Thursday July 24, 2014 July Finished

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    Time:90'
    • AS Roma
    • Liverpool
    • 90+1' That's it, full time. Thanks for watching. A friendly. In the middle of the night.
    • 90' GOAL! Roma 1-0 Liverpool. Borriello scores. A cross from the right bounces into the box, onto Boriello, and he deflects the ball into the corner, just past Jones.
    • 88' Sanabria has a shot across the goal palmed away by Jones, but nothing comes of the corner.
    • 88' Robinson wins a throw on the left for Liverpool, high up the pitch, and the ball then goes out of play, which Robinson and the referee don't notice for some time.
    • 86' Four minutes of normal time left for someone to get a winner, and now Phillips is booked for a wild lunge, as he tries to impress.
    • 84' Phillips, just 16, replaces Coutinho.
    • 83' Lucas is booked for a late and over the ball challenge. He could have been sent off.
    • 82' If you still are awake, why not tweet me at @lxndrnthrtn to tell me why you're putting yourself through this.
    • 80' Roma have come back into the game a little, and now Brad Jones gets down well to safely claim a cross from the right.
    • 78' Oh no, there will be penalties to decide this if necessary. That's a horrendous prospect.
    • 77' Ibe is off and Suso on. Allen is replaced by Henderson.
    • 76' Suso looks to be ready to come on, yet more changes.
    • 74' Liverpool win a throw high up on the right and camp around Roma's box. A low free kick is cut away and Roma break. Liverpool do well, with Robinson sliding in with a late challenge to rescue the situation.
    • 72' Just 20 minutes of the match less. I doubt either side will care about the score at the end, but you imagine the fans who have come to a rare match are slightly more interested.
    • 71' Paredes is another of the subs, and he flashes the free kick well over.
    • 69' Allen concedes a free kick about 25 yards out.
    • 67' Coady is on for Kelly. Emmanuelson and Boriello are two of the previous Roma subs by the way.
    • 65' Coutinho curls in a free kick, and Agger glances it well wide of goal.
    • 63' Peterson was another player on for Liverpool. Still no news on the Roma changes. Ucan wins a corner on the right for Roma.
    • 61' Ibe and Lambert are off, Agger on for Liverpool. Emmanuelson is on for Roma, along with a few others, but we're not told who half of them are.
    • 60' Some more subs are imminent.
    • 57' A chance for Lambert. Lambert receives a pass from the left and he rifles a high shot to the near post, but the 'keeper saves easily enough. The pass from Coutinho was early, and effective as a result.
    • 54' Totti slides an absolutely brilliant pass forward for Destro, and he is incorrectly called offside. A let-off for Liverpool. In truth, the pass was so good it's hard to blame the defence for that.
    • 52' Liverpool are now struggling to clear their lines, and almost get in trouble when Skrtel is required to hoof a squared, low ball from the left.
    • 50' Lambert mishits one shot, then has another from a tight angle deflected behind. Nothing comes from the corner.
    • 48' Coutinho slices a shot just wide of goal, but the keeper always had it covered.
    • 47' Romanogli and Destro on for Roma.
    • 46' The second half starts with Robinson on for Enrique.
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    • 45+1' That's half time. See you in 15 minutes.
    • 45 Totti chips in a cross to the back post which is headed behind. Florenzi overhits it to the other side of the pitch. Liverpool eventually clear.
    • 43' Ibe opens up the Roma midfield, the ball is turned towards Lambert in the box, but his shot is almost instantly blocked.
    • 42' Nainggolan is booked for a recklessly high foot on Can.
    • 41' This game is dead, it seems.
    • 40' Nainggolan has a dig from 40 yards. It's well over the bar, and well wide too.
    • 38' Roma come forward with short, accurate passing, until the move breaks down on the edge of the box.
    • 37' It's quarter past one on a weekday, and here we are, on an MBM. Tweet me your life's biggest regret.
    • 34' Iturbe finds a little room on the left for a cross, and his pass inside is cut out. Liverpool come forward, and Coutinho drags a shot well wide.
    • 33' Cole breaks the offside trap, cuts back a cross to find Totti's run from deep, and he uses his knee to shoot just wide of the near post.
    • 32' Borini has not suffered a dislocated shoulder, which is good for him and Sunderland.
    • 30' A third of the way through the match, and apart from the Totti shot and Kelly header, almost nothing has happened.
    • 28' A wayward short Roma corner ends with a Liverpool throw, and Coutinho does excellently to break forward.
    • 27' Cole bounds down the left and his cross is blocked for a corner. Ljajic takes it short, it's worked to Iturbe on the edge of the box, but he's tackled. Liverpool break but Ibe is ruled offside on the right wing.
    • 26' More Roma, more defence, less fun.
    • 24' Lucas finds Lambert, and the ball is worked back to defence and to the left wing. Roma drop deep.
    • 23' Roma are gradually coming into the game a little more now, and are keeping the ball in defence.
    • 22' Totti has a drive from 35 yards, which is well wide of goal, skidding along the turf.
    • 21' A free kick at the other end for Roma is headed away.
    • 20' Coutinho whips in a cross but it's overhit, and slightly wide of goal. Nobody gets a touch on it.
    • 19' Liverpool win a free kick on the corner of th box, to the left, about 30 yards out.
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    • 16' A cross to the back post for Kelly, but he heads it weakly towards goal. He's no Lambert.
    • 14' Answer the man.
    • 12' A rare moment on the ball for Cole down the left wing, but he promptly loses the ball. Can is on, and Borini is off. It might scupper any possible transfer.
    • 11' A problem for Liverpool as Borini injures his shoulder, and Can should be on soon enough.
    • 9' Enrique wins a throw on the left, and Liverpool now hold th eball up. Roma try to clear but faff around the box far to much, and yet again Liverpool win the ball back. Is this pressing in a high block?
    • 8' Iturbe conces a foul on the right wing and Liverpool come forward again, spreading play from left to right.
    • 6' Roma enjoy a very brief spell of possession and Borini then gets the chance to attack down the right. His cross is blocked and out for a throw, but Liverpool continue to press around the box.
    • 4' More Liverpool possession, but they're not quite sharp yet, as is to be expected.
    • 2' Liverpool dominate the opening minutes of the game. Tactically thrilling stuff.
    • 1' We kick off, two hours from bed time. Tweet me if you're still awake.
    • 0:25 Just five minutes to go. Here's my prediction: 400-0 to Liverpool. What do you think? Let me know at @lxndrnthrtn. Please do not swear. I am not Tony Evans.
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    • 0:15 TEAMS: Liverpool: Jones, Kelly, Skrtel, Coates, Enrique, Lucas, Allen, Coutinho, Borini, Lambert, Ibe. /// Skorupski, Somma, Benatia, Castan, Cole, Fiorenzi, Keita, Nainggolan, Iturbe, Totti, Ljajic.
    • 0:10 Hello and welcome to live coverage of the pre-season friendly between Roma and Liverpool. Yes, you read that right.
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL! Roma 1-0 Liverpool. Borriello scores. A cross from the right bounces into the box, onto Boriello, and he deflects the ball into the corner, just past Jones.
    • 88' Sanabria has a shot across the goal palmed away by Jones, but nothing comes of the corner.
    • 86' Four minutes of normal time left for someone to get a winner, and now Phillips is booked for a wild lunge, as he tries to impress.
    • 83' Lucas is booked for a late and over the ball challenge. He could have been sent off.
    • 48' Coutinho slices a shot just wide of goal, but the keeper always had it covered.
    • 42' Nainggolan is booked for a recklessly high foot on Can.
    • 33' Cole breaks the offside trap, cuts back a cross to find Totti's run from deep, and he uses his knee to shoot just wide of the near post.
    • 0:15 TEAMS: Liverpool: Jones, Kelly, Skrtel, Coates, Enrique, Lucas, Allen, Coutinho, Borini, Lambert, Ibe. /// Skorupski, Somma, Benatia, Castan, Cole, Fiorenzi, Keita, Nainggolan, Iturbe, Totti, Ljajic.

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