Tuesday November 23, 2010 Group Phase: Group E Finished Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma 3 - 2 Bayern Munich

  • Borriello 49’
  • De Rossi 81’
  • Totti 84’ (pen.)
  • Gomez 33’, 39’

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  1. Roma in dramatic win

    Roma in dramatic win

    Roma stand on the brink of qualification after dramatically overturning a two goal deficit to defeat Bayern Munich 3-2. More

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    • AS Roma
    • Bayern Munich
    • 90+3 Full time at the Stadio Olimpico. 3-2 the final score.
    • 90 Three minutes of injury time to be played.
    • 89' Menez goes in the book.
    • 87' Bayern look shell shocked by this second half display from the home side. Surely we have seen all the drama tonight.
    • 85' What a turnaround. Totti to the rescue.
    • 84' GOAL FOR ROMA! 2-3! Totti steps up to take the penalty and beats Kraft low into the left corner.
    • 83' Major drama at the Stadio Olimpico! Roma awarded a penalty as Kraft sends Borriello tumbling in the penalty area.
    • 82' Final change for Roma as David Pizarro is introduced.
    • 81' Roma have their equaliser as De Rossi taps in Riise's low cross.
    • 80' GOAL FOR ROMA! 2-2!
    • 79' Kraft called into action once more as Vucinic is denied.
    • 78' Both sides boosted with legs as fresh as a good piece of sushi after a series of substitutions. We're in for an intriguing final period.
    • 77' Another change for Bayern. Ribery is brough off and is replaced by Hamit Altintop
    • 76' Can the darling of Roma come to their rescue tonight?
    • 75' Totti is finally introduced. Brighi the man to depart.
    • 74' Pranjic goes close with a curling effort.
    • 73' Demichelis leaves Borriello in his wake as he surges out from defence to set Bayern on the attack.
    • 72' A defensive switch from Louis Van Gaal. Bayern perhaps looking to sit on their lead.
    • 71' First change of the night for Bayern as Diego Contento is brought on to replace Mueller.
    • 70' De Rossi goes in the referee's book for a trip on Tymoshchuk
    • 69' But they will have to be wary of Bayern's threat on the break.
    • 68' No restraint from Roma as the continue to press for the equaliser.
    • 66' Good chance for Simplicio who is only able to fire his shot straight at Kraft from 18 yards.
    • 65' Ranieri perhaps preparing to introduce more new faces to the game with the hope of fresheing up his attack
    • 64' Francesco Totti can be seen warming up on the sidelines much to the delight of the home crowd.
    • 63' Menez is waved back on to the field after recovering from that injury.
    • 62' Injury concern for Menez who is receiving treatment to a shoulder injury.
    • 61' Wonderful goalkeeping from Kraft who produces a miraculous double save to deny Simplicio.
    • 60' The ball is swung into the Bayern box but the Germans clear.
    • 59' Selfless front play from Borriello as he chases a hopeful long ball into the right flank and wins his side a free kick.
    • 57' Huge cheer from the Roma support as the referee award a free kick in favour of their side.
    • 56' With no team mates in support, Mueller takes on the shot but drags it harmlessly across goal.
    • 55' Wonderful skill from Vucinic who back heels the ball through the legs of Martin Demichelis.
    • 54' Much better from the German team as Ribery drives into the penalty area but a needless exchange of passes presents Anatoliy Tymoshcuk with the chance but he is off target with the shot.
    • 53' Bayern look to still be coming to terms with that early blow.
    • 52' Just the start that Roma needed to this half. Bayern are having to battle against the Roma tide at the minute.
    • 51' Expert striking instinct from the Italian striker who struck past Kraft despite being felled by Lahm.
    • 50' Game on as Borriello strikes for the home side. Menez it was who created the chance with a driving run down the right before squaring the ball and Borriello did the rest.
    • 49' GOAL FOR ROMA! 1-2
    • 48' Much in the same way as the first half it is Roma who register the first chance of the half. Vucinic firing wide from 20 yards.
    • 47' Good move from Ranieri. Greco looked off the pace in the opening 45 minutes.
    • 46' Roma boss Claudio Ranieri has responded to his side's predicament with the first substitution of the night. Fabio Simplicio is introduced with Greco the man to depart.
    • 45' The second half is under way at the Stadio Olimpico with Bayern in control.
    • 45+1 The first half ends to a chorus of boos from the home support. Bayern deservedly lead by two goals to nil.
    • 45' One minute of first half injury time to be played at the Stadio Olimpico.
    • 44' Gomez continuing to bring the linesman into play. Offside the decision.
    • 43' Great feet from Muller sees him meander his way through three Roma challenges but his cross bypasses his team mates in the box.
    • 42' Unorthodox save from Sergio to keep out Kroos' long range daisy cutter. Putting his legs to good use.
    • 41' Gomez takes his tally to six in five games...prolific.
    • 40' Mueller able to claim the assist for Gomez's second goal of the night with a neat through ball.
    • 39' It is two for Bayern and two for Gomez as he stokes the ball past an exposed Sergio into the bottom corner. Expert finishing after some slack defending from the home side.
    • 38' GOAL FOR BAYERN MUNICH! 0-2!
    • 37' Bayern continue to flirt with danger in defence with a series of intricate passes on the edge of their own penalty area.
    • 35' Gomez maintains his impressive Champions League record of a goal a game. 5 in 5 from the big German.
    • 34' How will Roma respond to that setback? They'll certainly need to display more attacking intent from here on in.
    • 33' Right on cue, a backline is breached as Gomez sweeps Ribery's cutback into the far corner.
    • 32' GOAL FOR BAYERN MUNICH! 0-1!
    • 31' Both defences on top so far, equally capable of soaking up any pressure like a well dunked Hobnob
    • 29' Daniele De Rossi shoots left footed from the edge of the penalty area but it takes a wicked deflection en route to Kraft's grasp.
    • 28' Gomez looks to break clear of the Roma defence but Marco Cassetti positions himself perfectly to sweep up the danger.
    • 27' Lahm again guilty of a careless crossfield pass. The captain doing his side no favours.
    • 25' Ambitious 35 yard strike from Bayern's Andreas Ottl sails well over the crossbar.
    • 24' Another example of cynical foul play from the Italians. Jeremy Menez with the most blatant of ankle taps.
    • 23' Roma finally look to have settled into their stride. Can they follow it up with the opening goal?
    • 22' Fine save from Kraft to deny Greco whose 25 yard strike looked destined for the bottom corner.
    • 21' Lahm opting to play with fire, sending a risky pass across his own goal. Roma get a corner out of it.
    • 20' One more name goes in the book. Philippe Mexes joins Greco and Kroos for a foul on Franck Ribery.
    • 19' Harsh yellow card shown to Kroos for taking the free kick before being prompted by the referee.
    • 18' Greco continue to tread on thin ice as he commits yet another foul. Any more of that and he could be on his way.
    • 17' Danijel Pranjic swings in the resulting free kick but Sergio is quick off of his line to punch clear.
    • 16' Riise guilty of bringing Thomas Mueller down in a threatening position for Bayern.
    • 15' Vucinic tries his luck from distance but troubles no one but the fans behind the goal.
    • 14' Lahm looks to release Mario gomez with a long, searching through ball but the Bayern striker is flagged for offside.
    • 12' Third foul of the game for Greco brings the first yellow card of the game.
    • 11' That man Kroos involved once more as Riise's clearance off the Bayern man in the six yard box sails clear of the crossbar.
    • 10' Anyone for Deja vu? Leandro Greco sends Toni Kroos tumbling to the ground on the half way line for a Bayern free kick.
    • 9' Roma unable to penetrate the Bayern penalty area despite early signs of doing so.
    • 8' Strong sliding challenge from John Arne Riise halts the progress of Philipp Lahm as Bayern look to build on their early dominance.
    • 7' Leandro Greco sends Toni Kroos tumbling to the ground on the half way line for a Bayern free kick.
    • 6' Roma of course the ones needing a result tonight with the Germans having already sealed qualification to the knockout stages.
    • 5' Bayern looking more than comfortable in possession.
    • 4' An open start to this Group E game. Just how will the cookie crumble after 90 minutes?
    • 3' First gilt edged chance of the evening goes the way of the home side as Marco Borriello stings the hands of Thomas Kraft in the Bayern goal.
    • 2' Hesitant start for Roma goalkeeper Julio Sergio as he scuffs his first kick but fortunately for him and his team, Bayern are unable to capitalise.
    • 1' The whistle is blown and we are under way at the Stadio Olimpico
    • 19:40 Roma have conceded eight Champions League goals this season, more than they shipped in their eight games the last time they played in the competition (seven in 2008-09).
    • 19:35 Bayern have only lost one of their last five European games away from home in Italy, though this was at Fiorentina in March.
    • 19:30 Roma have lost all three games against Bayern in European competition, with the Germans scoring exactly two goals in each match.
    • 19:25 Bayern ran out 2-0 winners the last time the two teams went head to head on Matchday 1 with goals from Thomas Mueller and Miroslav Klose
    • 19:20 A win for Roma and a draw in the other match would see the Italian side progress to the next stage, but a win for either Basel or Cluj would see qualification go to the final match day.
    • 19:15 Bayern have already qualified for the Last 16 and will win the group unless they lose this match by two goals or more.
    • 19:10 And now for the visitors and Group E leaders, Bayern Munich: 35-Thomas Kraft; 21-Philipp Lahm, 6-Martin Demichelis, 5-Daniel van Buyten, 23-Danijel Pranjic; 44-Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, 39-Toni Kroos, 16-Andreas Ottl, 7-Franck Ribery; 25-Thomas Mueller, 33-Mario Gomez
    • 19:05 Let us begin proceedings with tonight's starting line ups. First up, our hosts Roma: 27-Julio Sergio; 77-Marco Cassetti, 5-Philippe Mexes, 29-Nicolas Burdisso, 17-John Arne Riise; 23-Leandro Greco, 16-Daniele De Rossi, 33-Matteo Brighi; 94-Jeremy Menez; 9-Mirko Vucinic, 22-Marco Borriello
    • 19:00 Good evening and welcome to Champions League matchday 5 as Roma prepare to take on Bayern Munich at the Stadio Olimpico in Group E
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