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  • Date:08 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Gruia
  • Traore (87)
  • Borriello (20)
Goal!

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92:43 +2.43

Francesco Totti takes a shot. Save by Eduard Stancioiu.

90:47 +0.47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marco Borriello on Ricardo Cadu. Eduard Stancioiu takes the direct free kick.

88:40

Lacina Traore receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

87:46

Lacina Traore scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. CFR Cluj-Napoca 1-1 Roma.Juan Emanuel Culio provided the assist for the goal.

86:57

Juan Emanuel Culio produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

86:12

Rafael Bastos takes a shot. Save made by Bogdan Lobont.

84:58

The ball is delivered by Juan Emanuel Culio, Lacina Traore produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

84:39

Unfair challenge on Juan Emanuel Culio by Marco Borriello results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ionut Rada.

83:39

Lacina Traore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leandro Greco. Direct free kick taken by Philippe Mexes.

83:14

Marco Borriello gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eduard Stancioiu. Direct free kick taken by Eduard Stancioiu.

81:52

Unfair challenge on Marco Borriello by Juan Emanuel Culio results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marco Borriello.

80:53

Effort on goal by Marco Borriello from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

79:45

Lacina Traore takes a shot. Save by Bogdan Lobont.

78:51

Juan Emanuel Culio is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paolo Castellini.

77:53

Roberto De Zerbi leaves the field to be replaced by Rafael Bastos.

77:39

Daniele De Rossi produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

76:08

Lacina Traore takes a shot. Bogdan Lobont makes a save.

73:53

The offside flag is raised against Roberto De Zerbi. Free kick taken by Bogdan Lobont.

71:03

Short corner worked by Francesco Totti.

69:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francesco Totti by Leo Veloso. Shot on goal comes in from Francesco Totti from the free kick.

69:09

Francesco Totti produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:22

Effort on goal by Dominque Kivuvu from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

66:02

Marco Borriello takes a shot. Save by Eduard Stancioiu.

65:35

The offside flag is raised against Lacina Traore. Indirect free kick taken by Philippe Mexes.

64:33

Marco Borriello concedes a free kick for a foul on Sasa Bjelanovic. Direct free kick taken by Sasa Bjelanovic.

62:58

Marco Cassetti goes off and Joao Cicinho comes on.

62:03

Sasa Bjelanovic replaces Fraga Edimar. Corner taken by Juan Emanuel Culio, Ionut Rada produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

59:53

Roberto De Zerbi takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

59:38

Marco Borriello takes a shot. Blocked by Ionut Rada.

57:06

Dominque Kivuvu takes a shot. Blocked by Nicolas Burdisso.

56:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Francesco Totti. Indirect free kick taken by Eduard Stancioiu.

51:10

Daniele De Rossi takes a shot. Save by Eduard Stancioiu. Short corner worked by Francesco Totti. Francesco Totti concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Cadu. Direct free kick taken by Cristian Panin. Effort on goal by Marco Borriello from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

51:00

Francesco Totti takes a short corner.

50:38

Fabio Henrique Simplicio takes a shot. Blocked by Leo Veloso.

48:03

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

45:31 +0.31

The offside flag is raised against Lacina Traore. Bogdan Lobont restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

Leandro Greco replaces Jeremy Menez.

45:01

Leo Veloso joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emil Dica.

44:04

Foul by Emmanuel Kone on Jeremy Menez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marco Cassetti.

42:57

Lacina Traore takes a shot. Save by Bogdan Lobont.

41:30

Outswinging corner taken by Juan Emanuel Culio, Philippe Mexes manages to make a clearance.

41:03

Inswinging corner taken by Ricardo Cadu from the right by-line, Bogdan Lobont makes a save.

40:42

Roberto De Zerbi takes a shot. Save by Bogdan Lobont.

38:50

Unfair challenge on Jeremy Menez by Dominque Kivuvu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniele De Rossi.

38:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeremy Menez by Roberto De Zerbi. Daniele De Rossi restarts play with the free kick.

38:13

Lacina Traore challenges Nicolas Burdisso unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bogdan Lobont.

36:44

The assistant referee signals for offside against Emil Dica. Bogdan Lobont takes the indirect free kick.

35:03

Outswinging corner taken by Juan Emanuel Culio from the left by-line.

30:38

Corner taken left-footed by Juan Emanuel Culio.

29:41

Paolo Castellini fouled by Roberto De Zerbi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicolas Burdisso.

26:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emil Dica on Daniele De Rossi. Francesco Totti produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

25:18

Lacina Traore fouled by Marco Borriello, the ref awards a free kick. Emil Dica restarts play with the free kick.

24:15

Paolo Castellini challenges Emmanuel Kone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Emmanuel Kone restarts play with the free kick.

23:02

Juan Emanuel Culio fouled by Marco Cassetti, the ref awards a free kick. Juan Emanuel Culio restarts play with the free kick.

20:40

Goal scored by Marco Borriello from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. CFR Cluj-Napoca 0-1 Roma.Assist by Francesco Totti.

20:40

Marco Borriello finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. CFR Cluj-Napoca 0-1 Roma.Assist by Fabio Henrique Simplicio.

19:55

The offside flag is raised against Lacina Traore. Julio Sergio Bertagnoli takes the indirect free kick.

19:55

Lacina Traore is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Bogdan Lobont.

18:28

The referee shows Juan Emanuel Culio a yellow card. Juan Emanuel Culio challenges Marco Cassetti unfairly and gives away a free kick. Francesco Totti crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

15:23

Francesco Totti takes a shot. Blocked by Ionut Rada.

15:23

Francesco Totti takes a shot. Ionut Rada gets a block in.

13:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lacina Traore on Nicolas Burdisso. Daniele De Rossi restarts play with the free kick.

11:51

Lacina Traore takes a shot. Julio Sergio Bertagnoli makes a save.

11:51

Lacina Traore takes a shot. Save by Bogdan Lobont.

9:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeremy Menez on Juan Emanuel Culio. Fraga Edimar takes the direct free kick.

7:47

Francesco Totti fouled by Emil Dica, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Francesco Totti from the free kick.

6:29

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Matteo Brighi.

4:53

Matteo Brighi concedes a free kick for a foul on Dominque Kivuvu. Juan Emanuel Culio crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

4:53

Matteo Brighi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dominque Kivuvu. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Juan Emanuel Culio, Matteo Brighi manages to make a clearance.

3:55

Emil Dica challenges Francesco Totti unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniele De Rossi takes the direct free kick.

1:12

Marco Cassetti concedes a free kick for a foul on Lacina Traore. Direct free kick taken by Ricardo Cadu.

The game begins.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The match has reached half-time.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Italians chasing point Roma take on Cluj in Romania needing a point to guarantee their spot in the knockout stages of the Champions League. The Italians currently stand second in Group E heading into the final group game. Roma lie three points clear of FC Basle, who visit Bayern Munich in the other pool match. If Cluj were to upset Roma at the Radulescu stadium, Claudio Ranieri's men would only be guaranteed a knockout berth if Basle do not triumph in Munich. Roma captain Francesco Totti knows his team are in for a testing time in Romania but is nevertheless confident his side can prevail. He said: "It's going to be a battle in Romania, where our qualification will be decided. "To progress to the next round would allow us to achieve one of our aims set out at the beginning of the campaign. "Moreover, it would then allow us to focus until February in the domestic competition." Since stunning Bayern 3-2 at the Stadio Olimpico last month, Roma have suffered a drop in form in Serie A. They were held to a 2-2 draw by Chievo in Verona on Saturday, having previously lost 3-1 at Palermo. Their poor run of form has seen them drop to eighth in the standings, 10 points behind league leaders AC Milan after 15 games played. "In our last two league games we had a chance to climb to the top positions of the standings but for different reasons we only managed one point," said Totti. "Against Palermo we didn't play to our usual standard while against Chievo, it was the poor state of the pitch that hindered us. "But I'm sure at Cluj we will see a strong Roma." Cluj have nothing to play for except pride. Last month's 1-0 defeat at Basle consigned the Romanian champions to fourth place. The loss proved costly for coach Sorin Cartu, who was dismissed by the club soon after. Alin Minteuan was named as his temporary replacement. Cluj, who have lost four of their five games in the competition this season, lie eighth in the 16-team Romanian First Division after Friday's 2-1 triumph against Univ Craiova. Roma are without the services of injured defender John Arne Riise and striker David Pizarro, who is out with the flu.

Formation:442Manager: Maurizio Trombetta

CFR Cluj-Napoca

Formation: 4312Manager: Claudio Ranieri

Roma

  • Eduard Stancioiu
  • Cristian Panin
  • Ionut Rada
  • Ricardo Cadu
  • Fraga Edimar
  • Emmanuel Kone
  • Emil Dica
  • Dominque Kivuvu
  • Juan Emanuel Culio
  • Roberto De Zerbi
  • Lacina Traore
  • SUBS
  • Simoes Nuno Claro
  • da Silva Tony
  • Silva Hugo Alcantara
  • Rafael Bastos
  • Ioan Hora
  • Leo Veloso
  • Sasa Bjelanovic

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Match Report

Roma ease through after draw Lacina Traore's late header denied Roma a Champions League win but a point in a 1-1 draw at Cluj proved more than enough to send them into the last 16. Marco Borriello put the Romans ahead in the 22nd minute, which looked like bringing them a win until Traore struck late on. The result made no difference to the Group E standings, with Roma progressing behind Bayern Munich and Cluj dropping out of European competition for the season. Francesco Totti had the first opportunity when Emil Dica fouled him 25 yards from goal, but the former Italy man could not find the target with his free-kick. At the other end, Traore was at least on target when he shot from a similar range but Bogdan Lobont, a last-minute addition to the Roma team in place of Julio Sergio, held on. Roma took the lead in the 22nd minute when Fabio Simplicio took advantage of a Cluj defensive error, playing in Borriello, who advanced into the area before slotting the ball past Eduard Stancioiu. Totti sent another free-kick wide just before the half-hour mark, before Roberto De Zerbi had a glorious chance to bring Cluj level four minutes before the break, seeing his shot from eight yards parried by Lobont. Emmanuel Kone also missed the target and Traore's 25-yard strike was saved by Lobont as Roma maintained their advantage going into half-time. Totti's radar problems continued after the restart as he fired wide from 20 yards, before Simplicio's shot was blocked by Cadu and Daniele De Rossi's header from 12 yards was turned over the bar by Stancioiu after 52 minutes. Dominique Kivuvu and De Zerbi tried without luck for Cluj, while Borriello went for a second but found his way blocked by Ionut Rada. Borriello went closer after 66 minutes when his 12-yard effort was saved by Stancioiu, before Kivuvu fired over at the other end. Totti still could not find the target as he dragged an effort wide from inside the box in the 70th minute. For Cluj, Traore was looking dangerous as he tested Lobont from inside the area in the 77th minute, then saw his close-range header held by the Romania stopper. He missed another good chance with five minutes to go, heading Emmanuel Culio's cross over, but three minutes later he got his goal. Again it was a cross from Culio, but this time he made no mistake with the header, and Lobont was beaten.

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