Sports Mole brings you live commentary of tonight's Serie A clash between Roma and Cagliari.
By Sam Hughes, Reporter Filed: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 19:25 UK
Last Updated: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 02:43 UK
Roma welcomed Cagliari to the Stadio Olimpico for their Serie A clash this evening, hoping to close the gap on the sides currently occupying the European places, while Cagliari were looking for a vital three points to help distance themselves from the relegation zone.
Radja Nainggolan stunned Roma after just three minutes to give Cagliari the lead, though Totti soon brought the home side back into the game with a fine freekick.
The second half stunned Roma, though, when Mauro Goicoechea fumbled a harmless cross into his own goal. From there, Cagliari were ruthless in front of goal to earn all three points.
Find out how all the action unfolded on Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary below.
7:26pmGood evening all! Welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage of tonight's Serie A action between Roma and Cagliari.
7:29pmWe'll kick off the proceedings here with some team news...
8:32pmThe referee brings a close to an enthralling first 45 minutes - both sides head in level.
8:33pmRoma are completely dominating possession, but Cagliari are deadly on the break. The pace and power of Ibarbo and Sau is a real concern for Zeman, who will be hoping to address that in his team talk.
8:35pmA score of 1-1 is fair, though. Cagliari started the brighter of the two sides - and threatened on the counter-attack throughout - but Roma definitely deserved their goal.
8:36pmWe saw the best bits of Totti in that half, too - vision, composure and an eye for goal. He could be the main threat, alongside Lamela and Osvaldo, for the home side in the second half.
8:38pmJust looking at the replay of Nainggolan's goal - it was really poor defending from Roma. They just let the midfielder walk past them!
8:40pmAs has often been the case this season, Roma are very entertaining to watch, though plenty of credit must go to Cagliari for that first half.
8:41pmI wouldn't like to call it in the second half - Roma could really dominate if they turn their possession into goals, but I very much doubt that their defence can keep Ibarbo and co. quiet. We're set for some excitement either way!
8:44pmBoth sides are on their way out - almost time for the restart.
45 minWe're back in action here at Stadio Olimpico. There's been no changes from either side, which isn't surprising given the performances.
45 minGOAL! Roma 1-2 Cagliari (Goicoechea own goal)
45 minAn unbelievable error from the goalkeeper! Goicoechea seemed to have gathered a simple cross, but somehow he's managed to fumble it and drop it into his own goal! Outrageous.
46 minThere was no pressure from anyone, but Goicoechea's still made a mess of it. Roma have it all to do again!
49 minCHANCE! Sau beats the offside trap and finds himself in on goal, but Goicoechea goes some way to redeem himself with a save.
50 minSau should've done better there - a huge chance to go 3-1 up!
72 minCagliari make it four! Those gaps in Roma's back line were fully exploited! Sau's curling shot hits the post and rebounds to Pisano, who slots home from close range to make it 4-1. Fantastic second half display from the away side, here.
74 minLamela thought he had pulled a goal back for Roma, but his finish from close range was correctly ruled out for offside by the linesman.
77 minThe Roma players look shocked, and rightly so! I don't think anybody expected Cagliari to be so clinical in this second half.
79 minSUBSTITUTION! Luca Rossettini's game is over, he has replaced by Gabriele Perico after suffering an injury.
81 minSUBSTITUTION! Daniele Conti is replaced Federico Casarini as Cagliari look to see out the game.
83 minMarquinho races forward for Roma and is brought down near the edge of the area - another chance for Totti?
85 minThe same routine as the first freekick, but this time the Cagliari wall are wise to it and charge down Totti to block his strike.
87 minCagliari are beginning to spread the ball nicely in a bid to see out this game. They seem to believe they've got the three points and, as a result, are much more relaxed in possession.
89 minNainggolan is the architect in the middle of the park for Cagliari - the midfield dynamo has been everywhere since opening the scoring at the start of this game.
89 minWe've just seen a shot of a sullen Stekelenberg on the Roma bench - a penny for his thoughts right now?
90 minFive minutes have been added on by the referee - to be honest, I think Roma just want this game over and done with!
90 min+2Nainggolan bursts into action again for Cagliari, flying past De Rossi to bring his side out of their own half. An absolute imperious display from the Belgian tonight.