Roma see off Kiev to progress
Italians secure second spot in Group F
Last Updated: November 27, 2007 10:40pm
Vucinic: Two-goal hero
Roma booked their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League with a comfortable 4-1 win over Dynamo Kiev.
The Italians ensured second spot in Group F behind Manchester United with a routine victory over hapless Kiev.
Roma got off to a flying start by breaking the deadlock after just four minutes through a fortunate goal from Christian Panucci.
Panucci swung in a cross from the right towards Mirko Vucinic but the ball appeared to go straight into the net.
Roma captain Panucci really should have doubled Roma's lead four minutes later when Max Tonetto picked him out inside the box, but with the goal at his mercy the Italy international somehow headed his effort wide.
Kiev created their first chance of the game on 11 minutes when Ismael Bangoura beat the Roma offside trap and fired in a shot which Alexandre Doni turned round the post for a corner.
Ludovic Giuly wasted a good opportunity to score on 19 minutes when he headed Max Tonetto's inviting cross wide of the target.
The Frenchman made amends just past the half hour mark when the hapless Kiev defence played him onside and Giuly easily rounded Olexandr Rybka before slotting the ball into the empty net.
Things got worse for Kiev on 36 minutes when Roma added a third goal when Giuly slipped Vucinic in on goal and the striker comfortably beat Rybka.
Kiev pulled a goal Maksim Shatskikh just past the hour mark when substitute Maksim Shatskikh picked out Ismael Bangoura who beat Doni with a clinical finish.
Roma restored their three-goal cushion 13 minutes from time when Tonetto cut the ball back for Vucinic to slot home from around the penalty spot.
|Dinamo Kiev||Team Statistics||Roma|
|0||1st Half Goals||3|
|4||Shots on Target||7|
|5||Shots off Target||5|
UEFA Champions League
Tue 27th Nov - Group G
CSKA Mosc0 - 1PSV
Inter3 - 0Fenerbahce
Tue 27th Nov - Group F
Dynamo Kiev1 - 4Roma
Man Utd2 - 1Sporting
Tue 27th Nov - Group E
Stuttgart3 - 2Rangers
Lyon2 - 2Barcelona
Tue 27th Nov - Group H
S Bucuresti1 - 1Slavia Prague
Sevilla3 - 1Arsenal
UEFA Champions League Group A
UEFA Champions League Group B
UEFA Champions League Group C
|1||Paris St Germain||5||13|
UEFA Champions League Group D
|4||FC Viktoria Plzen||5||0|
UEFA Champions League Group E
|4||FC Steaua Bucuresti||5||3|
UEFA Champions League Group F
UEFA Champions League Group G
|2||Zenit St. Petersburg||5||6|
UEFA Champions League Group H