Rome – The first round match of Group E Champions League final between AS Roma and Manchester City was fierce, though ended goalless.
Both teams are required to win the match that took place at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Thursday morning (12/11/14) pm, if you want to pass to the next phase.
Inevitably, the game was fierce and hot. Both teams unrequited counterattack. Nevertheless, both teams goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis from Rome and Joe Hart from City performed brilliantly to secure the goal of being broken during the first 45 minutes.
Just five minutes of the match, Rome already making opportunities. Jose Holebas got a shot in the left side of the box 5.5 meters in front of goal, utilizing a breakthrough Totti. Unfortunately, his shot was denied by goalkeeper Joe Hart.
Shown at home, Rome more confident. Gervinho et al developed the game through passes in the middle of the field while the City more wait and attack through the wings.
14th minute, Dzeko got the chance Gael Clichy‘s cross from the left wing. Bosnian striker‘s header was wide to the right of the goal.
Six minutes later, the Citizens back gets the opportunity through an attack that was built from the back. Feed Dzeko to James Milner penalty boxed ends with a right-foot shot midfielder ball towards the bottom left corner of the goal but could be stopped goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.
After successfully thwart opportunities Dzeko, De Sanctis directly build a counterattack. The ball was on foot Keyta, which then provides feedback to Gervinho in the penalty box. From the left side of the penalty box, right-foot shot Gervinho in the bottom right corner of the goal can be stopped Hart.
Dzeko again failed to take advantage of opportunities in the penalty box. In the 29th minute, a header utilizing Jesus Navas cross again widened.
Nine minutes later, Maicon threaten the City goal with a shot from outside the box. The ball was pushed Hart and fell at the feet of Gervinho in the penalty box. With a resounding, Hart returned Gervinho kick dismissed.
Through counterattack City kicked off the defense of Rome minute ago. Milner kick from a distance of 5.5 meters in front of goal, utilizing breakthrough bait Jesus Navas, also foiled De Sanctis.
The tempo of the game decreased five minutes ahead of the break. Both teams many fouls in the penalty box. Dzeko had an argument with a Roma player, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, yellow card fruitful for both. Until the completion of the first half, the score remained goalless.
AS Roma: Morgan De Sanctis; Mapou Yanga–Mbiwa, Maicon, Jos Cholevas, Kostas Manolas; Radja Nainggolan, Miralem Pjanic, Seydou Keita; Adem Ljajic, Francesco Totti, Gervinho. Coach: Rudi Garcia.
Manchester City: Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Eliaquim Mangala, Gael Clichy, Martn Demichelis; Fernando, James Milner, Jesus Navas, Fernandinho, Samir Nasri; Edin Dzeko.Pelatih: Manuel Pellegrini.