Thursday September 22, 2011 Day 4 Finished Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma 1 - 1 Siena

  • Osvaldo 25’
  • Vitiello 88’

  1. Siena hit back to earn point at Roma

    Siena hit back to earn point at Roma

    Siena scored their first Serie A goal of the season to claim a point from a 1-1 draw with a lacklustre Roma side at the Stadio Olimpico. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AS Roma
    • Siena
    • 90+4' Siena hanging on with Terzi in there heading out from the back. Fine piece of defending. There goes the final whistle. A 1-1 draw. Siena celebrate their first goal in Serie A. Thanks for joining us this evening.
    • 89' We are into four minutes of time added on...
    • 88' Cicinho picks out Osvaldo with the free-kick, but he can only nod wide of goal. So close, but no goal.
    • 87' Rossi booked for a late challenge on Borini. Chance here for Roma from this free-kick. Cicinho to take.
    • 86' Brienza hit a post with a delightful swerving shot. The ball broke to Vitiello who managed to force the rebound home. Roma looking stunned as they try to get themselves forward.
    • 85' GOAL!! Vitiello scores for Siena!! Opportunist goal. That was coming for the visitors. No more than they deserve.
    • 84' A fine run and shot by Gonzalez! So close to the leveller. Ball flies narrowly wide of the goal. Kjaer marking fresh air.
    • 83' Vitiello takes out Gago which will buy the home side a precious few extra seconds as they try to run down the clock.
    • 82' Not exactly a classic performance from Roma. Luis Enrique looking a bit perplexed as Siena break.
    • 81' Siena all over the place! Brkic just wins the ball from Pjanic before Borini hammers a shot wide of the goal. So close to the killer second.
    • 80' Rossi cuts out the pass by Totti, but Kjaer is back to collect the long ball. Roma limping over the winning line it seems...
    • 79' Really poor stuff from the free-kick as Brienza hits the wall. Roma back on the ball.
    • 78' Burdisso booked for a late sliding tackle on Brienza! Free-kick to Siena.
    • 77' Fine effort by Pjanic! Really hammered that ball in from 30 yards out, but it just evades the goal. So unfortunate with that attempt.
    • 76' Osvaldo tries to cut a dash through the Siena defence, but there are enough men back before Brkic goes long.
    • 75' Roma back on the attack. Cicinho plays in Totti, but his cross flies into the box and beyond everybody. Angel can't keep the ball in at the other end.
    • 74' Decent run by Rossi into the home box. Tries to angle a shot beyond Lobont, but the Roma keeper dives to his right to make the save.
    • 73' Borini catches Contini with a late one as Siena try to build up a head of steam.
    • 72' How Roma would love another goal to make sure of these three points. Cincinho replaces Perrotta for Roma with Rossi on for Del Grosso as Siena make the change.
    • 71' Angel and Pjanic provide a couple of decent crosses, but they can't pick out the required target men. Changes come again for the final 20 minutes or so.
    • 70' Roma with 70% of the ball, but Siena are doing plenty of good work with their 30% on the break. More direct when they go at Roma.
    • 69' Roma looking for the goal that would finally kill off this match, but Totti is not getting much change out of that Siena defence.
    • 68' Should have been the leveller. Great header back down by Calaio to pick out the substitute. It somehow remains 1-0 in favour of the home side.
    • 67' Siena continue to fight the good fight as Kjaer somehow gets back to block the header from Gonzalez on the line. How did that stay out?
    • 66' Lovely strike by Totti. Flies through the wall. Fine diving save by Brkic. Does well to hold the ball too.
    • 65' Terzi goes in late on Pjanic and Roma have a free-kick 25 yards out.
    • 64' Change then for Roma as Borriello departs to be replaced by Borini.
    • 63' Borriello chips the ball into the path of Pjanic, but just too much on the pass as Brkic comes out to collect. Lovely idea.
    • 62' Angel goes for goal. Blistering shot from 35 yards out. Well saved by Brkic. Had to watch that like a hawk.
    • 61' A change then for Siena as Terzi is wheeled on to replace Grossi.
    • 60' Luis Enrique looking far from happy with his side's effort out there. Looks like a change is coming.
    • 59' Perrotta seemed to be taking a huge risk there in passing the ball back to Lobont with Grossi caught offside.
    • 58' Siena win a corner. Rossi throws the ball long before Kjaer is on hand to clear seconds later.
    • 57' Solid defending by Contini to make sure Osvaldo can't get the cross in. Excellent piece of tracking back.
    • 56' Pesoli is now off the park after a collision with Osvaldo. He is needing a spot of treatment.
    • 55' Perrotta closes down Grossi. Decent play by the Roma man to relieve the pressure on his side.
    • 54' Kjaer needing a bit of treatment a after clash of heads with Calaio, who is almost in for the equaliser.
    • 53' Grossi with the corner. Fine delivery, but Burdisso does well to head out. Decent piece of pressure from Siena.
    • 52' Looked like a tug on the shirt by Kjaer there seconds ago with Gonzalez on the charge. That could easily have been a penalty.
    • 51' Osvaldo lets fly from outside of the area at the other end, but a safe pair of hands from Brkic, who punches the ball to safety.
    • 50' Bolzoni goes for goal from 30 yards. Narrowly wide of the target. Really bright play by Siena.
    • 49' A couple of changes to bring you news of at the break. Fernando Gago replaces Pizarro for Roma with Pablo Andres Gonzalez replaces Angelo for Siena.
    • 48' Lovely pass out by wide by Totti seconds later. Perrotta throws over the high ball, but an easy enough take for Brkic in the Siena goal.
    • 47' Grossi fouls Perrotta out wide and the home side have a free-kick.
    • 46' Roma get us off and running in the second period.
    • 45' There goes the whistle for the break. Roma lead 1-0. All very tight. Difficult to predict with any great certainty how this one is going to unfold.
    • 44' Totti decides to go for goal from distance. Straight into the arms of Brkic. Won't be much time added to this one.
    • 43' Worrying moments for Angelo as he goes to ground. Fears of a hamstring strain. Siena down to 10 men at the moment.
    • 42' Vergassola threads the ball into the path of Angelo. He goes for goal, but doesn't get the required power on the shot as Lobont saves without too much hassle.
    • 41' Threw in by Brienza. Met by the head of Burdisso before Totti smashes the ball up the park moments later.
    • 40' Osvaldo takes out Angelo out wide and the visiting side have a free-kick. Chance to apply some pressure.
    • 39' Borriello complaining strongly that he was elbowed off the ball by Contini, but nothing doing as Siena get back on the front foot.
    • 38' Roma keeping the ball with some ease. Pizarro sees an attempted pass fly out of play.
    • 37' Brkic comes to punch the ball high out of his area. Brienza can't keep the ball in play as he is chased by Kjaer.
    • 36' Luis Enrique stalking the touchline as he tries to encourage more quality from his Roma side. Borriello caught late by Grossi.
    • 35' Siena, together with Bologna, are the only sides yet to score in this campaign. Difficult to see why. They have looked dangerous tonight and could easliy have had a goal.
    • 34' Angelo takes up a nice position out wide for the visiting side. Throws in the delivery with some pace, but Roma have enough bodies to clear the danger.
    • 33' Borriello penalised for a high footed challenge against Contini.
    • 32' Roma keep the ball for a few moments then seem to drop in a silly pass.
    • 31' Angel thumps a shot into the heart of the Siena box. Brkic down quickly to collect the ball.
    • 30' Calaio quick off the mark. He is offside, but wasn't much in it. Roma defenders nowhere to be seen at that juncture.
    • 29' Kjaer gives the ball away, but he rescues the situation by racing back to cut out the intended pass by Brienza. Dangerous times for Roma.
    • 28' Despite their one-goal lead, it is difficult to argue that Roma are well on top. Roma with four shots and Siena three.
    • 27' Lovely control from Calaio to take the ball down after Kjaer misjudged a high ball, but he fires just wide of the goal. So unfortunate from a tight angle.
    • 26' Roma back in possession, but Siena can launch another counter attack.
    • 25' Roma will move up to 10th place on four points if they can maintain this scoreline. They would happily take a 1-0 win one suspects.
    • 24' The second goal Roma have scored in Serie A this term. Decent play by Angel to play in Borriello for the cross.
    • 23' GOAL!! Osvaldo scores for Roma!! Superb play by Borriello to find the time and space to cut the ball across goal for his team-mate to tap home.
    • 22' Another extremely tight decision as Kjaer steps up to make sure Calaio is offside. He is a real danger to the home team.
    • 21' Siena taking the fight as much possible to the home side. Siena looking very comfortable on the ball. Burdisso across to make a vital interception.
    • 20' Pizarro this time with the delivery from the corner. Plays it in with some pace, but not the direction as Siena head the ball out of the box.
    • 19' Frantic stuff at the moment as Borriello lets fly from 30 yards out. Ball flies over the bar and Roma have another corner.
    • 18' Some fine probing play by Angelo to dash into the box. Cross flies across goal, but Roma are relieved to see the ball disappear out of play.
    • 17' Calaio is caught offside from the pass by Grossi. Siena certainly looking a bit more adventurous.
    • 16' Roma now on the break through Pizarro. Borriello thumps a fine shot at the Siena goal from inside the area, but he lifts that one over the bar.
    • 15' Fine cross from Angelo, but Brienza sees a powerful header clawed out by Lobont. Had to make that stop. Vital, vital save.
    • 14' Poor delivery from Pjanic as Angelo breaks up the park at pace. Game raging from end to end at the moment.
    • 13' Fine block by Kjaer! Did superbly well to get a foot on the shot by Calaio. It flies over the bar. Roma break up the park from the corner and earn a corner at the other end.
    • 12' Calaio runs offside. Just went too soon and the flag goes up. Poor play really as he was looking down the line from the pass by Angelo.
    • 11' Pjanic a bit unlucky to escape a booking. Siena seem to be playing with the solitary front man.
    • 10' Totti with some more lovely play to play in Pjanic. He races into the box, but goes to ground far too easily. A dive all the way. On we go.
    • 9' Osvaldo accepts a pass from Totti, but the shot is deflected over the bar by Grossi. A corner to the home side.
    • 8' De Rossi attempts a little chipped pass into the path of Borriello, but the ball skids off the surface and through to Brkic in the Siena goal.
    • 7' Roma have won their last four home meetings against Siena in Serie A, conceding just one goal.
    • 6' Roma keeping the ball with some ease. They are really knocking it around with some pace. Totti very much to the fore.
    • 5' Totti looks in the mood for a goal this evening. He is brought down by Angelo before thumping a free-kick over the bar from 30 yards. Fine effort from the Roma playmaker.
    • 4' Early corner for Roma with Totti throwing in the ball at the second attempt, but an easy take for Brkic in the Siena goal.
    • 3' These two teams shared the points in their first ever Serie A encounter in the top flight and have failed to repeat it since. Roma lead the head-to-head by nine wins to four.
    • 2' Roma quickly onto the offensive with Perrotta throwing himself up the park at every available opportunity.
    • 1' We are off and running in Rome. Siena get us off and running. Cracking atmosphere in Rome.
    • 19.40 SIENA TEAM NEWS: Siena are without Brazilian midfielder Reginaldo and long-term absentee defender Gabriele Angella for the trip to the capital, but otherwise coach Giuseppe Sannino has a full squad to choose from.
    • 19.35 ROMA TEAM NEWS: Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is out after being knocked unconscious during the weekend's game with Internazionale. Bogdan Lobont is ready to step into the breach again if the Dutchman does not recover in time. The Giallorossi also start without defensive duo Cicinho and Juan.
    • 19.30 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Roma v Siena at the Stadio Olimpico. Big night for both teams, who have yet to pick up a win in Serie A so far this term.
  • Summary

    • 88' Cicinho picks out Osvaldo with the free-kick, but he can only nod wide of goal. So close, but no goal.
    • 85' GOAL!! Vitiello scores for Siena!! Opportunist goal. That was coming for the visitors. No more than they deserve.
    • 84' A fine run and shot by Gonzalez! So close to the leveller. Ball flies narrowly wide of the goal. Kjaer marking fresh air.
    • 81' Siena all over the place! Brkic just wins the ball from Pjanic before Borini hammers a shot wide of the goal. So close to the killer second.
    • 77' Fine effort by Pjanic! Really hammered that ball in from 30 yards out, but it just evades the goal. So unfortunate with that attempt.
    • 67' Siena continue to fight the good fight as Kjaer somehow gets back to block the header from Gonzalez on the line. How did that stay out?
    • 62' Angel goes for goal. Blistering shot from 35 yards out. Well saved by Brkic. Had to watch that like a hawk.
    • 51' Osvaldo lets fly from outside of the area at the other end, but a safe pair of hands from Brkic, who punches the ball to safety.
    • 50' Bolzoni goes for goal from 30 yards. Narrowly wide of the target. Really bright play by Siena.
    • 23' GOAL!! Osvaldo scores for Roma!! Superb play by Borriello to find the time and space to cut the ball across goal for his team-mate to tap home.
    • 16' Roma now on the break through Pizarro. Borriello thumps a fine shot at the Siena goal from inside the area, but he lifts that one over the bar.
    • 15' Fine cross from Angelo, but Brienza sees a powerful header clawed out by Lobont. Had to make that stop. Vital, vital save.

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  • AS Roma

    Manager: Luis Enrique

  • Siena

    Manager: Giuseppe Sannino

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