Mission accomplished! AS Roma making their debut in the 201 4- 2015 UEFA Champions League with a super convincing victory defeating CSKA Moscow with a mega goleada 5 -1. Nothing could have ruined the party at the Olimpico! Fans rooting for the squad watching them back in the Champions League battle! Scoring for Roma are Juan Iturbe, Gervinho with 2 goals, Maicon, and Alessandro Florenzi while for CSKA Moscow the goal is by Ahmed Doumbia. Spectacular combo with forwards Juan Iturbe and Gervinho scoring and making assist between them.
The party at the Olimpico Stadium starting in the 5th minute with the first goal. It is Juan Iturbe to score with a left footed shot defeating CSKA Moscow goalkeeper in the bottom left corner after getting the assist by Gervinho.
AS Roma forward Juan Iturbe celebrating after the opening goal at the Olimpico di Roma Stadium.
The second goal seeing the “thank you” note by this time Iturbe providing the assist to Gervinho! Yep, Gervinho defeating CSKA Moscow goalkeeper with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner.
In the 20th minute there it is the assist by forward Juan Iturbe to defender Maicon for the right footed shot defeating CSKA Moscow goalkeeper in the bottom left corner.
AS Roma defender Maicon celebrating after the goal
Here is AS ROMA official starting lineup by coach Rudi Garcia:
AS ROMA (4-3-3): Morgan De Sanctis; Maicon, Manolas, Astori, Torosidis; Pjanic, Keita, Nainggolan; Iturbe, Totti, Gervinho.
Here is CSKA MOSCOW official starting lineup by coach Leonid Slutsky:
CSKA Mosca (4-2-3-1): Akinfeev; Fernandez, Ignashevich, V. Berezutski, Nabakin; Natcho, Milanov; Tosic, Eremenko, Musa, Doumbia.
Photos for AS Roma vs CSKA Moscow courtesy of asroma.it
AS Roma 5 – 1 CSKA Moscow
Wednesday 17 September 2014
20:45 local time
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP), Roberto Alonso (ESP)
José Miranda (ESP)
Additional assistant referees:
Carlos Del Cerro (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
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