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Spalletti buoyed by Roma quality

Published: Wednesday 19 September 2007, 23.35CET
AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti heralded his charges' attitude and enthusiasm for forming the foundations of a comfortable 2-0 victory against FC Dynamo Kyiv.
Spalletti buoyed by Roma quality
Francesco Totti was on song in Roma's first Group F match ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RomaDynamo Kyiv

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
2
Corners6
 
5
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed15
 
21
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 19 September 2007, 23.35CET

Spalletti buoyed by Roma quality

AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti heralded his charges' attitude and enthusiasm for forming the foundations of a comfortable 2-0 victory against FC Dynamo Kyiv.

AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti heralded his charges' attitude and enthusiasm for forming the foundations of a comfortable 2-0 victory against FC Dynamo Kyiv. The home side dominated from the kick-off, Simone Perrotta opening the scoring on nine minutes before Francesco Totti rounded off a convincing display with 20 minutes remaining.

Luciano Spalletti, Roma coach
Winning games always give you enthusiasm; which is both good if perhaps a little dangerous. We played very well tonight with the exception a few instances. We always understood exactly what we had to do and never had less than the right attitude. The move for our first goal was absolutely superb, then we had a bit of bad luck with some other chances. I only replaced Juan because he was not 100 per cent after suffering a slight injury at the weekend. He forms a great defensive partnership with Mexes; he is a great defender with very good experience and a sense of position.

Anatoliy Demyanenko, Dynamo coach
We did not play well. I tried to change the formation during the match but we kept making mistakes. However, I'm sure we will earn points in forthcoming games. We have to if we want to progress from the group stage. Roma played very well and I want to congratulate them because they fully deserved the win. My guys seemed afraid; we really made some unforgivable mistakes, giving them several opportunities to score.

Last updated: 20/09/07 0.41CET

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