Stadio Olimpico
Champions League • Group C
  • 2nd Half
  • AS Roma
  • Atlético Madrid
  • DzekoEl Shaarawy
  • NainggolanPellegrini
  • GriezmannGaitán
  • Perotti
  • DefrelFazio
  • GabiCarrasco
  • ViettoCorrea

AS Roma - Atlético Madrid
Champions League - 12 September 2017

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  • End of 2nd Half

FULL TIME: It finishes 0-0, the only Champions League tie tonight devoid of a goal. Only Saul will know how after hitting the post twice. Alisson was man of the match for Roma. Thanks for following the game, stick with us for all the reaction to the games..


SAUL MISS! From a corner the Spaniard's header was parried and he then hit the woodwork from around a yard! Unbelievable!


There will be 3 added minutes.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    OffEdin DzekoAS RomaStephan El Shaarawy is coming on for Dzeko, who has had a forgettable night.
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  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    OnStephan El ShaarawyAS Roma

Stephan El Shaarawy is coming on for Dzeko, who has had a forgettable night.


PENALTY SHOUT! Kolarov collides with Juanfran and the referee is spot on again to turn down the appeal.


TOP SAVE! Alisson beats away Correa's drive, brilliant save from the Brazilian.

  • Nicolás Gaitán
    OffAntoine GriezmannAtlético MadridNicolas Gaitan is on for Atletico's final change.
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  • Nicolás Gaitán
    OnNicolás GaitánAtlético Madrid

Nicolas Gaitan is on for Atletico's final change.


Chelsea are now 6-0 up over Qarabag in Group C, the Blues will top the group tonight.

  • Lorenzo Pellegrini
    OffRadja NainggolanAS RomaNaninggolan makes way for Lorenzo Pellegrini.
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  • Lorenzo Pellegrini
    OnLorenzo PellegriniAS Roma

Naninggolan makes way for Lorenzo Pellegrini.


If it stay goalless, Roma would have drawn six of their last 14 Champions League games.


PENALTY SHOUT! Perotti is tripped by Juanfran in the box, it's a bit of a tangle. No penalty is given, looked to be the right call.


CHANCE! Dzeko has a shot blocked from inside the area after appearing to foul the defender in the build-up.


Dzeko has only scored two goals in his last 16 Champions League games. He hasn't looked like adding to that tally tonight.


It's been practically all Atletico in the second period but they have been unable to find that killer touch in front of goal, similar to their 0-0 draw with Valencia last weekend.


GOOD SAVE! Carrasco fires in a long-range effort that the keeper puts over the bar, that was at a good height for the Brazilian.

  • Federico Fazio
    OffGrégoire DefrelAS RomaFormer Tottenham defender Federico Fazio is coming on for Defrel. It's a centre-half on for a striker.
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  • Federico Fazio
    OnFederico FazioAS Roma

Former Tottenham defender Federico Fazio is coming on for Defrel. It's a centre-half on for a striker.


Alisson, full on confidence, charges out of his area to hoof the ball clear and deal with the danger.


TOP SAVE! Alisson keeps out Correa with a brilliant point-blank stop after the striker waved past two players in the area.

  • Yannick Carrasco
    OffGabiAtlético MadridYannick Carrasco is on for Gabi.
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  • Yannick Carrasco
    OnYannick CarrascoAtlético Madrid

Yannick Carrasco is on for Gabi.


Atletico are wearing down their opponents physically and mentally. Nainggolan lunges in on Correa to concede a free-kick but the visitors are penalised for a foul in the box.


SAUL CHANCE! The midfielder's first-time effort is straight at the keeper from Juanfran's cut back. When you need a goal you normally call Saul but his radar was off there.

  • Ángel Correa
    OffLuciano ViettoAtlético MadridAngel Correa is on for Vietto, whose last contribution was that missed chance.
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  • Ángel Correa
    OnÁngel CorreaAtlético Madrid

Angel Correa is on for Vietto, whose last contribution was that missed chance.


VIETTO MISS! Saul with a delicious through ball for the striker who scoops the ball over the onrushing keeper who gets a touch to it and it goes over.


Azpilcueta has put Chelsea 3-0 up against Qarabag in this group.


Nainggolan wins a corner from the right after his cross is blocked. The set-piece finds Dzeko whose header was always rising.


Roma looking content with settling for a point with five more group games after this. This is the only tie tonight without a goal.


Bright start from the visitors with Luis getting forward and firing in a cross which is cleared.

  • 2nd Half

KICK-OFF: Atletico get the second period underway. No changes made by either side.

  • End of 1st Half

HALF TIME: It is goalless but both sides will feel they should have netted. Koke had an effort cleared off the line while Dzeko and Defrel have spurned good chances for the home side.


Perotti sends in an inviting cross for Defrel in the area who gets the ball tangled under his feet and the visitors clear.


Strootman has played just seven minutes of Champions League football before tonight's game due to his injury problems.


Roma have had 55 per cent of the possession but have been unable to make it count.


DZEKO CHANCE! The former Manchester City man gets the ball from Strootman and lashes a shot high and wide from a tight angle inside the area. That was a waste.


Atletico have a free-kick 20 metres out in a central position after a late challenge. Griezmann lines up the ball but his strike is straight into the wall.


AMAZING GOAL LINE CLEARANCE! The ball is cut back for Vieto who leaves it for Koke who has the goal at his mercy and strikes it goalward but Manolas slides in to keep it out.


CLOSE! Gabi is penalised for tripping Perotti near the box, the Roma man was looking for an excuse to go down there. But it's a free-kick for the hosts in a dangerous area, Kolarov cuts it back for Nainggolan whose low drive is deflected and brilliantly blocked by Oblak.


PEROTTI EFFORT! The playmaker cuts inside and lets fly from 30 yards which goes narrowly wide.


Chelsea are now 2-0 up on Qarabag with Zappacosta scoring with a belter.


Roma have a free-kick on the right flank after a foul by Luis. Perotti's delivery is headed cleared though, the home side's set pieces have been below-par.


GRIEZMANN CHANCE! Luis with a low cross for the Frenchman who lashes the ball wide from inside the area, should have done better from there.


Kolarov wins another corner from the left. Dzeko is the target and he gets a head on it but is unable to steer it goalward.


Kolarov wins a corner from the left. It's played short but Perotti's cross is blocked, ROma appeal for a handball but nothing is given.


Godin is furious that Peres escapes a booking for a late challenge, the defender's heavy first touch looked to have triggered that tackle.


Roma are growing in confidence, they have recovered from that bright start from the visitors. It's a 50:50 guess on who will get the first goal.


BIG CHANCE! Beautiful pass from Nainggolan to Defrel who snatches at his effort from inside the area and it skews wide.


CHANCE! Defrel gives the ball away in a dangerous area and Vietto curls an effort from distance which the keeper comfortably saves.


Very quiet start from Roma's main goal threat Dzeko, he hasn't had much service yet. Atletico are looking very defensively solid, few teams deploy the 4-4-2 better.


GRIEZMANN EFFORT! Luis has plenty of space down the left again and hooks in a cross for the Frenchman whose spectacular bicycle kick goes well over.


It's a fascinating midfield battle with , Nainggolan, De Rossi and Strootman pulling the strings for Di Francesco’s side.


CLOSE! Saul threads the ball through to Koke who is through on goal but is dragged wide and doesn't have the pace to beat Manolas.


Neat interplay from Roma involving Strootman, it falls to De Rossi whose drive from the edge of the box is quickly charged down.


Peres has looked lively on the right flank for the home side in the early stages, plenty of pace to burn.


In the other game in this group, Chelsea have taken an early lead against Qarabag courtesy of Pedro.


CHANCE! Luis breaks from the left, he cuts it back for Saul whose first-time effort from around 15 yards out is narrowly wide. It looked to have clipped the outside of the post.


The home side are lining up 4-3-3. It's an inexperienced line-up at this level, Defrel is making his Champions League debut.


KICK OFF: Atletico get the game underway.Savic in for Jimenez is perhaps the only surprise to the line-up.


The teams are out and the famous anthem is belting out..




The pundits are predicting this to be a tight affair with few goals. But Roma have only kept one clean sheet in their last 22 Champions League games, which was a goalless draw against BATE Borisov in December 2015. They have conceded a total of 51 goals over that period.


Atletico defender Lucas Hernandez believes the bad weather which has been sweeping Italy could be a factor in this tie. "'They haven't played this weekend so will be a bit fresher but that doesn't worry us.

"We are ready and we will go for it. We know the weather has been bad over there and we don't know what the pitch will be like but they'll have to adapt to the conditions just like us."


Roma and Atlético Madrid’s only previous meeting came in the quarter finals of the1998/99 UEFA Cup. The Madrid side won both games by a 2-1 scoreline.

And Diego Simeone's side are unbeaten against Italian opposition in the Champions League (W3 D1).


ROMA TEAM: Alisson, Peres, Manolas, Jesus, Kolarov, Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman, Perotti, Dzeko, Defrel.


Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary of Roma v Atletico Madrid as the Champions League returns! It's an intriguing tie with both sides arguably vying with Chelsea for top spot in Group C. Kick-off in Rome is at 19:45 BST.