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Late Cissé strike ends Roma run

Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 22.58CET
Panathinaikos FC 3-2 AS Roma
Roma led twice but Lazaros Hristodoulopoulos equalised with six minutes left and Djibril Cissé grabbed the winner.
by Graham Wood
from OACA Spiros Louis

Match statistics

PanathinaikosRoma

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target13
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
2
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 22.58CET

Late Cissé strike ends Roma run

Panathinaikos FC 3-2 AS Roma
Roma led twice but Lazaros Hristodoulopoulos equalised with six minutes left and Djibril Cissé grabbed the winner.

Djibril Cissé sealed an impressive victory for Panathinaikos FC as they twice came from behind to defeat AS Roma in a pulsating UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg in Athens.

Mirko Vučinić put Claudia Ranieri's men ahead in the first half with a superbly curled effort, but Dimitris Salpingidis came off the bench to level via a close-range effort in the 67th minute. David Pizarro's penalty then restored Roma's lead nine minutes from time, only for another Panathinaikos substitute, Lazaros Hristodoulopoulos, to hook in the equaliser before Cissé headed home a Salpingidis cross.

Roma went into the contest on the back of a 20-game unbeaten run, however it was Panathinaikos who began the brightest, with Júlio Sérgio blocking Kostas Katsouranis's fierce drive after just two minutes. The visitors nonetheless soon settled into a fluid rhythm and were unfortunate not to take the lead on 14 minutes, when John Arne Riise's shot cannoned off the left post.

Sotiris Ninis responded for Panathinaikos but was thwarted as Sérgio tipped the midfielder's stunning drive around the post. Just two minutes later the home side were hit by a sucker punch, Vučinić finding space on the edge of the penalty area to curl a great effort into the top right corner. Impressive winger Sebastian Leto rallied for Panathinaikos, but after a surging run and cross to set up Cissé, the Frenchman headed wide with the goal at his mercy.

Salpingidis replaced Katsouranis just after the hour and the diminutive Greece striker scored with virtually his first touch, stabbing in Simão's knock-down from a Giorgos Karagounis corner. It seemed Roma were being kept at bay but they were awarded a penalty when substitute Alessio Cerci was felled by Nikos Spiropoulos just inside the box. David Pizarro, an influential figure for Roma throughout, confidently dispatched the spot-kick. Hristodoulopoulos pounced just a minute after coming on, however, before Cissé headed the winner to set up a thrilling return next Thursday.

Last updated: 27/09/14 4.06CET

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Lineups

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

roma

Roma

30
TzorvasAlexandros Tzorvas (GK)
Yellow Card90+1
27
Júlio SérgioJúlio Sérgio (GK)
Substitution40
3
SarriegiJosu Sarriegi
4
JuanJuan
7
NinisSotiris Ninis
Substitution84
7
PizarroDavid Pizarro
Yellow Card25
Goal81
8
KantéCédric Kanté
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić
Goal29
Substitution70
9
CisséDjibril Cissé
Goal89
11
TaddeiRodrigo Taddei
Yellow Card30
Substitution75
11
LetoSebastian Leto
Substitution85
13
MottaMarco Motta
23
SimãoSimão
Yellow Card60
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi (C)
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
17
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
26
KaragounisGiorgos Karagounis (C)
19
Júlio BaptistaJúlio Baptista
29
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
Substitution64
29
N. BurdissoNicolás Burdisso
31
SpyropoulosNikos Spyropoulos
33
BrighiMatteo Brighi

Substitutes

1
GalinovićMario Galinović (GK)
32
DoniDoni (GK)
Substitution40
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Substitution64
Goal67
Yellow Card80
3
AndreolliMarco Andreolli
17
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution84
Goal84
5
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
18
BjärsmyrMattias Bjärsmyr
14
FatyRicardo Faty
22
MarinosStergos Marinos
Substitution85
24
CerciAlessio Cerci
Substitution75
Yellow Card90
28
PetropoulosAntonis Petropoulos
77
CassettiMarco Cassetti
38
CleytonCleyton
94
MénezJérémy Ménez
Substitution70

Coach

Nikos Nioplias (GRE) Claudio Ranieri (ITA)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Assistant referees

Primož Arhar (SVN), Marko Stančin (SVN)

Fourth official

Peter Sart (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Slavko Vinčić (SVN), Roberto Ponis (SVN)

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