Tuesday May 1, 2012 Day 36 Finished Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi

Chievo 0 - 0 AS Roma

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  1. Slippery Chievo hold Roma

    Slippery Chievo hold Roma

    Roma were held to a goalless draw by Chievo on a waterlogged pitch that ruined the Serie A game as a spectacle. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chievo
    • AS Roma
    • 90+6 That's the final whistle, goalless and frankly a hellish experience for all concerned. Chievo, however, effectively stay up; Roma stay three points behind the four teams on joint third.
    • 90+5 Another poor volley, this time Perrotta, as we enter stoppage time at the end of stoppage time.
    • 90+3 The ball is back with Sorrentino, who will happily wind the clock down.
    • 90+2 Terrible attempt at a volley by Borini. He has really been poor today.
    • 90' Four minutes added time. And no it is not cramp, but Vacek had a dizzy spell and went down. But he's okay it seems, it came from a knock by Heinze as opposed to any internal issue.
    • 89' A delay as a Chievo player gets treatment, possibly for cramp...
    • 88' HETEMAJ BLASTS OVER FROM 12 YARDS! A poor clearance landed to the Finn, who shifts it on to his right but hammers it over! Should have scored!
    • 87' Really? A yellow card is shown to Totti after Hetemaj tumbles to the deck following a supposed forearm.
    • 86' Perrotta is booked for his first tackle, very harsh as it was one of those ones where he accidentally catches an opponent while both go for a clearance.
    • 85' Uribe is booked for his protests - it was a fine tackle, if a bit risky given the conditions.
    • 84' Great tackle by De Rossi on Pelissier as he rampaged in down the right! The home fans are howling for a free-kick but no way.
    • 83' Good defending by Sardo as Perrotta almost sent Borini through.
    • 82' A looping header by Perrotta from some way out almost catches Sorrentino off his line but it drops wide in the end!
    • 81' CHIEVO SUB: Sammarco on for Cruzado.
    • 80' Long from Tallo but Sorrentino claims with ease.
    • 79' ROMA SUB: Simplicio, who scored a late equaliser against Napoli last weekend, is on for Marquinho.
    • 78' CHIEVO SUB: Bradley replaced by Vacek. Not sure I agree with that but what do I know.
    • 77' Chievo are preparing to bring Kamil Vacek on, the Czech midfielder.
    • 76' Totti could be booked here for a late tackle on Hetemaj. He barged into him long after the pass. I think he's got away with it.
    • 74' Long shot from Totti but easy for Sorrentino.
    • 73' A long ball is taken down by Hetemaj, great touch and he cuts inside to unleash a dipping shot that beats Curci but flies just wide! Super effort!
    • 72' Great play by Bradley to release Pelissier down the right but De Rossi tracks him to block the cross.
    • 71' CHIEVO SUB: Uribe on for Paloschi.
    • 70' Immediately Gago is caught in possession and Bradley fires a low shot that Curci spills, only to dive on to it before Paloschi can pounce.
    • 69' ROMA SUB: Kjaer off for Perrotta. Interesting to see how that works - Gago in defence or a back three?
    • 68' Marqinho with a cross after a decent run but alas his crosss-shot curls the wrong way and goes wide.
    • 67' Totti sends it in low but a combination of Hetemaj and Borini bundle it behind. The ref incorrectly points for a goal kick as the Chievo man clearly got the last touch.
    • 66' Superb run by Tallo into the left, winning a corner with his cross. He has great touch for a big man.
    • 65' Borini tries to juggle the ball in the area but is crowded out and Chievo clear.
    • 64' Hetemaj is booked for a late tackle on the Chievo left wing.
    • 63' Taddei loses control of the ball before getting chopped down by Rigoni.
    • 62' Good ball in from the left, De Rossi flicks it on and Heinze almost reaches it but Sorrentino gathers.
    • 61' Marquinho on a mazy run now but he overruns it and is challenged by Cesar. Looked a foul to me but play on. Roma do have a corner though.
    • 60' Sardo booked for a sliding challenge, late, on Angel.
    • 58' Borini skips into space on the left but he hits the side netting from close range! Difficult chance but should have done better.
    • 57' Chievo have the ball in the back of the net but Pelissier was offside as he raced through. Rigoni who tapped it in.
    • 56 Tallo, who came on for Bojan at half-time, finally gets hold of the ball but his run forward is checked. A more physical option but he still likes to run with it.
    • 54' More sliding about by players from both sides. This really should have been postponed, the ball isn't moving naturally when it hits the deck.
    • 52' Marquinho is very late on Cesar and finally we have a booking.
    • 51' De Rossi and Borini are cutting it fine with that step-up but Paloschi was offside. Just.
    • 49' Paloschi is offside after being sent through by Bradley, who is having a decent game.
    • 48' Heinze is rolling around after a knock from Paloschi. Hard to see if there was a trip with all the water splashing about their feet.
    • 47' Down the other end Gago slides in on Jokic to put it out for a throw. The groundstaff have done a decent job it has to be said.
    • 46' Immediately a half chance for Chievo as a Bradley ball wreaks havoc but Heinze clears.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • - A less than happy Totti is among the players already out for the second half. Looks like we have a game. Tallo is on for Bojan, as the Spaniard is again taken off despite looking lively.
    • - A delay in the restart as they minimise the impact of the rain, which is still bucketing down - if anything the pitch is worsening. They're going to give it another five minutes.
    • - Groundstaff working overtime at the break as they try to sort this mess out.
    • 45' Half time and goalless in frankly atrocious conditions.
    • 44' Angel with a long ball but it drifts all the way by to Sorrentino with Totti and Bojan a touch too deep to attack that.
    • 42' Cruzado with a dangerous-looking cross but Curci is equal to it and Roma can calm things. This is a great spell for Chievo.
    • 41' Bradley to swing the corner in, but hooked away by Borini at the near post.
    • 40' Super flick by Paloschi, Pelissier gets in down the left now, he's been quiet so far, but great defending by Kjaer to race across and block his shot. Corner.
    • 39' GREAT SAVE CURCI! Havoc in the Roma box as a Paloschi ball sent Hetemaj in, but the keeper flew out to block at his feet.
    • 38' The ball is half cleared and Totti feeds BOJAN but hs shot is well wide. Looked closer initially.
    • 37' Roma free-kick which Totti will swing in - he's been quiet so far - and he goes for goal but deflected wide! Corner.
    • 36' Bojan with a superb run down the left and he is taken out by Rigoni, who is rightly carded. Reckless in these conditions.
    • 34' Sardo tries to swing one in but well beyond Paloschi and Curci gathers. Better for Chievo.
    • 33' Bradley attempts a long ball to Paloschi but Curci is able to claim.
    • 31' I wonder how long before someone picks up an injury? The movement of the ball makes for unnatural twists from players trying to reach it, as Jokic slides in awkwardly.
    • 29' More long balls from both sides as De Rossi slips while trying a pass.
    • 27' Roma back in the Chievo half but it's proving difficult to get their usual passing rhythm going. This would suit a long-ball team more, something Chievo are seeking to exploit.
    • 26' The replay hints that he was on - but he played the finish weakly at Curci anyway.
    • 25' Paloschi is offside after a mix-up between Kjaer and Gago lets him beat the offside trap. Looked close to me!
    • 24' Taddei is angry that Hetemaj slid in hard on him, although he seemed to take more of the puddle just behind him than the player.
    • 23' Angel with a tasty cross that bounces just wide of the far post.
    • 22' Bojan has a dig but blocked by Jokic! Borini latches on to the loose ball but the defender blocks again! That all came from a slip by Cesar in the wet.
    • 21' Chievo do counter through Bradley but Taddei hooks the ball clear.
    • 20' Roma appearing to get used to the weather now as they keep the ball in the Chievo danger area for a decent spell.
    • 18' Sorrentino gathers well as an Angel cross skipped up off the turf towards goal.
    • 17' Poor from Chievo though, about three of them offside as Sardo played it in.
    • 16' Paloschi gets in down the right, a brief moment of panic until Heinze reacts to hook his cut-back clear.
    • 15' Roma get it upfield but Gago is unable to keep it in, running (or sliding) it out for a goal kick.
    • 14' Roma riding a rocky spell as any direct ball - low or high - causes problems because of the conditions.
    • 13' Good keeping by Curci to run out to gather as Kjaer struggled to hold off Paloschi.
    • 12' Borini is convinced he was fouled as he tried to offload to Bojan, but Hetemaj got the ball says the ref. Looked a foul to me, dangerous to slide in when it's like this.
    • 11' Kjaer is fooled by the non-bounce of his headed clearance and Paloschi could be in but he's a yard offside.
    • 10' The coner comes in, cleared to the edge of the box and Marquinho has a dig but straight at the keeper Sorrentino.
    • 9' Angel with a superb cross from the left wing but the arriving Gago is foiled by Jokic. Corner.
    • 8' There's almost no bounce on the ball now as Bradley gives away a free-kick. Enrique is wearing a fetching hoodie.
    • 7' The ball is back with Sorrentino as he goes long, but neither Kjaer nor Paloschi can control as the ball skips then sticks.
    • 6' They're really struggling out here as two Roma attacks stall as attackers kick water.
    • 4' A miscommunication as Kjaer hacks the free-kick out for a throw when the keeper Curci was set to claim. That's another change from the weekend actually - he is back for Lobont in goal.
    • 3' Terrible surface, like a waterpark as De Rossi slides in leaving an almighty splash. I can see this being canned you know.
    • 2' It's absolutely wetting it down in Verona, as Bradley loses possession only for Angel's cross to sail out for a goal kick.
    • 1' The first half is underway.
    • 16:55 The teams are out - Roma have Jose Angel back, the only change from the 2-2 draw with Napoli, with Aleandro Rosi injured.
    • 16:50 Roma boss Luis Enrique is under pressure after some inconsistent results, the fans over-reacting in typical fashion: a win here would take them one point behind four teams in equal third. He is without Erik Lamela and Pablo Osvaldo though, who are suspended, although Daniele De Rossi returns from his ban.
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chievo v Roma, kicking off at 5pm.
  • Summary

    • 88' HETEMAJ BLASTS OVER FROM 12 YARDS! A poor clearance landed to the Finn, who shifts it on to his right but hammers it over! Should have scored!
    • 82' A looping header by Perrotta from some way out almost catches Sorrentino off his line but it drops wide in the end!
    • 73' A long ball is taken down by Hetemaj, great touch and he cuts inside to unleash a dipping shot that beats Curci but flies just wide! Super effort!
    • 70' Immediately Gago is caught in possession and Bradley fires a low shot that Curci spills, only to dive on to it before Paloschi can pounce.
    • 57' Chievo have the ball in the back of the net but Pelissier was offside as he raced through. Rigoni who tapped it in.
    • 40' Super flick by Paloschi, Pelissier gets in down the left now, he's been quiet so far, but great defending by Kjaer to race across and block his shot. Corner.
    • 39' GREAT SAVE CURCI! Havoc in the Roma box as a Paloschi ball sent Hetemaj in, but the keeper flew out to block at his feet.
    • 38' The ball is half cleared and Totti feeds BOJAN but hs shot is well wide. Looked closer initially.
    • 37' Roma free-kick which Totti will swing in - he's been quiet so far - and he goes for goal but deflected wide! Corner.
    • 25' Paloschi is offside after a mix-up between Kjaer and Gago lets him beat the offside trap. Looked close to me!
    • 22' Bojan has a dig but blocked by Jokic! Borini latches on to the loose ball but the defender blocks again! That all came from a slip by Cesar in the wet.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Chievo

    Manager: Domenico Di Carlo

  • AS Roma

    Manager: Luis Enrique

  • Line-up

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