Sunday January 9, 2011 Day 19 Finished Stadio Luigi Ferraris

Sampdoria 2 - 1 AS Roma

  • Pozzi 58’ (pen.)
  • Guberti 84’
  • Vucinic 18’

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  1. Three off as Samp edge Roma

    Three off as Samp edge Roma

    Sampdoria were gifted a 2-1 home win over Roma when visiting Brazilian defender Juan had a second half to forget. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sampdoria
    • AS Roma
    • 90+5' It won't matter! Sampdoria come from a goal down to win a rumbustuous encounter!
    • 90+4' Great job by Pazzini, taking the ball into Roma territory... he seems to have won a corner but the referee signal goal kick!
    • 90+3' Totti clashes with Palombo inside the Samp box! The Roma canptain clearly thinks his opponent made the most of some slight contact between the two!
    • 90+2' FOUR MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME - and here comes Francesco Totti off the bench!
    • 90+1' SAMP DOWN TO NINE!! Second yellow card for Gastaldello! Sampdoria have lost both centre-backs!
    • 90' A loose piece of control by Mannini gives Roma a chance to build down the left. Time ticking down, though... and Mannini redeems himself with a decent defensive header.
    • 89' Vucinic goes for goal from long range, but blazes his shot over!
    • 88' It's ten apiece! Lucchini sent off for a second bookable offence!
    • 87' Roma win a free-kick on the left, 35 yards from goal. A real opportunity here for Vucinic to deliver something. TERRIBLE by Vucinic, curling his cross straight into the arms of Curci.
    • 85' BORRIELLO!!! He meets Cassetti's cross with a glancing header but it is straight at Curci!
    • 84' What a nightmare for Juan. On at half-time, and badly at fault for both Sampdoria goals.
    • 83' GOOAAALLL!!! SAMP IN FRONT!! It's Guberti!! Mannini crossed from the right, Macheda could not control the ball but it looped up in the air, Juan took an awful touch and Guberti finished from a tight angle!
    • 83' Samp: Daniele Mannini replaces Andrea Poli.
    • 82' CHANCE FOR MACHEDA!! Zauri crosses from the right, and the unmarked Macheda dives to meet it but guides his header wide! What a start that would have been!
    • 80' Roma burst forward with Borriello but the move breaks down and here come Samp again - an open game now.
    • 79' Macheda plays Pazzini through the middle, but Doni does well to dive on the ball!
    • 77' Debut for Macheda, who replaces the goalscorer Nicola Pozzi...
    • 77' Federico Macheda is getting ready to come on....
    • 75' Gulberti fires a pacy cross in from the left... but defended with ease by Roma.
    • 74' Greco takes the corner with Menez off the pitch... and you can see why he isn't the first choice taker! Poor effort.
    • 73' Palombo is caught in possession and Samp work it to Borriello, whose shot deflects wide off a defender!
    • 72' Roma build patiently and are not coming under much pressure from Samp... the crowd are getting a little restless with the home side struggling to make their man advantage count.
    • 71' Ziegler swings in a dangerous cross from the Samp right and Cassetti does well to head it away.
    • 70' Played long into the box towards Pazzini, but Burdisso tidies up efficiently enough.
    • 69' Samp corner on their left, which Ziegler delivers in outswinging fashion... the ball is half-cleared but played back in by Koman and Pazzini glances a header wide.
    • 67' Riise has another long throw... again defended with ease. Riise's run-up was curtailed by a glass partition - maybe teams playing Rory Delap's Stoke might want to try that...
    • 66' Riise launches a long throw in from the left and Gastaldello heads clear...
    • 65' Roma actually look pretty solid - you wouldn't know they were a man down.
    • 63' Koman shifts the ball onto his left foot and fires a left-foot shot comfortably wide.
    • 62' A huge roar greets Piampaolo Pazzini, who replaces Guido Marilungo - Pazzini has been suffering flu this week.
    • 61' Borriello stands up a cross from the left side of the box for Vucinic, who chests down and fires a shot just wide from the right!
    • 60' How will Roma react? Thwey were so dominant prior to that penalty incident...
    • 58' GOAL!! No sign of nerves as Pozzi steps up and smashes the penalty into the roof of the net! No chance Doni! Samp on terms, and they have over half an hour to win it!
    • 58' Finally Doni reaches the goal and Nicola Pozzi can take the kick...
    • 57' Menez is taking an age to get off the pitch, and this is quite a delay before the penalty can be taken. Doni is a decent player, who used to be Roma's regular first choice keeper.
    • 56' The replays show Roma can have no argument, but Juan must bear most of the blame for an awful pass - reserve goalkeeper Doni comes on for Jeremy Menez, and his first job will be to save a penalty!
    • 55' PENALTY AND A RED CARD!! Juan's poor pass lets in Palombo, who is clearly brought down by Julio Sergio! Penalty to Samp, and Roma down to 10 - this changes everything!
    • 54' Vucinic clips the free-kick to Juan at the back post, who heads over but he has already been flagged offside anyway.
    • 53' Roma come away on the break and Menez knocks it past Lucchini and gets blocked off cynically! Yellow card and a promising free-kick for the visitors...
    • 52' Roma are saying nothing more than that Philippe Mexes has a "muscle problem" that forced him off.
    • 51' Ziegler pulls it back from the left for Pozzi, whose shot is blocked and the rebound falls to Marilungo who drags his effort well wide.
    • 50' Incidentally, I realise Pazzini is a much better player than the Manchester United man - but Macheda does have an amazing knack of coming off the bench to score.
    • 49' Samp appear to be set up in much the same way as in the first half, but it will surely only be a matter of time until we see Pazzini and/or Macheda from the bench.
    • 47' Sampdoria have a formidable home record, with just one defeat in their last 36. That is under threat today.
    • 46' Second half under way!
    • 46' Roma: Juan comes on for Philippe Mexes at half-time. Must be an injury for the Frenchman.
    • 45+2' That's half-time, and Roma take a deserved lead into the break! Back in a few minutes...
    • 45+1' A chance for Marilungo, who beats the offside trap and hits a weak volley goalwards. Julio Sergio parries the shot then dives on the rebound before Marilungo can get to it!
    • 45+1' One minute of stoppage time to be played.
    • 45' Greco brings down Ziegler, and he is booked - harshly consideringf the shocker Poli got away with.
    • 44' The first corner is defended by Samp at the cost of another... which Curci holds expertly. He's having a very good game, is Curci.
    • 43' MENEZ!! Cracks a low shot goalwards from 20 yards and Curci produces another fine save to deny him!
    • 42' Koman crosses into the area, where the immovable Burdisso is on hand to head clear.
    • 40' Now Menez is down at the edge of the Samp box - this time there is no free-kick. Menez has earned himself a reputation for liking a dive...
    • 39' Terrible tackle by Poli on Borriello, late and petulant. How does he escape a booking for that?
    • 38' Ziegler tries to find Poli at the edge of the box, but Roma win it back and Pozzi hacks Brighi as the Roma man brings it out of defence. Yellow card Pozzi.
    • 36' Roma have really held the upper hand since taking the lead - they could be on course for their fourth straight win, which would put them second in the Serie A table.
    • 35' BORRIELLO!! Menez runs through the middle, finds Vucinic who touches it on to Borriello, and his shot is just touched behind by Curci!
    • 33' Collector's item - foul throw awarded against Ziegler! Samp coach Domenico Di Carlo is not happy, but being a massive rule-bound pedant I love that sort of thing. More foul throws, please.
    • 32' Vucinic does well to win a throw on the Roma right - he's having a hugely influential game.
    • 30' I know it's bad for your health, but it's always great to see a coach smoking on the bench, isn't it? To my shame, I don't recognise the nicotine fiend. Not Ranieri or Di Carlo, certainly.
    • 29' Vucinic knocks the ball past Ziegler and goes down rather theatrically, but he wins a free-kick wide on the Roma right.
    • 28' Guberti forced to cross with his weaker right foot, and he hits it deep, too deep, straight out for a goal kick.
    • 27' Koman delivers a diagonal cross, and Burdisso slips as he prepares to head it but Mexes is behind him to tidy up.
    • 26' Gastaldello is complaining to referee Rocchi, claiming he got an arm in the face from Borriello. There may have been some contact but it was nothing major.
    • 25' Menez delivers the free-kick onto the head of Burdisso, who cannot get his effort on target.
    • 24' Fine backheel by Vucinic for Cassetti, whose cross is deflected for a corner.
    • 23' The free-kick comes to nothing... disappointing. Riise straight into the wall.
    • 22' Vucinic is fouled and Roma have a free-kick on the right, about 25 yards from goal...
    • 21' Brilliant touch and composure by Mexes to dribble past Guberti inside his own half. Mind you, you can look a bit silly when those go wrong.
    • 20' ZIEGLER!! He does go for goal from way out, and the ball curls about a foot wide to the right. Julio Sergio was scrambling!
    • 19' Mexes runs across Pozzi and concedes a blatant free-kick (despite his protests). Just outside shooting range...
    • 18' What a fantastic piece of individual magic from Vucinic, although Samp will feel they could have done more to close the Montenegrin down.
    • 17' GOAL!! MIRKO VUCINIC!! A brilliant solo effort! He dribbles down the right, sees no support in the middle and fair lashes a shot into the corner from a tight angle!
    • 16' Roma starting to come into the ascendancy here, enjoying plenty of possession after that early Samp pressure.
    • 14' This is better from Roma, who build methodically until Vucinic gives the ball away sloppily.
    • 13' Jeers for Borriello, who is an ex-Sampdoria (and Genoa) player...
    • 12' A Samp corner is headed goalwards but Cassetti makes a routine block and clearance.
    • 11' Guberti crosses first time for Pozzi who has to hit the ball first time and guides it wide!! He smashes the ball angrily into the advertising hoardings - but that was not easy, as the ball came in behind Pozzi.
    • 10' Guberti crosses low from the left and Mezes puts it out for an attacking throw for Samp... Koman lobs it in and Poli attempts an overhead kick which is blocked.
    • 9' Pozzi is in the side ahead of Giampaolo Pazzini, who is on the bench following injury. Samp also have Macheda at their disposal should Pozzi's injury be significant. I'm guessing it won't be.
    • 8' Great tackle by Burdisso, who simply had to make that challenge with Pozzi running at him one-on-one! Pozzi stays down but it was a fair challenge and an excellent one.
    • 7' Gastaldello brings down Borriello and he will see the first yellow card of the day from referee Gianluca Rocchi, who hails from Florence if you're interested.
    • 6' Menez fouls Palombo and Samp take it quickly... Ziegler's cross finds Koman who completely slices his attempted half-volley!! Tough chance, but a chance...
    • 4' It's a fairly slow opening. I haven't taken a tape measure to it, but the pitch at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris looks massive... maybe it's just that the teams are spread out across the full width of the playing surface.
    • 3' Vucinic has a problem early on. He is holding his right ankle and grimacing... but he will be able to continue.
    • 2' Roma win a free-kick which Vucinic plays into the box... Lucchini wins the header and Samp clear.
    • 1' And we're away! Roma kick off, playing from left to right in black shirts with orange sleeves, Sampdoria in their famous blue shirts with coloured stripes across the middle.
    • 12:29 Some Samp fans are carrying what looks like a coffin up the steps to the back of the stand. Other fans are holding crosses...
    • 12:25 Samp, meanwhile, have had their season upset by Antonio Cassano's row with club president Riccardo Garrone. They have finally got shot of the talented troublemaker, who has joined Milan.
    • 12:20 Neither side has had a great season so far. Roma find themselves fourth, seven points behind leaders Milan, and Ranieri's job has come under increased scrutiny. Today's papers claim the Giallorossi are lining up Carlo Ancelotti to replace him.
    • 12:15 Francesco Totti has once again been left on the bench by Roma boss Claudio Ranieri, while Daniele De Rossi joins him there following a bout of flu.
    • 12:10 Federico Macheda is on the bench for his first match as a Sampdoria player, following his loan move from Manchester United.
    • 12:05 TEAMS: SAMPDORIA: Curci; Zauri, Gastaldello, Lucchini, Ziegler; Koman, Palombo, Poli, Guberti; Marilungo, Pozzi... Subs: Mannini, Accardi, Volta, Macheda, Pazzini, Tissone, Da Costa... ROMA: Julio Sergio; Cassetti, Mexes, Burdisso, Riise; Brighi, Greco, Menez, Perrotta; Borriello, Vucinic... Subs: Totti, De Rossi, Castellini, Rosi, Juan, Simplicio, Doni.
    • 12:00 Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Sunday morning Serie A encounter between Sampdoria and Roma!
  • Summary

    • 90+1' SAMP DOWN TO NINE!! Second yellow card for Gastaldello! Sampdoria have lost both centre-backs!
    • 88' It's ten apiece! Lucchini sent off for a second bookable offence!
    • 85' BORRIELLO!!! He meets Cassetti's cross with a glancing header but it is straight at Curci!
    • 83' GOOAAALLL!!! SAMP IN FRONT!! It's Guberti!! Mannini crossed from the right, Macheda could not control the ball but it looped up in the air, Juan took an awful touch and Guberti finished from a tight angle!
    • 82' CHANCE FOR MACHEDA!! Zauri crosses from the right, and the unmarked Macheda dives to meet it but guides his header wide! What a start that would have been!
    • 73' Palombo is caught in possession and Samp work it to Borriello, whose shot deflects wide off a defender!
    • 61' Borriello stands up a cross from the left side of the box for Vucinic, who chests down and fires a shot just wide from the right!
    • 58' GOAL!! No sign of nerves as Pozzi steps up and smashes the penalty into the roof of the net! No chance Doni! Samp on terms, and they have over half an hour to win it!
    • 55' PENALTY AND A RED CARD!! Juan's poor pass lets in Palombo, who is clearly brought down by Julio Sergio! Penalty to Samp, and Roma down to 10 - this changes everything!
    • 45+1' A chance for Marilungo, who beats the offside trap and hits a weak volley goalwards. Julio Sergio parries the shot then dives on the rebound before Marilungo can get to it!
    • 43' MENEZ!! Cracks a low shot goalwards from 20 yards and Curci produces another fine save to deny him!
    • 35' BORRIELLO!! Menez runs through the middle, finds Vucinic who touches it on to Borriello, and his shot is just touched behind by Curci!
    • 20' ZIEGLER!! He does go for goal from way out, and the ball curls about a foot wide to the right. Julio Sergio was scrambling!
    • 17' GOAL!! MIRKO VUCINIC!! A brilliant solo effort! He dribbles down the right, sees no support in the middle and fair lashes a shot into the corner from a tight angle!
    • 11' Guberti crosses first time for Pozzi who has to hit the ball first time and guides it wide!! He smashes the ball angrily into the advertising hoardings - but that was not easy, as the ball came in behind Pozzi.
    • 6' Menez fouls Palombo and Samp take it quickly... Ziegler's cross finds Koman who completely slices his attempted half-volley!! Tough chance, but a chance...

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Sampdoria

    Manager: Domenico Di Carlo

  • AS Roma

    Manager: Claudio Ranieri

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • G. Curci
      • L. Zauri
      • D. Gastaldello Red Card
      • S. Lucchini Red Card
      • R. Ziegler
      • A. Palombo
      • A. Poli Substitution Out (82′)
      • V. Koman
      • S. Guberti Goal
      • G. Marilungo Yellow Card Substitution Out (63′)
      • N. Pozzi Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (77′)

      Subs

      • D. Mannini Substitution In82′
      • P. Accardi
      • M. Volta
      • F. Macheda Substitution In77′
      • G. Pazzini Substitution In63′
      • F. Tissone
      • Da Costa
    • Starting line-up

      • Julio Sergio Red Card
      • M. Cassetti
      • P. Mexès Substitution Out (45′)
      • N. Burdisso
      • J. Riise
      • M. Brighi
      • L. Greco Yellow Card Substitution Out (90′)
      • S. Perrotta
      • J. Menez Substitution Out (57′)
      • M. Borriello
      • M. Vucinic Goal

      Subs

      • F. Totti Substitution In90′
      • D. De Rossi
      • P. Castellini
      • A. Rosi
      • Juan Substitution In45′
      • F. Simplício
      • Doni Substitution In57′
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