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 with a 2-0 win at Livorno 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.

Roma's unhappy Cagliari memories

Roma were beaten 4-2 by Cagliari in the corresponding fixture last season and Cagliari have won three of the last five Serie A meetings between the clubs

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.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Roma

  • 26 De Sanctis
  • 13 Maicon Booked (Bradley - 81' )
  • 03 Dodô
  • 16 De Rossi
  • 17 Benatia (Burdisso - 90' )
  • 05 Leandro
  • 15 Pjanic
  • 06 Strootman
  • 08 Ljajic
  • 24 Florenzi (Borriello - 69' Booked )
  • 27 Gervinho

Substitutes

  • 01 Lobont
  • 04 Bradley
  • 07 Marquinho
  • 11 Taddei
  • 18 Caprari
  • 22 Destro
  • 28 Skorupski
  • 29 Burdisso
  • 33 Jedvaj
  • 46 Romagnoli
  • 88 Borriello
  • 94 Ricci

Cagliari

  • 25 Avramov
  • 14 Pisano
  • 29 Murru
  • 05 Conti Booked
  • 15 Rossettini
  • 13 Astori Booked
  • 21 Dessena
  • 07 Cossu (Cabrera - 81' )
  • 09 Sau (Pinilla - 65' Booked )
  • 23 Ibarbo (Ariaudo - 94' )
  • 16 Eriksson Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Ariaudo
  • 08 Avelar
  • 10 Ibraimi
  • 18 Miguel da Silva
  • 22 Cabrera
  • 28 Carboni
  • 51 Pinilla
Ref: Domenico Celi

Match Stats

Shots

19 8

On target

5 2

Corners

19 7

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Roma 0, Cagliari 0.

90:00 +4:33 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Roma 0, Cagliari 0.

90:00 +4:05

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Sebastian Eriksson.

90:00 +3:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cagliari. Lorenzo Ariaudo replaces Victor Ibarbo.

90:00 +2:29

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

90:00 +1:45

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

90:00 +1:34

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Vlada Avramov.

90:00 +1:30

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.

90:00 +1:11

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Nicola Murru.

89:36 Substitution

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

87:04

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

87:01

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

85:18

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

85:18

Foul by Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari).

84:38

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Morgan De Sanctis.

84:34

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

83:27

Foul by Michael Bradley (Roma).

83:27

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

82:40

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

82:18

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

82:18

Matias Cabrera (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Michael Bradley replaces Maicon.

80:40 Booking

Booking Marco Borriello (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

80:40 Booking

Booking Davide Astori (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card.

80:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cagliari. Matias Cabrera replaces Andrea Cossu.

79:39 Booking

Booking Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79:06

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:06

Foul by Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari).

74:42

Daniele De Rossi (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:42

Foul by Andrea Cossu (Cagliari).

73:05 Booking

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

73:01

Hand ball by Maicon (Roma).

72:07 Booking

Booking Daniele Conti (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card.

72:04

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Daniele Conti.

70:24

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:24

Foul by Nicola Murru (Cagliari).

69:57

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Davide Astori.

69:38

Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69:07 Booking

Booking Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card.

68:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Marco Borriello replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

67:33

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

67:33

Foul by Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari).

66:16

Hand ball by Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari).

66:01

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

66:01

Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cagliari. Mauricio Pinilla replaces Marco Sau.

64:03

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Daniele Dessena.

62:40

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:40

Foul by Daniele Conti (Cagliari).

59:32

Offside, Roma. Maicon tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.

58:59

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.

58:51

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Pisano.

58:27

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Luca Rossettini.

57:49

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Davide Astori.

56:08

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.

55:38

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Nicola Murru.

53:54

Offside, Cagliari. Daniele Conti tries a through ball, but Marco Sau is caught offside.

53:37

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Dodô.

52:27

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Pisano.

50:43

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Vlada Avramov.

50:41

Attempt saved. Maicon (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

49:57

Maicon (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:57

Foul by Marco Sau (Cagliari).

47:53

Attempt saved. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dodô with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Roma 0, Cagliari 0.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Roma 0, Cagliari 0.

44:17

Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).

44:17

Vlada Avramov (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:33

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Nicola Murru.

42:26

Attempt missed. Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Davide Astori with a headed pass following a corner.

42:06

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Mehdi Benatia.

41:21

Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

41:21

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

38:31

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Vlada Avramov.

38:23

Attempt saved. Kevin Strootman (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi.

37:12

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Pisano.

37:07

Gervinho (Roma) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Dodô with a cross.

35:28

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Dodô.

32:59

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Kevin Strootman.

32:52

Attempt saved. Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrea Cossu with a cross.

30:02

Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

30:02

Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:18

Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

27:58

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Francesco Pisano.

27:53

Attempt blocked. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adem Ljajic with a cross.

23:51

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:51

Foul by Nicola Murru (Cagliari).

20:49

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:49

Foul by Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari).

19:39

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Maicon.

15:41

Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).

15:41

Andrea Cossu (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14:45

Attempt missed. Nicola Murru (Cagliari) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sebastian Eriksson with a headed pass.

13:08

Attempt missed. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

12:43

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Davide Astori.

12:39

Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Maicon.

10:54

Attempt missed. Dodô (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kevin Strootman.

8:41

Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

8:41

Marco Sau (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:02

Attempt missed. Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

6:57

Attempt blocked. Sebastian Eriksson (Cagliari) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

6:42

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Kevin Strootman.

5:08

Attempt missed. Kevin Strootman (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

4:37

Attempt missed. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic following a corner.

4:19

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Vlada Avramov.

4:14

Attempt saved. Maicon (Roma) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

3:49

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Davide Astori.

3:44

Attempt missed. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

3:43

Attempt missed. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Strootman.

3:00

Hand ball by Marco Sau (Cagliari).

1:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

1:51

Delay in match Maicon (Roma) because of an injury.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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