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Andreolli saves Roma at the last

Published: Friday 23 October 2009, 0.49CET
Fulham FC 1-1 AS Roma
Marco Andreolli smashed in a superb 93rd-minute equaliser to deny Group E rivals Fulham maximum points from their meeting in London.
by Simon Hart
from Craven Cottage

Match statistics

FulhamRoma

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target11
 
19
Attempts off target0
1
Corners11
 
8
Offsides8
 
5
Fouls committed17
 
10
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Friday 23 October 2009, 0.49CET

Andreolli saves Roma at the last

Fulham FC 1-1 AS Roma
Marco Andreolli smashed in a superb 93rd-minute equaliser to deny Group E rivals Fulham maximum points from their meeting in London.

A superb 93rd-minute strike by Marco Andreolli rescued AS Roma from defeat at UEFA Europa League Group E rivals Fulham FC.

Fulham denied
The defender smashed the ball in off the underside of the crossbar after David Pizarro's corner fell to him beyond the far post, so denying a Fulham side who had looked certain to hold on to the lead given them by Brede Hangeland's first-half header when Mark Schwarzer saved Jérémy Menez's spot-kick. Fulham, who lost defender Stephen Kelly to a red card in the incident preceding the penalty, slipped to second place in Group E behind FC Basel 1893, with Roma third ahead of the teams' rematch in the Italian capital.

Positive start
Fulham seem to be enjoying only their second European adventure and started positively, forcing a succession of corners from which they eventually took a 24th-minute lead. Jonathan Greening and Kelly had already tested goalkeeper Doni before, from Bjørn Helge Riise's seventh flag-kick, Hangeland leapt above Andreolli and Doni to power a header into the net. The other Riise brother, Roma's John Arne, threatened an equaliser at the other end soon after the half-hour, unleashing a tremendous first-time strike that drew a fine stop from Schwarzer. Roma, missing injured skipper Francesco Totti, had struggled to open up the hosts and coach Claudio Ranieri made a double substitution at the break – introducing Pizarro and Simone Perrotta – and within seven minutes, Daniele De Rossi had the ball in the net only to be flagged offside.

Late drama
Though Doni had to save at the feet of Diomansy Kamara, Roma began to pin the London club back. Menez dragged a shot past the post, then it took another excellent Schwarzer stop to frustrate substitute Mirko Vučinić in the 73rd minute. Kelly's trip on Riise four minutes later earned him a red card and the penalty that Schwarzer kept out, but the big Australian was finally beaten as Andreolli picked the perfect time to net his first Roma goal.

Last updated: 27/09/14 4.55CET

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Lineups

fulham

Fulham

roma

Roma

1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
32
DoniDoni (GK)
2
KellyStephen Kelly
Red Card77
3
AndreolliMarco Andreolli
Goal90+3
3
KoncheskyPaul Konchesky
Substitution46
5
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
Goal24
11
TaddeiRodrigo Taddei
Substitution63
6
BairdChris Baird
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi (C)
11
GeraZoltán Gera
17
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
15
KamaraDiomansy Kamara
21
GubertiStefano Guberti
17
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Substitution75
29
N. BurdissoNicolás Burdisso
18
HughesAaron Hughes (C)
33
BrighiMatteo Brighi
Substitution46
25
ZamoraBobby Zamora
Substitution61
89
OkakaStefano Okaka
Substitution46
27
GreeningJonathan Greening
94
MénezJérémy Ménez
Penalty78

Substitutes

12
StockdaleDavid Stockdale (GK)
1
LobonţBogdan Lobonţ (GK)
4
PantsilJohn Pantsil
Substitution46
7
PizarroDavid Pizarro
Substitution46
10
NevlandErik Nevland
Substitution61
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić
Substitution63
Yellow Card84
16
DuffDamien Duff
Substitution75
19
Júlio BaptistaJúlio Baptista
23
DempseyClint Dempsey
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
Substitution46
26
SmallingChris Smalling
23
GrecoLeandro Greco
36
AndersonJoe Anderson
77
CassettiMarco Cassetti

Coach

Roy Hodgson (ENG) Claudio Ranieri (ITA)

Referee

Paul Allaerts (BEL)

Assistant referees

Danny Huens (BEL), Dirk Gilon (BEL)

Fourth official

Tim Pots (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Johan Verbist (BEL), Peter Vervecken (BEL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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