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UEFA Champions League

Wednesday, 10 December 2014,

AS Roma
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Man City
  • Kickoff: 20:45 BST
  • Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
  • Attendance: -
    • 60' Samir Nasri
    • 86' Pablo Zabaleta

    AS Roma

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    Roma coach Rudi Garcia claims his side's decisive Champions League Group E clash against Manchester City has the feel of a final.

    The Italians can claim victory in what has been a tight three-way battle for the runners-up spot in the group with City and CSKA Moscow by beating the English champions at the Stadio Olimpico.

    But it is certain to be a night of high tension with all three teams going into the crunch final round of fixtures locked on five points and with little margin for error.

    Anything less than victory would open for the door for CSKA or City to nip in and join Bayern Munich in the last 16.

    Garcia said: ``We need to make the most of every moment. We're looking to pull it off, a win would be incredible.

    ``We know that City are a good side and it will be very tough tomorrow but I'm sure we can do it. Every match is important but tomorrow's is special because it's like a cup final.

    ``We should have been out of the running by this stage because we were in the fourth (seedings) pot and yet we're still in the hunt.

    ``The fact that we are still in the race means that we have quality. Credit to us that we still have the chance to play this cup final in front of our fans at a passionate Olimpico.''

    City striker Sergio Aguero, meanwhile, could be absent for four to six weeks due to knee ligament damage, manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed.

    The prolific Argentina international, who has scored 19 goals for the champions this season, was injured in the opening minutes of City's 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat of Everton on Saturday.

    Speaking in Italy ahead of the Roma game, Pellegrini offered the forecast on Aguero's likely recovery period, saying the striker had undergone a scan.

    Pellegrini added, however, that he could not be exact with the timescale.

    When asked about the condition of Aguero, Pellegrini said in a press conference: ``Well Sergio - we know he is injured. He cannot play tomorrow.

    ``He will see how long he will be out, but I think it is more important for us to think about the players we have available for an important game against Roma.''

    Pellegrini was then asked whether he was unclear about the duration Aguero would be out of action, to which he said: ``We know, but it is difficult to know exactly how long he will be injured.

    ``It could be four, five or six weeks. It depends a lot on the way he recovers.''

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    91'+2

    End Regular Time

    91'+1

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Free Kick at 92'

    91'+1

    Foul by Seydou Keita (Roma).

    91'

    James Milner (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 91'

    91'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Free Kick at 91'

    91'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

    90'

    Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) Throw In at 90'

    90'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Free Kick at 90'

    90'

    Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

    90'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 90'

    89'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 89'

    89'

    Substitution, Manchester City. Aleksandar Kolarov replaces Samir Nasri.

    86'

    0 - 2

    Goal! Roma 0, Manchester City 2. Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samir Nasri.

    86'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 86'

    86'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 86'

    86'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 86'

    85'

    Attempt blocked. Juan Iturbe (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gervinho.

    85'

    Gervinho (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 85'

    84'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Throw In at 84'

    84'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 84'

    84'

    Kostas Manolas (AS Roma) Free Kick at 84'

    84'

    Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    84'

    James Milner (Manchester City) Throw In at 84'

    81'

    Fernandinho (Manchester City) Free Kick at 81'

    81'

    Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    80'

    Alessandro Florenzi (AS Roma) Throw In at 80'

    80'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 80'

    79'

    Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 79'

    79'

    Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Maicon.

    79'

    Offside, Roma. José Holebas tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.

    78'

    Maicon (AS Roma) Free Kick at 78'

    78'

    Substitution, Manchester City. Stevan Jovetic replaces Edin Dzeko.

    78'

    Juan Iturbe (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    76'

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) Free Kick at 76'

    76'

    Offside, Manchester City. Samir Nasri tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

    75'

    Seydou Keita (AS Roma) Free Kick at 75'

    74'

    Samir Nasri

    74'

    Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    73'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Throw In at 73'

    72'

    Mattia Destro (AS Roma) Corner Kick at 72'

    72'

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Martín Demichelis.

    72'

    Attempt blocked. Mattia Destro (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

    72'

    Attempt blocked. Mattia Destro (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross.

    72'

    Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 72'

    72'

    Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 72'

    72'

    Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 72'

    72'

    Attempt saved. Kostas Manolas (Roma) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross.

    72'

    Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 72'

    71'

    Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma) Free Kick at 71'

    71'

    Handball

    71'

    Hand ball by James Milner (Manchester City).

    71'

    Morgan De Sanctis (AS Roma) Free Kick at 71'

    70'

    Substitution, Roma. Mattia Destro replaces Francesco Totti.

    70'

    Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

    70'

    Maicon (AS Roma) Throw In at 70'

    69'

    Seydou Keita (AS Roma) Free Kick at 69'

    69'

    Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    69'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 69'

    69'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 69'

    68'

    Juan Manuel Iturbe (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 68'

    68'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 68'

    67'

    Substitution, Manchester City. David Silva replaces Jesús Navas.

    67'

    Substitution, Roma. Juan Iturbe replaces Adem Ljajic.

    66'

    Attempt missed. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

    66'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 66'

    66'

    James Milner (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 66'

    65'

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Joe Hart.

    65'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Corner Kick at 65'

    65'

    Attempt saved. Radja Nainggolan (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Maicon.

    65'

    Maicon (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 65'

    64'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 64'

    63'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 63'

    62'

    Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 62'

    62'

    Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma) Free Kick at 62'

    61'

    Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    60'

    0 - 1

    Goal! Roma 0, Manchester City 1. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gaël Clichy.

    60'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 60'

    60'

    Fernandinho (Manchester City) Free Kick at 60'

    59'

    Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

    58'

    Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 58'

    58'

    Offside, Roma. Radja Nainggolan tries a through ball, but José Holebas is caught offside.

    58'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Throw In at 58'

    58'

    Attempt saved. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

    58'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 58'

    57'

    Adem Ljajic (AS Roma) Throw In at 57'

    56'

    Maicon (AS Roma) Throw In at 56'

    55'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Free Kick at 55'

    54'

    Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

    53'

    Seydou Keita (AS Roma) Free Kick at 53'

    53'

    Seydou Keita (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    53'

    Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 52'

    52'

    Offside, Roma. Francesco Totti tries a through ball, but Adem Ljajic is caught offside.

    52'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Throw In at 52'

    51'

    Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Free Kick at 51'

    51'

    Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

    51'

    Attempt blocked. Francesco Totti (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

    50'

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Gaël Clichy.

    50'

    Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma) Free Kick at 50'

    50'

    Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    49'

    Fernando (Manchester City) Free Kick at 49'

    49'

    Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

    49'

    Attempt missed. James Milner (Manchester City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high. Assisted by Fernando.

    49'

    Fernando (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 48'

    48'

    Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 48'

    48'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 48'

    48'

    Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 48'

    48'

    Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) Free Kick at 48'

    48'

    Offside, Roma. Francesco Totti tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.

    47'

    Kostas Manolas (AS Roma) Free Kick at 47'

    47'

    Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    46'

    Seydou Keita (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 46'

    46'

    Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 46'

    46'

    Second Half begins Roma 0, Manchester City 0.

    46'

    First Half ends, Roma 0, Manchester City 0.

    45'

    Maicon (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    44'

    Seydou Keita (AS Roma) Free Kick at 44'

    44'

    Maicon (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    44'

    Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Free Kick at 44'

    43'

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    43'

    Edin Dzeko

    43'

    Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma).

    42'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 42'

    41'

    Fernandinho (Manchester City) Free Kick at 41'

    40'

    Foul by Gervinho (Roma).

    40'

    Attempt blocked. Fernandinho (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    39'

    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Morgan De Sanctis.

    39'

    James Milner (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 39'

    39'

    Attempt saved. James Milner (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jesús Navas with a through ball.

    39'

    Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 39'

    39'

    Attempt saved. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

    39'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 39'

    38'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 38'

    38'

    Attempt saved. Maicon (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

    38'

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 38'

    37'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Throw In at 37'

    37'

    Francesco Totti (AS Roma) Free Kick at 37'

    36'

    Foul by Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City).

    36'

    Morgan De Sanctis (AS Roma) Free Kick at 36'

    35'

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    35'

    Fernandinho (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 35'

    34'

    Maicon (AS Roma) Throw In at 34'

    34'

    Fernando (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 34'

    33'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Free Kick at 33'

    33'

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

    32'

    Attempt blocked. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Seydou Keita.

    32'

    Seydou Keita (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 32'

    31'

    Maicon (AS Roma) Throw In at 31'

    30'

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Gaël Clichy.

    30'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Corner Kick at 30'

    29'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Throw In at 29'

    29'

    Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Jesús Navas with a cross.

    29'

    Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 29'

    28'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 28'

    27'

    Fernandinho (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 27'

    26'

    Morgan De Sanctis (AS Roma) Free Kick at 26'

    26'

    José Holebas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    25'

    Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 25'

    25'

    Offside, Roma. Seydou Keita tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.

    24'

    Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Samir Nasri with a cross.

    24'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 24'

    23'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 23'

    23'

    Maicon (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 23'

    21'

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Joe Hart.

    20'

    Attempt saved. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Seydou Keita.

    20'

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 20'

    20'

    Attempt saved. James Milner (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

    20'

    Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 20'

    20'

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) Throw In at 20'

    19'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Throw In at 19'

    19'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 19'

    18'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 18'

    18'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 18'

    16'

    Attempt missed. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan following a fast break.

    16'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 16'

    16'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Throw In at 16'

    15'

    Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma) Free Kick at 15'

    15'

    Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    14'

    Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gaël Clichy with a cross.

    14'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 14'

    13'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Throw In at 13'

    11'

    Kostas Manolas (AS Roma) Free Kick at 11'

    11'

    Offside, Manchester City. Gaël Clichy tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

    10'

    Attempt missed. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by José Holebas.

    10'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 10'

    9'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 9'

    8'

    Seydou Keita (AS Roma) Free Kick at 8'

    8'

    Seydou Keita (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    7'

    José Cholevas (AS Roma) Throw In at 7'

    7'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 7'

    7'

    Maicon (AS Roma) Blocked Pass at 7'

    5'

    Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma) Throw In at 5'

    5'

    Attempt saved. José Holebas (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesco Totti with a through ball.

    5'

    Francesco Totti (AS Roma) Assists Shot at 5'

    4'

    Francesco Totti (AS Roma) Free Kick at 4'

    4'

    Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    4'

    Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Throw In at 4'

    2'

    Fernando (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 2'

    2'

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 2'

    1'

    First Half begins.

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    Possession

    57%
    43%
    • AS Roma
    • Manchester City

    Shots

    15
    9

    Shots on target

    9
    4

    Fouls

    11
    17

    Corners

    7
    4

    Yellow Cards

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    Head to Head

    AS Roma0 - 2Man City
    Man City1 - 1AS Roma

    AS Roma

    • 26Morgan De Sanctis
    • 2Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    • 44Kostas Manolas
    • 13Maicon
    • -> Alessandro Florenzi
    • 25José Cholevas
    • 15Miralem Pjanic
    • 4Radja Nainggolan
    • 10Francesco Totti
    • -> Mattia Destro
    • 20Seydou Keita
    • 27Gervinho
    • 8Adem Ljajic
    • -> Juan Manuel Iturbe
    • Subs
    • 16Daniele de Rossi
    • 23Davide Astori
    • 6Kevin Strootman
    • 12Gianluca Curci

    Man City

    • 1Joe Hart
    • 5Pablo Zabaleta
    • 22Gaël Clichy
    • 20Eliaquim Mangala
    • 26Martín Demichelis
    • 15Jesús Navas
    • -> David Silva
    • 7James Milner
    • 10Edin Dzeko
    • -> Stevan Jovetic
    • 8Samir Nasri
    • -> Aleksandar Kolarov
    • 25Fernandinho
    • 6Fernando
    • Subs
    • 18Frank Lampard
    • 38Dedryck Boyata
    • 13Wilfredo Caballero
    • 3Bacary Sagna

    AS Roma 0-2 Manchester City

    Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta struck in the second half as Manchester City reached the Champions League knockout stage with a brilliant 2-0 win at Roma.

    French playmaker Nasri chose the perfect moment to score his first goal of the season, smashing in a shot via the woodwork on the hour at the Stadio Olimpico.

    Until then a City side without three of their key players had been second best but Joe Hart was outstanding and they grew in confidence to claim a famous victory when Nasri set up Zabaleta after 86 minutes.

    It completed a remarkable comeback in Group E, with progress having looked unlikely just a couple of weeks ago.

    CSKA Moscow's defeat to Bayern Munich confirmed that City, who had just two points after four games, would join the Germans in the last 16 against the odds.

    Despite City's heroics against Bayern to revive their campaign a fortnight ago, their task in the Italian capital always seemed a tough one.

    It grew all the more daunting before kick-off as captain Vincent Kompany failed to prove his fitness to miss out along with the injured Sergio Aguero and suspended Yaya Toure.

    City at least had playmaker David Silva back on the bench but they looked shaky from the outset as Roma - and principally former Arsenal forward Gervinho - ran at them at every opportunity.

    Play was briefly held up in the first minute as City goalkeeper Hart removed an object from the pitch which had apparently been thrown from the stands.

    But it soon started to look like Hart would have a busy night for more orthodox reasons as Gervinho got behind the defence and volleyed a cross which was scrambled clear.

    Jose Holebas then went through on Hart but scuffed a shot that went through the keeper's legs but Zabaleta got back to clear.

    Gervinho threatened again with good runs through the middle and down the left but City crowded him out and then saw Ivorian blaze over.

    City had a chance when Gael Clichy found space to cross for lone striker Edin Dzeko but the Bosnian could not keep his header down.

    City survived twice more Adem Ljajic shot over and Gervinho, after breaking from inside his own half, drove across goal and wide.

    Nasri reached the byline to pull back for Dzeko but the striker scooped over and Jesus Navas had a strike disallowed for a foul in the build-up.

    Former City defender Maicon and Gervinho both shot at Hart as Roma continued to look the better side but James Milner forced Morgan de Sanctis to block after breaking through.

    Gervinho wanted a penalty after going down in the area but Serbian referee Milorad Mazic was not interested and booked Dzeko and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for some pushing and shoving in the aftermath.




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