Saturday December 4, 2010 Day 15 Finished Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi

Chievo 2 - 2 AS Roma

  • Moscardelli 61’
  • Granoche 83’
  • Simplício 26’, 44’

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  1. Chievo draw as Roma fall apart

    Chievo draw as Roma fall apart

    Two second-half strikes completed a Chievo comeback and a 2-2 draw against Roma on a dreadful pitch at the Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi. More

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    Time:90'
    • Chievo
    • AS Roma
    • 90+4' FULL-TIME! Two points lost for Roma, no doubt about it. Chievo fought back well, but Roma fell apart having built a big lead. But the real story was the pitch - a shocker which made the whole game a real trial. We'll be back later this evening for Milan v Brescia.
    • 90+4' The final minutes of this match are spent in the Roma half, but the visitors hang on for the draw.
    • 90+3' Yellow for Mantovani who clatters clumsily into Brighi.
    • 90+1' Four minutes of stoppage time to play.
    • 90' ROMA CLEAR OFF THE LINE! SO CLOSE TO THE WINNER! A real mess and it looks as if Chievo have got the winner, but Pellissier was only a whisker away from a winner.
    • 89' And here it is - Sardo replaces Moscardelli.
    • 88' Free kick for Roma, but their every move is fizzling harmlessly out at the moment. Chievo are lining up their final change.
    • 87' Vucinic robbed of the ball and Moscardelli is on his way. Can Chievo force what would be a remarkable win?
    • 86' Roma had this game won. Not pretty, but they had it won. They've turned in a desperate second-half display.
    • 84' DE ROSSI OFF! ROMA ARE FALLING APART! A straight red for a fuming De Rossi, but given that he scissor-kicked De Rossi, it's hard to have much sympathy.
    • 83' Roma bring off their goalscorer Simplicio and put Jeremy Menez on in his place.
    • 82' IT'S ALL SQUARE! GRANOCHE PUNISHES ROMA! It was made by the other sub Bogliaccino whose header set him free, and Julio Sergio gets a hand to the shot, but cannot prevent it going in.
    • 81' Roma make a rare foray into the Chievo half. Vucinic holding the ball up far longer than he needs, and that's risky.
    • 79' Chievo change - Gelson Fernandes replaced by Bogliacino.
    • 78' Roma change - and about time - Borriello replaces Adriano.
    • 77' MOSCARDELLI CLOSE! He gets a faint touch on to a through ball from Gelson Fernandes but Julio Sergio judges his stop well.
    • 76' Mexes gets a firm header to another Chievo cross. Where are Roma at the moment? They need to make a change to freshen things up.
    • 75' Dangerous move from Chievo, with a ball from Granoche heading for Moscardelli only for Julio Sergio to intercept just in time.
    • 73' Something of a surprise that Adriano is still on the field. He's had an extended run-out, but he's been a passenger in the second half.
    • 72' Cassetti draws a foul from Constant as he tries to get out of his own half.
    • 71' Vucinic draws a booking for a show of petulance, smashing the ball to the ground as a decision goes against him.
    • 70' Rigoni tries a shot from distance after Mexes' clearance bobbles his way. Danger passes for now - but Roma have lost their way in the second half.
    • 69' Mexes gives away a corner keeping Pellissier from getting in a cross from the left hand side.
    • 68' Pellissier is outmuscled by Cassetti in the box and it's a crucial challenge as the visitors continue to push.
    • 66' Roma change: Greco off, Rodrigo Taddei on.
    • 65' SIMPLICIO MISSES A CHANCE FOR THREE! The goal was opening up in front of him after Adriano's controlled header into his path but Cesar puts his body on the line to block the shot.
    • 64' Vucinic goes down softly, but he still extracts a foul from Andreoli.
    • 63' Chievo on the break again - Pellissier thinks he should have a free kick after going shoulder to shoulder with Mexes, but the referee isn't interested.
    • 62' Looks like the ball swerved and dipped a little, and that was enough to throw Julio Sergio off. But he'll be very disappointed to have let it in.
    • 61' JULIO SERGIO ERROR! MOSCARDELLI SCORES! CHIEVO ARE BACK! A long-range shot, bouncing right at Sergio's feet, but the keeper makes a hash of that one and Chievo have closed the gap.
    • 60' Granoche replaces Marcolini as Chievo try to change things up.
    • 58' Totti on the bench for Roma if required, but frankly, with a comfortable lead, he'd probably rather stay in his warm coat.
    • 57' Yellow for Gelson Fernandes who goes in late on Brighi. Terrible, terrible challenge.
    • 56' ANDREOLI CLOSE! A good corner and the defender does well to get a header at the near post, but he cannot turn it goalwards.
    • 55' Vucinic pleads his innocence after a challenge on Moscardelli, but he made fairly heavy contact with the Chievo man's shin.
    • 54' Constant emerges with the ball and Chievo push forward. They've been a bit livelier in the second half, but it's a long road back to get on terms in this game.
    • 52' De Rossi takes a free kick from deep , but it's a poor one which comes straight back out - and a great long ball from Rigoni picks out Pellissier, who, remarkably, isn't offside.
    • 51' After a thundering strike from Marcolini, Roma are finally in a position to make a move of their own. Forward they surge.
    • 50' First cross comes back to Marcolini, but his second is a good one and Montovani forces a decent save from Julio Sergio with a header at the far post.
    • 49' Free kick for Chievo on the left. Marcolini lines up the set piece chance for the hosts.
    • 48' Julio Sergio called into action to control a fairly pacy backpass. Not normally a problem, but the pitch has to be accounted for. The Roma keeper deals with it well.
    • 47' Pellissier is caught offside - he's furious, but Roma have a chance to build from deep.
    • 46' Roma kick off the second half!
    • 45+2' HALF-TIME! A scrappy game on a sub-standard pitch, but credit to Roma - they're getting the job done. Simplicio scored a brilliant first and an opportunistic second, and unless Chievo up their game dramatically, Roma are on their way to a comfortable victory.
    • 45+2' GELSON FERNANDES CLOSE! He heads over after a superb cross from Constant and he really ought to have done better.
    • 45+1' Roma ahead thanks to two moments of good play from Simplicio - they've been just about the only rays of lifht in an otherwise dour match.
    • 45' Two minutes of stoppages to play.
    • 44' SIMPLICIO MAKES IT TWO! He gets just enough on the ball from Marco Cassetti to deflect the ball past Sorrentino!
    • 43' ROMA CLOSE! It starts with Vucinic doing well to get around the full-back Frey, before he swaps passes with Adriano - it looks like the move has fizzled out but the ball is fed to Brighi for a volley only narrowly over the bar.
    • 42' Mantovani climbs over the top of Adriano. A clear foul.
    • 41' Back on halfway for a Chievo free kick. A couple of passes, then the ball is lumped forward where Pellissier is offside. It's hard to convey just quite how scrappy this game is.
    • 40' Frey takes a throw down the right hand side, and Chievo continue to push forward. Gelson Fernandes cannot keep the ball in play, and it's another Roma goal kick.
    • 38' Moscardelli accuses Castellini of handballing his cross - the referee brushes aside the complaint. Moscardelli then has a chance from just outside the area which slips wide of goal.
    • 37' Pellissier caught offside again. That's been a regular feature of the first half.
    • 36' In case you're wondering how Adriano, who is known for enjoying a party, is getting on with his training regime, let's just say there are other footballers on the pitch who would appear to be in better shape.
    • 35' Long ball in the direction of Vucinic goes out on the right hand side. Chievo can try to make something happen again.
    • 34' Shot from distance from Constant along the ground - it's saved by Julio Sergio, but on this bobbly surface the low shot might be a useful tool.
    • 33' Nasty kick at the shins from Gelson Fernandes and Brighi goes down in some pain.
    • 32' Mantovani tries to get Chievo back on the move with a quick throw in.
    • 31' De Rossi and Constant clash - De Rossi hacks at his legs twice before the referee awards a free kick the Chievo man's way.
    • 30' Half an hour in, and Mexes and Cassetti combine to get the ball away for Roma. It's not been one for the purists.
    • 28' A throw on the right hand side for the hots which Frey will take - but despite the ball coming back his way a couple of times he cannot fashion a cross or a pass.
    • 27' Chievo, now behind, are going to have to show a lot more invention.
    • 26' ROMA SCORE! SIMPLICIO! He's delighted with that one though it comes against the sound of whistles by the home fans. Simplicio makes it and finishes it - picking Rigoni's pocket in the box, controlling the ball in the air, and then tucking into the far corner.
    • 25' Andreolli climbs all over Brighi and gives away a free kick in midfield.
    • 24' Adriano joined Roma in the summer, but this is actually his first start for the club. He's stood out, but nobody on either side has been good so far.
    • 23' ADRIANO! He fires this one over the bar as Mantovani misses the cross under his feet. Should have done better.
    • 21' Adriano ends up with the ball at his feet but he's under far too much pressure from the men in yellow to work any magic on the edge of the area.
    • 20' Another offside against Chievo, and Roma can lump a free kick forward.
    • 19' This feels like watching Wimbledon v Liverpool about fifteen years ago. The pitch is killing the spectacle on a very cold night in Verona.
    • 18' Pelissier and Mexes tussle in the box. Obstruction surely from Mexes? Not how the referee sees it, but he certainly held the striker and prevented him from passing.
    • 17' A kick is heaved forward by Julio Sergio as Roma try to get going again. No success, and Pellissier is then caught offside as Chievo's break falls apart.
    • 15' Constant tries to slip a ball straight through the middle in the direction of Moscardelli, but it's not to be. He's then brought down by Castellini not long afterwards to give away a free kick on the right.
    • 13' Marcolini sprays a pass left to Mantovani. Roma had most of the pressure in the early stages, but neither side has been good thus far.
    • 12' The pitch, particularly in the middle, is terrible, and the ball is bobbling under Greco's feet as he tries to break forward for Roma.
    • 11' Vucinic brought down crudely by Rigoni. Another decent free kick chance perhaps awaits Roma.
    • 9' Looks like Sorrentino hurt his knee in that collision, but it's nothing some magic spray won't fix.
    • 8' First sign of the talkent of Vucinic - he gets round the outside of Mantovani and causes plenty of concern. Sorrentino rushes out from goal to clear up the situation, but he's down after that one.
    • 7' Roma are not having the best of seasons in Serie A so far, but victory today could lift them as high as third in the table. Chievo are mired in mid-table - though, that said, a win would put them above Roma. Check out the Serie A table.
    • 6' Good hit from Simplicio! Again a little way out and just over the bar, but plenty of power as Roma continue to press.
    • 4' ADRIANO! He has a free kick and flashes it just wide of target. Lovely shape - promising moment from the visitors.
    • 3' It's a cold evening in Chievo - the pitch at Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi looks as if it has seen better days - it could be a scrappy game.
    • 2' Roma settling well in the early exchanges. Adriano looking lively.
    • 1' We're away in Chievo!
  • Summary

    • 84' DE ROSSI OFF! ROMA ARE FALLING APART! A straight red for a fuming De Rossi, but given that he scissor-kicked De Rossi, it's hard to have much sympathy.
    • 82' IT'S ALL SQUARE! GRANOCHE PUNISHES ROMA! It was made by the other sub Bogliaccino whose header set him free, and Julio Sergio gets a hand to the shot, but cannot prevent it going in.
    • 77' MOSCARDELLI CLOSE! He gets a faint touch on to a through ball from Gelson Fernandes but Julio Sergio judges his stop well.
    • 65' SIMPLICIO MISSES A CHANCE FOR THREE! The goal was opening up in front of him after Adriano's controlled header into his path but Cesar puts his body on the line to block the shot.
    • 61' JULIO SERGIO ERROR! MOSCARDELLI SCORES! CHIEVO ARE BACK! A long-range shot, bouncing right at Sergio's feet, but the keeper makes a hash of that one and Chievo have closed the gap.
    • 56' ANDREOLI CLOSE! A good corner and the defender does well to get a header at the near post, but he cannot turn it goalwards.
    • 44' SIMPLICIO MAKES IT TWO! He gets just enough on the ball from Marco Cassetti to deflect the ball past Sorrentino!
    • 43' ROMA CLOSE! It starts with Vucinic doing well to get around the full-back Frey, before he swaps passes with Adriano - it looks like the move has fizzled out but the ball is fed to Brighi for a volley only narrowly over the bar.
    • 26' ROMA SCORE! SIMPLICIO! He's delighted with that one though it comes against the sound of whistles by the home fans. Simplicio makes it and finishes it - picking Rigoni's pocket in the box, controlling the ball in the air, and then tucking into the far corner.
    • 23' ADRIANO! He fires this one over the bar as Mantovani misses the cross under his feet. Should have done better.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Chievo

    Manager: Stefano Pioli

  • AS Roma

    Manager: Claudio Ranieri

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • S. Sorrentino
      • N. Frey
      • M. Andreolli
      • B. Cesar
      • A. Mantovani Yellow Card
      • L. Rigoni
      • G. Fernandes Yellow Card Substitution Out (79′)
      • M. Marcolini Substitution Out (60′)
      • K. Constant
      • S. Pellissier
      • D. Moscardelli Goal Substitution Out (90′)

      Subs

      • D. Mandelli
      • R. Guana
      • M. Bogliacino Substitution In79′
      • G. Sardo Substitution In90′
      • L. Squizzi
      • B. Jokic
      • P. Granoche Substitution In60′ Goal
    • Starting line-up

      • Julio Sergio
      • M. Cassetti
      • N. Burdisso
      • P. Mexès
      • P. Castellini
      • D. De Rossi Red Card
      • L. Greco Substitution Out (66′)
      • M. Brighi
      • F. Simplício Goals×2 Substitution Out (84′)
      • Adriano Substitution Out (78′)
      • M. Vucinic Yellow Card

      Subs

      • F. Totti
      • B. Lobont
      • D. Pizarro
      • R. Taddei Substitution In66′
      • M. Borriello Substitution In78′
      • J. Menez Substitution In84′
      • Cicinho
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