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Rampant Roma outclass Aris

Published: Friday 16 September 2005, 0.15CET
AS Roma 5-1 Aris Thessaloniki FCAn inspired performance from Alberto Aquilani and two goals from Christian Panucci saw Roma run wild.

Match statistics

RomaAris

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 16 September 2005, 0.15CET

Rampant Roma outclass Aris

AS Roma 5-1 Aris Thessaloniki FCAn inspired performance from Alberto Aquilani and two goals from Christian Panucci saw Roma run wild.

Alberto Aquilani inspired AS Roma to an impressive 5-1 win in the home leg of their UEFA Cup first-round tie against Aris Thessaloniki FC.

Exemplary display
The midfielder opened the scoring within seconds of the kick-off and then laid on goals for Cristian Panucci and Vincenzo Montella as Luciano Spalletti's side secured a comprehensive victory against their Greek opponents.

Perfect start
Montella's cross set up Aquilani to beat Evangelos Pourliotopoulos within the first minute of the game, and Roma were 2-0 up after 21 minutes when Panucci found the target with a powerful header from Aquilani's cross moments after Montella had hit the post.

Montella rewarded
Montella was soon to get the reward for his efforts as his close-range shot seven minutes later left Pourliotopoulos helpless, but Aris showed some signs of resistance in the 40th minute as Fernando Sanjurjo crashed a fine drive past Gianluca Curci to pull it back to 3-1.

Totti on target
Roma were not to be denied, though, and with 44 minutes on the clock they restored their three-goal advantage as Panucci's bouncing header ricocheted off a defender and into the net. Eight minutes after the break it was 5-1 as Francesco Totti converted a free-kick.

Late chance
Totti would have made it 6-1 but his effort was disallowed for offside with 15 minutes of the game remaining. Aris also had a chance to put a milder complexion on the scoreline, as Konstantinos Nebegleras fired narrowly wide of Curci's left post with time ticking away.

Last updated: 16/09/05 0.39CET

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Lineups

roma

Roma

aris

Aris

1
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
15
PourliotopoulosEvangelos Pourliotopoulos (GK)
2
PanucciChristian Panucci
Goal22
Goal43
17
DomoraudGilles Domoraud
Yellow Card11
Substitution56
3
BovoCesare Bovo
30
NaidosChristos Naidos
4
KuffourSamuel Kuffour
5
GogolosSpiridon Gogolos
8
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
Goal1
Yellow Card79
4
A. PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
Yellow Card60
9
MontellaVincenzo Montella
Goal27
Substitution72
9
PassalisPetros Passalis
Substitution77
10
TottiFrancesco Totti (C)
Goal53
Substitution79
44
NebeglerasKonstantinos Nebegleras (C)
11
TaddeiRodrigo Taddei
11
MoisiadisCharalampos Moisiadis
Yellow Card69
15
DacourtOlivier Dacourt
Yellow Card29
10
SanjurjoFernando Sanjurjo
Goal39
25
CufréLeandro Cufré
18
CaceresMario Caceres
30
ManciniMancini
Substitution65
6
GarciaRonald Garcia
Substitution56

Substitutes

32
DoniDoni (GK)
31
KaratziovalisDimitris Karatziovalis (GK)
7
ÁlvarezEdgar Álvarez
Substitution65
23
KoltsidasGeorgios Koltsidas
14
KharjaHoussine Kharja
Substitution79
8
AbelasAgapitos Abelas
Substitution56
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
19
BeniskosIoakim Beniskos
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
33
VelonisChristos Velonis
Substitution56
24
SartorLuigi Sartor
29
GougouliasGeorgios Gougoulias
Substitution77
40
NondaShabani Nonda
Substitution72
3
DecampsDerek Decamps

Coach

Martti Kuusela (FIN)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

Paulo Jorge Januario Leite Ribeiro (POR), Sergio Manuel Lacroix Pimenta (POR)

Fourth official

Helio Antonio Magalhães Gonçalves Santos (POR)

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