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Division 2, Week 12

AS Roma 3 - 2 Chelsea

Division Two League Match, AS Roma vs. Chelsea (Thu Dec 21)


                              AS Roma  |  Chelsea
                            4-3-1-2 E  |  3-3-2-2 A
                         Chris Ridout  |  James Houston
                                       |
                        G_Pagliuca GK  |  GK Rafael
                        N_Burdisso DF  |  DF Doria
                      M_Demichelis DF  |  DF S_Pearce
                           J_Matip DF  |  DF G_Burdisso
                           L_Dixon DF  |  MF R_Castias
                        Nuri_Sahin MF  |  MF Drexler
                          I_Falque MF  |  MF Park
                     N_Ben_Khalifa MF  |  AM S_Gerrard
                        T_Wallcott AM  |  AM P_Coutinho
                           M_McKay FW  |  FW D_Trezeguet
                          D_Baggio FW  |  FW R_Lewandowski
                                       |
                           P_Kenny SUB |  SUB J_Bond
                     G_Fotheringam SUB |  SUB A_Maxwell
                        G_V_D_Wiel SUB |  SUB Mo_Diame
                         C_Ronaldo SUB |  SUB Robertinho
                         M_Muniesa SUB |  SUB Y_Mizuno

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 1  :(asr) L_Dixon is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to M_McKay
          ...  M_McKay drives the ball low !
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 2  :(asr) Nuri_Sahin runs towards the goal
          ...  Nuri_Sahin with a powerful header !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  Rafael tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It is kicked away by Doria
Min. 3  :(asr) I_Falque gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_McKay
          ...  M_McKay hits the ball first time!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He rips off his shirt and spins it in the air
          ...  And AS Roma are leading in the game now
          ...  AS Roma 1-0 Chelsea ...
Min. 3  :(asr) AS Roma will now play D after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 3  :(chs) S_Gerrard plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  J_Matip with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  J_Eriksson reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 6  :(asr) I_Falque could get a shot on goal here
          ...  I_Falque pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  But Rafael parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 7  :(asr) N_Ben_Khalifa beats G_Burdisso
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A well-placed shot from N_Ben_Khalifa !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 7  :(chs) S_Pearce lobs it over N_Burdisso
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa with a deliberate foul
          ...  J_Eriksson will want to speak to him
Min. 8  :(asr) I_Falque finds M_McKay with a ball over the defence
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from S_Pearce
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa lofts the ball in!
          ...  Doria heads it away
Min. 10 :(chs) Park kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  D_Trezeguet gets on the end of the pass
          ...  L_Dixon with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 14 :(asr) Nuri_Sahin with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  L_Dixon gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  L_Dixon with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But Rafael parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 15 :(chs) R_Castias finds P_Coutinho in acres of space
          ...  P_Coutinho attempts a low drive!
          ...  G_Pagliuca fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 16 :(asr) N_Ben_Khalifa feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  M_McKay runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  M_McKay hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  Rafael parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 17 :(asr) T_Wallcott with a slick pass to N_Burdisso
          ...  N_Burdisso with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 18 :(asr) I_Falque has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past G_Burdisso
          ...  He knocks it to M_McKay!
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  P_Coutinho takes possession
Min. 20 :(chs) S_Gerrard knocks it past N_Burdisso and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa with a bad challenge
          ...  J_Eriksson will want to speak to him
          ...  J_Eriksson wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 20 :(chs) R_Castias looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to R_Lewandowski
          ...  R_Lewandowski with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  How did that find its way in?
          ...  Now they are back in the game!
          ...  AS Roma 1-1 Chelsea ...
Min. 25 :(chs) R_Castias has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  P_Coutinho collects the loose ball!
          ...  P_Coutinho sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  G_Pagliuca falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 26 :(asr) I_Falque with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by Doria !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 28 :(chs) R_Castias with a 40-yard pass to P_Coutinho
          ...  T_Wallcott with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 34 :(asr) T_Wallcott takes advantage of a mistake by G_Burdisso
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  Doria reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 38 :(chs) S_Gerrard knocks it past N_Burdisso and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  S_Gerrard hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  Chelsea have snatched the lead!
          ...  AS Roma 1-2 Chelsea ...
Min. 39 :(asr) N_Burdisso flicks the ball through
          ...  M_McKay runs onto it!
          ...  M_McKay with a blistering shot !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That was unfortunate
          ...  It's all square now!
          ...  AS Roma 2-2 Chelsea ...
Min. 39 :(chs) G_Burdisso jumps over J_Matip's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from G_Burdisso !
          ...  G_Pagliuca parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 40 :(asr) Nuri_Sahin looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to D_Baggio
          ...  D_Baggio with the overhead !
          ...  Rafael narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 40 :(chs) P_Coutinho is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Lewandowski
          ...  T_Wallcott beats him to the ball
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(chs) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  D_Trezeguet seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  N_Burdisso reads the play well
Min. 46 :(asr) N_Ben_Khalifa with the through ball to T_Wallcott
          ...  Good sliding challenge from G_Burdisso and it had to be
Min. 46 :(asr) T_Wallcott unselfishly lays the ball back to D_Baggio
          ...  Rafael wins the ball with ease
          ...  J_Eriksson saw something no-one else did
          ...  J_Eriksson just wants to lecture him
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  D_Baggio stepped up to take it
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's given AS Roma the lead!
          ...  AS Roma 3-2 Chelsea...

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: AS Roma 3-2 Chelsea

Min. 49 :(chs) P_Coutinho backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  S_Gerrard gets on the end of it
          ...  M_Demichelis beats him to the ball
Min. 51 :(asr) I_Falque with a glorious 60-yard pass to M_McKay
          ...  M_McKay with a thundering drive!
          ...  Rafael saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 54 :(asr) M_McKay cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  M_McKay swings in the shot!
          ...  What agility from Rafael
Min. 55 :(chs) P_Coutinho has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past M_Demichelis
          ...  He knocks it to D_Trezeguet!
          ...  M_Demichelis makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Coutinho crosses it in!
          ...  G_Pagliuca jumps well to claim it!
Min. 58 :(asr) T_Wallcott sprints past G_Burdisso
          ...  T_Wallcott tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  Rafael is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Wallcott crosses it in!
          ...  Rafael makes the catch!
Min. 64 :(asr) I_Falque fires over a low cross to D_Baggio
          ...  G_Burdisso fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 65 :(chs) Chelsea switch to playing L
Min. 65 :(chs) R_Lewandowski with a Cruyff turn
          ...  L_Dixon pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  J_Eriksson has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by J_Eriksson!
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 66 :(asr) D_Baggio has it on the edge of the box
          ...  D_Baggio with a thundering volley!
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 70 :(asr) C_Ronaldo is being brought on
          ...  T_Wallcott is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 70 :(asr) D_Baggio sidesteps G_Burdisso
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  P_Coutinho with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  J_Eriksson calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 75 :(asr) G_Fotheringam is being prepared to come on
          ...  N_Burdisso is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 75 :(asr) N_Ben_Khalifa with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to M_McKay
          ...  M_McKay with a powerful downward header!
          ...  Rafael makes a good save
Min. 78 :(asr) N_Ben_Khalifa has it now
          ...  He takes on S_Pearce
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in M_McKay!
          ...  S_Pearce reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 79 :(asr) M_Muniesa replaces M_McKay and will play FW
Min. 80 :(chs) A_Maxwell is coming on for Doria and playing DF
Min. 80 :(chs) Robertinho replaces Drexler to play as a MF
Min. 80 :(chs) Y_Mizuno comes on for P_Coutinho and takes up a FW role
Min. 84 :(chs) D_Trezeguet sprints past L_Dixon
          ...  D_Trezeguet fires the shot in!
          ...  Looks like it should be G_Pagliuca's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  G_Pagliuca looks embarrassed!
          ...  But it's been disallowed.
          ...  The reason is unclear!
          ...  The manager is fuming with the ref!
          ...  The ref shows him a red card!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(asr) L_Dixon with a glorious long pass to D_Baggio
          ...  D_Baggio with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  Rafael with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 92 :(chs) S_Gerrard with a neat pass into Park
          ...  I_Falque reads the game well and cuts out the pass!

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Olimpico Stadium
Attendance           : 70,000
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AS Roma Match Info
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Best player          : M_McKay (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_McKay (3,39), D_Baggio (46 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Matip (3), T_Wallcott (28)
Injured              : N/A
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : R_Castias
Scorers              : R_Lewandowski (20), S_Gerrard (38)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Burdisso (64), P_Coutinho (70)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              AS Roma     |    Chelsea
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       6
Off target           :           4        |       2
On target            :          13        |       4
Possession           :          59        |       41
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       5
Key Tackles          :           6        |       6
Key Passes           :          16        |       9
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Final Score          : AS Roma 3 - 2 Chelsea
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Player Statistics - AS Roma
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Pagliuca     GK  33   5   5   2  23 |  97   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
N_Burdisso     DF   2  27   8   7  31 |  78   0   1   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  25   1
M_Demichelis   DF   2  26   8   7  18 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Matip        DF   3  26   8   7  10 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
L_Dixon        DF   1  23   7   9  31 |  97   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
Nuri_Sahin     MF   1   8  28   9  19 |  97   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
I_Falque       MF   3  15  27   9  19 |  97   0   1   5   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  65   5
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  97   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
T_Wallcott     AM   3   8  10  27  21 |  73   0   1   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  18  -1
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  26  21 |  82   0   0   0   0   7   2   0   0   0  20  20 105
D_Baggio       FW   2   6   9  24  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0  20  20  61
P_Kenny        GK  27   2   2   1  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Fotheringam  DF   2  26   8  11  30 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  26  11   5  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  26   8  21 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Muniesa      FW   2   7   8  24  17 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Chelsea
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Rafael         GK  29   2   2   2  20 |  97  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  26   7   4  32 |  83   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  25   7  10  18 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  25   5   9  39 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -1
R_Castias      MF   2   9  28   9  29 |  97   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0
Drexler        MF   3   8  27   9  12 |  83   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
Park           MF   1   6  27   9  23 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Gerrard      AM   2   6  26  17  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  30
P_Coutinho     AM   2   7  24  15  31 |  83   0   1   3   0   2   0   1   0   0  18  28   4
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   6  10  26  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
R_Lewandowski  FW   2   9   8  26  20 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  10
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Maxwell      DF   2  25   5   3  27 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Mo_Diame       MF   2  13  24   7  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Robertinho     MF   3   5  24   5  10 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Y_Mizuno       FW   2   6   6  25  23 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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