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

  • 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.

goal

As It Stood

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