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  • Date:19 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Stadio Olimpico
  • Borriello (20)
    Borriello (20)
  • Frei (11) Inkoom (43)
    Cabral (90) Cabral (90)
Goal!

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92mins

Adilson Cabral finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Roma 1-3 Basle.

91mins

Foul by Frederico Almerares on Marco Cassetti, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marco Cassetti.

88mins

Foul by Benjamin Huggel on Francesco Totti, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Pizarro. Effort from 20 yards by Francesco Totti. Franco Costanzo makes a brilliant save. Alexander Frei goes off and Frederico Almerares comes on. Corner taken by Francesco Totti, Beg Ferati manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Scott Chipperfield produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post. Alexander Frei takes the inswinging corner, save by Bogdan Lobont.

85mins

Cross/shot by Philippe Mexes.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Alexander Frei by Marco Cassetti results in a free kick. Marco Streller goes off and Adilson Cabral comes on. Alexander Frei has an effort direct from the free kick, Bogdan Lobont makes a save.

78mins

Cesar Julio Baptista sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Marco Borriello goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

76mins

Paolo Castellini challenges Alexander Frei unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is delivered by Alexander Frei, Headed effort from inside the area by Benjamin Huggel misses to the right of the target.

75mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexander Frei by David Pizarro. Alexander Frei takes the free kick.

74mins

Cesar Julio Baptista replaces Simone Perrotta.

73mins

Scott Chipperfield receives a yellow card for dissent.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexander Frei by Nicolas Burdisso. Alexander Frei restarts play with the free kick. Scott Chipperfield on for Valentin Stocker.

67mins

Matteo Brighi concedes a free kick for a foul on Gilles Yapi Yapo. Gilles Yapi Yapo takes the free kick.

66mins

Francesco Totti takes a outswinging corner.

66mins

Francesco Totti has an effort at goal. Blocked by Beg Ferati.

66mins

Marco Borriello takes a shot. Comfortable save by Franco Costanzo.

63mins

Marco Cassetti crosses the ball.

61mins

Rodrigo Taddei takes a shot. Save by Franco Costanzo.

60mins

Paolo Castellini replaces John Arne Riise.

59mins

Corner taken right-footed by Francesco Totti.

58mins

Rodrigo Taddei has an effort at goal from inside the penalty box hitting the post. Effort from deep inside the area by David Pizarro clears the bar.

57mins

Foul by David Abraham on Simone Perrotta, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Simone Perrotta.

56mins

Effort from just outside the box by Marco Borriello goes over the bar.

55mins

Alexander Frei is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Bogdan Lobont takes the free kick.

53mins

Unfair challenge on Marco Streller by Marco Cassetti results in a free kick. Marco Cassetti booked for unsporting behaviour. Berang Safari restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

The official flags Marco Streller offside. Bogdan Lobont restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

The ball is delivered by Marco Cassetti, save by Franco Costanzo.

50mins

Francesco Totti has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

50mins

Xherdan Shaqiri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Pizarro. Free kick crossed right-footed by Francesco Totti.

49mins

Marco Streller fouled by Nicolas Burdisso, the ref awards a free kick. Marco Streller takes the free kick.

44mins

Samuel Inkoom scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Roma 1-2 Basle.Assist by Xherdan Shaqiri. Samuel Inkoom shown a yellow card.

42mins

Effort on goal by David Pizarro from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

40mins

Valentin Stocker concedes a free kick for a foul on Marco Cassetti. Free kick crossed right-footed by Francesco Totti.

39mins

Marco Streller is ruled offside. Bogdan Lobont takes the direct free kick.

39mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Bogdan Lobont.

37mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Francesco Totti goes wide of the left-hand upright.

36mins

Corner taken by Francesco Totti.

36mins

Corner taken short by Francesco Totti.

35mins

Corner taken by Alexander Frei from the right by-line.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Francesco Totti, Beg Ferati makes a clearance. Francesco Totti decides to take the corner short, The ball is crossed by Rodrigo Taddei, Franco Costanzo makes a comfortable save.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken by Alexander Frei from the left by-line, Benjamin Huggel takes a shot.

30mins

John Arne Riise challenges Xherdan Shaqiri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Samuel Inkoom restarts play with the free kick.

30mins

Philippe Mexes concedes a free kick for a foul on Benjamin Huggel. Free kick taken by Benjamin Huggel.

28mins

Corner taken short by Alexander Frei.

28mins

Corner taken by Alexander Frei from the right by-line, Nicolas Burdisso makes a clearance.

27mins

Valentin Stocker crosses the ball.

27mins

Marco Streller is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Marco Cassetti.

25mins

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Franco Costanzo.

24mins

A cross is delivered by Marco Cassetti, clearance made by Beg Ferati.

21mins

Marco Borriello scores a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Roma 1-1 Basle.

21mins

Marco Borriello fires in a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Roma 1-1 Basle.Assist on the goal came from Francesco Totti.

21mins

Foul by Marco Streller on Matteo Brighi, free kick awarded. Bogdan Lobont takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Centre by Valentin Stocker, Marco Borriello gets a block in. Alexander Frei takes a short corner.

17mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marco Borriello by Berang Safari. Marco Cassetti restarts play with the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Franco Costanzo restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Francesco Totti is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Franco Costanzo takes the free kick.

16mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Arne Riise by Gilles Yapi Yapo. Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

15mins

Rodrigo Taddei produces a cross.

13mins

Marco Borriello is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Abraham.

12mins

Alexander Frei scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Roma 0-1 Basle.Marco Streller provided the assist for the goal.

9mins

Foul by David Pizarro on Beg Ferati, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Huggel.

9mins

Benjamin Huggel concedes a free kick for a foul on Rodrigo Taddei. Free kick taken by Rodrigo Taddei.

6mins

Alexander Frei takes a shot. Nicolas Burdisso gets a block in.

6mins

The ball is delivered by Marco Streller.

5mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Marco Borriello misses to the left of the goal.

4mins

Outswinging corner taken by Xherdan Shaqiri from the right by-line, Philippe Mexes makes a clearance.

3mins

Rodrigo Taddei produces a cross, save made by Franco Costanzo.

3mins

The ball is swung over by Rodrigo Taddei.

The match has kicked off.

The referee blows for half time.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Roma coach Claudio Prandelli has backed Francesco Totti to end his goalscoring drought when they host Basle in a Champions League Group E clash.

Totti has not found the back of the net in 10 competitive games for Roma this season. The Roma captain came close to scoring on several occasions in Saturday's 2-1 win over Genoa, and had a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside before setting up Marco Borriello for Roma's opener.

"Against Genoa, Totti was out of this world," said Ranieri.

"He is training really well and he is in great form.

"I'm sure sooner or later he will score."

Saturday's win lifted Roma out of the relegation zone and the Giallorossi will now look to build on that momentum.

With midfielder Daniele De Rossi and attacking pair Jeremy Menez and Mirko Vucinic all sidelined through injury, Roma fans will be hoping that Totti can provide the inspiration and the finishing touch tomorrow.

Totti knows his team will make a mistake if they take Basle lightly.

"Each game in this competition is important," said Totti, who will partner Borriello in Roma's attack.

"We lost our opening game in Germany (a 2-0 defeat at Bayern Munich).

"Fortunately, we beat Cluj in the second game and that result was a big boost in confidence for us.

"Now we have to continue on this path with calmness and determination.

"The game against Cluj was a challenge just as the game against Basle will be.

"We cannot forget that Basle made life difficult for Bayern.

"In order to go far in the Champions League, we have to play 100%."

Basle travel to the Eternal City hoping to get their European adventure up and running.

The Swiss outfit lost their opening two games, including a 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich. Despite those losses, Basle coach Thorsten Fink believes his team can still point for a second-place finish in the pool.

"We are not totally without a chance of second place and a spot in the Europa League is also realistic," he said.

Basle, who are third in the Swiss Super League, have never won in four previous visits to Italy.

Formation:442Manager: Claudio Ranieri

Roma

Formation: 442Manager:

Basle

  • Bogdan Lobont
  • Marco Cassetti
  • Philippe Mexes
  • Nicolas Burdisso
  • John Arne Riise
  • Rodrigo Taddei
  • David Pizarro
  • Matteo Brighi
  • Simone Perrotta
  • Francesco Totti
  • Marco Borriello
  • SUBS
  • Alexander Doni
  • Joao Cicinho
  • Paolo Castellini
  • Silveira Juan
  • Cesar Julio Baptista
  • Fabio Henrique Simplicio
  • Stefano Okaka

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Match Report

Super Swiss sink sorry Romans Basle stunned Roma at the Stadio Olimpico claiming an impressive 3-1 victory to get their Champions League challenge up and running. The Swiss outfit took a 12th-minute lead through Alexander Frei before Marco Borriello restored parity nine minutes later. Samuel Inkoom edged the visitors back in front before half-time while Roma midfielder Rodrigo Taddei was unlucky not to equalise in the 58th minute when his effort rebounded off a post. But deep in stoppage time, substitute Adilson Cabral put the game beyond Roma's reach to cap a wonderful night for the visitors. The result saw the Swiss club climb to third place, level on three points with Cluj and Roma after three games played. Bayern Munich beat Cluj 3-2 in the other group game to maintain their 100% record. Basle had suffered consecutive defeats so far in the group stage but they took an early lead with Frey finding Marco Streller's pass and striking the ball with his left foot from the edge of the area past Roma goalkeeper Bogdan Lobont. It was not long before Roma had pulled level. Francesco Totti fed Borriello inside the area and he fired past goalkeeper Francesco Costanzo. In the 37th minute, Totti, looking for his first goal of the season, struck just wide of the far post. Two minutes later, Frei had a goal disallowed for offside as Basle threatened and the visitors eventually went back in front when Xherdan Shaquiri's pass found Inkoom inside the area and his diagonal effort beat Lobont. Roma twice had the chance to equalise after the re-start but Totti and Borriello's efforts from long range went wide. Taddei struck the post before the hour and Borriello then forced Costanzo to make a fine save from eight yards. Benjamin Huggel should have increased his team's advantage in the 76th minute but his powerful header from Frei's cross went wide. Roma pressed forward in search of the equaliser and they almost succeeded with five minutes remaining when Philippe Mexes latched onto Totti's cross only for his effort to go over the bar. Basle had the last say with Cabral latching on to Scott Chipperfield's pass before driving the ball past Lobont.

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