Saturday October 29, 2011 Day 10 Finished Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma 2 - 3 AC Milan

  • Burdisso 28’
  • Bojan 87’
  • Ibrahimovic 17’, 78’
  • Nesta 30’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AS Roma
    • AC Milan
    • - And so it proves as the referee draws this one to a conclusion.
    • 90+4 Desperate, desperate defence from Milan: Abbiati twice flaps at crosses but he manages to clear his lines and that is probably the last chance of the match.
    • 90+2 Four minutes of added time here for Roma to salvage something from this one.
    • 90' Cassetti marauds down the right before cutting inside and swinging in a cross but it is too deep.
    • 89' This is shaping up to be a tense finale but Milan are doing well to keep the ball.
    • 87' Abbiati does well to get down low to Lamela's strike but he can only push it into the path of Bojan, who makes no mistake from close range.
    • 87' And Roma go up the other end to cut the arrears through Bojan. 3-2.
    • 86' Nocerino with a contender for miss of the season. Cassano breaks the offside trap again and slides the ball in along the face of the goal but the midfielder somehow manages to fire over from almost beneath the crossbar - albeit at an angle.
    • 84' Osvaldo draws a save from Abbiati down to his right. Corner. Bojan rises at the far post but he is beaten to it.
    • 82' Cassano has really changed the game here. Roma can't deal with his direct running.
    • 80' Milan really stretching the play now as they close out what will almost certainly be their fourth win in a row in Serie A.
    • 78' GOOOOAL!! Cassano does well to win a corner, which is played short. The ball eventually is worked to Aquilani who clips the ball to Ibrahimovic who dispatches another header past Stekelenburg to make in 3-1.
    • 77' Emanuelson springs the offside trap before feeding Cassano. The livewire forward shows an incredible sleight of foot before lashing wide.
    • 76' Great effort from Aquilani. He drives at the Roma defence before striking from just outside the box. Always rising but worth an effort.
    • 75' Ibra flashes an effort wide from just outside the box. Roma are having the better of it but Milan have an array of attacking talent that could strike at any moment.
    • 73' Robinho makes way for Cassano.
    • 71' Osvaldo is denied from point blank range for the home side. Incredible stop. A corner landed at the forward and he prodded it towards goal but Abbiati managed to push it over. Literally from four yards out.
    • 69' Heinze is on for Juan for the home side.
    • 68' Prince has had to leave the field of play and is replaced by Emanuelson. I think he was carded on his way off.
    • 66' Aquilani follows up Robinho's blocked effort but his placed shot from outside the box is easily claimed by Stekelenburg.
    • 64' Ibra steals the ball in midfield and finds Prince who pushes the ball on to Aquilani but his final ball is niether a shot or a cross as it sails out for a goal kick.
    • 62' Second change from Roma and it is Lamela for Gago.
    • 60' Abbiati does extremely well to get his hand to a dipping Pjanic free-kick. Great effort and save.
    • 59' Prince switches the play from right to left to Ibra who looks to pick out Robinho at the far post but Juan gets his head to it to clear. Robinho is then immediately adjudged to be in an offside position from a lofted ball forward.
    • 58' Chance for Bojan. Osvaldo feeds him but Abbiati is quickly off his line to avert any danger. Corner and Milan clear.
    • 56' Roma come again but once again it gets a bit too intricate and the visitors hoist clear.
    • 54' Roma are playing the ball around very nicely indeed but Milan are pressuring the ball well in and around the box meaning that it is very congested.
    • 52' A late challenge from Gago on Nocerino sees the Argentine into the referees note book.
    • 50' Chance. Ibra finds himself in a one-on-one situation with Burdisso having beaten Cassetti to the ball but the defender stands up well and Ibra fires an effort straight at him. Roma go straight up the other end but Bojan fires wide from a tight angle.
    • 48' Little bit of scrappy start to the second period.
    • 46' Roma get the second period underway.
    • 45+3 And that's it from the first half.
    • 45+2 Bojan collects a switch of play from Pizarro and then cuts back on himself before drawing a sharp save from Abbiati.
    • 45+1 Two minutes of added time here.
    • 44' Bojan again the architect as Roma fashion a headed opportunity for Osvaldo but the ball was behind him and it sails out for a goal kick.
    • 42' Roma have looked a lot better since the introduction of Bojan and he finds space in behind the Milan midfield before feeding Cassetti in the box but he lets the ball run under his foot. If he could have turned there he would have a clean shot on goal.
    • 40' Osvaldo leads a break for Roma but with men either side he goes alone and fires a shot straight at the leg of a Milan defender.
    • 39' Prince cuts in from the left but his effort flies wide.
    • 38' Bojan on for Borini who is really struggling to walk.
    • - Bojan warming up.
    • 36' Borini is struggling here and it looks like he could be coming off.
    • 34' It has settled a little now and Milan look comfortable.
    • 32' Roma straight back up the other end and they win a free-kick. Pjanic over it and it is a whisker away from levelling things up again. This is an incredible match.
    • 30' Incredibly Nesta heads in the corner to restore his side's advantage. 2-1.
    • 29' Milan straight back on the attack. Robinho's cross is blocked for a corner. Robinho to deliver.
    • 28' Goal. 1-1 Nicolas Burdisso holds off Gianluca Zambrotta from the resulting to level the scores up from Pjanic's cross.
    • 25' Roma come again though and they move the ball forward at pace. Abate clears a Perrotta through ball for a corner.
    • 24' Milan make Roma chase the ball before Abate attempts a switch of play to Robinho but there is too much on it.
    • 22' Osvaldo leans into Thiago Silva and Milan have a free-kick. The visitors have coped pretty well with everything that has come their way since the opener.
    • 20' Roma move forward at pace and win a corner - there's a bit of a scramble and Milan clear. Robinho collects the clearance and spots Stekelenburg off his line, so strikes from halfway but he slightly slices it and it is out for a goal kick.
    • 18' Now that they're a goal behind, it will be interesting to see if Roma persist with their high defensive line.
    • 17' GOOOAL!! Prince-Boateng finds Aquilani, who whips the ball in for Ibrahimovic who rises highest to head past Stekelenburg. Great header.
    • 15' Aquilani wins a free-kick down the right and he delivers to the far post for Robinho, who skips past his man before firing across goal. Roma clear.
    • 13' Ibrahimovic gets in behind the hosts in the channel but his pull back goes straight to a Roma man - Milan have been under the cosh and they really need to show a little more quality in the attacking third when they get the chance.
    • 11' Roma really pressing their visitors back. They work the ball out wide but Cassetti's cross is too close to Abbiati.
    • 10' Osvaldo gets in behind the Milan defence and fires a ball across the box but there is no one there to tuck away what would have been an easy opportunity.
    • 8' Robinho looks to get in behind Roma's incredibly high line but he goes a moment too early.
    • 6' Borini wins a corner for the home side following a blocked shot. He was a little hesitant there and if he struck it first time he may have been able to get his shot at goal.
    • 4' Cassetti strikes from distance but it flashes past the near post.
    • 2' Early opening for Robinho but he is crowded out.
    • 1' Milan get us underway.
    • - Two minutes from kick-off
    • - Roma: M. Stekelenburg, M. Cassetti, N. Burdisso, Juan, José Angel, D. De Rossi, F. Gago, D. Pizarro, M. Pjanic, D. Osvaldo, F. Borini. Subs: S.Perrotta, M. Borriello, G. Curci, L. Greco, G. Heinze, Bojan, E. Lamela. /// AC Milan: C. Abbiati, I. Abate, A. Nesta, Thiago Silva, G. Zambrottam, M. van Bommel, A. Aquilani, A. Nocerino, K. Boateng, Z. Ibrahimovic, Robinho. Subs: M. Ambrosini, A. Cassano, M. Amelia, D. Bonera, M. Yepes, T. Taiwo, U. Emanuelson.
    • - Roma have suffered defeat late in their last two matches but coach looks likely to stick with an attacking side for the visit of the reigning champions. Full team news to follow.
    • - Milan, fifth after three straight wins, are in buoyant mood. Midfielders Kevin-Prince Boateng and Antonio Nocerino - scorers of hat-tricks in their past two matches - are set to play in an attacking line-up at the Stadio Olimpico.
    • - Milan are without midfielders Gennaro Gattuso and Mathieu Flamini, both still sidelined through injury. Striker Alexandre Pato is also absent, but is closing in on a return to fitness.
    • - Roma are without skipper Francesco Totti; while Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic is doubtful with a thigh strain. Out-of-favour striker Marco Borriello may return against his old club.
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE text commentary from Serie A as ninth-placed Roma host reigning champions AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico.
  • Summary

    • 87' Abbiati does well to get down low to Lamela's strike but he can only push it into the path of Bojan, who makes no mistake from close range.
    • 87' And Roma go up the other end to cut the arrears through Bojan. 3-2.
    • 86' Nocerino with a contender for miss of the season. Cassano breaks the offside trap again and slides the ball in along the face of the goal but the midfielder somehow manages to fire over from almost beneath the crossbar - albeit at an angle.
    • 78' GOOOOAL!! Cassano does well to win a corner, which is played short. The ball eventually is worked to Aquilani who clips the ball to Ibrahimovic who dispatches another header past Stekelenburg to make in 3-1.
    • 76' Great effort from Aquilani. He drives at the Roma defence before striking from just outside the box. Always rising but worth an effort.
    • 71' Osvaldo is denied from point blank range for the home side. Incredible stop. A corner landed at the forward and he prodded it towards goal but Abbiati managed to push it over. Literally from four yards out.
    • 59' Prince switches the play from right to left to Ibra who looks to pick out Robinho at the far post but Juan gets his head to it to clear. Robinho is then immediately adjudged to be in an offside position from a lofted ball forward.
    • 50' Chance. Ibra finds himself in a one-on-one situation with Burdisso having beaten Cassetti to the ball but the defender stands up well and Ibra fires an effort straight at him. Roma go straight up the other end but Bojan fires wide from a tight angle.
    • 45+2 Bojan collects a switch of play from Pizarro and then cuts back on himself before drawing a sharp save from Abbiati.
    • 42' Roma have looked a lot better since the introduction of Bojan and he finds space in behind the Milan midfield before feeding Cassetti in the box but he lets the ball run under his foot. If he could have turned there he would have a clean shot on goal.
    • 30' Incredibly Nesta heads in the corner to restore his side's advantage. 2-1.
    • 28' Goal. 1-1 Nicolas Burdisso holds off Gianluca Zambrotta from the resulting to level the scores up from Pjanic's cross.
    • 17' GOOOAL!! Prince-Boateng finds Aquilani, who whips the ball in for Ibrahimovic who rises highest to head past Stekelenburg. Great header.
    • 6' Borini wins a corner for the home side following a blocked shot. He was a little hesitant there and if he struck it first time he may have been able to get his shot at goal.

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