Sorry for the server problems, guys. Everything should be up and running again now. but due to technical problems I couldn’t finish the live report complete. The rest of the report I continued for some time after the outage, is attached.
Anyway we won 1-0 after a brilliant goal from Rooney and have now 6 out of 6 after two games. More about the game tomorrow.
69‘ Brillliant reverse shot by Rooney!!! 1-0!!!
68‘ Low cross on the line by Ronnie and one more corner for us. Rio and Vidic both present. Corner by Anderson aftr many passes Ronaldo scores brilliantly !!! But flagged for offside, even though Rooney’s pass was deflected. *”!@£$$
66‘ Michael Carrick down after he planted his studs in the OT pitch, trying to catch Mancini. But up and running again.
66‘ Tevez comes in for Saha.
65‘ Vidic going for a high ball, accidentally hits Curci with the knee in the breast. No foul tho. But O’Shea gets a foul against in the midfield.
64‘ Rooney the bull again, dragging the defender to him and then shooting, low but wide.
62‘The game is totally open now, Totti looking for Pizarro who’s shot is blocked by O’Shea…. changing sides ball comes to Saha who gets it through some legs but can’t follow up. Ball Nani’s now but his curler goes over.
61‘ Corner quickly taken, ball comes to K. going for the quick break but Ronnie’s cross doesn’t reach Rooney.
60‘ Pizarro replaces Aqguilani.
57‘ Totti driving run, passed every… passes to Aqguilani before he comes to Vidic and Rio. Aqguilana shot deflected. Corner for the Italians. The Italian down injured and to be replaced by Pizarro.
55‘ Nani deep in the box, crosses but cross bounced on the top of the bar.
54‘ Stupid really deep pass from Scholes to Curci (!). We really have to move more and faster now. Tevez could replace the rather static Saha now, but no mouvement on the bench yet.
50‘ Roma just had another chance after Nani lost the ball in the midfield, but the shot resulting goes wide.
49‘ Nani free kick intercepted and after some passes Totti gets the ball and Vidic is punished for a challenge from behind.
And we’re back after the server time out. Totti got a great chance, getting in the box, away from Vidic but K. comes out and forces Totti to lift the ball and the Italian strikes over.
46‘ Ronaldo immediately penetrating in the box, but his cross for Rooney is blocked.
HT. A nice game so far, very tactical and strategical, ManUtd 6, Roma 4 if we had 10 points to distribute. The tension is high a goal could fall any minute but no one knows at which side. The 15 minutes we controlled the game, we’ve seen what we need to do to get the 3 points here. Move quickly, stretch the Italian position play open and holes will fall. Even though it will not be easy, I think we’ll win this game today, we’ve been a lot more dangerous… but it won’t be 7 this time. 1 and another clean sheet will do for me.
Back in some minutes guys.
46+1‘ Nani again, Saha couldn’t reach the ball and referee whistles.
45‘ 2 Minutes over time. Ronaldo brilliantly on Evra and wins a corner.
44‘ Roma forward now, but Rio’s position game again. Throw in for the Italians. They continue to push, but again lose the ball.
43‘ Our midfield is pressing now, nice combination play Carrick – Ronaldo. Carrick looking for Rooney, but closely flagged offside.
42‘ Roma coming forward again, combining well but Cicinho slips and ball rolls out. Throw in for Evra.
Carrick wins the ball, 25 yards away and shoots! Over.
39‘ Booking for Mexes after rough tackle on Rooney.
37‘ what a stupid decision by the referee. Vidic comes foot up towards the ball, but below knee level. Nevertheless the referee decides for (indirect) free kick, on the edge and corner of the area. Totti takes… deflected and corner given to AS Roma.
35‘ Another corner for us. Now we are playing our game. Ronnie, Rooney and Nani all moving lots. Curci knocks the ball away just before
Ronaldo Saha can put his head on and the Italian goes down, obviously injured. Ball kicked out.
33‘ Good run by Nani, crosses over anyone and Rooney takes the volley, just a little high! ManU now in control since more than 10 minutes.
32‘ Curci clearance, after deep pass on Rooney by Saha. Foul on Nani, 35 yards from goa. Ronnie behind the ball. Lovely curler around the wall, but straight on Curci.
30‘ Scholes foul on Totti, almost 30 yards from goal. Free kick for Roma.
Totti low shot, K. saves.
28‘ Rooney wins the ball at halfline, passes quickly to Saha, shot from just out of the box but Curci rather easaily.
27‘ Cicinho foul on Nani.
26‘ Corner for ManU after Curci intervenes on a cross. Nani again, but intercepted even before the box. Roma switching sides, but Rio-Vidic smartly positioned and the game turns halfs again.
24‘ Ronnie drive run, Cicinho foul.
23‘ Roma throw in close to the box, but no danger comes out. ManU quickly to Saha who wins a corner in at the other side. Nani takes the corner but no danger.
22‘ Ronaldo – Nani, crosses to Saha but the Frenchman doesn’t get his head under. Nani recovers and shoots over.
19‘ Ronaldo, Rooney and Nani behind the ball. Ronaldo… straight in the wall. We keep the ball but don’t manage to penetrate. Italians playing really short on the ball and none of us is really moving around, calling the ball.
18‘ Nani’s cross towards Ronnie, ball to far and Nani recovers. Foul by Perotto. Free kick almost 25 yards
First time we own the midfield for some minutes, combining well but rather statiscally.
16‘ Nani – Rooney – Saha – Scholes – Carrick …deeeeep pass, Nani keeps in and manages to cross over Curci’s head, but no one following on Nani’s effort.
14‘ Vidic and Rio well positioned. Totti, Tenotto and Mancini playing some on the left, but they don’t manage to create any danger. K.
Mancini and Totti are combining nicely, if we don’t start working harder in the midfield, the revenge desire might cost us lots today.
11‘ Roma is getting quite some place in the midfield and they move easily over. Another shot from Totti, just outside of the box, but K easily.
10‘ Cicinho foul on Nani.
9‘ Mancini gets away from O’Shea and comes alone in front of K. Flagged for offside, but wasn’t. We got away well there!
7‘ Totti shot from 30 yards, Kuszczack flat and secure safe.
6‘ O’Shea foul on Perotto.
Sorry guys missed the first minutes.
Hi guys. Tuesday, UEFA Champions League at OT… what would that mean?
Indeed, live reporting here with the usual 10 seconds auto-refresh.
Chances we’ll see another trashing like last year’s 7-1 are slim, but ManUtd is on a roll: 6 consecutive wins and clean sheets.
Man Utd: Kuszczak, O’Shea, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Ronaldo, Carrick, Scholes, Nani, Saha, Rooney. Subs: Heaton, Anderson, Giggs, Pique, Simpson, Tevez, Eagles.
Roma: Curci, Cicinho, Mexes, Juan, Tonetto, De Rossi, Aquilani, Giuly, Perrotta, Mancini, Totti. Subs: Bertagnoli, Pizarro, Vucinic, Antunes, Esposito, Barusso, Brighi.
Both Brown and Hargreaves still not fit, O’Shea in for Brown and Carrick still present in the midfield. Up front, today Saha starting and Tevez benched. Saha’s physical presence could make a difference and the Frenchman being our top scorer, of course we expect a lot from him.
No surprises otherwise. Giggs on the bench too and Nani starting.
See you in some minutes.