Italian Serie A
ChievoChievo0RomaRoma0

Roma coach Rudi Garcia stunned by 'negative' performance

Ashley Cole
Former Arsenal winger Gervinho missed Roma's best chance of the game

Roma boss Rudi Garcia was left concerned by the "negative" performance of his side after they missed the chance to narrow the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus by drawing at Chievo.

Gervinho spurned Roma's best chance as the away side enjoyed a majority of possession but were wasteful in attack.

"Today we were terrible, unrecognisable," Garcia said.

"Tomorrow we have to say what needs to be said to each other, but I expect some kind of reaction."

Chievo, 16th in the table, moved six points clear of the relegation zone while Roma stay second - eight points behind Juve.

"Sometimes you suffer defeats that leave you disappointed, but this draw was worrying. The extent to which we were negative stunned me."

Chievo's players celebrated a vital point at the final whistle, but the result was soured by an horrific injury to defender Federico Mattiello, who suffered a broken leg after a challenge with Roma's Radja Nainggolan.

Federico Mattiello
Federico Mattiello was taken off on a stretcher with a badly broken leg

Elsewhere, bottom club Parma played their first game since having to postpone two matches for financial reasons, holding 17th-placed Atalanta to a goalless draw.

Mauro Icardi scored an 87th-minute penalty as Inter Milan snatched a draw away to third-placed Napoli, Cesena's game at home to Palermo was goalless, Empoli and Genoa drew 1-1 while Udinese came from behind to beat Torino 3-2 at Stadio Friuli.

On Monday evening, Juventus can increase their lead at the summit when they host Sassuolo, while fourth-placed Lazio host fifth-placed Fiorentina.

Line-ups

Chievo

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bizzarri
  • 7MattielloSubstituted forBirsaat 19'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 3DainelliBooked at 37mins
  • 12CesarBooked at 52mins
  • 87Zukanovic
  • 24Schelotto
  • 13Izco
  • 8Radovanovic
  • 56HetemajBooked at 78mins
  • 43PaloschiSubstituted forMeggioriniat 65'minutes
  • 31PellissierSubstituted forBottaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Gamberini
  • 9Pozzi
  • 10Christiansen
  • 14Cofie
  • 18Fetfatzidis
  • 19Botta
  • 20Sardo
  • 23Birsa
  • 25Bardi
  • 34Biraghi
  • 69Meggiorini
  • 90Seculin

Roma

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 24FlorenziBooked at 39mins
  • 44Manolas
  • 23Astori
  • 3Cole
  • 32ParedesSubstituted forVerdeat 61'minutes
  • 20Keita
  • 4NainggolanBooked at 40mins
  • 7IturbeSubstituted forPjanicat 80'minutes
  • 10TottiSubstituted forLjajicat 60'minutes
  • 27Kouassi

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 8Ljajic
  • 15Pjanic
  • 16De Rossi
  • 25Holebas
  • 28Skorupski
  • 33Spolli
  • 48Ucan
  • 53Verde
  • 88Doumbia
  • 96Sanabria
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
15,128

Match Stats

Home TeamChievoAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home19
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chievo 0, Roma 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chievo 0, Roma 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Dario Dainelli.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Daniele Verde (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

  5. Booking

    Valter Birsa (Chievo) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gervinho (Roma).

  7. Post update

    Ivan Radovanovic (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Davide Astori (Roma).

  9. Post update

    Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

  11. Post update

    Dario Dainelli (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Bostjan Cesar (Chievo).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

  16. Post update

    Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Chievo. Rubén Botta replaces Sergio Pellissier.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

  19. Post update

    Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 8th March 2015

  • ChievoChievo0RomaRoma0
  • CesenaCesena0PalermoPalermo0
  • EmpoliEmpoli1GenoaGenoa1
  • ParmaParma0AtalantaAtalanta0
  • UdineseUdinese3TorinoTorino2
  • NapoliNapoli2Inter MilanInter Milan2

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus25177152143858
2Roma261311238191950
3Napoli26137646331346
4Lazio25134843271643
5Fiorentina25119537241342
6Sampdoria26101243428642
7Genoa2591063730737
8Torino269983028236
9Inter Milan269984134736
10AC Milan2681173732535
11Palermo2681173839-135
12Udinese2587102934-531
13Sassuolo2561182938-929
14Empoli2651472628-229
15Hellas Verona2678113146-1529
16Chievo2668121830-1226
17Atalanta2659122237-1524
18Cagliari2648143249-1720
19Cesena2648142447-2320
20Parma2433182047-2711
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