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Serie A

  • October 16, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 60000

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 5'
    It's all over in Rome. Lazio 2-1 Roma. Klose wins it for Lazio at the death.
  • 90' + 3'
    Assist Matuzalem
    GOAL. INCREDIBLE! INCREDIBLE! INCREDIBLE! DRAMA TO THE LAST SECOND AS KLOSE WINS IT FOR LAZIO! The striker slips through and buries it with the last kick of the game. Onside and into the back of the net!
  • 90' + 3'
    Goal Miroslav Klose
  • 90'
    Three minutes to be added here as Hernanes gets ready to take a free-kick. Roma's wall is creeping forward and blocks the shot.
  • 89'
    Ohhh! Klose cuts back in and shoots towards the far post, but Stekelenburg makes the save. The Lazio Corner is whipped in towards the near post, but Osvaldo heads clear.
  • 87'
    Wonderful defending by Heinze as he throws himself in front of Cisse to stop him from scoring. Saving tackle from the Argentine.
  • 85'
    Good ball curled in from Hernanes. Mauri arrives, but his header is not on target as it drifts away from Roma's goal.
  • 82'
    OHHH! WONDER VOLLEY FROM CISSE! My oh my! A great strike from the Frenchman who hits the post! What a brilliant effort, but still no winner!
  • 80'
    ANOTHER CHANCE GOES BEGGING FOR LAZIO. Excellent cut-back by Lulic for Mauri, but he sends it over the bar. Mauri looks to the heavens, but will his side get divine intervention in the Eternal city to win the game? They have 10 minutes left to try, as have Roma of course!
  • 78'
    Yellow Card Marco Cassetti
  • 78'
    Cassetti fouls Hernanes. The Brazilian swings it in to the near post, but it is cleared deep by De Rossi.
  • 76'
    Reja is screaming at his players to get forward. Despite their numerical advantage, Lazio are not making the chances count.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionCristian Brocchi Matuzalem
  • 74'
    Free-kick to Roma as Pizarro goes down on the edge of the box. The creative midfielder stands over the ball. Can he make a name for himself? NO! The less said the better! Awful effort from Pizarro.
  • 73'
    SubstitutionBojan Krkic David Pizarro
  • 73'
    Yellow Card Djibril Cissé
  • 72'
    OHHHHH! That should have been 2-1 to Lazio. The entire stadium with hands on their heads as Klose volleys over from point-blank range. It's all Lazio at the moment. They should be out of sight, but poor finishing has let them down, badly too!
  • 70'
    OHHH! Klose heads the corner kick from Ledesma onto the bar. What a chance for Lazio! Roma escape again.
  • 68'
    Brilliant run from Hernanes on the left who plays in a great ball into the box, but where's Klose? Where's Cisse? Nowhere to be seen!
  • 66'
    Roma starting to edge themselves back into the game. Lazio are sitting back, allowing Luis Enrique's men time and space to do what they want.
  • 64'
    De Rossi under pressure from Klose. Free-kick to Roma as the German forward is a little too keen.
  • 62'
    Yellow Card Cristian Brocchi
  • 62'
    Konko makes a run, but his pass is poor as he gives it away to De Rossi. The ball falls to Osvaldo on the right, he puts in an excellent cross, but Bojan does not run onto it and the chance is wasted.
  • 60'
    SubstitutionÁ. González Stefano Mauri
  • 60'
    Cassetti makes a good run down the right side, but his touch is too strong and he fails to get in a cross.
  • 57'
    Good strong run from Lulic who leaves Pjanic behind, but his shot is well wide. Nevetherless, there is confidence from Lazio who are in command and control.
  • 55'
    Roma on the back foot. Heated stuff here. It's tense, passionate and full of action. There's definately nothing like the Rome derby!
  • 53'
    SubstitutionSimone Perrotta Nicolas Burdisso
  • 53'
    Lazio on the rampage! Cisse finds Klose who volleys! Ohhh! Great save by Stekelenburg! It's all uphill for for Roma now as they struggle. The game has been turned on its head!
  • 51'
    Assist Cristian Brocchi
  • 51'
    Penalty Goal Hernanes
    PENALTY TO LAZIO AND KJAER IS OFF! Brocchi runs through, he is checked back by the defender, and it's a spot-kick to Lazio. Hernanes ... GOAL! COOLY DONE AND LAZIO ARE BACK IN THE DERBY!!!! Lazio 1-1 Roma. But, Luis Enrique's men are down to 10 men. GAME ON!
  • 50'
    Red Card Simon Kjaer
  • 49'
    The shooting boots are not with the Lazio players tonight as Cisse's shot flies wide of goal. A poor shot from the striker.
  • 47'
    Ohhh! Terrible mistake by Kjaer who allows Klose to run in behind him. Luckily for Roma Cassetti is there to clear it. Roma escape once again.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionStefan Radu Senad Lulic
  • 45'
    Lazio get the second-half underway and they are on the offensive straight away as Cisse crosses the ball in from the left, but Stekelenburg saves.
  • 45' + 3'
    Wonderful individual skills from Hernanes. He makes Cassetti look silly, but the shot misses the target. And that's it for this half as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 45' + 2'
    The cross is whipped in for Osvaldo, but Biava heads it clear.
  • 45'
    There will be three minutes of added time here at the Olimpico.
  • 44'
    Roma just hanging onto possession in the last few minutes. Cassetti shoots, but it's way over. Awful shot from the defender.
  • 42'
    Ohhh! Hernanes has a shot from a long way out, Stekelenburg needs two attempts to save it. Roma are looking uneasy here as we approach half-time.
  • 40'
    Ohh! Red faces here. The referee has dropped his red card somewhere on the pitch as Biava picks it up and shows it to him.
  • 38'
    SubstitutionAleandro Rosi Marco Cassetti
  • 38'
    Rosi is forced to come off with an injury. He is is pain and cannot continue. Shame for Rosi as this was his first derby. Roma attack with Cassetti who delivers a great ball, but Bojan fails to connect.
  • 36'
    Klose with time and space on the right. He looks up and spots Cisse's run in behind, but the delivery is poor and too close to Stekelenburg who makes an easy save.
  • 34'
    Hernanes battles with De Rossi. It's a big night for the Italian who is seen as future captain after Francesco Totti. But, De Rossi still has not signed a new deal with the club.
  • 32'
    What a derby we have tonight ladies and gents. Everything you want and more is happening in this spectacular clash. Reja looks worried on the Lazio bench. Surely he does not want to lose another derby. Still, plenty of time for his players to turn it around.
  • 30'
    Corner to Lazio. Whipped in towards Cisse who gets up well, but he cannot direct the header on goal as it heads wide and over. De Rossi seems to be limping following a clash with Cisse. The midfielder carries on playing.
  • 28'
    Yellow Card Daniele De Rossi
  • 28'
    OHHH! What a chance for Roma! Angel with a great ball across the box, Bojan flies in for the touch, but Marchetti tips it away. It's with Osvaldo ... no! His shot deflects off a defender and goes out. It should have been 2-0 Roma. Lazio escape.
  • 26'
    Despite being a goal down, it's Lazio who are looking the better team. Klose goes up for the header, but he is leaning on the goalkeeper and gives away a foul.
  • 24'
    Good play by Gago as he takes on Konko, but gives away the foul. The ball is with Hernanes who fancies a shot ... Ohh! Good effort, just wide.
  • 21'
    Roma need to calm down a little. They are looking shaky, while Lazio are always growing in confidence.
  • 19'
    Free-kick to Roma. Taken short. De Rossi is isolated and goes backwards as Lazio apply the pressure. Lazio have started to settle and look comfortable.
  • 17'
    Ohhh! Golden chance for Hernanes who scuffs his shot wide from Klose range following some great play by Klose. It should have been 1-1.
  • 15'
    Pjanic finds Bojan who turns and shoots with his right. Easy save for Marchetti.
  • 13'
    Lazio still trying to respond, but Roma are defending well. It's a strong game from both sides.
  • 11'
    Cisse on the break, Hernanes joins in and finds Klose. First-time shot with his right foot is dragged wide of goal. Seems like Stekelenburg had it covered in the end.
  • 9'
    OHHH! Perrotta shoots wide of the mark. Great ball by Bojan who tees up the Italian, but the low drive is always moving away from goal.
  • 7'
    Yellow Card Simone Perrotta
  • 7'
    What a start by Roma at the Olimpico. Lazio completely fell asleep on Osvaldo who was played on by Dias. The pressure is on for Reja and his men.
  • 6'
    Yellow Card D. Osvaldo
  • 5'
    Assist Miralem Pjanic
  • 5'
    Goal D. Osvaldo
    GOAL ALREADY! ROMA TAKE THE LEAD! Osvaldo scores again for his side. Pjanic plays the through ball, Lazio switch off, and Osvaldo tucks it away. What a start. Goals and entertainment already in Rome!
  • 3'
    The cross comes in from the right from Rosi. Biava's clearance is poor, but the bounce deceives Bojan and the chance fizzles out for Roma. Both sides looking lively early on.
  • 1'
    And we are off at the Olimpico. Roma get us underway. They are in their traditional burgundy strip, Lazio in their blue kits tonight. Only two Roma players starting tonight have played in the Rome derby. They are De Rossi and Perrotta. Serie A returns after two weeks! Lets enjoy this exciting match!
  • AS Roma (4-3-1-2): Stekelenburg; Rosi, Heinze, Kjaer, Jose Angel; De Rossi, Gago, Perrotta; Pjanic; Osvaldo, Bojan
  • Here is the official formation for Lazio (4-3-1-2): Marchetti; Konko, Dias, Biava, Radu; A.Gonzalez, Ledesma, Brocchi; Hernanes; Klose, Cisse.
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