Italian Serie A
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Roma 0-0 Cagliari

Roma wasted the chance to go back to the top of Serie A as they were held to a goalless draw by Cagliari.

Juventus had gone top of the table at the weekend and Roma were unable to find a way past Cagliari goalkeeper Vlada Avramov.

Avramov denied Gervinho, Maicon and Alessandro Florenzi, while former Arsenal striker Gervinho hit the post.

Roma boss Rudi Garcia was sent to the stands late on after an altercation on the touchline.

Garcia said: "Maybe I was just too involved in the game.

"This was an unexpected result. People often say if you can't win, the next best thing is not to lose.

"But we had a really good game, created a lot of chances and in the end showed that the best player on the park was their goalkeeper."

Roma started the Serie A campaign with 10 straight victories, but have now failed to win their last three matches, drawing them all.

They remain unbeaten but are a point behind Juventus.

Line-ups

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13MaiconBooked at 74minsSubstituted forBradleyat 81'minutes
  • 3Dodô
  • 16De Rossi
  • 17BenatiaSubstituted forBurdissoat 90'minutes
  • 5Leandro
  • 15Pjanic
  • 6Strootman
  • 8Ljajic
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forBorrielloat 69'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 27Gervinho

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 4Bradley
  • 7Marquinho
  • 11Taddei
  • 18Caprari
  • 22Destro
  • 28Skorupski
  • 29Burdisso
  • 33Jedvaj
  • 46Romagnoli
  • 88Borriello
  • 94Ricci

Cagliari

  • 25Avramov
  • 14Pisano
  • 29Murru
  • 5ContiBooked at 73mins
  • 15Rossettini
  • 13AstoriBooked at 81mins
  • 21Dessena
  • 7CossuSubstituted forCabreraat 81'minutes
  • 9SauSubstituted forPinillaat 65'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 23IbarboSubstituted forAriaudoat 90+4'minutes
  • 16ErikssonBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 3Ariaudo
  • 8Avelar
  • 10Ibraimi
  • 18Miguel da Silva
  • 22Cabrera
  • 28Carboni
  • 51Pinilla
Referee:
Domenico Celi

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamCagliari
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home19
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 0, Cagliari 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 0, Cagliari 0.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Sebastian Eriksson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Lorenzo Ariaudo replaces Victor Ibarbo.
Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi.
Attempt blocked. Michael Bradley (Roma) header from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Adem Ljajic with a cross.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Vlada Avramov.
Attempt saved. Marco Borriello (Roma) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adem Ljajic with a cross.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Nicola Murru.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Nicolas Burdisso replaces Mehdi Benatia because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Mehdi Benatia (Roma) because of an injury.
Dodô (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari).
Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Morgan De Sanctis.
Attempt saved. Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Victor Ibarbo.
Foul by Michael Bradley (Roma).
Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).
Matias Cabrera (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Michael Bradley replaces Maicon.

Booking

Marco Borriello (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Davide Astori (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Matias Cabrera replaces Andrea Cossu.

Booking

Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari).
Daniele De Rossi (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Andrea Cossu (Cagliari).

Booking

Maicon (Roma) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Maicon (Roma).

Booking

Daniele Conti (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Daniele Conti.
Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nicola Murru (Cagliari).
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Davide Astori.
Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Marco Borriello replaces Alessandro Florenzi.
Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari).
Hand ball by Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari).
Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).
Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Mauricio Pinilla replaces Marco Sau.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Daniele Dessena.
Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniele Conti (Cagliari).
Offside, Roma. Maicon tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Dodô (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adem Ljajic following a corner.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Pisano.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Luca Rossettini.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Davide Astori.
Attempt missed. Marco Sau (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Cossu following a fast break.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Nicola Murru.
Offside, Cagliari. Daniele Conti tries a through ball, but Marco Sau is caught offside.
Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Dodô.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Pisano.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Vlada Avramov.
Attempt saved. Maicon (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Juventus1311111834
2Roma1310302333
3Napoli139131228
4Inter Milan137511726
5Fiorentina13733924
6Verona13715222
7Genoa13535-118
8Lazio13454017
9Parma13445-216
10Atalanta13517-316
11Udinese13517-316
12Torino13364015
13Milan13355-214
14Cagliari13355-714
15Sassuolo13346-1313
16Livorno13337-712
17Bologna13256-1011
18Sampdoria13247-910
19Chievo13238-109
20Catania13238-149
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