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Two red cards in two minutes and an illegal substitution see Roma crash out of Coppa Italia in comical fashion
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Two red cards in two minutes and an illegal substitution see Roma crash out of Coppa Italia in comical fashion

Paulo Fonseca's side have already been forced to forfeit one match this season and would have had to again - but they were beaten There was a comedy of errors as Roma crashed out of the Coppa Italia on Tuesday night, with the Giallorossi having two red cards in the space of two minutes and making an illegal substitution in extra time. Roma were beaten 4-2 after extra time at home to Spezia, but would have been eliminated by default even if they had won the game. After already making five substitutions during the match, manager Paulo Fonseca brought on defender Ibanez for former Chelsea forward Pedro.  
Even Ibrahimovic will have to catch his breath’ – AC Milan star must rest ‘now and then’ despite surprising ‘physical condition’, says Pioli
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Even Ibrahimovic will have to catch his breath’ – AC Milan star must rest ‘now and then’ despite surprising ‘physical condition’, says Pioli

The Rossoneri manager was full of praise for the Swedish striker after seeing his fine start to the 2020-21 campaign continue against Roma Zlatan Ibrahimovic must rest "every now and then" despite his surprising "physical condition", according to Stefano Pioli, who insists that even AC Milan's star man "will have to catch his breath". Ibrahimovic took his tally to six goals in five Serie A appearances at the start of the new season by netting twice in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma on Monday night. The 39-year-old opened the scoring in the second minute at San Siro, knocking the ball past Antonio Mirante in the Giallorossi net after latching onto a superb Rafael Leao through ball.
Roma deny Nkoulou interest after Torino president warns of €900,000 penalty
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Roma deny Nkoulou interest after Torino president warns of €900,000 penalty

The Giallorossi say they are not interested in signing any of the Turin club's players amid talk of a fine Roma have denied being interested in signing Nicolas Nkoulou after Torinopresident Urbano Cairo suggested the club could be forced to pay a €900,000 for contacting him. The 29-year-old centre-back had reportedly become a transfer target for the Giallorossi, who are eager to strengthen their defensive options before the transfer deadline next Monday with the Cameroonian – who played 38 times, missing just three games in all competitions last season for Torino – appearing to be a solid option to replace Kostas Manolas. Nkoulou is said to have told Torino boss Walter Mazzarri that he wanted to be excused from Sunday's Serie A opener against Sassuolo as he felt unable to focus ...
Roma’s new signing Amadou Diawara inspired by Yaya Toure
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Roma’s new signing Amadou Diawara inspired by Yaya Toure

The Guinea international is aiming to have an illustrious career like the four-time African Footballer of the Year after joining the Giallorossi Amadou Diawara has described African legend Yaya Toure as his idol and hopes to emulate the ex-Ivory Coast international after joining Roma. Diawara signed a five-year deal to the Stadio Olimpico outfit during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Following Guinea’s exit in the Round of 16 of the tournament, the 22-year-old joined up with his new teammates for their pre-season preparations.
Roma sign €19m Veretout from Fiorentina on initial loan deal
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Roma sign €19m Veretout from Fiorentina on initial loan deal

Linked with a transfer to the Italian capital all summer long, the midfielder has finally wrapped up his move Roma have announced the signing of Jordan Vereteout from Fiorentina as the former France Under-21 international joins initially on loan for one season before the club is obliged to purchase the player outright for €16 million (£14m/$18). The loan fee will cost the Giallorossi €1m, with the player already having signed a five-year deal that will see him tied to Stadio Olimpico until 2024. Roma will also have to pay up to €2m in variable bonus fees depending on certain sporting criteria. A World Cup winner at U23 level, Veretout made up part of a three-man midfield that lifted the trophy in Turkey in 2013, the Ancenis native lining up alongside Paul Pogba and Geoffrey Kond...
Sarri Gets Offer to Quit Chelsea
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Sarri Gets Offer to Quit Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has been offered an escape route by Roma, La Repubblica reports. Sarri was the target of angry fans on Monday night, as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Chants of “fans  Sarriball” could be heard around the ground during the second half. The Italian is understood to be under huge pressure at Chelsea and could even lose his job as soon as Sunday, if his side are beaten by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. It is however understood he could be set for a return to Serie A. Sarri reportedly met with Roma chief Franco Baldini for dinner in London earlier this week, to discuss the potential switch. Current Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco’s future is unclear, with sporting director Monchi stron...
UEFA Likely To Ban Roma Fans From 1-2 Away Games After A Liverpool Fan Is Severely Hurt
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UEFA Likely To Ban Roma Fans From 1-2 Away Games After A Liverpool Fan Is Severely Hurt

Two Giallorossi fans, 21-year-old Filippo Lombardi and 29-year-old Daniele Sciuscio, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide after the incident before Tuesday night’s Champions League match. The 53-year-old Liverpool fan was allegedly struck by a belt, and is in an induced coma. UEFA will officially announce an investigation today, and the Gazzetta dello Sport expects that Roma fans will be barred from away matches for one game, possibly two. The Lupi could also be fined, but sanctions on the club are difficult as the incident happened before the match, outside the stadium. For the same reason it’s unlikely the Giallorossi will have a closed doors game, as the incident happened at an away match. Today there will be a summit in Rome between the police, UEFA and ...
Serie A Teams Interested In Signing Matteo Darmian – Agent
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Serie A Teams Interested In Signing Matteo Darmian – Agent

Matteo Darmian’s agent claims Serie A teams have shown interest in signing the out-of-favour Manchester United full-back. The 28-year-old Italian international, who joined United for £13m from Torino in 2015, has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho this season. Darmian, who can play on the right or left, is behind Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw in the pecking order at full-back and has made just four Premier League appearances (two starts) this season. Victor Lindelof, a natural centre-half, was chosen to start at right-back during Monday’s 2-0 victory at Everton with Darmian an unused substitute. That has led to reports Darmian could move back Italy and his agent Tullio Tinti admits there have been enquiries from Serie A teams, though Roma are not one of the...
Carlo Ancelotti Fails To Rule Out Possibility Of Becoming Italy Boss
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Carlo Ancelotti Fails To Rule Out Possibility Of Becoming Italy Boss

Carlo Ancelotti has appeared to backtrack on his refusal to become the new Italy coach, saying he will not “exclude the possibility.” Ancelotti recently confirmed that the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) had contacted him about succeeding Gian Piero Ventura as Italy boss, but said that he had turned down the approach as he would prefer to manage another club next season. The former Bayern Munich coach, who was dismissed by the Bavarians earlier this season, appeared to revise that stance a little on Tuesday night, however. As a pundit on Mediaset’s Champions League show, Ancelotti said that coaching Italy’s national team is always a possibility. “The decision depends on me and also the federation,” he said. “It’s not certain that the federation only want me as the next Italy...
Marcos Alonso: ‘Chelsea Have To Watch Out For Dzeko’
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Marcos Alonso: ‘Chelsea Have To Watch Out For Dzeko’

The English champions face the Giallorossi in the Champions League tomorrow, and the former Fiorentina full-back spoke in the pre-match Press conference from Cobham. “They’re a very strong team,” Alonso said. “I think they’ve still got the bloc they had when I was playing in Italy. Tomorrow will be difficult, we’ll have to give 100 per cent to win. “They’ve got a strong core, I’ve always liked [Edin] Dzeko and I think he’s in good form, so we’ll have to be attentive to him, but also the whole team.” The Blues lost to Crystal Palace at the weekend, the first time the Eagles had won or even scored all season. “We’ve worked very well in the couple of days, we’ve recovered well and hopefully we’re going to play a much better game tomorrow. “We’ve been recovering and preparing the game fo...
Godfred Donsah’s Agent Confirms Inter Want The Bologna Midfielder
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Godfred Donsah’s Agent Confirms Inter Want The Bologna Midfielder

The 21-year-old has impressed for Roberto Donadoni’s side, and was linked with a move to San Siro in the summer. “He’s happy at Bologna, he’s carving out a big role for himself in the team,” Donsah’s agent, Olivier Arthur told FCInterNews. “Do Inter want him? None of the directors have contacted me because I’m in Ghana at the moment, but it seems clear to me that the Nerazzurri are thinking of signing him. “I think that’s good news, it means that Godfred is growing. It would be an important opportunity for him. “Could it happen in January? He’s a key man for Donadoni… but I think it’s possible. Inter are a top club and everyone wants to play for such a prestigious team. “In the summer he’d have cost between €8m and €10m, now the price for his transfer could have increased, who knows. ...
Banti Has Been Appointed As The Referee For This Week’s Milan-Roma Game
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Banti Has Been Appointed As The Referee For This Week’s Milan-Roma Game

The Tuscan official has presided over 195 Serie A matches, but this is the first time he’s been given this fixture. Banti has, however, overseen the Giallorossi 29 times, with the capital club winning 18 of those, the most recent being the 3-1 win over Juventus toward the end of last season. The Rossoneri, meanwhile, have a record of seven wins, seven draws and seven defeats in matches officiated by Banti. Elsewhere Antonio Damato will run the rule over Juventus’ trip to Atalanta, with Daniele Doveri taking charge of Benevento-Inter. Serie A Week 7 referees: Atalanta-Juventus - Antonio Damato Benevento-Inter - Daniele Doveri Chievo-Fiorentina - Piero Giacomelli Genoa-Bologna - Gianluca Rocchi Lazio-Sassuolo - Fabio Maresca Milan-Roma- Luca Banti Napoli-Cagliari - Rosario Abisso SPAL-C...
Tacconi: Bonucci? He Made His Choice, Which For Me Is Wrong
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Tacconi: Bonucci? He Made His Choice, Which For Me Is Wrong

"Higuain? He’ll be resurrected. The triple? It’s difficult, they will have to give up some objectives. Szczęsny? I like how things are going. Buffon knows that sooner or later he will have to leave the Bianconeri locker room. Playing with Juventus is easier than playing in Rome, when you come down in the field with the Giallorossi jersey you get shots from all over. Bonucci? He made his choice, which for me is wrong. You can not spend so much and buy everything, and now Milan will find it hard to find the right fit."
Inter Are Reportedly Targeting A Future Deal To Sign Adrien Rabiot
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Inter Are Reportedly Targeting A Future Deal To Sign Adrien Rabiot

According to Calciomercato.com, it comes after Inter director Walter Sabatini tried to sign Rabiot for Roma three years ago. However, on that occasion, Sabatini would have failed to convince then-Coach Rudi Garcia into building his Giallorossi side around the 22-year-old. Rabiot consequently extended his contract with PSG until 2019, but the website claims the Italian has reignited his interest in the player. Furthermore, he is also “one of the favourite names” for Inter’s board and sporting director Piero Ausilio, although a deal can only be struck if the starlet does not renew at Parc des Princes. For that to happen, L’Equipe explains Rabiot must be playing in his correct position, on the left of central midfield, and that PSG need to sign a new defensive midfielder.
Agent: Paris Saint-Germain Wanted Patrik Schick
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Agent: Paris Saint-Germain Wanted Patrik Schick

The Czech international joined the Giallorossi on loan with obligation to buy this summer after a move to Juventus collapsed, but he had offers from elsewhere. “If we’d only considered the name and the financial aspect we’d probably have said yes to Paris Saint-Germain,” Pavel Paska told iSport Blesk. “They were serious and wouldn’t give up. Then we realised Roma would be the best solution. “Sampdoria had better offers on the table, but the President [Massimo Ferrero] kept his word about respecting the lad’s will. “Then we closed things with the Giallorossi in 15 minutes.”
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Roma CEO Umberto Gandini: Starting With Atletico Madrid Is A Tough Obstacle

The Giallorossi welcome the Spanish side to the Stadio Olimpico tonight, and the director spoke to Tuttomercatoweb before the traditional lunch meeting of their respective clubs. “They’re all important and decisive matches,” Gandini said. “Certainly starting with Atletico is a tough obstacle. It’s a difficult, balanced group so starting well is crucial. “It will also depend on the results the other teams get, there are three teams who can all take points off each other [Chelsea, Roma, and Atleti]. “It’s assumed that Qarabag will be the weakest team, but we’ll see. “Francesco Totti? He’s getting on well in his new role, we’re happy. He’s got everything to do well.”
Roma’s Champions League Opener Against Atletico Madrid referee named
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Roma’s Champions League Opener Against Atletico Madrid referee named

The Giallorossi kick off their Group C campaign at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday evening. They face Diego Simeone’s Spanish side, twice losing finalists in recent years. Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are also present in a tough-looking group, which also features Azerbaijani outsiders Qarabag. Mazic will be assisted by compatriots Milovan Ristic and and Dalibor Djurdjevic, with Nemanja Petrovic named as the fourth official.
Roma Legend Francesco Totti To Start Coaching Course
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Roma Legend Francesco Totti To Start Coaching Course

It was reported last month that the Giallorossi director, who retired from playing at the end of last season, would be taking his coaching badges. It’s thought Er Pupone is keen to keep his post-retirement options open, and the Associazione Italiana Allenatori Calcio has confirmed he’ll begin a course later this month. “On September 18, 2017 Francesco Totti will begin the coaching course for the UEFA B Licence,” the AIAC confirmed on their Facebook page. “The course is being organised by the AIAC at Roma’s sports centre, Fulvio Bernardini di Trigoria. The course will be run by AIAC Lazio.”
Alessandro Florenzi: Patrik Schick Is A Future Champion
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Alessandro Florenzi: Patrik Schick Is A Future Champion

Florenzi was an unused substitute against Inter over the weekend, but the right-sider is set to make his long-awaited comeback against Chapecoense in a friendly on Friday.“Captain against Chapecoense? It’ll be great, a double-whammy of emotion. I don’t feel any anxiety but a lot desire,” he told Roma Radio.“I’ve waited 10 months for this moment. Two injuries? I followed the same line of recovery as my first one.“It was a case of bad luck. Apart from the first month and a half, where I felt a bit disoriented, I came back great.“Six-and-a-half months have passed and I’m feeling good. Support from my friends? They give you that extra something.“I don’t wish it on anyone, but it gives you something more in your head. You become stronger.“You have to surround yourself with people that you know ...
Inter ‘Must Do Something Different’ To Be Successful – Spalletti
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Inter ‘Must Do Something Different’ To Be Successful – Spalletti

Luciano Spalletti wants to “send the fans’ hearts racing” again after being officially presented as Inter Milan’s new coach. Spalletti was confirmed as the Nerazzurri’s new coach last week after meeting with bosses of the club’s owners Suning Group in China, but he spoke for the first time from Inter’s Appiano Gentile training ground on Tuesday and outlined his ambitions. “I want to get Inter back in touch with its history,” Spalletti said. “Inter have got to be a team who send the fans’ hearts racing, with a clear identity on the field. Many people say I’m on a hiding to nothing having accepted this role, but I don’t see it like that. “[Inter’s] position is horrible, and as many people told me on the plane here, it’s even scandalous, and the gap in points [to the top] makes you r...

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