Sunday November 20, 2011 Day 12 Finished Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma 2 - 1 Lecce

  • Pjanic 25’
  • Gago 54’
  • Bertolacci 61’

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  1. Roma wasteful but earn victory

    Roma wasteful but earn victory

    Roma hung on to a 2-1 win at home to Lecce in Serie A, but it should have been so much more for the home side. More

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    Time:90'
    • AS Roma
    • Lecce
    • 90+3 Corvia dives in the Roma box and he is booked - and as he shows the card, the ref blows the final whiste. A narrow win but it should have been a thrashing.
    • 90+2 Ha but a foul throw from Cuadrado and Roma have it back to waste some time.
    • 90+1 Roma take it short, focusing on possession at this stage as Totti takes it into the corner before giving away a throw.
    • 90' Strasser is booked for a foul on the Roma left.
    • 89' Three minutes added time...
    • 88' Oddo with a super ball in and it beats the defenders but Bertolacci doesn't throw himself in and it trickles wide! Take a risk man!
    • 87' Totti seems to have won a corner after knocking it off Cuadrado but the ref says Lamela got a touch. Goal kick.
    • 86' Greco lofts one in but Strasser clears. Greco is then fouled by Strasser and Roma have a free-kick 35 yards out.
    • 85' Nervous finish this for Roma as Lecce sniff a leveller. It would be grossly unfair but hey-ho, that's football. Bojan's missed chances - and that heart-breakingly disallowed goal - could be key.
    • 84' The corner comes in and the whistle goes for some reason, not much shoving in there so no idea what that was for.
    • 83' Taddei does well to put the ball to touch as Lecce came forward. Corner.
    • 81' Corvia could be in here but Perrotta gets around him to clear. Good defending from the Stoke-born former Italy midfielder.
    • 80' A Lecce player is down injured... Bertolacci. Lecce have made all their subs so he will have to solider on.
    • 79' Osvaldo forces a low save from Sergio as he wriggled in following Totti's pass. No, sorry, Tomovic blocked it en route.
    • 78' The corner doesn't threaten too much and Lecce clear. Roma should be out of sight but if Lecce equalise I will cry a tiny bit.
    • 77' Greco has a pop from rnage but Sergio is able to tip it over.
    • 76' Well that idiot linesman has ruined everyone's day. It was the goal of the season, incredible, and he was a good two yards onside. Come on.
    • 75' WHAT A GOAL! Oooooh I was just saying Roma needed a third and Osvaldo executes an outrageous scissors kick from the edge of the box! But no! A late flag! But he wasn't offside!
    • 74' Roma back on the ball now, stroking it about with confidence - they really do need a third though.
    • 73' Corvia has the ball in the net but Kjaer played him offside, a good few yards in the end.
    • 72' ROMA SUB: Pjanic comes off for Greco.
    • 71' Gago is booked for a foul on Brivio. Bit harsh.
    • 69' JUST WIDE FROM CUADRADO! He raced away down the right and drilled a super low shot across goal - and I'm sure Stekelenburg got a touch but no corner.
    • 68' Lamela robs Grossmueller and Totti could be in but he can't get the shot away! De Rossi has a pop but parried by the keeper! Roma still have it. No idea how there's only one goal in this...
    • 67' Bojan is angry with himself as he huffs off, kicking a water bottle. Down the other end Obodo, who has come on for Lecce, smacks one well off target.
    • 66' ROMA SUB: Totti strides on like a gladiator coming into battle - Lamela initially thought he was coming off but it is Bojan. Poor kid, not renowned for his mental strength.
    • 66' Kjaer meets the corner with a header but well wide for a goal kick.
    • 65' Corner to Roma after Tomovic gets goal-side of Bojan. Totti is warming up - Luis Henrique seems to have had enough of his fellow Barcelona man.
    • 64' Another bad miss from Bojan as he fires over from 10 yards after Taddei's shot is parried into his path by Sergio!
    • 63' Lecce come again from kick off and Bertolacci finds CUADRADO but he fires over! What a game this is all of a sudden!
    • 62' GOAL LECCE! Somehow they score as Roma fall asleep, the offside trap failing badly and Bertolacci flicks a superb finish over the keeper. Great through ball from Strasser I think. Kjaer at fault for trying to step up when he should have blocked the pass or stayed with the man.
    • 61' A succession of corners for Roma now who are hunting a big scoreline. Pjanic flings one in and Kjaer almost nods it in but for Cuadrado. A Lecce counter flops badly and Bojan is in but he clips it over! Great pass from Lamela.
    • 60' GREAT SAVE SERGIO! Lamela with super dribbling skills to work space for the ball to Gago, who can't finish so slides it wide for Osvaldo but Sergio flies across to bat away his finish.
    • 59' Lecce with a rare attack and Grossmueller has a dig from a long way out but well over.
    • 58' Roma almost carve Lecce open again but this time Sergio is alert to claim. Bojan now tries to work a shooting opportunity but Strasser blocks.
    • 57' Bojan looks left to Osvaldo, Pjanic has made a run from deep but the final pass is too close to Sergio.
    • 56' Lecce try to attack but an aimless long ball is easily fielded by Stekelenburg.
    • 55' BAD MISS LAMELA! Another sitter goes begging after a great one-two and pass from Taddei, Lamela's first touch was good but he passed it just wide with only the keeper to beat!
    • 54' It took a bounce in front of Sergio but he had taken an age to get down and that has to go down as weak keeping. Good shot though.
    • 53' GOAL ROMA! Gago with a long-range drive, super fizzing low shot, and it rifles past Sergio inside the left-hand post! 2-0. Nice one-touch passing but the keeper should have moved quicker.
    • 52' Great ball from Pjanic to release Rosi wide right but his cut-back is straight at Brivio! Rosi gets it back and tries a higher cross but Brivio gets in his way and he spins it out for a gola kick.
    • 51' Grossmueller takes Rosi out but evades a booking.
    • 50' Kjaer fouls the so-far quiet Bertolacci around 30 yards out, to the left slightly. They take it short to Oddo, who blasts one well wide.
    • 49' De Rossi has adopted a more withdrawn role, with Gago now playing as the attacking midfielder. Let's see how that pans out...
    • 48' Easy claim for Sergio as Roma move forward again, Bojan unable to meet Lamela's pass.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45+2 Half-time and Roma lead 1-0 - should be more though!
    • 45+1 This is much better from Lecce as Strasser gets hold of it and drifts a super crossfield ball to Olivera but the Uruguayan's cross is poor.
    • 45' Sweet touch from Oddo to take it down, an even better ball wide to find Cuadrado who weaves in and out of Heinze but the low cross is blocked by Kjaer!
    • 44' Lamela again on the ball, drifting it wide to Bojan, whose cross is blocked for a corner.
    • 44' Gago tries a one-two with Bojan that doesn't come off. The second ball is put in by Lamela but not a good delivery, easy for Sergio.
    • 43' Decent Roma attack now as they work it to Osvaldo on the left, but Cuadrado closes him down. Roma retain possession...
    • 42' Brivio gets forward, slipping it wide to Tomovic and continuing his run but the return ball is poor.
    • 41' It was actually a good tackle, Osvaldo is milking it. Strangely enough he's okay. Pjanic is next to feign injury, the ref doesn't buy it.
    • 40' Strasser collides with Osvaldo, the contact was mild at best but the Roma striker is rolling about theatrically.
    • 39' LECCE SUB: Brivio comes on for the stricken Carrozzieri.
    • 38' A half-chance for Lecce as they swarm forward but Gago does really well to intercept Corvia's cut-back just as Cuadrado was set to pull the trigger!
    • 37' Carrozzieri is on that golf-buggy they wheel out for injured players, on the touchlines and he is talking freely so I don't think it's too serious. He may not play on though.
    • 36' A lengthy pause in play as the medics come on... If it was the collision that caused the injury it surely can only be bruising as his legs weren't planted - but if it was the landing there could be a twist or even a break there. Just above the ankle...
    • 35' Carrozzieri is in some pain. He may have done his lower leg colliding with Sergio and Osvaldo there. Ow.
    • 34' A long ball catches Lecce out and the keeper Sergio comes racing out with Osvaldo in and he gets there first - just! A mass collision of bodies and Carrozzieri is down.
    • 33' High ball in from a Lecce free-kick wide right... Carrozzieri puts it in and Corvia rises with a looping header which almost deceives Stekelenburg but he readjusts to save.
    • 32' Strasser is adjudged to have shoved Heinze and Roma have a free-kick on the edge of their box.
    • 31' Lecce counter from that howler but Oddo's cross is poor. He had lots of time and space too.
    • 30' WHAT A MISS! Oh dear Bojan, he completely mis-kicks Lamela's brilliant low cross - exactly like Taddei's for the goal - and he inexplicably tries to use the outside of his foot to slide it into an empty net from two yards! Crumbs! That's one of the worst misses of the season!
    • 29' Pjanic gives it away but Corvia can't do anything with the ball. Still with Lecce as Cuadrado finds Oddo, really good cross from the right but just over Corvia's head!
    • 28' Lecce move forward for the first time and Olivera fires over from a long way out.
    • 28' Now a high ball in causes problems as Sergio flaps, Bojan gets it on the right but selfishly shoots from wide when there were options for the pass.
    • 27' Roma come again as Osvaldo races in down the left, Oddo nowhere to be seen and he rifles a low one across goal but this time the defender blocks.
    • 26' You can't say that hasn't been coming - Roma have dominated, Lecce have offered nothing, and Taddei has been the main threat.
    • 25' GOAL ROMA! It's been coming as Pjanic rifles it into the roof of an empty net after - yup, you guessed it - a low cross from the superb Taddei. That was started by a wonderful pass wide from De Rossi.
    • 24' Roma still coming at Lecce as Rosi gets forward and swings over a high cross but there is no-one there for it and Lecce clear.
    • 23' Lamela will take this one as Pjanic strides off for treatment.
    • 22' Final word from the ref to Cuadrado I think, certainly someone with previous as he says that any more fouls on Pjanic and he'll be booked. Pjanic makes the most of it but is fine.
    • 21' Osvaldo almost finds Bojan but it's a high-ish ball and the Spain stirker is only a little one. Bojan picks it up a bit deeper, now Gago finds Taddei wide left AND BOJAN SLIDES IN but just too much on the driven low cross and again Sergio gathers gratefully!
    • 20' Heinze is fouled by Tomovic now. Lecce fighting for something, anything but they can't get a look in.
    • 19' Gago to Rossi, now Pjanic as Roma do all the work with the ball. Now a cross from Gago but nodded away from De Rossi by ex-Roma man Oddo.
    • 18' De Rossi gives the ball away for a fifth time but again wins a free-kick off Cuadrado, handball this time.
    • 17' Pjanic's ball is cleared, he gets it back on the left and aims a cross to Heinze but Sergio claims easily.
    • 16' De Rossi wins a free kick wide left, off Cuadrado. Pjanic to take...
    • 15' De Rossi fails to control it after a ball aimed at the run of Taddei spins away.
    • 14' ALMOST A GOAL FOR ROMA! Pjanic scuffs the finish after a superb swerving, dipping cross from Taddei cutting inside on to his right. A tough chance but he probably should have connected, as it happened he just touched it into Sergio's arms.
    • 13' Lamela swings the free-kick over but far too deep, terrible actually, and out for a goal kick.
    • 12' Pjanic wins a free-kick off Strasser, good injection of pace from the Bosnian. Right side, 30+ yards out so expect a cross...
    • 11' Decent ball in but Lecce are able to clear. Lecce getting everyone behind the ball, lone striker Corvia is barely encroaching into the Roma half.
    • 10' Pjanic almost slides Bojan through but cleared. Bojan picks it up wide right and wins a corner off Tomovic.
    • 9' Cuadrado catches a Roma player... Taddei I think. Nothing too serious mind.
    • 8' Former Roma keeper Julio Sergio has to fly out and punch the ball clear with Bojan arriving.
    • 7' It was a brush from the arm of Carrozzieri in the face of Osvaldo, who went down to easily and stayed down when he probably should have taken it on for the shot.
    • 6' Decent ball aimed at the near post but Lecce manage to scramble it clear for a throw. Osvaldo on the edge of the box is challenged by Carrozzieri and he goes down holding his face...
    • 5' Roma have a corner on the left. Pjanic to take.
    • 3' Lecce haven't really left their own half yet. Roma asking all the questions.
    • 2' Bright start for Roma as they peg Lecce back from the off. No chance.
    • 1' The first half is underway in Rome.
    • 19:42 So Totti is back in the Roma squad - but on the bench, with Bojan preferred to partner Osvaldo. As you may know, Nicolas Burdisso messed his knee up on Argentina duty so is out of action, probably for the season...
    • 19:40 TEAMS - Roma: Stekelenburg, Rosi, Taddei, Kjaer, Heinze, De Rossi, Gago, Pjanic, Lamela, Osvaldo, Bojan; Subs: Curci, Cassetti, Angel, Greco, Perrotta, Totti, Borriello /// Lecce: Sergio, Oddo, Tomovic, Esposito, Carrozieri, Strasser, Grossmueller, Olivera, Cuadrado, Bertolacci, Corvia; Subs: Benassi, Brivio, Piatti, Obodo, Giandonato, Ofere, Pasquato
    • 19:35 FACT: Beating Cesena in their last game, Lecce ended a run of seven winless games in the league; The goal netted by Cuadrado at Cesena was Lecce’s first goal away from home this season, after three away games in which they failed to find the net (Opta)
    • 19:30 FACT: Roma’s only defeat against Lecce in Serie A is the one that cost the Scudetto for the Giallorossi at the end of the 1985-86 campaign (2-3 at the Olimpico); Since then, Lecce have picked up just two points in 13 Serie A games at Roma’s ground, as a result of two draws in September 2004 and October 1988; Roma have won their last five Serie A matches against Lecce.
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  • Summary

    • 88' Oddo with a super ball in and it beats the defenders but Bertolacci doesn't throw himself in and it trickles wide! Take a risk man!
    • 77' Greco has a pop from rnage but Sergio is able to tip it over.
    • 75' WHAT A GOAL! Oooooh I was just saying Roma needed a third and Osvaldo executes an outrageous scissors kick from the edge of the box! But no! A late flag! But he wasn't offside!
    • 69' JUST WIDE FROM CUADRADO! He raced away down the right and drilled a super low shot across goal - and I'm sure Stekelenburg got a touch but no corner.
    • 68' Lamela robs Grossmueller and Totti could be in but he can't get the shot away! De Rossi has a pop but parried by the keeper! Roma still have it. No idea how there's only one goal in this...
    • 64' Another bad miss from Bojan as he fires over from 10 yards after Taddei's shot is parried into his path by Sergio!
    • 63' Lecce come again from kick off and Bertolacci finds CUADRADO but he fires over! What a game this is all of a sudden!
    • 62' GOAL LECCE! Somehow they score as Roma fall asleep, the offside trap failing badly and Bertolacci flicks a superb finish over the keeper. Great through ball from Strasser I think. Kjaer at fault for trying to step up when he should have blocked the pass or stayed with the man.
    • 61' A succession of corners for Roma now who are hunting a big scoreline. Pjanic flings one in and Kjaer almost nods it in but for Cuadrado. A Lecce counter flops badly and Bojan is in but he clips it over! Great pass from Lamela.
    • 60' GREAT SAVE SERGIO! Lamela with super dribbling skills to work space for the ball to Gago, who can't finish so slides it wide for Osvaldo but Sergio flies across to bat away his finish.
    • 55' BAD MISS LAMELA! Another sitter goes begging after a great one-two and pass from Taddei, Lamela's first touch was good but he passed it just wide with only the keeper to beat!
    • 53' GOAL ROMA! Gago with a long-range drive, super fizzing low shot, and it rifles past Sergio inside the left-hand post! 2-0. Nice one-touch passing but the keeper should have moved quicker.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45' Sweet touch from Oddo to take it down, an even better ball wide to find Cuadrado who weaves in and out of Heinze but the low cross is blocked by Kjaer!
    • 38' A half-chance for Lecce as they swarm forward but Gago does really well to intercept Corvia's cut-back just as Cuadrado was set to pull the trigger!
    • 34' A long ball catches Lecce out and the keeper Sergio comes racing out with Osvaldo in and he gets there first - just! A mass collision of bodies and Carrozzieri is down.
    • 30' WHAT A MISS! Oh dear Bojan, he completely mis-kicks Lamela's brilliant low cross - exactly like Taddei's for the goal - and he inexplicably tries to use the outside of his foot to slide it into an empty net from two yards! Crumbs! That's one of the worst misses of the season!
    • 27' Roma come again as Osvaldo races in down the left, Oddo nowhere to be seen and he rifles a low one across goal but this time the defender blocks.
    • 25' GOAL ROMA! It's been coming as Pjanic rifles it into the roof of an empty net after - yup, you guessed it - a low cross from the superb Taddei. That was started by a wonderful pass wide from De Rossi.
    • 21' Osvaldo almost finds Bojan but it's a high-ish ball and the Spain stirker is only a little one. Bojan picks it up a bit deeper, now Gago finds Taddei wide left AND BOJAN SLIDES IN but just too much on the driven low cross and again Sergio gathers gratefully!
    • 14' ALMOST A GOAL FOR ROMA! Pjanic scuffs the finish after a superb swerving, dipping cross from Taddei cutting inside on to his right. A tough chance but he probably should have connected, as it happened he just touched it into Sergio's arms.
    • 19:40 TEAMS - Roma: Stekelenburg, Rosi, Taddei, Kjaer, Heinze, De Rossi, Gago, Pjanic, Lamela, Osvaldo, Bojan; Subs: Curci, Cassetti, Angel, Greco, Perrotta, Totti, Borriello /// Lecce: Sergio, Oddo, Tomovic, Esposito, Carrozieri, Strasser, Grossmueller, Olivera, Cuadrado, Bertolacci, Corvia; Subs: Benassi, Brivio, Piatti, Obodo, Giandonato, Ofere, Pasquato

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  • AS Roma

    Manager: Luis Enrique

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    Manager: Eusebio Di Francesco

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