Rome – Manchester City successfully defeating AS Roma in the last match of Group E Champions League, as well qualified for the last 16 phase.
The match which took place at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Thursday morning (12/11/14) pm that ended with the score 2-0 to City. The opening goal scored Samir Nasri and duplicated by Pablo Zabaleta, use the feedback mature Nasri.
Rome was not without opportunities. They even appeared dominant with nine shots on goal and one that is on the bar.
With this result, the City advanced to the phase 16 of the runner-up status, accompanied winners of Group E, Bayern Munich. The Citizens eight points from six games, winning three of Roma in third place. CSKA Moscow is in fourth place with a value equal to the Romans.
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia, put aggressive 4-3-3 formation with trident Gervinho, Francesco Totti and Adem Ljajic. In midfield, midfielder Radja Nainggolan hardworking so the motor attacks.
In the stronghold City, coach Manuel Pellegrini can not lower the bomber Sergio Aguerro and midfielder Yaya Toure because of an injury. Instead, Edin Dzeko is plotted as a lone striker in a 4-5-1 formation. Three attacking midfielders, namely Fernandinho, Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas placed behind Dzeko.
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.
The second round matches are still in progress open. 51 minutes, Totti got a shot in the right side of the penalty box but his shot can still be countered defenders.
Goals came nine minutes later. Had the ball on the left wing, Nasri move inward and the kick from outside the penalty box. The ball had hit the right post before rolling into the net. City 1-0.
Five minutes later, Radja try to speculate from outside the box. Hard kick can still be anticipated Joe Hart.
Rome had another chance in the 72nd minute. Welcoming the free kick Pjanic, Manolas header hit the post left of the goal. The ball fell at the feet of the attacker Matia Destro, which kicks off weak. Deftly, City defender, Demichelis, drive the ball right at the goal line.
The Citizens scored the second goal in the 86th minute. Stevan Jovetic stab from the left wing to the inside. He then provides measurable feedback to Nasri on the inner side of the penalty box. Nasri, who kept the defenders, knowing there Zabaleta is coming from behind.
Nasri then provide direct feedback even struck kick Zabaleta. The ball lodged in the lower right side of goalkeeper De Sanctis. Score 2-0 to City last until the referee to end the game.
AS Roma: Morgan De Sanctis; Mapou Yanga–Mbiwa, Maicon (Alessandro Florenzi 79 ‘), Jos Cholevas, Kostas Manolas; Radja Nainggolan, Miralem Pjanic, Seydou Keita; Adem Ljajic (Juan Manuel Iturbe 67 ‘), Francesco Totti (Mattia Destro 70‘), Gervinho. Coach: Rudi Garcia.
Manchester City: Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Eliaquim Mangala, Gael Clichy, Martn Demichelis; Fernando, James Milner, Jesus Navas (David Silva 67 ‘), Fernandinho, Samir Nasri (Aleksandar Kolarov 89‘); Edin Dzeko (Stevan Jovetic 78 ‘). Coach: Manuel Pellegrini.