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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inter Milan 0 Vs 0 AS Roma

Inter and AS Roma both gained their 1st point of the Serie A season in a combative goalless draw at the San Siro Stadium.

As in the midweek defeat by Trabzonspor, Gian Piero Gasperini heard boos echoing around the stadium and was left still waiting for his 1st win in charge after 4 attempts. AS Roma coach Luis Enrique, meanwhile, will know that what would normally be regarded as a good point in San Siro does little to help his own cause.

There was also a concerning injury for Maarten Stekelenburg, who was taken to hospital after receiving a boot to the head from Lucio.

As for the result, after such a tense encounter with few clearcut chances, neither coach can have too many complaints that their 1st win of the season still eludes them.

Luis Enrique sprang a few surprises in his team selection, choosing midfielders Simone Perrotta and Rodrigo Taddei as full-backs and leaving Bojan Krkic out in favour of Fabio Borini, making his 1st start of the season.

And he was pushed into another change after just 15 minutes when Stekelenburg had to be carried off the field and taken to hospital after his collision with Lucio.

His replacement Lobont was promptly tested by Sneijder, whose shot from 20 yards skidded off the surface, but was saved at the second attempt by the Romanian.

That was Inter's first shot of the game and AS Roma's first arrived moments later from Borini, whose effort was too close to Cesar to cause any danger.

Inter Milan went closer when Nagatomo's shot curled over the bar from the edge of the area in the 36th minute. AS Roma followed Inter's lead in creating, then spurning, another chance in the 1st minute of the 2nd half with Osvaldo the man to be denied by Julio Cesar.

The best chance of the game fell to Wesley in the 85th minute, but his shot that seemed bound for goal was deflected wide by Kjaer.

Inter Milan 0 Vs 0 AS Roma Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin

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