Result AS ROMA 5 – 1 CSKA Moscow, Wednesday 17 September 2014, Champions League

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67% Ball Possession AS ROMA and 33% Ball Possession CSKA Moscow
AS RomaAS Roma 5 – 1 CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow
6′ Juan Iturbe                                     81′ Ahmed Musa
10′ Gervinho
20′ Maicon
31′ Gervinho
51′ Sergey Ignashevich (own goal)

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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.

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Group Stage Group E, Matchday 1

AS Roma 5 – 1 CSKA Moscow
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Stadio Olimpico
Rome, Italy
20:45 local time

Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Assistant referees:
Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP), Roberto Alonso (ESP)
Fourth official:
José Miranda (ESP)
Additional assistant referees:
Carlos Del Cerro (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

Attendance:  40.888,

Goals:  6′  Juan Iturbe (R) , 10′ Gervinho (R), 20′ Maicon (R), 31′ Gervinho,  p.t.; 51′ Sergey Ignashevich (own goal), 81′ Ahmed Musa (C)
AS ROMA (4-3-3): De Sanctis; Maicon, Manolas (76′  Yanga-Mbiwa), Astori, Torosidis; Pjanic, Keita, Nainggolan; Gervinho (72′ Ljajic), Totti, Iturbe, (26′ . Florenzi)
Subs not used:   (Skorupski, Cole, Destro, Paredes).
Coach: Rudi Garcia.
CSKA MOSCOW (4-2-3-1): Akinfeev; M. Fernandes, V. Berezutski, Ignashevich, Nababkin (45′ Shennikov); Natcho, Milanov; Tosic (52′  Efremov), Eremenko (66′ Panchenko), Musa; Doumbia
Subs not used:  (Chepchugov, A. Berezutski, Bazelyuk, Chernov).
Coach:  Slutski.
14(8) Shots (on goal) 18(5)
9 Fouls 5
4 Corner kicks 6
5 Offsides 1
67% Ball  Possession 33%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 4