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AS Roma 2 Fulham 1

AS Roma 2 Fulham 1

Fulham finished with nine men as Claudio Ranieri continued his record of never having been beaten by a Fulham side.

In an Olympic Stadium that had more empty seats than occupied ones, it was to be Fulham that were to shock their hosts with a first half lead.

It was a cagey start by both sides, Roma had forced a couple of corners but as the seventeenth minute approached the action heated up.

Clint Dempsey saw a shot saved by Doni, the Roma keeper, but seconds later as Dempsey thread a ball into the path of Diomansy Kamara the striker was clipped by Andreoli in the penalty area.

With Danny Murphy out injured, Kamara stepped up and coolly sent Doni the wrong way to give Fulham the lead.

In a surreal atmosphere it was the strains of

We`re all going on a European tour

that rippled around the stadium.

Roma had a good chance to get level but Mexes flicked his header just the wrong side of the post.

Mexes also though he`d won a penalty when the ball hit the arm of Pantsil but the referee waved play on!

The second half saw AS Roma make two changes whilst Fulham introduced Erik Nevland in place of Kamara.

Sadly, Nevland wasn`t to be on the pitch long. Four minutes into the second half he was shown a straight red for a tackle form behind. The decision was questionable and even the AS Roma players looked shocked.

Down to ten men it was always going to be a difficult job to hold on and for the next twenty minutes AS Roma laid siege to the Fulham goal.

Taddei fired over from thirty yards, Andreolli headed wide when well placed, Guberti saw a shot tipped over by Schwarzer, Baptista saw a low shot saved and Taddei saw a shot deflected wide.

From the resulting corner though the levee was breached when John Arne Riise smashed in a shot from twenty yards that took two deflections; the second off his brother Bjorn Helga.

It was 1-1 with sixty-nine minutes played.

The Roman side continued to apply the pressure and Di Rossi saw a shot just clear the bar from thirty yards before, in the seventy-sixth minute AS Roma took the lead with Okaka Chuka heading powerfully home from close range.

At 2-1 it looked to be all over.

Menez had a shot cleared off the line after Schwarzer made an error punching clear whilst Schwarzer then redeemed himself with a good stop from a Baptista bicycle kick.

As the game headed into injury time Fulham were reduced to nine men when Konchesky was also shown a straight red, another poor decision.

We may have lost but we`re still not out of it with two group games to play.


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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Thursday November 5 2009
Time: 8:04PM

Comments

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I'm gutted - six officials and the most inept one is the one with the feckin whistle between his lips!
Al Billy
05/11/2009 20:35:00
0
that just about sums it up doesn't it!
Putney
05/11/2009 20:50:00
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You were really unlucky tonight guys, i cannot believe the red cards for either player - toally shocking! until the first red i thought the ref was having a decent game...

i must admit that i am envious of you this season, yep i know we had our european tour last season but this time round you get home and away meetings with each side - had that been the case for us last season i would have made it to th san siro, altho almost beating them at fratton will still live long in my memory as will the attitude that night - enjoy this adventure guys as it might not come around again? good luck for the rest of it...
pompeyrug
05/11/2009 23:29:00
0
I'm still in shock... who was that bloke running around pretending to be a ref?
donfulham
05/11/2009 23:34:00
0
Unlucky lads, I watched the game and thought you was done by an awful referee. Whats the point of having them all around the pitch if the one with the whislte is bloody useless!
king billy
06/11/2009 15:05:00
0
send of the ref stright to jail or even hull
truth sayer ffc
06/11/2009 22:46:00
0
well, hopefully we got all our bad luck out in one match... hopefully nevland won't be missed during his suspension... konch definitely will, but it looks like baird will cover at the fullback position with kelly out as well... it can still be managed!
woodysweats
09/11/2009 14:52:00
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