Andrea Petagna (Spal) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball.
Substitution. Alessandro Murgia did his best and is replaced by Lorenco Simic (Spal).
AS Roma take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
It will be a substitution. Pasquale Schiattarella (Spal) is ready to enter the pitch as Jasmin Kurtic walks off.
Here is a change. Rick Karsdorp is going off and Claudio Ranieri gives the last tactical orders to Davide Santon (AS Roma).
What a chance that is! Thiago Rangel Cionek (Spal) leaps high to meet a lofted pass inside the six-yard box, but his header crashes off the crossbar!
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) is about to take a corner kick.
The opposition back off Edin Dzeko (AS Roma), who needs no second invitation to shoot from inside the box. It's a decent effort low towards the middle of the goal, but Emiliano Viviano denies him with the save.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) is not able to continue due to his injury and will be replaced by Vasco Regini.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) is having a really tough time right now. We are about to find out how serious his injury is.
AS Roma didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Gianluca Rocchi shows a yellow card to Bryan Cristante (AS Roma) for his blatant foul.
A pass from Mohamed Salim Fares (Spal) is intercepted by Robin Olsen and the move breaks down.
Today's referee Gianluca Rocchi rightly decides to book Simone Missiroli (Spal) for his harsh tackle.
What was Diego Perotti (AS Roma) thinking? He will not get away with that. The referee shows him a yellow card.
Goal! Andrea Petagna (Spal) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty past Robin Olsen into left side of the goal.
Juan Jesus (AS Roma) sees a yellow card from Gianluca Rocchi after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
Gianluca Rocchi couldn't ignore the rough tackle by Juan Jesus (AS Roma) and blew his whistle. It's a penalty for Spal!
Gianluca Rocchi shows a yellow card to Mohamed Salim Fares (Spal) for a tough tackle.
Diego Perotti (AS Roma) steps up and confidently powers his spot-kick into the bottom right corner.
Thiago Rangel Cionek (Spal) fouls his opponent and receives a yellow card from the referee, but he is clearly not happy with the decision.
Thiago Rangel Cionek (Spal) holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee blows for a foul after seeing the whole situation. It's a penalty! Great chance to score for AS Roma!
The resulting set piece from AS Roma is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Edin Dzeko (AS Roma) unleashes a powerful shot towards goal, but it is bravely blocked by a self-sacrificing defender. AS Roma will take a corner kick.
Claudio Ranieri has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Nicolo Zaniolo (AS Roma) replacing Justin Kluivert.
The referee allows time for a substitution. Stephan El Shaarawy will be replaced by Diego Perotti (AS Roma).
Referee Gianluca Rocchi blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half and the players are now heading to their respective dressing rooms.
It's like he was asking for a caution. Edin Dzeko (AS Roma) receives a yellow card.
The fourth official shows 1 min. of added time.
A cross into the box from Thiago Rangel Cionek (Spal) is cleared.
Patrik Schick (AS Roma) latches on to a cross and produces a snap shot from outside of the box. His shot flies just wide of the goal.
Gianluca Rocchi shows a yellow card to Steven N'Zonzi (AS Roma), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) gets a precise pass from the edge of the box and swiftly strikes, but his shot misses to the left of the target.
Stephan El Shaarawy (AS Roma) latches on to a cross on the edge of the box, but his effort on goal goes well wide of the right post. A really poor shot.
Mirco Antenucci (Spal) latches on to an accurate pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a strong shot towards the right side of the goal, but his effort is denied by the well positioned keeper with a stunning save.
Edin Dzeko (AS Roma) unleashes a promising shot towards the bottom left corner after his wonderful solo run, but Emiliano Viviano thwarts the effort with a fabulous save. The score remains the same.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) swings a cross into the box, but it's far too close to Robin Olsen, who smothers the ball.
Steven N'Zonzi (AS Roma) commits a foul and Gianluca Rocchi immediately signals a free kick.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who clears the danger.
The defender bravely blocks the shot from Manuel Lazzari (Spal) inside the box. The referee blows his whistle, Spal are awarded a corner kick.
Bryan Cristante (AS Roma) blasts the ball from just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by the defender.
71:29 – this is the current ball possession ratio.
Patrik Schick (AS Roma) misses a good chance to score. A perfect cross into the box finds Patrik Schick (AS Roma) who rises for a header, but he sends the ball well over the bar.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) receives a precise pass from his teammate and sends a snap shot from the edge of the box. However, he didn't manage to aim well enough and the ball flies just narrowly wide of the right post.
Goal! Thiago Rangel Cionek is the provider and Mohamed Salim Fares (Spal) is the executioner, dispatching the cross into the right of the goal from close in with his head. 1:0.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away. The ball is behind the touchline and Spal will take a throw-in.
A pass by Patrik Schick (AS Roma) ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
What a chance that is! Kevin Bonifazi (Spal) displays good awareness near the penalty spot to get on the end of a cross from the free kick, but he steers his header narrowly wide of the right post.
Thiago Rangel Cionek (Spal) sends a cross into the box, but Robin Olsen comes off his line to gather the ball.
A cross by Manuel Lazzari (Spal) from the side of the pitch flies into the box, but fails to find its intended target as the aim was poor.
Edin Dzeko (AS Roma) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) takes the corner but it's cleared.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) fails to send a pass into the box as his effort is cut out. Spal win a corner.
Edin Dzeko (AS Roma) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) dinks a cross into the box in an attempt to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to clear.
Gianluca Rocchi shows the yellow card to Francesco Vicari (Spal) for a heavy challenge.
A cross from Manuel Lazzari (Spal) fails to reach the box as the defence clears the ball away to safety.
Edin Dzeko (AS Roma) sends a lovely cross into the penalty area and Stephan El Shaarawy attempts to score after getting on the end of it.
The referee blows his whistle and we are underway.
Spal will kick the game off.
Gianluca Rocchi is the one to supervise the game today.
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