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  • Hangeland 24’

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  • Andreolli 90’

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  1. Last-gasp Roma deny Fulham

    Last-gasp Roma deny Fulham

    A last-gasp equaliser from Marco Andreolli denied 10-man Fulham a historic win against Roma in a 1-1 Europa League draw at Craven Cottage. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • AS Roma
    • 90+4 And that's the final whistle! Roma scrap a valuable point and Fulham are heartbroken!!
    • 90+3 Pizarro swings it over, Fulham don't clear and it lands for Andreolli WHO CONTROLS IT AND HAMMERS THE BALL OFF THE UNDERSDE OF THE BAR AND IN!! ROMA LEVEL AT THE DEATH! Heartbreak for Fulham!
    • 90+3 A long-range effort from the right takes a deflection over for a Roma corner right at the death!
    • 90+2 A minute or so left as Fulham have everyone back. Nevland clatters into Menez and wins the ball, and man, throw to Roma on the left.
    • 90+1 Schwarzer punches Pizarro's cross well clear, Kamara can break but Perrotta muscles him away.
    • 90' Vucinic with a mazy dribble down the left but Pantsil blocks his cross for a corner.
    • 89' A promising Roma counter breakd down as Duff follows it out for a goal kick.
    • 88' Fulham counter down the right but Nevland slows it down and Baird is caught in possession.
    • 86' Pizarro on the right beats Baird and puts in a deadly low ball AND RIISE AT THE FAR POST PUTS IT WIDE!! A difficult chance but he probably should have scored.
    • 85' Roma get a free-kick now, 30 yards out, Pizarro short to De Rossi, he cuts inside to shoot but Baird blocks.
    • 84' Vucinic is unhappy after he loses a decision for a throw and talks himself into the book.
    • 82' Kamara is in no rush to take the corner, it's cleared to Pantsil who lofts it long and Riise puts it out for a throw. This is what Fulham need right now, sustained possession in the Roma half. They get another throw which Pantsil ambles over to take. Kamara on the right trips Riise.
    • 81' Nevland gets in down the right and he drills a super shot that Doni palms behind at the near post!
    • 80' Fulham get it out of their half, nice possession play, Kamara into Baird but a foolish decision to shoot from 30 yards to send it well over.
    • 79' A succession of corners after that penalty miss and Fulham have their backs against the wall. Gilberti's cross is too deep for De Rossi but he gets on to it, back to Menez who shoots low but straight at Schwarzer.
    • 78' Menez to take this... he puts it low to the left but a great save by Schwarzer! What a stop and Fulham's players rush around him to thank him.
    • 77' The ref changes his mind, Kelly goes and, even though he was the one insisting it was not Hangeland, he refuses to go. Now he goes. Farcical.
    • 77' Riise races into the box and he goes down in a heap and it's a penalty! And the ref sends Hangeland off! But it was Kelly! The assistant has told him who to card but Fulham are adamant it was Kelly.
    • 76' FULHAM SUB: Duff on for Riise, who gets a round of applause from the fans and big brother. Aw, sweet.
    • 75' Fulham with a good break as the cross comes in from Gera but headed clear with Kamara flying in. Nevland gives away a free-kick.
    • 74' De Rossi shows his nasty side, sliding in studs up on Baird, free-kick but no card.
    • 73' Baird clears from Gilberti but it's a weak one and Roma can come again.
    • 72' Roma are really testing the Whites and it drops to De Rossi on the edge of the box but his half-volley is well over.
    • 71' The ball flies into the Fulham box, half-cleared and it drops to VUCINIC WITH A RISING DRIVE BUT SCHWARZER PARRIES! Still not clear though...
    • 70' Fulham are stuck in their half now as Roma attack and attack...
    • 68' Roma are in total control now, with the extra midfielder having given the confidence and the introduction of Vucinic now giving them a forward outlet.
    • 66' Trouble for Fulham as they barely clear their lines from Vucinic, now Menez on the right drills it low but wide of the far post.
    • 64' Nevland cannot believe it as he is penalised for a push on the left.
    • 63' ROMA SUB: Taddei off for Vucinic.
    • 62' Apparently Fulham fans hate Chelsea. Decent pressure from Roma but Fulham end up with the goal kick.
    • 61' FULHAM SUB: Zamora is spared for the weekend and comes off to a rapturous round of applause. Nevland on in his place.
    • 60' Fulham counter at pace and Roma are all over the place, Zamora slides it through and Kamara is in, he must score but he hesitates with his run and Doni gets there fractionally first! Doni almost flies out of the box but manages to stop himself just in time.
    • 58' Riise puts the corner in, it drops to Gera with his back to goal, he plays it to GREENING but he fires well over from the edge of the box.
    • 57' Fulham break, long to Zamora on halfway, he flicks it on and spins to run on to it, brilliant from Zamora, he's in down the left and Kamara is unmarked but Mexes gets back just in time to hack over for a corner!
    • 56' Riise pumps it long into the Fulham box, Menez has it and he tries to get past Gera, Baird can clear, Menez goes down and the Roma fans howl for a penalty but no-one in a Roma shirt does, he just slipped and the ref doesn't even need to wave play on as no-one asked the question.
    • 55' Roma get a corner on the left but Pizarro's delivery is headed clear by Zamora. Pizarro puts it back in low but Baird hammers it right back to Riise in the Roma half.
    • 54' Fulham get the ball out of their half, winning a corner on the left which Riise trots over to take... he sends it near post but Kamara slips and Roma clear. Fulham have it back, Gera on the left to Pantsil but he over-runs it for a Roma throw.
    • 53' Short corner, Pizzaro puts it in, headed clear by Baird but Menez puts it back in and De Rossi heads it past Schwarzer but he was several yards offside.
    • 52' Menez gets in after good play on the left by Riise but Hangeland blocks his shot for a corner.
    • 51' Pantsil rises to head the ball powerfully clear but Fulham give it away, Menez on the left tries to scoop it to Taddei but Hughes shuts him out and Schwarzer claims.
    • 50' Decent spell of pressure from Roma early in this second half. News is that Konchesky is not injured but has been brought off for tactical reasons.
    • 49' Gilberti on the right now, Pantsil gets right in his face though to block his cross for a throw, which is wasted as Perrotta smacks his head on the ground trying to keep it in.
    • 48' Mexes puts the ball behind for a corner on the Fulham left which Bjorn Helge Riise will take... Poor delivery this time headed away.
    • 47' Roma were getting over-run in midfield and it seems their second-half strategy is to pack it and try keep possession. Gilberti has a crack from range which goes well over.
    • 46' Second half underway!!
    • - FULHAM SUB: Pantsil on for Konchesky, who must have picked up a knock there.
    • - ROMA DOUBLE SUB: Pizarro and Perrotta on for Okaka and Brighi.
    • - Fulham have given Roma and Mexes in particular the runaround. Expect some changes at half-time from Claudio Ranieri.
    • 45+1 Burdisso crosses from the right and it comes off the back of Baird's head but straigh into Schwarzer's arms. 1-0 to Fulham at the break thanks to Brede Hangeland!
    • 45' One minute added time being played as Zamora gets it on the edge of the box but is crowded out.
    • 44' Throw to Roma on the left as the Italians show a bit more than previously but Fulham win it back and build on the right... Baird tries to find Greening but Taddei intercepts.
    • 43' Gilberti on the left after Roma knock it about nicely but his cross is awful, well wide of the far post and too high for anyone to get a head on it, even Hangeland.
    • 42' This is a very good spell of possession for Roma but they cannot find a final ball to match.
    • 40' Brighi has it on the left, he moves it on to his right and sends over a wicked cross that just evades Okaka and goes wide of the far post!
    • 38' Terrible effort by De Rossi, five yards over everyone's heads and a similar distance wide.
    • 37' Roma have a free-kick on the left which De Rossi will take...
    • 36' Fulham have dominated this half so far as Gera and Zamora almost get in down the right, throw to Fulham which Riise minor will take. Roma win it back on the left and Riise major has it now.
    • 35' Long ball sends Zamora in, he beats Doni to it and from wide sends a cross over Donai for Gera flying in but Andreolli gets there first and takes a clattering from Gera.
    • 34' That promising spell comes to a close for Roma as Gilberti cuts inside but sends a weak through ball straight to Schwarzer.
    • 33' Good possession play by Roma but Fulham have everyone back and rebuff their attempts.
    • 32' The corner flies over everyone's head but it drops to RIISE WITH THE VOLLEY FROM THE LEFT but a great save by Schwarzer to tip it away for a corner!
    • 31' Poor free-kick but it rebounds off a Fulham player for a corner.
    • 30' Free-kick to Roma a long, long way out, around 35 yards, Riise fancies it though...
    • 29' Zamora on the right with a teasing cross but Burdisso gets it away from Gera who was in.
    • 28' Gilberti is in on the left but Kelly slides in brilliantly, the ball stays in by rebounding off his leg though and Gilberti puts it in but Fulham clear.
    • 27' Okaka is freed down the left but he's bustled out of it by Hughes and Kelly. Still with Roma though, knocking it around in midfield patiently looking for an opening but the move breaks down as De Rossi loses his balance while trying a through ball, giving it straight to Schwarzer.
    • 26' Free-kick to Fulham on the right, Konchesky with a good delivery but Mexes gets it clear.
    • 25' Fulham deserved that goal, they've dominated Roma so far. Only Hangeland's second goal for the club, odd given his height.
    • 24' Riise to take this corner then, he drives it to the edge of the six-yard box AND HANGELAND SHRUGS OFF HIS MARKERS TO POWER THE HEADER PAST DONI FOR 1-0! Super leap, Roma think it was a foul but they were fouling him.
    • 22 Riise wins a corner on the right again, he's really dominating his brother here...
    • 20' Great ball from Greening but, as he turned on to it, Zamora fouled Mexes.
    • 19' Zamora gets it off Konchesky on the left, neat skill to take it around Burdisso but Roma crowd him out and it's a goal kick after a heavy touch from the big man.
    • 18' Fulham have another free-kick, just on the edge of the box but on the left corner... Riise to take but straight into the wall.
    • 16' Nasty delivery from Riise's corner on the left and Zamora flies in but hacked away by Burdisso!
    • 15' Taddei catches Gera a bit late, not intentional but a foul. Free-kick on the left, short to Konchesky who slides Zamora in, Andreolli surely pulling his shirt all over the place but no penalty! Zamora shoots low, the defender Andreolli blocks, corner.
    • 14' Greening with a brilliant diagonal ball to Riise on the right, he beats big brother to it and knocks it back to KELLY WHO CURLS IT IN but just too weak and Doni gets back in time to claim. Riise minor is winning the battle of the mummy's boys so far....
    • 13' Hughes fouls Vucinic around 30 yards out, free-kick to Roma which De Rossi and Riise stand over...
    • 12' Roma clear the corner but Fulham come again, Hughes high to Zamora who stretches to just get a flick on the ball but it's too far ahead of Riise.
    • 11' Corner to Fulham on the right, half-cleared by Riise and GREENING HAS A POP but it smashes against a Roma defender and wide. Would have been an awesome volley into the top left.
    • 10' Roma on the offensive now and it drops to Gilberti on the edge of the box but his snapshot is well wide.
    • 9' Riise plays Kamara in down the right, Mexes puts the ball out for a throw, Kamara takes it quickly but the cross is blocked.
    • 8' Stefano Okaka, who is 20 but looks about 40, juggles with the ball on the edge of Fulham's box but his spectacular volley is well over.
    • 7' Gilberti gets in down the left and puts a low cross in but Hughes is able to clear.
    • 6' Zamora is half a yard offside racing on to Greening's through ball.
    • 5' Zamora with some great skill to skin Guberti and play a delighfully-angled ball in for Riise in the box but his brother blocks the shot.
    • 4' Fulham win two more corners from that chance but they don't make them count and Roma have a throw on their right. Great start from the Cottagers here.
    • 3' Fulham corner from Riise, flicked on near post and it drops to Gera WHO KNOCKS IT BACK TO GREENING BUT HIS LOW DRIVE IS TIPPED INCHES PAST THE POST BY DONI!!
    • 2' Riise gets down the right, beating his brother to Zamora's knock wide and he swings over a cross and Burdisso almost puts it past his own keeper! Corner Fulham.
    • 1' Match underway at the Cottage!
    • - FYI there has been a change of commentator and I, Reda Maher, insist that Bobby Zamora is a really good player, if you discount his inability to hit a barn door with a sherman tank. Really, he's as good as Emile Heskey at holding the ball up, just don't expect too many goals.
    • - Roma's domestic rivals Lazio have just nicked a last-minute 2-1 victory over Villarreal WITH 10 MEN, now the onus is on Claudio Ranieri's men to follow suit...
    • - I can't help thinking Damien Duff deserves a spot in that Fulham XI somewhere, although I do have a huge admiration for Roy Hodgson so I'll assume he knows what he's doing...
    • - A man to watch out for in the Roma jerseys tonight is Okaka, he's everything that Bobby Zamora is not. Quick, skilful and...well...good.
    • - We have the battle of the Riise brothers tonight...Fulham fans you've seen bits of the new Riise, how does he compare to his brother?...
    • - It may be hard to believe but Fulham go into this one ahead of Roma in Group E and are yet to be beaten in this season's competition...
    • - The teams are in from the Cottage, and while Roma may bemoan Francesco Totti's absence, Fulham have their own genius missing in Danny Murphy...
    • - Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Konchesky, Hangeland, Baird, Gera, Kamara, Riise, Hughes, Zamora, Greening. SUBS: Stockdale, Pantsil, Nevland, Duff, Dempsey, Smalling, Anderson
    • - Roma: Doni, Andreolli, Mexes, Taddei, De Rossi, Riise, Guberti, Burdisso, Brighi, Okaka Chuka, Menez. SUBS: Lobont, Pizarro, Vucinic, Baptista, Perrotta, Greco, Cassetti
    • - Good evening and welcome to our live minute-by-minute commentary from a historic night at Craven Cottage as Fulham welcome Italian giants Roma...
  • Summary

    • 90+3 Pizarro swings it over, Fulham don't clear and it lands for Andreolli WHO CONTROLS IT AND HAMMERS THE BALL OFF THE UNDERSDE OF THE BAR AND IN!! ROMA LEVEL AT THE DEATH! Heartbreak for Fulham!
    • 86' Pizarro on the right beats Baird and puts in a deadly low ball AND RIISE AT THE FAR POST PUTS IT WIDE!! A difficult chance but he probably should have scored.
    • 81' Nevland gets in down the right and he drills a super shot that Doni palms behind at the near post!
    • 78' Menez to take this... he puts it low to the left but a great save by Schwarzer! What a stop and Fulham's players rush around him to thank him.
    • 77' Riise races into the box and he goes down in a heap and it's a penalty! And the ref sends Hangeland off! But it was Kelly! The assistant has told him who to card but Fulham are adamant it was Kelly.
    • 71' The ball flies into the Fulham box, half-cleared and it drops to VUCINIC WITH A RISING DRIVE BUT SCHWARZER PARRIES! Still not clear though...
    • 66' Trouble for Fulham as they barely clear their lines from Vucinic, now Menez on the right drills it low but wide of the far post.
    • 60' Fulham counter at pace and Roma are all over the place, Zamora slides it through and Kamara is in, he must score but he hesitates with his run and Doni gets there fractionally first! Doni almost flies out of the box but manages to stop himself just in time.
    • 57' Fulham break, long to Zamora on halfway, he flicks it on and spins to run on to it, brilliant from Zamora, he's in down the left and Kamara is unmarked but Mexes gets back just in time to hack over for a corner!
    • 53' Short corner, Pizzaro puts it in, headed clear by Baird but Menez puts it back in and De Rossi heads it past Schwarzer but he was several yards offside.
    • 32' The corner flies over everyone's head but it drops to RIISE WITH THE VOLLEY FROM THE LEFT but a great save by Schwarzer to tip it away for a corner!
    • 24' Riise to take this corner then, he drives it to the edge of the six-yard box AND HANGELAND SHRUGS OFF HIS MARKERS TO POWER THE HEADER PAST DONI FOR 1-0! Super leap, Roma think it was a foul but they were fouling him.
    • 16' Nasty delivery from Riise's corner on the left and Zamora flies in but hacked away by Burdisso!
    • 15' Taddei catches Gera a bit late, not intentional but a foul. Free-kick on the left, short to Konchesky who slides Zamora in, Andreolli surely pulling his shirt all over the place but no penalty! Zamora shoots low, the defender Andreolli blocks, corner.
    • 14' Greening with a brilliant diagonal ball to Riise on the right, he beats big brother to it and knocks it back to KELLY WHO CURLS IT IN but just too weak and Doni gets back in time to claim. Riise minor is winning the battle of the mummy's boys so far....
    • 11' Corner to Fulham on the right, half-cleared by Riise and GREENING HAS A POP but it smashes against a Roma defender and wide. Would have been an awesome volley into the top left.
    • 3' Fulham corner from Riise, flicked on near post and it drops to Gera WHO KNOCKS IT BACK TO GREENING BUT HIS LOW DRIVE IS TIPPED INCHES PAST THE POST BY DONI!!
    • 2' Riise gets down the right, beating his brother to Zamora's knock wide and he swings over a cross and Burdisso almost puts it past his own keeper! Corner Fulham.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Fulham

    Manager: Roy Hodgson

    Captain: Brede Hangeland

  • AS Roma

    Manager: Claudio Ranieri

    Captain: Daniele De Rossi

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Schwarzer
      • S. Kelly Red Card
      • B. Hangeland Goal
      • A. Hughes
      • P. Konchesky Substitution Out (45′)
      • J. Greening
      • C. Baird
      • B. Riise Substitution Out (75′)
      • Z. Gera
      • B. Zamora Substitution Out (62′)
      • D. Kamará

      Subs

      • D. Duff Substitution In75′
      • E. Nevland Substitution In62′
      • C. Dempsey
      • D. Stockdale
      • C. Smalling
      • J. Pantsil Substitution In45′
      • J. Anderson
    • Starting line-up

      • Doni
      • N. Burdisso
      • P. Mexès
      • M. Andreolli Goal
      • J. Riise
      • M. Brighi Substitution Out (45′)
      • D. De Rossi
      • R. Taddei Substitution Out (63′)
      • S. Guberti
      • S. Okaka Chuka Substitution Out (45′)
      • J. Menez

      Subs

      • B. Lobont
      • M. Vucinic Substitution In63′ Yellow Card
      • S. Perrotta Substitution In45′
      • D. Pizarro Substitution In45′
      • M. Cassetti
      • L. Greco
      • J. Baptista
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