• FT

    Milan

    0

    Ajax

    2

  • FT

    Arsenal

    3

    P Belgrade

    1

  • FT

    Bayern

    3

    FC Basel

    0

  • FT

    CFR Cluj

    1

    AS Roma

    1

  • FT

    MSK Zilina

    1

    Spart Moscow

    2

  • FT

    Marseille

    1

    Chelsea

    0

  • FT

    Real Madrid

    4

    Auxerre

    0

  • FT

    Shakhtar D

    2

    Braga

    0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu

Referee: William Collum

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CFR Cluj-Napoca

  • Lacina Traore 88'

1 - 1

FT

AS Roma

  • Marco Borriello 21'

Boriello strike secures second spot

Lacina Traore's late header denied Roma a Champions League win but a point at Cluj proved more than enough to send them into the last 16.

Marco Borriello put the Romans ahead in the 22nd minute, which looked like

bringing them a win until Traore struck late on.

The result made no difference to the Group E standings, with Roma progressing

behind Bayern Munich and Cluj dropping out of European competition for the

season.

Francesco Totti had the first opportunity when Emil Dica fouled him 25 yards

from goal, but the former Italy man could not find the target with his

free-kick.

At the other end, Traore was at least on target when he shot from a similar

range but Bogdan Lobont, a last-minute addition to the Roma team in place of

Julio Sergio, held on.

Roma took the lead in the 22nd minute when Fabio Simplicio took advantage of a

Cluj defensive error, playing in Borriello, who advanced into the area before

slotting the ball past Eduard Stancioiu.

Totti sent another free-kick wide just before the half-hour mark, before

Roberto De Zerbi had a glorious chance to bring Cluj level four minutes before

the break, seeing his shot from eight yards parried by Lobont.

Emmanuel Kone also missed the target and Traore's 25-yard strike was saved by

Lobont as Roma maintained their advantage going into half-time.

Totti's radar problems continued after the restart as he fired wide from 20

yards, before Simplicio's shot was blocked by Cadu and Daniele De Rossi's header

from 12 yards was turned over the bar by Stancioiu after 52 minutes.

Dominique Kivuvu and De Zerbi tried without luck for Cluj, while Borriello went

for a second but found his way blocked by Ionut Rada.

Borriello went closer after 66 minutes when his 12-yard effort was saved by

Stancioiu, before Kivuvu fired over at the other end.

Totti still could not find the target as he dragged an effort wide from inside

the box in the 70th minute.

For Cluj, Traore was looking dangerous as he tested Lobont from inside the area

in the 77th minute, then saw his close-range header held by the Romania

stopper.

He missed another good chance with five minutes to go, heading Emmanuel Culio's

cross over, but three minutes later he got his goal.

Again it was a cross from Culio, but this time he made no mistake with the

header, and Lobont was beaten.

Scoring Summary

  • CFR Cluj-Napoca
  • AS Roma

Match Stats

  • CFR Cluj-Napoca
  • AS Roma
14(6) Shots (on goal) 19(6)
16 Fouls 10
5 Corner kicks 3
7 Offsides 1
39% Time of Possession 61%
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 5

Teams

  • CFR Cluj-Napoca
  • AS Roma
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