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1 vs 1
Played
April 8, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ P. Mazzoleni‎
Attendance:‬ 50000‎
 
57′ (PG) Francesco Totti
Hernanes 16′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Roma 1-1 Lazio

Goal.com was watching the action in the Italian capital, as the two rivals held each other to a draw which keeps the visitors hopeful of a late surge for Champions League football

By Daniel Edwards

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
    4
    1
    3.50

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    Was given no chance to stop Hernanes' sublime opener, but helped keep Roma within touching distance with a string of fine saves.

  • Marquinhos
    2
    4
    3.00

    Marquinhos

    Put Roma further under pressure with an idiotic penalty conceded at the start of the second half, and was lucky to see his error pardoned.

  • Leandro Castán
    4
    2
    4.00

    Leandro Castán

    Was caught out by a deceptively simple turn from Hernanes and punished as the Brazilian finished fantastically. A rare misjudgement during an otherwise accomplished display.

  • Vasilis Torosidis
    2
    3
    2.50

    Vasilis Torosidis

    Looked out of his depth out wide, continually passed out wide and putting further pressure on the shaky Roma backline.

  • Michael Bradley
    2
    4
    2.50

    Michael Bradley

    The USA international was full of drive and industry, but lacked the finesse to turn Roma's superior possession into goals.

  • Marquinho
    4
    4
    3.50

    Marquinho

    Suffered a muted start to proceedings but gained in confidence as the match wore on, getting forward well and pressuring.

  • Miralem Pjanic
    13
    3
    2.50

    Miralem Pjanic

    Struggled to click early on, but showed how dangerous he can be in bamboozling Hernanes to win a crucial penalty for Roma.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    1
    5
    1.00

    Daniele De Rossi Flop of the Match

    Picked up a booking in the first half for a brusque challenge on Klose. Always busy in the middle, but struggled to open up Lazio's defence and was withdrawn after a disappointing display.

  • Alessandro Florenzi
    2
    2
    3.00

    Alessandro Florenzi

    Passed the ball tidily, but was well-contained by Gonzalez when he tried to break forward. Taken off towards the end as Roma chased three points.

  • Erik Lamela
    1
    4
    2.00

    Erik Lamela

    Tried on occasion to carve out space with some trademark flicks and skill, but found his openings limited as Lazio defended stoutly. Missed an unbelievable header late on.

  • Francesco Totti
    9
    2
    4.00

    Francesco Totti

    Played in a more advanced position and, even at 36, the Roma player who put the most fear in rival hearts. Took the equaliser with class from the penalty spot.

Substitutions

  • Dodô
    1
    3
    3.00

    Dodô

    Entered for Florenzi in a final push for the win, but Roma fell just short of three points.

  • Mattia Destro
    1
    2
    3.00

    Mattia Destro

    Replaced De Rossi in the second half, and aided in his team's improvement after the break.

  • Federico Marchetti
    4
    1
    4.00

    Federico Marchetti Top of the Match

    Guessed the right way for Totti's penalty, but could not reach the perfectly-placed strike into the corner. Helped keep Lazio in the game with a handful of good stops.

  • Giuseppe Biava
    1
    1
    2.50

    Giuseppe Biava

    Alongside Cana, was a strong force at the back for the Romans, performing well with the difficult task of keeping Totti and Lamela under wraps. Stained his game with a red card.

  • Stefan Radu
    2
    1
    3.00

    Stefan Radu

    Did well to keep Bradley under wraps on the left side of defence, but was given a tough time when Lamela and Totti drifted over to the flank.

  • Hernanes
    3
    3
    3.50

    Hernanes

    Got his team on the scoresheet with a sublime move that culminated with a long-range scorcher, but wasted a penalty to put Lazio further ahead. Compounded the mistake by conceding his own penalty.

  • Alvaro Gonzalez
    3
    1
    3.00

    Alvaro Gonzalez

    The Uruguayan allowed few to pass him out on the right, putting in a sturdy defensive display and barely putting a foot wrong all night.

  • Senad Lulic
    13
    0
    3.50

    Senad Lulic

    One of the away side's top performers. Always a danger out wide, and it was his excellent ball that set up Hernanes for the opener.

  • Ogenyi Onazi
    2
    1
    4.00

    Ogenyi Onazi

    Had to be strong in the middle as Roma harried relentlessly in that sector, but acquitted himself well and did not get riled by the knocks and hits.

  • Cristian Ledesma
    2
    1
    3.50

    Cristian Ledesma

    Was calm and composed in the first half, distributing well, but as Roma pushed forward the Argentine was overwhelmed and struggled to compete.

  • Lorik Cana
    4
    1
    3.00

    Lorik Cana

    An always steady presence in the middle of defence, and also caused problems in the air at the other end when advancing for set-pieces.

  • Antonio Candreva
    2
    1
    3.50

    Antonio Candreva

    An effective foil for Klose up front, his energy and tenacity combining well with the German's more lackadaisical approach. Had a couple of chances, but could not find the net.

  • Miroslav Klose
    4
    1
    2.50

    Miroslav Klose

    As always, preyed on the last defender and looked to create chances out of nothing. Few clear opportunities, but unsettled at the back.

Substitutions

  • Michael Ciani
    1
    1
    3.00

    Michael Ciani

    Entered for Ledesma following the red card to shore up the Lazio defence, and passed the final minutes without incident.

  • Libor Kozák
    0
    2
    3.00

    Libor Kozák

    Played the final half-hour in place of Klose, but could not come up with a winner.

Results
 
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