Saturday April 28, 2012 Day 35 Finished Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma 2 - 2 Napoli

  • Marquinho 41’
  • Simplício 88’
  • Zúñiga 49’
  • Cavani 67’

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  1. Roma held by Napoli in thriller

    Roma held by Napoli in thriller

    A late goal from Fabio Simplicio gave Roma a share of the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 Serie A draw with Napoli at Stadio Olimpico. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AS Roma
    • Napoli
    • 90+4 Full time and a thriller ends 2-2! The Roma fans boo, and they obviously don't like football as that was a heroic finish from Roma.
    • 90+3 What a sliding block from Heinze! Hamsik was sending Maggio clean through but he slid out to intercept! He seems hurt after doing that.
    • 90+3 Tallo wins a late throw, showing some great strength but Totti gives it away, Hamsik taken out by Borini as he broke and it's a booking.
    • 90+2 Lavezzi catches Heinze, the ref just has a word. Greco surges forward, Tallo holds it up and now Marquinho to Totti, fine ball and De Sanctis just about gets there first.
    • 90+1 Simplicio with a long-range effort but well over. Three minutes of added time - dammit I wanted more!!
    • 90' Lobont rushes out to clear after Cannavaro lofts Lavezzi in but the flag is up - shouldn't have been!
    • 89' De Sanctis is wasting time and may get booked but he clears eventually.
    • 88' Simplicio runs into the crowd, into the stands, to kiss his wife and child. Aw. I assume he has been booked.
    • 87' ROMA ARE LEVEL! The subs combine as Tallo curls in a beautiful cross and Simplico arrives with a volleyed finish! 1-1!
    • 86' Roma with lots of men in the final third but a terrible cross from Rosi and it's a throw to Napoli.
    • 85' Mistake by Taddei but he recovers to stop Maggio getting in.
    • 84' Gargano misses his header and Marquinho sneaks in but misguides his own effort well wide!
    • 83' Simplicio and Greco combine but the Brazilian's shot is deflected off a defender and easy for De Sanctis.
    • 82' Tallo wins a corner for Roma on the left. Marquinho will curl it in.... half cleared, Totti tries to play a pass back in but Napoli clear. Lavezzi is in on the break, Rosi catches him but Lavezzi is in and the ref decides the foul went the other way. Harsh.
    • 81' Marquinho dumps Maggio to the deck with a late slide.
    • 80' ROMA SUB: Gago finally makes way, Greco on in his place.
    • 79' Pandev is hauled down by Gago, who is still on the pitch, and he is booked.
    • 78' The Brazilian tries to flick one on goal on the turn but well wide.
    • 77' ROMA SUB: Simplicio is on for Roma. Pjanic made way. Happened when the previous sub was made.
    • 76' Maggio sneaks in down the right, loads of space with Taddei and co nowhere but the cross skins the head of Lavezzi and away!
    • 75' Heinze goes in late on Pandev and he is booked.
    • 74' NAPOLI: Lavezzi on for Cavani.
    • 73' ROMA SUB: Bojan comes off for Tallo. I'd have kept Bojan and removed Borini, who has been average.
    • 72' Bojan gets a half-chance after skinning Fernandez but he shoots straight at De Sanctis. Next up Bojan wins a corner off Maggio wide left.
    • 71' Pjanic gives the ball away, with Rosi delaying his attempt to win the 50-50. So hesitant.
    • 70' Well it's easy to see wher Roma's problem is - mental. They are losing their heads at simple chances, and making poor decisions due to defensive hesitancy. All points to a lack of composure, not helped by their fans. Bojan is fouled now but has to shake it off.
    • 69' Kjaer once again hesitant to block, allowing Cavani time to pick his shot. Kjaer has been poor today, really poor.
    • 68' WHAT A GOAL BY CAVANI! Ooooh that's a beauty! Pandev played him in down the left, he had everything to do and did so in style, cutting inside and firing an unstoppable strike into the top right. My word.
    • 67' Cavani with a terrible shot from well wide as Napoli once more cut through Roma, Kjaer all over the shop.
    • 66' Maggio is clean through! He must score but he clips the finish too close to Lobont, who closed down the angle well and bats it away!
    • 65' JUST OVER FROM ZUNIGA! He easily slipped away from Rosi and inside the bo, but his rising drive rose to high.
    • 64' Good intervention by Gargano on Marquinho as he almost ran in behind the defence.
    • 63' Cavani has the ball in the back of the net but he is offside.
    • 62' Inler with a fierce low drive but well saved by Lobont as that was deflected! Great readjustment! Inler could be in but his low cross is hacked away for a throw! Suddenly Napoli are the better team!
    • 61' This time Taddei has fouled Maggio, taken quickly and Cavani shimmies inside to shoot but parried behind by Lobont. Wasn't going in.
    • 60' Borini challenges with Maggio, who makes a meal of contact with play waved on. Having realised it wasn't a foul Maggio feigns cramp.
    • 59' Cannavaro is worried Borini could get in so he hacks the ball clear.
    • 58' Taddei on the left does well to keep the ball in, he manages to cross too and De Sanctis has to palm it away! And a good cross again from Totti, Taddei beats Maggio to the header but straight at De Sanctis!
    • 57' Roma have a free-kick on the right which Pjanic will take this time, almost finding Totti far post. Then a second ball in from Bojan on the left but Pandev guides it behind.
    • 56' Maggio almost gets in after taking a long ball on the chest but Lobont races out to claim before he can finish!
    • 55' WHAT A MISS BY CAVANI! Heinze may have got the last touch, yes he did as Cavani was set to pounce. Great intervention, the ball trickling across goal and wide for a corner.
    • 54' Pandev's first gig is to fall over on the right. Boo! Hiss! Greece!!
    • 53' NAPOLI SUB: Ex-Lazio forward Pandev is on - boo! hiss! - with an angry Dzemaili off.
    • 52' Totti earns a free-kick on the right. He'll take it himself... headed away by Cavani, who has been more useful as a defender than a striker today. Borini could be in but he tumbles to the deck as Aronica challenges - just a goal kick.
    • 51' Marqunho on the ball 25 yards out AND HE LETS RIP WITH A DIPPING SHOT THAT SWERVES JUST WIDE! De Sanctis beaten!
    • 50' Dzemaili is booked for a late challenge.
    • 50' The Roma fans are divided - some sing loudly, some whistle. Well I hope you whistle your hero Totti then, as he was slow to close down.
    • 49' WHAT A GOAL BY ZUNIGA! 1-1 with a spectacular goal from range after a corner is played to him about 30 yards out. Wow!
    • 48' Kjaer is furious after the referee says Cavani played it on to him for a corner. He feels it was a goal kick but I'm with the ref.
    • 47' Roma attack and Marquinho should be in but he overruns it and Napoli clear.
    • 46' Taddei with a crunching tackle on Maggio yet he somehow wins the free-kick.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • - The Napoli players are booed by their fans as they return. Lots of booing.
    • 45+1 Half-time and Roma leading 1-0, and it should be two or three, Gago missing an open goal and Marqinho a free header before his goal.
    • 45' Inler gives it away to Borini but Aronica manages to get there ahead of it, winning the free-kick.
    • 44' Bojan nutmegs Fernandez but Cannavaro is in his way. Roma deserve this lead, and more.
    • 43' Instead of chasing a loose pass Cavani flings his hands in the air. His attitude has been disgraceful tonight.
    • 42' Rosi runs to the home fans asking for more support, and it was a superb run and cross from him after initially finding Totti. Marqinho's finish was impressive too, flicked with the outside of the boot on the move. Bravo!
    • 41' GOAL ROMA! Marqinho with a thrashed first-time finish into the roof of the net after Rosi's fine low cross. Totti with the pass to release the right back. Boo, hiss?
    • 40' Cavani will take this, after some delay, he goes for goal but blasts it 10 yards over. Rotten effort.
    • 39' Gago trips Aronica just on the edge of the bo, left-hand corner and it's a free-kick in a dangerous position...
    • 38' Good ball in from Inler but Hamsik can't get there and Roma clear.
    • 37' Maggio fouls Taddei, who handballs and fouls him back. Ref should play advantage but he gives Napoli a free-kick on the right wing.
    • 36' Just wide by Borini, who mis-hits the finish after good play by Rosi!
    • 35' The ball is lofted in by Hamsik but the keeper Lobont is able to claim.
    • 34' Taddei 'mistimes' a slide tackle on Dzemaili on halfway, he was set to race away and that is a yellow.
    • 33' MARQUNHO HEADS OVER! He was unmarked from another perfect cross by the impressive Bojan, but from 10 yards he powers it over!
    • 32' Fernandez pulls Totti's shirt, a bit of a row between those two that the ref calms.
    • 31' Hamsik fails to get the ball to Cavani, having turned his back on play.
    • 30' Bojan has another effort deflected wide. Roma showing character and their fans respond in song.
    • 29' Marqinho running forward, he feeds Bojan WHO SHOOTS FROM RANGE BUT TIPPED BEHIND BY DE SANCTIS! Great save from a great shot!
    • 28' That was a horror miss. I don't know how he fluffed that. Totti looks disgusted. Roma piling it on now.
    • 27' WHAT A MISS BY GAGO! Oh my word, is he trying to get his boss fired or what? Totti's long-range shot was deflected and De Sanctis couldn't hold on to it and it was a simple tap-in for Gago, a few yards out, but he somehow put it wide.
    • 26' Gargano then feeds Hamsik but poor ball and Lobont claims. End to end as Pjanic almost frees Borini.
    • 25' Good possession from Roma here as they try to ignore there fans - Taddei smacks in a fearsome shot that De Sanctis parries!
    • 24' Foul on Pjanic in the middle of the park, Gargano, who barely touched him.
    • 23' Short routine with Totti and Pjanic but the shot from the latter is blocked. Now Bojan on the right, superb turn by him and he hits the byline but no-one moves to his superb cross and it flies across an open goal and wide! Great play Bojan, poor from Borini and Totti.
    • 22' Roma have a corner after a quick break, although Rosi should have done better as he'd got in down the right but seemed to panic and cut it back to Pjanic. Totti swings it in but Borini is beaten to the header by Maggio - who sportingly tells the ref the touch was off him.
    • 21' Gargano can send Cavani in but he overhits the pass out wide. Good movement into the channel from the Uruguayan striker.
    • 20' Kjaer gets forward but Rosi gives the ball away with a poor touch.
    • 19' Pjanic tries to turn Inler on halfway but he fails to complete the counter.
    • 18' Cavani holds it up for Hamsik, he races towards goal, they're backing off him and he leaves Kjaer for dead with a shimmy to shoot but straight at Lobont! That came from Marqinho giving the ball away.
    • 17' Cavani yells at the ref after straying offside. Bit of a moaner today.
    • 16' JUST WIDE BY BORINI! Bojan with a ball down the left, superb run by Taddei, brilliant low cross and Bojan can't meet it as he continues the run, the ball spinning off Borini and wide!
    • 15' A Napoli move breaks down as Inler handles. Well the opening quarter-hour has not exactly been quiet! Both sides having a real go.
    • 14' Taddei flies into Maggio near halfway and it's a Napoli free-kick.
    • 13' Totti as ever with the free-kick but a delay as Kjaer and Fernandez are spoken to for a tussle. Totti drills it low across the face of goal, all it needs is a touch but it strikes Kjaer on the heel to fly wide for a goal kick!
    • 12' Rosi is hauled down by Zuniga on the Roma right wing, a bit of revenge but in a much more dangerous position just outside the box.
    • 11' Zuniga goes down after Rosi gets clear of him. A shove but Zuniga is down hurt... Dzemaili to take it, short to Aronica, crossfield to Maggio but it doesn't reach him.
    • 10' That corner is swung to Cavani who flicks it just wide from 10 yards! Napoli suddenly all over Roma!
    • 9' Terrible marking at the corner and Fernandez smacks it on goal but off the line! Gago I think! Corner again!
    • 9' Zuniga with a big chance as Inler puts him clear on the left, he shoots low but blocked by a flying Heinze! Corner. Cavani wanted it cut back and he's furious!
    • 8' Another free-kick to Roma on the left, Totti putting it in and once more Cavani heads clear from Marquinho.
    • 7' Totti with the free-kick... he swings it in on goal and it could fly in but Cavani blocks on the line! Corner. Good delivery on that and Marquinho flies in but the keeper is able to claim!
    • 6' Maggio trips Totti on the Roma left wing, free-kick in a dangerous position.
    • 5' Maggio gets in down the right but the flag is up on the Italy winger.
    • 4' Napoli counter and the ball drops to Dzemaili, who shoots on the half volley but blocked and out for a throw.
    • 3' Shaky shepherding back to the keeper from Cannavaro, though De Sanctis is able to pick up before Totti gets on it.
    • 2' Roma with the ball in the early stages, Napoli forced into a long clearance that Cavani cannot control.
    • 1' Boos from the off as the home fans make their displeasure known.
    • 1' The first half is underway - remember, Roma are without De Rossi, Lamela and Osvaldo, all suspended.
    • 19:43 All of Roma's players bar Totti were booed by their own fans after some poor recent performances. They need to give Luis Enrique time - he has taken them to a position where they are on the brink of the Champions League places as they adapt to a new styl of football. They are two wins from third place.
    • 19:40 Walter Mazzari (Napoli): "Are we favourites (for the third and final Champions League qualification spot)? Not at this moment, we are one point behind Lazio. From the start of the season we have gone from sure-things to outsiders, back and forth depending on results."
    • 19:40 Luis Enrique (Roma): "I have never regretted (leaving Barcelona B) to come to Roma. It is a great honour to coach this team, with an incredible support and club structure."
    • 19:35 TEAMS - Roma: Lobont, Taddei, Rosi, Kjaer, Heinze, Gago, Marquinho, Pjanic, Borini, Bojan, Totti /// Napoli: De Sanctis, Aronica, Cannavaro, Fernandez, Maggio, Zuniga, Gargano, Dzemaili, Ilner, Hamsik, Cavani
    • 19:30 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Roma and Napoli's Serie A match, kicking off at 7.45pm.
  • Summary

    • 90+3 What a sliding block from Heinze! Hamsik was sending Maggio clean through but he slid out to intercept! He seems hurt after doing that.
    • 87' ROMA ARE LEVEL! The subs combine as Tallo curls in a beautiful cross and Simplico arrives with a volleyed finish! 1-1!
    • 76' Maggio sneaks in down the right, loads of space with Taddei and co nowhere but the cross skins the head of Lavezzi and away!
    • 68' WHAT A GOAL BY CAVANI! Ooooh that's a beauty! Pandev played him in down the left, he had everything to do and did so in style, cutting inside and firing an unstoppable strike into the top right. My word.
    • 66' Maggio is clean through! He must score but he clips the finish too close to Lobont, who closed down the angle well and bats it away!
    • 65' JUST OVER FROM ZUNIGA! He easily slipped away from Rosi and inside the bo, but his rising drive rose to high.
    • 62' Inler with a fierce low drive but well saved by Lobont as that was deflected! Great readjustment! Inler could be in but his low cross is hacked away for a throw! Suddenly Napoli are the better team!
    • 55' WHAT A MISS BY CAVANI! Heinze may have got the last touch, yes he did as Cavani was set to pounce. Great intervention, the ball trickling across goal and wide for a corner.
    • 51' Marqunho on the ball 25 yards out AND HE LETS RIP WITH A DIPPING SHOT THAT SWERVES JUST WIDE! De Sanctis beaten!
    • 49' WHAT A GOAL BY ZUNIGA! 1-1 with a spectacular goal from range after a corner is played to him about 30 yards out. Wow!
    • 41' GOAL ROMA! Marqinho with a thrashed first-time finish into the roof of the net after Rosi's fine low cross. Totti with the pass to release the right back. Boo, hiss?
    • 36' Just wide by Borini, who mis-hits the finish after good play by Rosi!
    • 33' MARQUNHO HEADS OVER! He was unmarked from another perfect cross by the impressive Bojan, but from 10 yards he powers it over!
    • 29' Marqinho running forward, he feeds Bojan WHO SHOOTS FROM RANGE BUT TIPPED BEHIND BY DE SANCTIS! Great save from a great shot!
    • 27' WHAT A MISS BY GAGO! Oh my word, is he trying to get his boss fired or what? Totti's long-range shot was deflected and De Sanctis couldn't hold on to it and it was a simple tap-in for Gago, a few yards out, but he somehow put it wide.
    • 25' Good possession from Roma here as they try to ignore there fans - Taddei smacks in a fearsome shot that De Sanctis parries!
    • 23' Short routine with Totti and Pjanic but the shot from the latter is blocked. Now Bojan on the right, superb turn by him and he hits the byline but no-one moves to his superb cross and it flies across an open goal and wide! Great play Bojan, poor from Borini and Totti.
    • 18' Cavani holds it up for Hamsik, he races towards goal, they're backing off him and he leaves Kjaer for dead with a shimmy to shoot but straight at Lobont! That came from Marqinho giving the ball away.
    • 16' JUST WIDE BY BORINI! Bojan with a ball down the left, superb run by Taddei, brilliant low cross and Bojan can't meet it as he continues the run, the ball spinning off Borini and wide!
    • 13' Totti as ever with the free-kick but a delay as Kjaer and Fernandez are spoken to for a tussle. Totti drills it low across the face of goal, all it needs is a touch but it strikes Kjaer on the heel to fly wide for a goal kick!
    • 10' That corner is swung to Cavani who flicks it just wide from 10 yards! Napoli suddenly all over Roma!
    • 9' Terrible marking at the corner and Fernandez smacks it on goal but off the line! Gago I think! Corner again!
    • 9' Zuniga with a big chance as Inler puts him clear on the left, he shoots low but blocked by a flying Heinze! Corner. Cavani wanted it cut back and he's furious!
    • 7' Totti with the free-kick... he swings it in on goal and it could fly in but Cavani blocks on the line! Corner. Good delivery on that and Marquinho flies in but the keeper is able to claim!
    • 19:35 TEAMS - Roma: Lobont, Taddei, Rosi, Kjaer, Heinze, Gago, Marquinho, Pjanic, Borini, Bojan, Totti /// Napoli: De Sanctis, Aronica, Cannavaro, Fernandez, Maggio, Zuniga, Gargano, Dzemaili, Ilner, Hamsik, Cavani

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.2 6
      Defenders
      5.6 7
      4.9 5
      Yellow Card 5.2 6
      Yellow Card 5 7
      Midfielders
      Yellow Card Substitution Out80′ 5.3 6
      Substitution Out73′ 5.4 5
      Goal Yellow Card 6.3 8
      Strikers
      Yellow Card 5.6 6
      Substitution Out73′ 5.7 7
      6.7 7
      Subs
      Substitution In80′ 4.5 6
      Substitution In73′ Goal Yellow Card 5.9 7
      Substitution In73′ 5.5 7
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      4.6 6
      Defenders
      4.4 6
      4.2 7
      4.3 6
      Midfielders
      4.6 6
      Yellow Card Substitution Out52′ 4.8 6
      4.7 6
      5.1 7
      Goal 4.5 7
      Strikers
      5.3 6
      Goal Substitution Out74′ 5.5 7
      Subs
      Substitution In52′ 6 7
      Substitution In74′ 6.3 6

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