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Madrid humble gutsy Roma

Published: Wednesday 18 September 2002, 0.23CET
AS Roma 0-3 Real Madrid CF A superb display from Guti sees Madrid start in style in Rome.

Match statistics

RomaReal Madrid

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target9
 
4
Corners6
 
3
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed21
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group C

PPts
Real Madrid CF Real Madrid13
KRC Genk Genk11
AEK Athens FC AEK11
AS Roma Roma10
Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 18 September 2002, 0.23CET

Madrid humble gutsy Roma

AS Roma 0-3 Real Madrid CF A superb display from Guti sees Madrid start in style in Rome.

AS Roma 0-3 Real Madrid CF
An exceptional attacking performance by Guti was the key to a 3-0 win for Real Madrid CF in their opening UEFA Champions League Group C game at AS Roma.

Surprising result
The home side had the lion's share of the attacking possession throughout the game and had their visitors looking genuinely rattled for long periods, but three goals against the run of play took the wind out of the Serie A side's sails and earned Madrid an emphatic win on their travels. In a game played at a terrific pace throughout, Fabio Capello's Roma made Madrid look ordinary for long periods, pressuring every ball and denying their opponents the space to play their legendary passing game.

Unpleasant memories
Having seen an appeal for a penalty turned down after 20 minutes, and with both captain Damiano Tommasi and young striker Antonio Cassano passing up excellent opportunities just before the 40-minute mark, Roma had reason to believe they would be able to erase the memory of their 2-1 home defeat by Madrid in their opening Champions League game last season.

On the break
Sadly, they had not reckoned upon Madrid's guile and resilience, and after a Roma attacking move broke down on 41 minutes, they found themselves a goal down. Luis Figo charged out of his own half, fed the ball to Raúl González and watched in delight as the striker guided the ball to Guti, who beat Roma goalkeeper Francesco Antonioli with a superb curling shot.

Redoubled efforts
However, if Roma's spirits had been crushed, it certainly did not show as they came out after the half-time interval and continued their determined assault on Iker Casillas's goal. The young goalkeeper was forced into action within a minute of the restart to deny Emerson, and with the pressure continuing to build and Madrid seemingly incapable of stringing passes together, an equaliser looked inevitable.

Low drive
In fact the exact opposite happened and Madrid extended their lead in a rare spell of attacking pressure after 56 minutes. Guti drove towards goal and, finding himself swamped by Roma defenders on the edge of the penalty area, laid the ball off for Raúl who beat Antonioli with a fine low drive from 25 metres.

Killer blow
Still Roma pressed, with Casillas denying Cassano from close range after 60 minutes, but it was Guti again who provided the killer blow to any hopes of a revival, dancing through a clutch of Roma defenders on the edge of the penalty area after 74 minutes before flashing another low shot beyond the diving Antonioli and inside his left-hand post.

Figo goes close
With Roma and their supporters totally stunned, keeping their opponents at bay was a relatively simple task for Madrid for the remainder of the game, and Figo almost added insult to injury after 84 minutes with a terrific 25-metre drive which just cleared Antonioli's crossbar.

Last updated: 18/09/02 14.42CET

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Lineups

roma

Roma

real madrid

Real Madrid

1
AntonioliFrancesco Antonioli (GK)
1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK)
2
CafuCafu
2
Míchel SalgadoMíchel Salgado
9
MontellaVincenzo Montella
Yellow Card33
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
11
EmersonEmerson
4
HierroFernando Hierro (C)
Yellow Card66
13
CufréLeandro Cufré
Substitution46
5
ZidaneZinédine Zidane
Substitution70
17
TommasiDamiano Tommasi (C)
6
Iván HelgueraIván Helguera
Yellow Card21
18
CassanoAntonio Cassano
Substitution64
7
Raúl GonzálezRaúl González
Goal56
19
SamuelWalter Samuel
10
Luís FigoLuís Figo
23
PanucciChristian Panucci
14
GutiGuti
Goal41
Goal74
31
DellasTraianos Dellas
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
32
CandelaVincent Candela
24
MakeleleClaude Makelele
Substitution78

Substitutes

22
PelizzoliIvan Pelizzoli (GK)
13
César SánchezCésar Sánchez (GK)
4
SartorLuigi Sartor
8
McManamanSteve McManaman
Substitution78
5
ZebinaJonathan Zebina
9
MorientesFernando Morientes
20
BombardiniDavide Bombardini
15
Raúl BravoRaúl Bravo
24
DelvecchioMarco Delvecchio
Substitution64
18
PortilloJavier Portillo
25
GuigouGianni Guigou
21
SolariSantiago Solari
Substitution70
28
GuardiolaJosep Guardiola
Substitution46
22
PavónPaco Pavón

Coach

Vicente del Bosque (ESP)

Referee

Markus Merk (GER)

Assistant referees

Heiner Müller (GER), Christian Schräer (GER)

Fourth official

Jürgen Aust (GER)

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