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Pre-Season Friendly: Porto 1-0 Roma

Roma suffer defeat Monday 31 July, 2006

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Roma were beaten 1-0 by Portuguese champions Porto in their first major pre-season friendly on Sunday evening, thanks an own goal by Philippe Mexes.

Coach Luciano Spalletti fielded the usual 4-2-3-1 system, but could not count on his internationals Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi and Simone Perrotta, who were still on holiday, as well as Leandro Cufrč and Samuel Kuffour.

Vincenzo Montella and Rodrigo Taddei stayed in Trigoria, to recover from their injuries.

Spalletti alternated Marco Cassetti and Christian Panucci on the flanks, leaving Ricardo Faty in the middle next to Alberto Aquilani, who distinguished himself.

After 35 minutes Edgar Alvarez missed a great chance for Roma and three minutes after that Porto took the lead, with Mexes trying to anticipate Adriano but unfortunately sending the ball past Gianluca Curci.

Alvarez tried to equalise 9 minutes into the second half, but Helton was ready to stop him.

The Giallorossi looked in fairly good physical condition against a team who may be one of their opponents in the next Champions League.

Porto 1-0 Roma
Mexes 38 og (R)

Porto: Helton; Bosingwa (Ricardo Costa 76), Pepe (Bruno Alves 46), Pedro Emanuel (Ezequias 46, Leandro 76); Raul Meireles (Diego Valente 46), Paulo Assuncao (Jorginho 46), Anderson (Joao Paulo 46), Ibson (Cech 46); Tarik (Vieirinha 46), Adriano (Bruno Moraes 46), Quaresima (Alan 46)

Roma: Curci; Cassetti, Mexes, Chivu (Ferrari 62), Panucci (Com’otto 46); Faty (Galloppa 70), Aquilani; Alvarez (Giacobini 63), Mancini (Okaka 85), Tonetto (Rosi 46); Nonda (Mido 63)

Ref: Jorge Sousa

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