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Roma revival puts them in position

Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 23.45CET
AS Roma 2-1 Fulham FC
Roma took Group E second place from nine-man Fulham, coming from behind with John Arne Riise and Stefano Okaka Chuka goals.
by Richard Allen
from Stadio Olimpico

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Match statistics

RomaFulham

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target19
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners9
 
3
Offsides5
 
3
Fouls committed7
 
23
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
2

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Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 23.45CET

Roma revival puts them in position

AS Roma 2-1 Fulham FC
Roma took Group E second place from nine-man Fulham, coming from behind with John Arne Riise and Stefano Okaka Chuka goals.

AS Roma, helped by an amazing goal from John Arne Riise that deflected off his brother Bjørn Helge, climbed two points above nine-man Fulham FC in UEFA Europa League Group E second place after coming back from a goal down.

Roma second
Fulham went ahead through Diomansy Kamara's 19th-minute penalty, but the sending off of Erik Nevland four minutes into the second half changed the game. Riise struck on 69 minutes before Stefano Okaka Chukka grabbed the winner, and the visitors finished the game with nine men after Paul Konchesky was dismissed in stoppage time.

Penalty
Roy Hodgson's Fulham started positively and took the lead when Marco Andreolli, scorer of a last-gasp equaliser at Craven Cottage a fortnight ago, tripped Kamara in the box. Kamara calmly sent Doni the wrong way from the spot. His effort was nearly cancelled out when Philippe Mexès glanced an enticing Cicinho centre millimetres wide in a first half of few chances.

Nevland off
The game was given a twist four minutes after the interval when Nevland, who had come on as a half-time substitute for the struggling Kamara, caught Daniele De Rossi and was shown red. Roma duly piled on the pressure with substitute Rodrigo Taddei shooting over, Marco Cassetti heading wide and Mark Schwarzer having to save from both Stefano Guberti and Júlio Baptista before the hour mark.

Game turns
Then came Riise's idiosyncratic goal. Picking up the ball more than 20 metres out, the left-back fired a typical piledriver that deflected twice, lastly off his sibling, before finding the net. Fulham conceded again seven minutes later as Taddei crossed for Okaka Chuka to head in. Konchesky's expulsion means another suspension when Fulham welcome PFC CSKA Sofia on 3 December, as Roma welcome leaders FC Basel 1893.

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Lineups

roma

Roma

fulham

Fulham

32
DoniDoni (GK)
Substitution46
1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
2
CicinhoCicinho
Substitution46
3
KoncheskyPaul Konchesky
Red Card90+1
3
AndreolliMarco Andreolli
Yellow Card18
4
PantsilJohn Pantsil
5
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
Yellow Card45
7
PizarroDavid Pizarro
11
GeraZoltán Gera
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi (C)
Yellow Card72
15
KamaraDiomansy Kamara
Goal19
Substitution46
17
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
Goal69
17
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Substitution70
19
Júlio BaptistaJúlio Baptista
18
HughesAaron Hughes (C)
21
GubertiStefano Guberti
Substitution66
20
EtuhuDickson Etuhu
Substitution77
77
CassettiMarco Cassetti
23
DempseyClint Dempsey
89
OkakaStefano Okaka
Yellow Card38
Goal76
27
GreeningJonathan Greening
Yellow Card34

Substitutes

27
Júlio SérgioJúlio Sérgio (GK)
Substitution46
12
StockdaleDavid Stockdale (GK)
11
TaddeiRodrigo Taddei
Substitution46
6
BairdChris Baird
Substitution77
Yellow Card89
13
MottaMarco Motta
10
NevlandErik Nevland
Substitution46
Red Card49
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
25
ZamoraBobby Zamora
Substitution70
24
CerciAlessio Cerci
26
SmallingChris Smalling
33
BrighiMatteo Brighi
29
DaviesSimon Davies
94
MénezJérémy Ménez
Substitution66
36
AndersonJoe Anderson

Coach

Claudio Ranieri (ITA) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Assistant referees

Patrick Langkamp (NED), Nicky Siebert (NED)

Fourth official

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Richard Liesveld (NED), Raymond van Meenen (NED)

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