Sunday September 11, 2011 Day 2 Finished Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma 1 - 2 Cagliari

  • De Rossi 90’
  • Conti 68’
  • El Kabir 90’

  1. Enrique's Roma lose opener

    Enrique's Roma lose opener

    New Roma boss Luis Enrique got off to a poor start as his side lost their opening Serie A game 2-1 to Cagliari at the Stadio Olimpico. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AS Roma
    • Cagliari
    • 90+5' Cagliari surprise winners then, and they just about deserved it for a decent second half performance.
    • 90+5' Roma get a couple of freekicks. Tott's second is another low skimmer towards the far corner. The keeper can only parry, and De Rossi is there to knock it in for what is the last kick of the game.
    • 90+3' Roma 0-2 Cagliari - GOAL! El Kabir breaks down the right hand side and advances into Roma's box. There's no one to close him down and he unleashes a low shot into Stekelenburg's far corner.
    • 90+2' Cagliari have managed to slow the game right down and look comfortable.
    • 90+1' Agostini's turn to go down like he's been poleaxed. The ref stops play, but Roma keep the ball.
    • 90' Four minutes of stoppage time to come though...
    • 89' De Rossi's attempted pass flies straight into the arms of Agazzi. They're nearly out of time.
    • 88' Pjanic fires in a freekick and it comes off the arm of the one man wall. A now much closer freekick is taken by Totti, but Cagliari's offside trap works.
    • 86' Roma are playing much better with 10 than they were with 11.
    • 85' De Rossi's cross is blocked and Cagliari break. Nene is all alone and he drags his shot a coople of yards wide.
    • 84' Agostini plays a woeful ball out for Roma throw. Totti isn't happy as he's muscled off the ball, but the ref refuses to whistle.
    • 83' Cossu with a good curling effort for Cagliari. It looks like the keeper gets a touch, but the ref says goalkick.
    • 82' Totti is again taken out, this time much closer to goal, about 25 yards out. It's layed off for Roma's captain, but he slices his effort and it goes well wide.
    • 80' Nene picks up a yellow for getting shirty with Totti. The freekick is played over the top, it's headed across goal by Heinze and Borini with his first touch puts it into the net, but it's ruled out for offside.
    • 79' Roma Sub: Osvaldo off for Borini.
    • 78' Totti with a neat ball for Pjanic, who runs into Agostini and somehow gets the foul...it will be Totti to take...and his low strike fizzes towards the far post and Agazzi bundles it away.
    • 77' Ibarbo goes down for a second like he's been shot, but thinks better of it and gets back to his feet.
    • 76' Roma Substitution: Rosi comes off for Fernando Gago
    • 75' Nene fouls Rosi in the area, but he was getting tugged at least as much.
    • 74' Pjanic is lying on the floor hurt, but it was a very good challenge from Astori.
    • 72' Great chance for Roma. Totti plays a clever ball onto Boriello's head. He nods down for Osvaldo, whose strike is charged down in the area.
    • 71' Boriello is almost in after good work from Osvaldo, but he's just offside.
    • 70' Not a great couple of minutes for Angel that.
    • 69' Angel is off and deservedly so. He kicks out at a Cagliari defender as the ball rolls out for a goal kick. Totti and co complain, but that was a definite red.
    • 67' Roma 0-1 Cagliari - GOAL! Angel heads a cross onto the chest of Conti, who waits for the ball to drop and fires it into the corner of the net.
    • 66' Osvalso's quick, but he's not that quick as he chases a poor pass.
    • 65' A very poor cross from Angel, who is in miles of space out wide, but hits it first time to no one and it goes tamely out for a goal kick.
    • 64' Biondini wins the ball off Heinze, but they're in too much of a rush and Roma win back the ball.
    • 62' Totti wins the ball off Ibarbo. He puts in a brilliant cross for Boriellio at the far post. He stretches and gets a foot to the ball, but the keeper gets across just in time and palms the ball away for a corner kick.
    • 61' Rosi again beats his man. The ball makes it's way to Angel, who drives to the byline and puts in a low cross, but Canini clears for a corner.
    • 60' Fantastic tackle from Conti, who slides in and takes possssion in one movement.
    • 59' Cagliari have a free kick 40 yards from goal. Cossu puts the ball in, but it comes to nothing and Roma break...
    • 58' Substitution: Borrielo comes on for the largely ineffective Bojan.
    • 57' The corner is deep, it's headed back across goal, but comfortably cleared by the Roma defence.
    • 56' Cossu with a proper effort from 25 yards, but it flies just wide of the near post. It must have taken a deflection though as Cagliari have a corner.
    • 55' Rosi doesn't beat his man this time, but he wins the throw and Roma continue their domination of possession.
    • 54' Burdisso is all alone in the Roma half of the pitch and he can bring down the clearance and restart play.
    • 53' Rosi licks the ball over his opponent's head. The ball is played out wide, but the cross is cleared by Cagliari who have men back in numbers.
    • 51' Ibarbo immediately gets the ball stuck under his feet, but Heinze comes in with a stupid challenge to give away the foul.
    • 50' Substitution: Ribeiro comes off and Ibarbo comes on for Cagliari
    • 48' Osvaldo almost gets on the end of a clever Rosi ball, which rolls tantalisingly out of the Italian's reach.
    • 47' Roma are immediately on the offensive. Osvaldo is played in on the left and his clipped cross is cleared away for a throw.
    • 46' Bojan jinks into the area, but doesn't have the strength to hold off the challenge.
    • 45' There's absolutely no stoppage time at all and the whistle calls time on a pretty dire first half of football.
    • 44' And Cagliari hit the bar! Biondini with a curling effort from the corner of the area. It flies over Stek, but doesn't quite dip enough to get under the bar.
    • 43' Ribeiro with a thumping near post shot from just inside the area, fisted away by Stekelenburg.
    • 42' Rosi shows goos pace on the right, Totti plays in to Osvaldo, who hasn't got the room to pull the trigger.
    • 40' De Rossi is controlling the midfield and spraying balls all over the place. A neat move breaks down when Totti misplaces the pass.
    • 39' Osvaldo is at the centre of all the action. He has a snap shot from outside the area. It takes the keeper by suprise, but he does well to get down low and parry it away.
    • 37' Cagliari have all their men behind the ball now, but look to break quickly when regaining possession.
    • 36' De Rossi plays a pin point 40 yard pass out to Angel on the left hand touchline. He cuts in, but the cross is claimed by the goalkeeper.
    • 34' De Rossi plays out wide to Rosi, who cuts in and passes to Pjanic. His first time shot is fierce and Agazzi can only palm away. Osvaldo is there for the rebound, but his attempt is terrible. He was offside though.
    • 33' Cossu gets in behind and plays a low cross from the left, but Pisano is the first to get there and he hooks away.
    • 32' Heinze this time with the foul after raising a foot, but Cagliari quickly lose possession.
    • 31' Osvaldo barges into Pisano and concedes the foul on the halfway line.
    • 29' Bojan puts in a decent low cross, but Agazzi claims at the near post.
    • 28' An awkward clearacne from Burdisso, who hooks clear following a deep cross.
    • 27' A bit of a lull at the moment here, both teams struggling to inject any pace into their games.
    • 26' Cagliari are getting deeper as the minutes pass. Roma are stroking it about before Pjanic unleashes a pretty pointless effort from miles out. Needless to say it travels well wide.
    • 24' Pisano slides in on Osvalso and knocks the ball off the attacker for a goal kick.
    • 23' A ball rolls along the touchline for ages, with Roma thinking it would roll out. Pisano gets there, but his cross isn't great.
    • 22' Osvaldo's bombing up and down the left, this time intercepting in defence. A cross from the right trickles ouit and it's a goal kick for Roma.
    • 21' It comes to nothing...but Roma work the ball back out wide and from the cross Osvaldo heads back across towards the far post and Agazzi claims at a stretch.
    • 20' Poor pass from Rosi, but Roma get it back and Bojan scurries down the right touchline. Agostini intercepts, but it's a freekick.
    • 17' Cagliari have a throw in near the Roma byline. Nainggolan is caught offside when he really shouldn't be.
    • 16' Conti's sticking to Totti, not letting him an inch of space.
    • 15' Angel with a vicious shot from 30 yards. It's down the 'keeper's throat and he can only palm it away.
    • 13' Solid start from the away team. They're having their fair share of midfield possession and look incisive going forward.
    • 12' Nene has a shot from a tight angle from about 20 yards. It's a good effort, it sails a yard or so wide with Stekelenburg motionless.
    • 10' Totti plays a beautiful ball in behind for Osvaldo, whose pace takes him to the ball, but he can't beat the first man.
    • 8' Cagliari get a corner, but it just givse Roma a chance to break. Pisano intercepts and it's a Roma throw.
    • 7' Stekelenburg plays out to his fallback, but Cagliari are right on top of them. Roma work their way forward, but Osvaldo loses it just outside the area.
    • 6' Totti is playing deep here at the moment, getting on the ball and influencing the game.
    • 4' Osvaldo jumps for the ball at the far post, but is outmuscled and it goes out for a throw in.
    • 2' Roma are playing from right to left , on a pristine surface here at the Stadio Olimpico.
    • 13:55 Roma are the only side against which Cagliari managed to score more than four goals in the league last season (5-1 on match-day two of the last campaign).
    • 13:50 Teams are in - Roma: Stekelenburg; Rosi, Heinze, Burdisso, Josè Angel; Perrotta, De Rossi, Pjanic; Osvaldo, Totti, Bojan///Cagliari: Agazzi; Pisano, Canini, Astori, Agostini, Biondini, Conti, Nainggolan; Thiago Ribeiro, Nene, Cossu.
    • 13:48 Cagliari have opened with a goalless draw in the last two seasons in Serie A, on both occasions away from home.
    • 13:47 Over the past 17 Serie A seasons, Roma have lost their opening game of the campaign only twice, in 2009 against Genoa and 2002 against Bologna.
    • 13:45 Hello and welcome to Eurosport UK's live minute-by-minute coverage of AS Roma vs Cagliari from the Stadio Olimpico Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90+5' Cagliari surprise winners then, and they just about deserved it for a decent second half performance.
    • 90+5' Roma get a couple of freekicks. Tott's second is another low skimmer towards the far corner. The keeper can only parry, and De Rossi is there to knock it in for what is the last kick of the game.
    • 90+3' Roma 0-2 Cagliari - GOAL! El Kabir breaks down the right hand side and advances into Roma's box. There's no one to close him down and he unleashes a low shot into Stekelenburg's far corner.
    • 83' Cossu with a good curling effort for Cagliari. It looks like the keeper gets a touch, but the ref says goalkick.
    • 80' Nene picks up a yellow for getting shirty with Totti. The freekick is played over the top, it's headed across goal by Heinze and Borini with his first touch puts it into the net, but it's ruled out for offside.
    • 78' Totti with a neat ball for Pjanic, who runs into Agostini and somehow gets the foul...it will be Totti to take...and his low strike fizzes towards the far post and Agazzi bundles it away.
    • 72' Great chance for Roma. Totti plays a clever ball onto Boriello's head. He nods down for Osvaldo, whose strike is charged down in the area.
    • 69' Angel is off and deservedly so. He kicks out at a Cagliari defender as the ball rolls out for a goal kick. Totti and co complain, but that was a definite red.
    • 67' Roma 0-1 Cagliari - GOAL! Angel heads a cross onto the chest of Conti, who waits for the ball to drop and fires it into the corner of the net.
    • 62' Totti wins the ball off Ibarbo. He puts in a brilliant cross for Boriellio at the far post. He stretches and gets a foot to the ball, but the keeper gets across just in time and palms the ball away for a corner kick.
    • 56' Cossu with a proper effort from 25 yards, but it flies just wide of the near post. It must have taken a deflection though as Cagliari have a corner.
    • 44' And Cagliari hit the bar! Biondini with a curling effort from the corner of the area. It flies over Stek, but doesn't quite dip enough to get under the bar.
    • 43' Ribeiro with a thumping near post shot from just inside the area, fisted away by Stekelenburg.
    • 39' Osvaldo is at the centre of all the action. He has a snap shot from outside the area. It takes the keeper by suprise, but he does well to get down low and parry it away.
    • 34' De Rossi plays out wide to Rosi, who cuts in and passes to Pjanic. His first time shot is fierce and Agazzi can only palm away. Osvaldo is there for the rebound, but his attempt is terrible. He was offside though.
    • 21' It comes to nothing...but Roma work the ball back out wide and from the cross Osvaldo heads back across towards the far post and Agazzi claims at a stretch.
    • 15' Angel with a vicious shot from 30 yards. It's down the 'keeper's throat and he can only palm it away.
    • 13:50 Teams are in - Roma: Stekelenburg; Rosi, Heinze, Burdisso, Josè Angel; Perrotta, De Rossi, Pjanic; Osvaldo, Totti, Bojan///Cagliari: Agazzi; Pisano, Canini, Astori, Agostini, Biondini, Conti, Nainggolan; Thiago Ribeiro, Nene, Cossu.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • AS Roma

    Manager: Luis Enrique

  • Cagliari

    Manager: Massimo Ficcadenti

  • Line-up

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
      Substitution Out76′ 5.3 -
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      5.7 -
      Red Card 5.6 -
      Midfielders
      Goal 6.1 -
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      5.7 -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out81′ 5 -
      Substitution Out58′ 5.2 -
      5.2 -
      Subs
      Substitution In58′ 5.2 -
      Substitution In76′ 4.6 -
      Substitution In81′ 5.2 -
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      Goalkeeper
      Yellow Card 6.7 -
      Defenders
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      6.1 -
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out87′ 6.7 -
      Substitution Out90′ 6 -
      Yellow Card 6.2 -
      Goal Yellow Card 6.6 -
      Strikers
      Yellow Card 6.4 -
      Substitution Out51′ 5.9 -
      Subs
      Substitution In87′ Goal Yellow Card 8 -
      Substitution In51′ 7.4 -
      Substitution In90′ 7.6 -