Italian Serie A
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Roma 0-0 Cagliari

Daniele De Rossi

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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13MaiconBooked at 74minsSubstituted forBradleyat 81'minutes
  • 3Pires Ribeiro
  • 16De Rossi
  • 17BenatiaSubstituted forBurdissoat 90'minutes
  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 15Pjanic
  • 6Strootman
  • 8Ljajic
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forBorrielloat 69'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 27Yao Kouassi

Substitutes

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

Cagliari

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Roma 0, Cagliari 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Roma 0, Cagliari 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Sebastian Eriksson.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Cagliari. Lorenzo Ariaudo replaces Victor Ibarbo.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Bradley (Roma) header from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Adem Ljajic with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Vlada Avramov.

  8. Post update

    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.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Nicola Murru.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Nicolas Burdisso replaces Mehdi Benatia because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Mehdi Benatia (Roma) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Dodô (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Morgan De Sanctis.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Victor Ibarbo.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bradley (Roma).

  18. Post update

    Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 25th November 2013

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus13111128101834
2Roma1310302632333
3Napoli1391324121228
4Inter Milan1375130131726
5Fiorentina137332415924
6Hellas Verona137152220222
7Genoa135351415-118
8Lazio134541717017
9Parma134451820-216
10Atalanta135171417-316
11Udinese135171215-316
12Torino133642222015
13AC Milan133551820-214
14Cagliari133551320-714
15Sassuolo133461528-1313
16Livorno133371320-712
17Bologna132561525-1011
18Sampdoria132471423-910
19Chievo13238818-109
20Catania13238923-149
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