Monday December 12, 2011 Day 15 Finished Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma 1 - 1 Juventus

  • De Rossi 5’
  • Chiellini 61’

  1. Juve back on top after draw at Roma

    Juve back on top after draw at Roma

    Juventus returned to the top of Serie A on goal difference after a 1-1 draw with Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AS Roma
    • Juventus
    • '96 Giaccherini's breakaway comes to nothing, and that is full time. What a game at the Olimpico! It ends 1-1. Daniele De Rossi opened the scoring in the fifth minute for Roma, but Giorgio Chiellini levelled matters just after the hour, and then Francesco Totti missed a penalty a minute later.
    • 95' Pirlo's free kick is fielded well by Stekelenburg.
    • 94' Totti's chipped pass at the other end is too heavy for Perrotta, and the chance is wasted.
    • 93' Elia scoops a ball over the Roma defence, but it comes to nothing.
    • 90' Six minutes of added-on time!
    • 88' De Rossi in the book for a challenge on Giaccherini.
    • 86' Totti overelaborates and is denied by Barzagli. But why did he cut back in from the right after being set up by Lamela? Did he not trust his right foot?
    • 85' Quagliarella denied by the shoulder of Stekelenburg, after he had been set through on goal by Elia. Roma are hanging on!
    • 84' Each side make their final substitution. Eljero Elia replaces Pepe for Juventus, whilst Marco Borriello comes on for Osvaldo.
    • 84' Stekelenburg saves from Giaccherini's shot across goal. This is cup-tie football!
    • 83' At the other end, Simplicio chips the ball straight into the arms of Buffon when perhaps he could have found Totti.
    • 82' Lichsteiner stabs the ball towards goal from Vidal’s low cross from the right, but the Swiss is just off target.
    • 81' Quagliarella's shot from the left is weak and at Stekelenburg, but Roma were lucky there, as they gave the ball away again in midfield.
    • 80' Angel fails to see Perrotta's great run to the near post, and the chance is wasted.
    • 79' Osvaldo cuts inside Marchisio on the edge of the box and tries to chip Buffon, but the ball floats over the crossbar. Great effort though.
    • 78' Pirlo fouls Totti on the edge of the area, but the Roma captain wastes a quick free-kick.
    • 77' That is a lovely one-handed catch by Stekelenburg to deal with Pirlo's cross.
    • 76' Bonucci seems to foul Perrotta, but no free-kick is given.
    • '76 Perrotta shoots wide from a difficult angle.
    • 73' Pjanic asks to be subbed, and on comes Simone Perrotta for Roma. I wonder if that was from an injury from that last Chiellini tackle?
    • 72' Another great Chiellini challenge, this time on Taddei as he runs down the right channel.
    • 72' Juventus' Estigarribia replaced by Emanuele Giaccherini.
    • 71' Pjanic denied by a Chiellini tackle as he attempts to pull the ball back from the touchline.
    • 70' Lamela does well as a makeshift left-back to ease Quagliarella off the ball.
    • 69' Quagliarella gets a yellow as he kicks the ball away after being penalised for offside. He has only been on a minute!
    • 68' Osvaldo deemed offisde as the excellent Chiellini steps up.
    • 67' Fabio Quagliarella replaces Matri.
    • 66' Bonucci shown a yellow card for holding back Osvaldo.
    • 65' Chiellini sees a volley from a Lichsteiner pull-back charged down. Why does he keep spearing in the opposing area!
    • 65 Greco trips Matri, and earns himself a place in the book.
    • 63' Vidal got a yellow card for the foul. This is some match now, with the Juventus fans now sounding very loud.
    • 62' Penalty SAVED by Buffon! Roma go up the other end and Lamela is tripped by Vidal in the box. But Buffon beats out Totti's kick.
    • 60' Juventus equalise through Chiellini's header. Vidal pokes the ball wide for Estigarribia, who miskicks, but the defender gets in between De Rossi and Heinze to head the loose ball home.
    • 58' Pirlo's free-kick is charged down by the Roma wall, and the head of a now-dazed Totti in particular.
    • 57' Fabio Simplicio replaces 19-year-old Viviani.
    • 56' Lamela fouls Vidal 25 yards out. How many is that now for Lamela?!
    • 54' Lamela seems to elbow Lichsteiner as they jump for the ball. The stretcher is called on, as Conte on the touchline fumes.
    • '52 Marchisio is struggling wth the after-effects of that Greco challenge.
    • 50' Barzagli clears from Osvaldo as he prepares to shoot home Totti's cross from the right. Great defensive play from the Italian.
    • 50' Greco gets a yellow card for a challenge on Marchisio, then kicking the ball away.
    • 48' Heinze cuts out a Pepe cross from the right, after the winger had been set up by Matri. The Argentinian then berates his team-mates for not helping him and De Rossi out more.
    • 48' Lamela fouls Lichsteiner, but still no yellow card shown by the referee.
    • 47' A flare on the pitch by Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's goal! Aren't they meant to be banned? A fireman comes on to deal with it.
    • 46' Back underway at the Olimpico. Juve get the half underway, no changes from either side.
    • 45' No injury-time. It is 1-0 to Roma at the Olimpico at half-time. De Rossi has been immense at the back, but Roma are sloppy in midfield.
    • 43' Chiellini's long ball for Estigarribia goes into touch. The Paraguayan is not getting much to feet.
    • 42' Heinze intercepts Pepe's rather weak cross from the right. But the chance came as Roma, again, give the ball away.
    • 41' Marchisio fouls Totti in the centre-circle. The Roma captain is getting into the game more and more.
    • 40' His free-kick is low under the wall, but is weak and Stekelenburg can save easily down to his left.
    • 39' Viviani fouls Marchisio 25 yards from goal, giving Andrea Pirlo a chance at goal.
    • 38' Viviani sets up Osvaldo down the right channel, but Chiellini is having none of his fancy stepovers and bundles him off the ball.
    • 37' Vidal sets up Pepe in the box with a lovely reverse pass, but the winger shoots straight and weakly at Stekelenburg. The chance came as Roma gave the ball away in midfield.
    • 35' Totti leaps for the ball and then volleys at goal, but the referee blows for handball.
    • 34' Heinze makes a great tackle to deny Matri on the edge of the area, then charges out of defence. Matri left on the carpet in a heap.
    • 32' Osvaldo overruns the ball as he enters the area, after being gifted the ball by Estigarribia. That was another example of his lack of composure.
    • 30' Vidal toe-pokes an effort just wide from 25 yards. Not sure that Stekelenburg would have saved that if it was on target.
    • 29' De Rossi clears again, as Juve break after Angel's initial attack is thwarted.
    • 27' But Lamela breaks from the corner, and after a one-two, Totti heads for goal. But it goes wide. Juve look shocked at the speed of the break.
    • 26' De Rossi blocks again, this time from Vidal. Corner for Juve.
    • 24' Great save by Roma goalkeeper Stekelenburg from Estigarribia's left-footed shot across goal. The Dutchman needed a strong arm to keep the ball out. Juve are looking threatening now though.
    • 23' Lichsteiner at full stretch clears from Taddei's cross. Viviani was instrumental in the build-up. Roma are playing well, and showing whole-hearted commitment.
    • 22' Osvaldo not penalised for what looked an obvious trip on Stephan Lichsteiner.
    • 21' Lamela over-elaborates when set down the right channel by Totti. He should have crossed first time, and apologises to his team-mates for not doing so.
    • 20' De Rossi and Heinze step up in tandem, and Matri is caught offside. Probably not for the last time tonight!
    • 18' Taddei does a few stepovers in the Juventus box, but Bonucci clears his cross. The subsequent corner is cleared.
    • 16' Estigarribia fouls Rodrigo Taddei as he runs for the ball near the corner flag. The Brazilian was canny there as he fell to the ground.
    • 14' Pepe is offside as Juventus break.
    • 13' Totti fouls Leonardo Bonucci, to the anger of the Roma legend.
    • 12' Heinze throws himself in front of Pepe to block, after Jose Angel gives the ball away. Great commitment from the Argentinian.
    • 11' Matri gets in between Heinze and De Rossi to Pepe's cross, but heads wide. De Rossi is playing well in the centre, but his positioning is a bit suspect.
    • 9' Marchisio's long-range effort is saved by Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, and Pepe is offside as he sniffed a follow-up.
    • 8' Osvaldo dispossessed by Andrea Barzagli on the touchline, after a long ball by Totti. Great tackle from the Juventus centre-half.
    • 7' Juve corner, but Giorgio Chiellini's header is blocked by Heinze.
    • 5' GOAL for Roma! De Rossi, the makeshift centre-half! Totti takes a short corner and loops it to the back post. De Rossi rather mishits his volley, but Vidal completely miskicks on the line and it dribbles in. 1-0 to the home side.
    • 5' Corner for Roma. Intelligent play by Osvaldo.
    • 4' Simone Pepe bundles Gabriel Heinze into the assistant referee. The 10,000 travelling fans enjoyed that!
    • 3' Greco catches Arturo Vidal, but referee rules no foul.
    • 2' De Rossi wins his first battle with Alessandro Matri.
    • 1' Roma get us underway, playing right to left.
    • 19.41 ROMA: Stekelenburg; Taddei, De Rossi, Heinze, Josè Angel; Pjanic, Viviani, Greco; Lamela, Totti, Osvaldo...Subs:Lobont, Cicinho, Rosi, Simplicio, Perrotta, Caprari, Borriello.///JUVENTUS: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio; Estigarribia, Matri, Pepe...Subs: Storari, Pazienza, De Ceglie, Elia, Giaccherini, Del Piero, Quagliarella.
    • 19.37 Juan, Fernando Gago and Bojan Krkic are all suspended after getting red cards in the 3-0 defeat at Fiorentina.Marco Cassetti, David Pizarro, Simon Kjaer, Fabio Borini and Nicolas Burdisso are all injured. For Juve, ex-Roma striker Mirko Vucinic is replaced by Marcelo Estigarribia.
    • 19.36 Daniele De Rossi starts at centre-back for Roma against Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico this evening. Francesco Totti, Erik Lamela and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo are all handed starts, whilst youth team player Federico Viviani makes his full Serie A debut in midfield, at the age of 19.
  • Summary

    • 62' Penalty SAVED by Buffon! Roma go up the other end and Lamela is tripped by Vidal in the box. But Buffon beats out Totti's kick.
    • 60' Juventus equalise through Chiellini's header. Vidal pokes the ball wide for Estigarribia, who miskicks, but the defender gets in between De Rossi and Heinze to head the loose ball home.
    • 5' GOAL for Roma! De Rossi, the makeshift centre-half! Totti takes a short corner and loops it to the back post. De Rossi rather mishits his volley, but Vidal completely miskicks on the line and it dribbles in. 1-0 to the home side.

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      Substitution Out58′ 5.3 -
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      Substitution Out86′ 5.3 -
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      Yellow Card 7 -
      Substitution Out72′ 7 -
      Strikers
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      Substitution In67′ Yellow Card 7 -
      Substitution In86′ 7 -
      Substitution In72′ 7 -