Final score

1 March 2014 20:45

0 - 0
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi / Linesmen: Ghiandai, Manganelli / Fourth official: Musolino / Assistants: De Marco, Pinzani
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45' No added time, the ref calls an end to the first half. Still goalless here at the Olimpico
41' Alvarez holds the ball up well then finds Guarin, who releases Jonathan on the overlap: Castan makes an important block to cut out the cross
39' Alvarez's free kick is met by Rolando but headed weakly towards De Sanctis
32' Destro has the ball in the back of the net but Manganelli rules it out for offside. Good call by the linesman
28' Jonathan finds Guarin and the Colombian crosses for Nagatomo: the wing-back skies it on the volley. Inter looking good here
27' Icardi sets Alvarez free and the midfielder sends it into the middle, where Guarin controls well but then fluffs his shot
20' Good chance for Inter: Alvarez puts in a decent delivery, Palacio meets it in the air but nods just over
15' Icardi is held back by Benatia as he stretches to try and connect with Rolando's long ball into the box: no penalty
10' Ljajic beats Jonathan and drills a low ball across the six-yard box, fortunately there's no one on the end of it
6' Gervinho receives a dinked ball over the top and hooks it goalwards on the volley: Handanovic is well placed and makes the catch
3' Ljajic's free kick arrives down the middle, Handanovic punches clear
1' Welcome to Rome's Stadio Olimpico for tonight's Serie A Week 26 match between Roma and Inter
1' Roma take the kick-off and we're under way. Forza Inter!!!
1' Cambiasso returns in a five-man midfield that includes Jonathan, Guarin, Alvarez and Nagatomo. Icardi starts up top with Palacio
1' Mazzarri sticks with an unchanged backline of Rolando, Samuel and Juan Jesus in front of Handanovic
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49' It ends all square here at the Olimpico. Roma 0-0 Inter
47' Guarin crosses, Palacio doesn't touch it but Benatia does yet Bergonzi fails to award a corner
45' We're into stoppage time now: four minutes to be played
44' Third Roma change: Florenzi replaces Gervinho
42' Mazzarri makes his last switch: Zanetti is on for Jonathan
39' Hernanes' effort is weak, De Sanctis has it under control
36' Roma substitution: Bastos replaces Destro
35' Guarin's centre is cleared by Benatia
33' Nainggolan has a crack from long range, wide of the post
30' From the resulting corner, Pjanic heads wide
30' Astonishing save from Handanovic! Pjanic hits it firm and low but the Slovene comes up big to scoop it behind for a corner
29' Another change for Inter: Botta replaces Icardi
27' Down the other end, Gervinho strikes one from range: Handanovic shows safe hands
26' Hernanes tries to catch De Sanctis unawares from 30 yards out: it's not far wide
25' Decent cross there from Jonathan, Palacio knocks it on, Nagatomo is just beaten to it
23' Nainggolan hits it over from 25 yards out
22' Torosidis puts a ball in towards Gervinho in front of goal, Rolando makes a crucial interception and hoofs it behind for a corner
19' Mazzarri makes his first change and it's Hernanes off the bench. He takes Alvarez's place
10' First substitution for Garcia: Ljajic makes way for Pjanic
3' Samuel is booked for a foul on Strootman
2' Alvarez's cross is put behind by Romagnoli
1' Inter get the second half up and running. Forza Inter!
Average rating 5.81
4 shots on target 1
6 shots off target 10
14 fouls committed 19
5 corners 6
1 offsides 1
50% ball possession 50%
wins(29) draws(26) defeats(36)

ROME - A hard-fought encounter saw the spoils shared as Roma and Inter played out a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Olimpico this evening.

The Nerazzurri started brightly and a high tempo was set early on. On the quarter-of-an-hour mark Rolando played a long ball into the box for Icardi, the striker was held back by Benatia but Bergonzi let play continue when it should have been a penalty.

On 32 minutes Destro struck the post and the rebound came off Handanovic and ended up in the back of the net. The linesman's flag was already up, however.

The half-time whistle went with no added time played, just as TV images showed De Rossi throwing a sneaky punch on Icardi from behind: the midfielder will probably be handed a ban but had the referee seen it live it would have been a red card and a penalty.

The second half was again played at pace as Roma sought to come into it more. Handanovic pulled off a miraculous one-handed stop to thwart Pjanic's firmly struck effort in the 75th minute.

Inter began to wane as the game drew to and end as neither side managed to find a winner.

It was a good performance and a good point for Inter, but there will be a hint of regret that they couldn't come away with a bit more.

Roma 0-0 Inter

Roma: 26 De Sanctis; 5 Castan, 6 Strootman, 8 Ljajic (Pjanic 55), 16 De Rossi, 17 Benatia, 22 Destro (Bastos 81), 27 Gervinho (Florenzi 89), 35 Torosidis, 44 Nainggolan, 46 Romagnoli.
Subs not used: 1 Lobont, 28 Skorupski, 2 Toloi, 11 Taddei, 94 Ricci, 95 Mazzitelli, 96 Di Mariano.
Coach: Rudi Garcia.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 35 Rolando, 25 Samuel, 5 Juan Jesus; 2 Jonathan (Zanetti 88), 13 Guarin, 11 Alvarez (Hernanes 65), 19 Cambiasso, 55 Nagatomo; 8 Palacio, 9 Icardi (Botta 88).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 6 Andreolli, 10 Kovacic, 14 Campagnaro, 17 Kuzmanovic, 21 Taider, 22 Milito, 23 Ranocchia, 33 D'Ambrosio.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Referee: Bergonzi.
Booked: Samuel 3.
Added time: 0+4 minutes.

starting lineups

De Sanctis 26 1 Handanovic
Castan 5 35 Rolando
Strootman 6 25 Samuel
Ljajic 8 5 Jesus
De Rossi 16 2 Jonathan
Benatia 17 13 Guarin
Destro 22 11 Alvarez
Gervinho 27 19 Cambiasso
Torosidis 35 55 Nagatomo
Nainggolan 44 8 Palacio
Romagnoli 46 9 Icardi


Lobont 1 30 Carrizo
Skorupski 28 4 Zanetti
Toloi 2 6 Andreolli
Taddei 11 10 Kovacic
Pjanic 15 14 Campagnaro
Bastos 20 17 Kuzmanovic
Florenzi 24 20 Botta
Ricci 94 21 Taïder
Mazzitelli 95 22 Milito
Di Mariano 96 23 Ranocchia
33 D'Ambrosio
88 Hernanes