL MENEZ! 3-0! How can you win so convincingly with such an unconvincing performance? Menez is slid in by Vucinic, the defence are all at sea and he shows some lollipops to take it round Agazzi and smack it into the empty net.
    • 90+2 The corner is swung over by Totti AND MEXES WITH A FLYING HEADER BUT OVER!
    • 80' Matri is sent through on the right, he's in and the flag is down but he panics and spanks the finish wide! He only had the keeper to beat.
    • 74' Cagliari lose the ball after a free-kick and they are exposed, Totti races away and Menez is in but the low cross-shot takes a deflection and is barely kept out by Agazzi!
    • 71' OH NO! After that save Agazzi fumbles an easy Juan header from the corner and Perrotta taps it in!
    • 70' GREAT SAVE BY AGAZZI! De Rossi breathes some life into the match with a brilliant, dipping shot from range, tipped behind from the top left.
    • 64' Great ball from Pisano on the right and it misses the leap of Acquafresca and Juan can't reach it AND COSSU but beyond him and away! Corner - hacked behind.
    • 47' Great ball from Agostini frees Cossu who is in with a brilliant touch but Mexes with a great piece of defending to hook it away!
    • 43' Agostini with a daisy-cutter and the keeper spills it but Juan hacks clear!
    • 42' Borriello fails to check his run and is offside on a ball from Riise that sent him through - but hang on, the replay shows he was just on! Poor decision, but a close one.
    • 40' De Rossi tries to get through a wall of white and the ball spins up for Borriello whose low drive is batted away by Agazzi!
    • 22' Totti smacks it into the roof of the net, sucking his thumb in typical celebration. 1-0 Roma!
    • 16' Juan with a foul, free-kick taken quickly and Acquafresca is in but he fires straight at Julio Sergio!
    • 7' Julio Sergio with a decent one-handed save from Cossu after he curls one in from the left! Corner but Mexes brings it clear.
    • 19:35 TEAMS - Roma: Sergio, Cassetti, Juan, Mexes, Riise, De Rossi, Simplicio, Perrotta, Totti, Borriello; Subs: Doni, Burdisso, Rosi, Castellini, Brighi, Menez, Vucinic /// Cagliari: Agazzi, Pisano, Canini, Astori, Agostini, Conti, Biondini, Nainggolan, Cossu, Acquafresca, Nene; Subs: Pelizzoli, Ariaudo, Perico, Laner, Ragatzu, Matri, Magliocchetti

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • AS Roma

    Manager: Claudio Ranieri

  • Cagliari

    Manager: Roberto Donadoni

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Julio Sergio
      • M. Cassetti
      • P. Mexès
      • Juan
      • J. Riise
      • D. De Rossi
      • F. Simplício
      • R. Taddei Yellow Card Substitution Out (67′)
      • S. Perrotta Goal
      • F. Totti Goal Substitution Out (90′)
      • M. Borriello Substitution Out (68′)

      Subs

      • M. Vucinic Substitution In68′
      • M. Brighi Substitution In90′
      • P. Castellini
      • J. Menez Substitution In67′ Goal
      • A. Rosi
      • G. Burdisso
      • Doni
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Agazzi
      • F. Pisano
      • M. Canini Yellow Card
      • D. Astori
      • A. Agostini
      • D. Conti Yellow Card
      • D. Biondini
      • R. Nainggolan Yellow Card Substitution Out (79′)
      • A. Cossu
      • Nenê Substitution Out (66′)
      • R. Acquafresca Substitution Out (90′)

      Subs

      • I. Pelizzoli
      • D. Magliocchetti
      • A. Matri Substitution In66′
      • D. Ragatzu Substitution In90′
      • S. Laner Substitution In79′
      • L. Ariaudo
      • G. Perico
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