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Roma roll on into last 16

Published: Thursday 23 February 2006, 23.58CET
AS Roma 2-1 Club Brugge KV (agg: 4-2)
Even without the injured Francesco Totti, the Giallorossi bandwagon shows no sign of slowing.

Match statistics

RomaClub Brugge

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target8
 
2
Corners6
 
6
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed7
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 23 February 2006, 23.58CET

Roma roll on into last 16

AS Roma 2-1 Club Brugge KV (agg: 4-2)
Even without the injured Francesco Totti, the Giallorossi bandwagon shows no sign of slowing.

The AS Roma bandwagon shows no sign of slowing after the Italian side booked their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Cup by defeating Club Brugge KV 2-1 for the second time in a week.

Spirits lifted
Roma talisman Francesco Totti was rested for last week's first leg in Belgium and also missed out tonight after breaking his leg against Empoli FC. The injury, which could rule the Italian international out for the season, overshadowed the Giallorossi's record tenth successive Serie A victory, although second-half goals from Mancini and Cesare Bovo at the Stadio Olimpico either side of Gert Verheyen's strike for Club Brugge will have done much to lift spirits.

Flying header

Damiano Tommasi could have given Roma an early lead but his flying header went narrowly wide of the far post. On the half-hour mark, Bovo's powerful strike on target was palmed away by Club Brugge goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen. Sven Vermant came closest to breaking the deadlock in the 40th minute when his 25-metre strike hit the crossbar with Roma goalkeeper Gianluca Curci well beaten.

More aggressive
The Italian high-flyers were more aggressive after the restart and their efforts soon paid off. Stijnen did well to clear Tommasi's strike on target but only as far as Mancini who fired the ball into the back of the net for a 55th-minute opener. However, Roma's joy lasted just five minutes as Verheyen took advantage of Curci's weak clearance to restore parity.

Middlesbrough next
With 20 minutes remaining, visiting coach Jan Ceulemans made three substitutions in an attempt to turn around the tie - a move which proved to no avail as it was the hosts who went in front. Bovo's right-footed bullet from outside the area beat Stijnen to end Club Brugge's hopes and set up a meeting with Middlesbrough FC.

Last updated: 24/02/06 15.38CET

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Lineups

roma

Roma

club brugge

Club Brugge

1
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
23
StijnenStijn Stijnen (GK)
3
BovoCesare Bovo
Goal71
2
De CockOlivier De Cock
4
KuffourSamuel Kuffour
5
KlukowskiMichael Klukowski
Substitution62
5
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
6
ClementPhilippe Clement
Yellow Card73
25
CufréLeandro Cufré
7
VerheyenGert Verheyen
Goal60
Substitution62
7
ÁlvarezEdgar Álvarez
Substitution70
8
EnglebertGaëtan Englebert
8
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
3
VermantSven Vermant
Substitution62
14
KharjaHoussine Kharja
10
BalabanBoško Balaban
30
ManciniMancini
Goal55
Substitution88
17
GvozdenovićIvan Gvozdenović
9
MontellaVincenzo Montella
Substitution73
26
MaertensBirger Maertens
17
TommasiDamiano Tommasi
Yellow Card58
34
Yulu-MatondoJeanvion Yulu-Matondo

Substitutes

32
DoniDoni (GK)
13
VerbauwhedeGlenn Verbauwhede (GK)
2
PanucciChristian Panucci
18
LekoIvan Leko
Substitution62
11
TaddeiRodrigo Taddei
Substitution73
20
TrensonMathias Trenson
13
ChivuCristian Chivu
Substitution88
21
HermansSebastian Hermans
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
Substitution70
22
PortilloJavier Portillo
Substitution62
31
RoelandtsKevin Roelandts
Substitution62
33
VandelannoiteJason Vandelannoite

Coach

Luciano Spalletti (ITA) Jan Ceulemans (BEL)

Referee

Claus Bo Larsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bill René Hansen (DEN), Anders Nørrestrand (DEN)

Fourth official

Thomas Vejlgaard (DEN)

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