MOSCOW – AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia and captain Francesco Totti admitted his team did not expect to lose two points when the game 15 seconds left, the fifth match of Group E, at Arena Khimki, Khimki, Tuesday (11/25/2014). Even so, according to Garcia, the most important thing of the game is the team can still get 16 without depending on other teams.
The match ended 1-1. Roma ahead through Totti in the 43rd minute. Hosts equalized through defender Vasili Berezutski in the 90th minute + 3, which immediately followed the sound of the whistle signaled the end of the game.
According to UEFA, throughout the game, Roma off three accurate shots from seven attempts, with 57 percent of possession. The host fired four shots bead of 15 trials.
With these results, Rome sits in second place with five points, the same as Manchester City and CSKA in third and fifth. Rome lost seven points from Bayern Munich. By doing so, Rome will qualify if it won the last game, which is against the City, at the Olimpico.
“I think, we have won the game, but we conceded in the last 15 seconds. 15 seconds changed my view of the game earlier. We are likely to score the second goal, but the important thing is everything is in our hands and we do not depend on the outcome of the match the team other. If we win the last game, we pass to the next round, “said Garcia.
“It was a difficult game and we came to win, but goals with the final seconds really beyond our expectations,” said Totti.