Full-time - 90'
3 - 1
19:45 +00:00, November 4, 2008
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo
All over for Chelsea. Roma are worthy winners. Back to the drawing board for Big Phil. Just when it was looking so easy....
Too easy for Mexes. Cech looked to have brought down Brighi. Not given. He was miles outside the box.
Roma break. Cicinho the target. Bridge gets there but Roma have it back.
Time added on. This must be it for Chelsea now.
Last minute. Anelka cuts inside and shoots. Corner. Lampard takes. Riise heads away. Bridge can't get a shot on target.
Cicinho shoots from distance. Blocked but Roma have it back.
Pizarro clattered. Time on Roma's side now.
Riise on for the two-goal hero Vucinic. He's shown what a good player he is.
De Rossi loops it for Vucinic, on a hat-trick. His shot is blocked by Cech. Corner to Roma.
Belletti's cross nearly causes Doni to make a mistake. He clings on.
Roma have played the better stuff. Will Chelsea force a way back?
Taddei and Cicinho link beautifully. Dinked ball misses De Rossi and he just fails to get the right direction on it.
Anelka is slow on the uptake. Belletti's ball wends its way through to Doni. Needed someone chasing it.
Chaos as a series of fouls go in. Free-kick to Chelsea. Vucinic nearly lost it to Lampard. But Lampard is poor with his pass.
Boos ringing out. Long way to go here in Rome.
Coach Spalletti told off by the referee for shouting too loud.
Deco will wonder why but in truth he should have gone.
Free-kick wasted. But Drogba made it down the right. Doni palms away. Vital save.
Deco took the free-kick too quickly. And is booked. He's red-carded. Strange decision but Deco should have gone before.
Anelka out wide. Panucci fouled him. Free-kick chance. The cavalry's arrived.
Deco had his foot up on De Rossi. Should that have been a booking?
Terry scores three points for Wigan by hoofing over the bar from sone distance.
Bridge's cross headed away by Mexes. Panucci knocks away. Juan and Doni get mixed up. Roma rocking.
Deco fouled. Chelsea pushing for this now.
Anelka pushed wide - like in Moscow. He loved it so then.
Game on? Baptista fizzes a shot past the goal. That goal - which was a handball - has made the Romans nervy.
Chelsea have a goal. John Terry. Deco's cross came off Terry. Looked like a hand. He punishes it into the net. All the Roma hands were up. The goal is given and it's 3-1!!!
Deco's kick headed away by Vucinic.
Lampard out to Kalou. He wins a corner.
Mikel with a silly challenge. Still no booking.
Vucinic offside from a pass by Pizarro. What a game the Chilean has had as it's gone on.
If Chelsea were to come back here that would be hugely impressive.
Taddei heads to the right.
On comes Taddei for Perrotta - Mr Ashton-Under-Lyme.
Drogba hit the post but he had been offside in the first place.
Chelsea look done in.
Panucci heads away. Cicinho on the run. Vucinic and Pizarro choose to keep it. De Rossi shows real strength. Roma enjoying this.
Roma pressure. Pizarro dazzled with a lovely piece skill. Perotta gets it to Brighi who shoots over.
Perotta booked for complaining about the aforementioned free-kick.
Panucci slipped and recovered. Drogba fouled him.
Drogba - no Ballack to fall out with - takes. And into the middriff of Doni.
There's a queue for this one.
Roma back in numbers. Bridge shoots from distance. Late foul sees a free-kick given.
Lampard shoots from distance. It squirts off the turf but not past Doni. Hit and hope from Frank.
Belletti booked for slapping Panucci in frustration at a shirt-pull.
Anelka shoots but it squirms off several players to go behind. Mexes gets up to the corner.
Baptista fancies being beastly tonight. Kalou's on for Bosingwa. Broke gone for.
Totti's off. Juliano Baptista is on.
Deco should have been booked and sent off for a foul on Brighi.
Belletti's cross is behind everybody and in front of Anelka.
Mexes heads away. He's had a fine game. Terry is up there now. All hands to the pump for Chelsea.
Mikel fouls someone. Will he get booked? He will at some point. He's that type of player.
Great goal from a hugely impressive player on the night.
Mikel let himself be robbed deep in the Roma half, Vucinic beat him with a bit of fortune and came in to Cech, used his eyes and smashed home. 3-0!!!
Vucinic - outstanding....
No, Deco. Wall jumped up to head away. Roma want this.
Free-kick for Chelsea. Lampard...
Mexes clears as Drogba climbed. This is a great effort from Roma.
Drogba and Anelka should have linked but the Frenchman was not on the wavelength.
Cech in the middle of his half has hours to head the ball with his helmet.
Vucinic tried to get round Terry. No dice and the England captain clears.
Vucinic nearly got Perrota through. Lovely linking from Roma's attackers.
Deco and Lampard try to link up. Drogba's touch is heavy. As is Belletti's.
Vucinic nearly through again but the ball came off his shoulder. Fortunate for Terry who smashes away.
Pizarro out ot Vucinic. The Chilean switches it again and Terry has to come across to clear.
Lampard's kick. Loops up. Cicinho clears. Mexes now heads away.
Terry and Bridge get themselves out of trouble. Belletti fouled to win them time and a free-kick.
Brighi with lovely skill past Belletti. The Italian passing game is in full flow here.
The fans are really up for it now. Chelsea have used two subs and have a mountain to climb.
What a strike and what a shock. Roma loving this!
2-0 Roma. They attack with Brighi. He plays in Vucinic and he lashes from the edge of the box to put the Italians into the lead.
Bosingwa's ball found Deco. Dink to Anelka is sliced as is Lampard's shot.
Drogab comes short to play the ball to Lampard. Roma defend deep. Bosingwa's cross is claimed by Doni.
Anelka and Drogba together. Let's see...
We're off again and there's some Chelsea changes. On comes Belletti and Drogba. Off comes Cole and Malouda.
Little injury-time and it's 1-0 to the Romans at the break.
Roma break from a Doni punch. Vucinic shot when he had team-mates charging in.
Mexes steps in to rob Anelka. Panucci on the run. Pizarro turns Joe Cole and fell to the floor. Penalty claim denied. Maybe unfairly. Cole got the ball - just.
Lampard finds Bosingwa. Bodies forward and Wayne Bride decides to shoot from distance. Never going to happen.
Vucinic has done well to hold the ball up all night and does it again to let Perotta get a ball in. Bosingwa chests back.
Long ball was left by Terry. Cech just got there before Vucinic.
Panucci's switch play falls to Chelsea and Mikel passes to Malouda. The Frenchman booms a shot into the stands of the Stadio. A wasted effort.
Cicinho's ball loops over. Alex misses it as Vucinic lurked. Chelsea rocking?
Over at Anfield, Atletico have scored...
Vucinic fancies this. On target and Cech claims.
Mexes and Totti link. Perotta fouled by Mikel. Another free-kick...
De Rossi robs Cole. The crowd are liking this.
What can Chelsea do? Roma now hustling for all their worth.
That's made quite a change to matters. Chelsea were strutting but a piece of creative play put Roma in front.
The goalscoring defender that is Panucci was allowed to just score from a yard out. Big Phil's moustache must be drooping here.
Long-ranger? No, Pizarro's ball finds Cicinho. Nice pass in and Panucci wanders in with Chelsea asleep. 1-0 to Roma. Chelsea let him go.
Totti fouled. Deco with a weak tackle. Likes a booking, does Deco.
Totti tried to switch play when Vucinic was on the burst. Offside. Went too early.
Mikel in strong in holding off De Rossi. He's dictating play.
Cole and Brighi have a bit of shoving match.
Brave John Terry pushes over Mexes, who looks like the singer in The Strokes. And has been known to play like him.
Juan heads corner behind.
Lampard piledriver. Saved. That Champions League anthem keeps going off. Loose connection?
Malouda's cross headed away by Panucci.
Nice pass to Vucinic from Totti. Rain-soaked pitch meant Cech would always be the winner.
Vucinic on the left is set clear. Maybe he deliberated too long. Roma have a series of efforts. First Vucinic and then De Rossi. Alex especially does well.
Cicinho and Malouda clash. The Brazilian goes down like a sack of gnocchi.
Malouda gets more joy on the left. His pass into the middle is nearly made a meal of by Juan. But the ball is hacked clear.
Doni collects the ball and gets Roma underway. His kick bounces all the way to Cech.
De Rossi switches play to Panucci. A shot from fully sixty yards. Shades of Bentley. But wide and woeful.
What can Roma produce here? Brighi was nearly found by Cicinho.
De Rossi's ball is too fast and furious for Panucci.
Deco's ball to Bridge on the overlap. Lampard sees a chance to shoot after Joe Cole dummies. Doni knocks away.
Chelsea dominating possession now. Roma look short on confidence - a feeling borne out by their league position.
Corner squirms to Malouda whose shot is deflected too. Next corner from Deco misses everybody.
Malouda skips past two. Played across to Deco and the shot is deflected.
Lampard, Cole and Anelka slip and slide and nearly link up. Cleared and Brighi is fouled by Lampard.
Panucci down the right on the overlap. Cross straight at Cech.
Malouda gives it away again. Roma break and Alex fails to keep the ball in.
Terry hustled by Pizarro but then Malouda is away. Curved ball for Anelka but the Frenchman doesn't get to the cross. Inventive but not decisive.
Totti and Vucinic try to control a ball that is bouncing around. The Montenegrin tries a shot. It loops over but that was nice skill.
Long ball for Vucinic. Chasing shadows. Terry eases it off for a Chelsea throw.
Roma slow to attack. De Rossi's pass was poor when he had men forward.
Totti goes deep but his pass is lofted too high for little Cicinho.
Totti's flick is silly in the circumstances. Chelsea off now. Bosingwa shoots. Well wide and just about misses earning a throw-in.
Best action so far...but here come Roma.
Deco shot as he tries to make use of the conditions. Good save by Doni who knocks behind.
Ball out to Joe Cole. Pass played in for Lampard but he's nowhere near the ball. Doni collects under little pressure.
Deco loose on the ball this time. Maybe the radar is off. Unheard of usually.
Seemed to trigger the PA system too. It was a loud one. Though our Italian friends do not celebrate Bonfire Night they know a reet good burn up when they see one.
Firecracker off in the crowd.
Mexes's long ball to Vucinic. Roma try and slide it through to Brighi but the ball overruns.
Nicely taken by Deco but the ball is headed clear as Terry made towards a header.
Boswinga's cross wins a corner.
Free-kick after a foul on Deco. Chelsea choose to play a possession approach.
Deco, after some nice work passes to Boswinga. Chelsea facing quite a wall of Roma players.
Ball runs quickly when Mikel passes to Joe Cole. Maybe the turf will come into play.
Mikel is loose in possession. But Roma don't profit from the throw-in.
Chelsea attack. Lampard and Anelka try to link but Perotta steps in.
Ball looks to be running OK. I expected a quaqmire a la Baseball Ground in the 1970s.
Off we go...early attack from Roma. Alex shanks a clearance and Cech collects a spinning ball.
Alex in for Carvalho is the big news for last season's finalists.
Totti gets a chance to prove the UK-based doubters wrong. Roma need a big performance from the King of Rome.
So, on a rainy night in Rome, Chelsea can secure their place in the second round. No Drogba but this should be easy for them if form is any guide.
Join us at 1945 GMT to see if Phil Scolari's Chelsea can seal progress to the next round against Roma.
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