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Late Cufré strike rescues Roma

Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.45CET
Tromsø IL 1-2 AS Roma Substitute Leandro Cufré scored a late winner as the Italian side earned an unconvincing victory.

Match statistics

TromsøRoma

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target7
 
5
Attempts off target1
 
1
Corners8
 
4
Offsides0
5
Fouls committed15
 
14
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

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Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.45CET

Late Cufré strike rescues Roma

Tromsø IL 1-2 AS Roma Substitute Leandro Cufré scored a late winner as the Italian side earned an unconvincing victory.

Second-half substitute Leandro Cufré scored a late winner as AS Roma earned an unconvincing Group E victory against Trømso IL in Norway.

Perrotta dismissal
The Argentinian was brought on just after the hour as the Roma coach Luciano Spalletti sought to regain the lead after Ole Martin Årst had cancelled out Samuel Kuffour's opener. The attacking move proved the catalyst for a sustained spell of dominance from the Giallorossi, and the pressure eventually told with six minutes remaining when a defensive mix-up let Cufré steal three points with a powerful shot from ten metres. The match did end on a sour note for the Serie A side, however, when Simone Perrotta was dismissed.

Trømso dominant
It completed a fiery finale to the game for Roma, a stark contrast with the tepidness they demonstrated at the start of the match, as they struggled to deal with the difficult conditions at the Alfheim stadium. Trømso looked far more comfortable, and Brazilian goalkeeper Marangon was called upon to make early saves from Joachim Walltin, Karim Essediri and Lars Ivar Strand.

Shock lead
Marangon was forced into action again shortly after the half-hour mark to tip Essediri's cross-shot over at the expense of a corner. The dead ball was swung in by Hans Åge Yndestad, and the lively Walltin's header looked to be heading in before the overworked Roma goalkeeper spectacularly clawed it away. The save finally spurred the visitors into action and, totally against the run of play, they took the lead moments later when Ghanaian defender Kuffour headed in Christian Panucci's corner.

Ademolu miss
Aarst drew Trømso level with a volley three minutes before the interval, but Spalletti's side emerged for the second half with much more hunger. Only a goalline clearance from Ole Andreas Nilsen deprived Daniele De Rossi on 56 minutes, and the substitute then rattled the crossbar with a header with less than 15 minutes remaining. Stephan Ademolu missed a gilt-edged chance to give the home side the advantage moments later, firing wide when it looked easier to score, and Cufré made them pay.

Last updated: 21/10/05 10.51CET

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Lineups

tromsø

Tromsø

roma

Roma

23
HirschfeldLars Hirschfeld (GK)
32
DoniDoni (GK)
20
NilsenOle Andreas Nilsen
Substitution80
2
PanucciChristian Panucci (C)
Substitution66
2
KibebeBenjamin Kibebe
3
BovoCesare Bovo
Yellow Card48
6
PedersenMorten Pedersen
4
KuffourSamuel Kuffour
Goal35
16
YndestadHans Åge Yndestad
Substitution73
5
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
30
WalltinJoachim Walltin
7
ÁlvarezEdgar Álvarez
17
Bjørn JohansenBjørn Johansen
14
KharjaHoussine Kharja
9
BernierPatrice Bernier
15
DacourtOlivier Dacourt
Yellow Card45
Substitution53
22
EssediriKarim Essediri
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
Red Card89
18
StrandLars Iver Strand
Substitution68
30
ManciniMancini
Substitution80
25
ÅrstOle Martin Årst (C)
Goal42
40
NondaShabani Nonda

Substitutes

12
SørensenEirik Sørensen (GK)
1
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
14
AdemoluStephen Ademolu
Substitution68
11
TaddeiRodrigo Taddei
Substitution80
15
SzekeresTamás Szekeres
Substitution73
13
ChivuCristian Chivu
31
StolpaTomasz Stolpa
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
Substitution53
19
Rune JohansenRune Johansen
25
CufréLeandro Cufré
Substitution66
Goal84
8
HafstadThomas Hafstad
Substitution80
29
GrecoLeandro Greco
35
OkakaStefano Okaka

Coach

Steinar Nilsen (NOR) Luciano Spalletti (ITA)

Referee

Peter Sippel (GER)

Assistant referees

Heiner Müller (GER), Tobias Welz (GER)

Fourth official

Markus Schmidt (GER)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
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