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Fulham   1 - 1   Roma

Marco Andreolli
Marco Andreolli volleyed home in injury time to rescue a point

By Nabil Hassan

Marco Andreolli's last-minute volley earned Roma a dramatic draw against 10-man Fulham in the Europa League.

Fulham had taken the lead when Brede Hangeland headed home Bjorn Helge Riise's corner from six yards out.

There was confusion when Hangeland was wrongly red-carded, before the referee sent off Stephen Kelly, and Mark Schwarzer saved Jeremy Menez's penalty.

With time running out Andreolli volleyed David Pizarro's corner past Schwarzer from three yards out.

The result saw Fulham relinquish their place at the top of Group E to Basle, who beat CSKA Sofia 2-0, although Roy Hodgson's side remain unbeaten in the competition.

606: DEBATE

However, Fulham will be kicking themselves that they could not hold on to earn what would have been an historic victory over the Italian giants.

Hodgson's side made a bright start with Bjorn Helge Riise continually finding room down Roma's right and causing them problems.

It was unsurprising, then, that Fulham's first chance came from a Bjorn Helge Riise corner and with the ball eventually finding its way to the edge of the area, Jonathan Greening's low shot was palmed around the post by Doni.

Greening then saw a second attempt deflected for a corner and Doni remained busy as he moved well to gather a curling strike from Kelly that was destined for the bottom left corner.

Roma, without talismanic striker Francesco Totti, looked toothless in attack and were reduced to half chances and long-range efforts.

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora sent a deflected shot just wide as the hosts continued to press.

And eventually they got their reward when Hangeland out jumped both the Roma defence and keeper Doni to head Riise's corner into the back of the net.

Brede Hangeland
Hangeland's goal was cancelled out by Andreolli

This sparked Roma into life and Bjorn Helge Riise's brother, John Arne, forced a fine save from Schwarzer with a half-volley from the edge of the area.

Roma introduced both David Pizarro and Simone Perrotta after the break and immediately looked more lively on the attack.

Menez twice had shots blocked but Fulham looked dangerous on the break.

With Roma pressing, Zamora broke but his cross was turned behind by Philipe Mexes at full stretch with Diomansy Kamara waiting to pounce.

And minutes later Zamora's fine through ball to Kamara looked to have played in the Fulham striker but Doni claimed the ball at his feet.

Roma pressed even harder with Mirko Vucinic's curling shot from the edge of the area palmed away by Schwarzer.

The pressure told with Roma earning a penalty and a fine opportunity to equalise after Riise broke dangerously in the box and was tripped by Kelly.

Confusion then followed with Hangeland wrongly shown the red card. After protests from the Fulham players and consultation with the newly introduced extra official behind the goal, the decision was corrected with Kelly sent off instead.

But Menez saw his low penalty to the corner of the net superbly saved by Schwarzer, much to the delight of the Craven Cottage faithful.

Fulham substitute Eric Nevland later saw his shot turned around the post while Pizarro's cross was sent just wide by Riise at Schwarzer's far post.

With time running out it looked as if the home side had held on for victory before a late corner presented Andreolli with a volley, and the Roma defender smashed home to snatch a draw.


Fulham boss Roy Hodgson said:
"I've got my grave doubts as to whether it was a penalty, but they get given in those situations when a player drives into the box. You can't give that as a last-man foul when someone is coming across to cover.

"We were short of numbers and we were short for a corner - which led to them equalising with the very last kick of the game. After conceding a 92nd-minute goal with 10 men against West Ham, this is very hard to take."

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland:
"During the second half they created a few chances and maybe deserved a goal. But with 15 seconds left and the lead, you would hope you get three points - so we are really disappointed to concede a goal at the end.

"I think we played well in the first half... I think the boys did really well, and we came close to beating a top-class team."

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Europa League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fulham 1-1 Roma FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Hangeland 24
  • Andreolli 90+3

Fulham

Substitutes

Roma

  • 32 Doni
  • 03 Andreolli
  • 05 Mexes
  • 17 Riise
  • 29 Burdisso
  • 11 Taddei (Vucinic 63 yellow card)
  • 16 De Rossi
  • 21 Stefano Guberti
  • 33 Brighi (Pizarro 47)
  • 89 Okaka Chuka (Perrotta 47)
  • 94 Menez

Substitutes

  • 01 Lobont,
  • 77 Cassetti,
  • 07 Pizarro,
  • 19 Julio Baptista,
  • 20 Perrotta,
  • 23 Greco,
  • 09 Vucinic
Ref: AllaertsAtt: 23,561
FULHAM
ROMA

Possession

  • Fulham 50%
  • Roma 50%

Attempts on target

  • Fulham 7
  • Roma 8

Attempts off target

  • Fulham 1
  • Roma 8

Corners

  • Fulham 11
  • Roma 8

Fouls

  • Fulham 17
  • Roma 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:26 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+2:57 Assist on the goal came from David Pizarro.
  • 90:00+2:57 GOAL - Marco AndreolliFulham 1 - 1 Roma Marco Andreolli finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 Roma.
  • 90:00+2:18 Philippe Mexes takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by David Pizarro from the left by-line to the near post, blocked by Damien Duff.
  • 90:00+0:54 Corner taken right-footed by David Pizarro from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
  • 87:03 Mirko Vucinic is ruled offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.
  • 85:46 The ball is swung over by Stefano Guberti, John Arne Riise has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 84:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Diomansy Kamara on David Pizarro. David Pizarro takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:55 Booking Mirko Vucinic goes into the referee's book.
  • 82:57 The referee gives a free kick against David Pizarro for handball. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
  • 81:55 Foul by Diomansy Kamara on John Arne Riise, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alexander Doni.
  • 80:57 Diomansy Kamara decides to take the corner short.
  • 80:37 Erik Nevland takes a shot. Save by Alexander Doni.
  • 78:16 Corner taken by David Pizarro from the left by-line played to the near post, John Pantsil manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stefano Guberti from the right by-line.
  • 76:00 A save by Mark Schwarzer from penalty by Jeremy Menez. Fulham 1-0 Roma.
  • 76:00 Sent off The referee shows Stephen Kelly a red card for professional foul.
  • 75:44 Stephen Kelly concedes a Penalty for a foul on John Arne Riise.
  • 74:29 Substitution Damien Duff is brought on as a substitute for Bjorn Helge Riise.
  • 74:02 David Pizarro fouled by Erik Nevland, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Pizarro.
  • 73:54 The ball is swung over by John Pantsil, clearance made by Marco Andreolli.
  • 73:16 Daniele De Rossi challenges Erik Nevland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.
  • 72:04 Daniele De Rossi takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 71:46 Mirko Vucinic takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 69:17 Centre by John Arne Riise, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.
  • 68:48 The assistant referee flags for offside against Diomansy Kamara. Philippe Mexes takes the free kick.
  • 66:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Pantsil on Nicolas Burdisso. Direct free kick taken by Daniele De Rossi.
  • 66:08 Zoltan Gera gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Burdisso. Daniele De Rossi restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:38 Jeremy Menez produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 63:23 Marco Andreolli fouled by Erik Nevland, the ref awards a free kick. Alexander Doni takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:18 Substitution Mirko Vucinic is brought on as a substitute for Rodrigo Taddei.
  • 62:18 Nicolas Burdisso has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
  • 61:39 The assistant referee flags for offside against Erik Nevland. Marco Andreolli takes the indirect free kick.
  • 60:39 Substitution Erik Nevland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bobby Zamora.
  • 59:38 Foul by Bobby Zamora on Marco Andreolli, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marco Andreolli.
  • 58:21 Foul by Zoltan Gera on Nicolas Burdisso, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Pizarro.
  • 57:28 Jonathan Greening takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 56:56 Corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line played to the near post, Stefano Guberti manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:28 Corner taken by David Pizarro played to the near post, clearance made by Bobby Zamora.
  • 54:12 The ball is crossed by Rodrigo Taddei, Jeremy Menez takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Baird.
  • 53:06 Bjorn Helge Riise takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Nicolas Burdisso manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:56 Philippe Mexes takes a shot. Daniele De Rossi is caught offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.
  • 51:39 David Pizarro decides to take a short corner.
  • 51:29 Jeremy Menez takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.
  • 48:54 The offside flag is raised against Diomansy Kamara. Indirect free kick taken by Marco Andreolli.
  • 47:16 Substitution Simone Perrotta is brought on as a substitute for Stefano Okaka Chuka.
  • 47:16 Substitution David Pizarro on for Matteo Brighi.
  • 47:16 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise played to the near post, clearance by Simone Perrotta.
  • 45:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Zamora on John Arne Riise. John Arne Riise takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution John Pantsil on for Paul Konchesky.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:09 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+0:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Baird on Jeremy Menez. Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.
  • 44:48 Stefano Okaka Chuka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Konchesky. Direct free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 43:39 Diomansy Kamara is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alexander Doni restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:17 Unfair challenge on Diomansy Kamara by Philippe Mexes results in a free kick. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:30 Stefano Guberti delivers the ball.
  • 40:12 Unfair challenge on Matteo Brighi by Bobby Zamora results in a free kick. Matteo Brighi restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:41 Chris Baird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matteo Brighi. Daniele De Rossi restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:04 Handball decision goes against Aaron Hughes. Free kick crossed right-footed by Daniele De Rossi.
  • 34:15 Bobby Zamora sends in a cross, Zoltan Gera challenges Marco Andreolli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alexander Doni takes the free kick.
  • 32:25 Handball by Bobby Zamora. Matteo Brighi takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:21 Corner taken by Stefano Guberti from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Aaron Hughes.
  • 30:50 Outswinging corner taken by Jeremy Menez from the right by-line, John Arne Riise takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
  • 29:52 Daniele De Rossi fouled by Brede Hangeland, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from John Arne Riise from the free kick, blocked by Aaron Hughes.
  • 25:44 The official flags Diomansy Kamara offside. Indirect free kick taken by Daniele De Rossi.
  • 24:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Philippe Mexes on Diomansy Kamara. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Konchesky from right channel, Nicolas Burdisso makes a clearance.
  • 23:20 Assist on the goal came from Bjorn Helge Riise.
  • 23:20 GOAL - Brede HangelandFulham 1 - 0 Roma Brede Hangeland scores a headed goal from close range. Fulham 1-0 Roma.
  • 22:59 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise,
  • 22:53 A cross is delivered by Stephen Kelly, blocked by John Arne Riise.
  • 21:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stefano Okaka Chuka on Brede Hangeland. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.
  • 21:05 Effort on goal by Daniele De Rossi from long range goes over the bar.
  • 19:58 Bobby Zamora is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alexander Doni.
  • 19:25 Stefano Okaka Chuka is penalised for a handball. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Zamora on Philippe Mexes. Free kick taken by Daniele De Rossi.
  • 16:55 Marco Andreolli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Bjorn Helge Riise, Rodrigo Taddei gets a block in.
  • 16:40 Unfair challenge on Diomansy Kamara by Jeremy Menez results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Baird.
  • 14:51 Bjorn Helge Riise takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Philippe Mexes.
  • 14:40 Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Blocked by Nicolas Burdisso.
  • 14:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rodrigo Taddei on Zoltan Gera. Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.
  • 13:13 Stephen Kelly takes a shot. Save made by Alexander Doni.
  • 12:07 Foul by Aaron Hughes on Stefano Okaka Chuka, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Daniele De Rossi, Paul Konchesky makes a clearance.
  • 11:42 Corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the right by-line.
  • 11:00 Shot by Jonathan Greening. Philippe Mexes gets a block in.
  • 10:23 Corner taken right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise from the right by-line, clearance made by John Arne Riise.
  • 9:42 Long distance shot from Stefano Guberti misses to the left of the goal.
  • 9:11 The assistant referee flags for offside against Bobby Zamora. Indirect free kick taken by Nicolas Burdisso.
  • 8:58 The official flags Stefano Okaka Chuka offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
  • 8:43 The ball is crossed by Bjorn Helge Riise, save by Alexander Doni.
  • 7:47 Effort on goal by Stefano Okaka Chuka from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 6:08 The referee blows for offside. Nicolas Burdisso takes the indirect free kick.
  • 5:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brede Hangeland by Stefano Okaka Chuka. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
  • 4:52 The offside flag is raised against Bobby Zamora. John Arne Riise restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 3:15 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Nicolas Burdisso. Corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line played to the near post, Alexander Doni makes a clearance.
  • 3:15 Corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Nicolas Burdisso. Outswinging corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the right by-line played to the near post, Alexander Doni manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:07 Corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise played to the near post, Jonathan Greening takes a shot. Save by Alexander Doni.
  • 1:41 Bjorn Helge Riise crosses the ball, Philippe Mexes makes a clearance.
  • 0:23 Stefano Okaka Chuka is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jonathan Greening.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ajax 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb R
Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Nacional R
BATE 2-1 AEK Athens R
Benfica 5-0 Everton R
Celtic 0-1 Hamburg R
Club Brugge 2-0 P. Belgrade R
CSKA Sofia 0-2 Basle R
Tiraspol 2-0 FC Twente R
FK Aust. Vienna 2-2 Werder Bremen R
FK Ventspils 1-2 Sporting R
Fulham 1-1 Roma R
Galatasaray 4-1 Dinamo Bucharest R
Hapoel Tel-Aviv 5-1 Rapid Vienna R
Hertha Berlin 0-1 Heerenveen R
Lazio 2-1 Villarreal R
Lille 3-0 Genoa R
Panathinaikos 1-0 SK Sturm Graz R
Timisoara 0-0 Anderlecht R
PSV 1-0 FC Copenhagen R
S. Donetsk 4-0 Toulouse R
Sparta Prague 2-0 CFR Cluj-Napoca R
S. Bucharest 0-1 Fenerbahce R
SV Salzburg 1-0 Levski Sofia R
Valencia 1-1 Slavia Prague R

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