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Paulo Fonseca has reason to worry after Roma are schooled by Sassuolo | Nicky Bandini

Manager needed to be calmed down by Edin Dzeko after a loss to an impressive Sassuolo that suggested Roma have problemsAt the end of a fractious match it is common enough to see a manager step in to dissuade one of his players from confronting the refe…

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Ashley Young makes rapid Inter impact as Serie A title race heats up

Internazionale were held at home, but Lazio failed to capitalise in the Rome derby before Juve were rocked in NaplesOn his first weekend playing in Serie A, Ashley Young brought Inter back within touching distance of league leaders Juventus. OK, maybe …

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Juventus shocked by Napoli while Real Madrid go clear in La Liga

• Zielinski and Insigne score in Napoli’s 2-1 win over Juve• Real Madrid win 1-0 at Real ValladolidSerie A leaders Juventus suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Napoli, with coach Maurizio Sarri returning to his former club for the first time, though Cristia…

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The psychology of football rivalries

Why does supporting one club mean you have to hate another?By Paul Hyland for The BlizzardEveryone reading this probably has a favourite football team. I’d also be willing to bet that all of you have at least one football club that you hate. Maybe it’s…

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European roundup: Dortmund’s title hopes hit by late collapse at Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim score two late goals to earn 2-1 winRoma thrash Fiorentina to keep pace in Serie ABorussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga title hopes suffered another blow as two late Hoffenheim goals condemned Lucien Favre’s side to an away defeat.The hosts struck …

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Corriere dello Sport condemned for ‘Black Friday’ front page with Lukaku and Smalling

Italian paper references players’ skin colour Smalling’s club, Roma, criticises front pageThe Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport has been heavily criticised for a front page with the headline “Black Friday” in regards to the former Manchester Unite…

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Chris Smalling scores and creates in Roma’s victory over Brescia

• On-loan Manchester United defender helps club climb Serie A• Roma remain behind neighbours Lazio who claimed late victoryChris Smalling scored a goal and had two assists as Roma moved into the top four of Serie A with a 3-0 win over Brescia in Serie …

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Roma ready to make €15m bid for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling

Defender has impressed on loan at Serie A clubRoma prepared to offer Smalling a five-year dealRoma are ready to make a €15m (£12.9m) offer to Manchester United for Chris Smalling after the defender’s impressive start to his loan spell at the Serie A cl…

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Roma ready to make €15m bid for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling

Defender has impressed on loan at Serie A clubRoma prepared to offer Smalling a five-year dealRoma are ready to make a €15m (£12.9m) offer to Manchester United for Chris Smalling after the defender’s impressive start to his loan spell at the Serie A cl…

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Roma getting the most out of Chris Smalling in their latest evolution | Nicky Bandini

Victory over Udinese moved Roma up to fourth, an impressive position when set against their lengthy injury listRomelu Lukaku’s best goal yet for Internazionale. Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a 95th-minute winner to put Juventus back on top of the table. Si…

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Jack Rodwell to have Roma medical four months after leaving Blackburn

Rodwell’s contract expired and he can sign as free agentRoma regard 28-year-old as solution to midfield injury crisisJack Rodwell is to have a medical at Roma on Friday with a view to signing until the end of the season, four months after he left Black…

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Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo: ‘I’m not Totti, but one day I hope to be as good’

Nicolò Zaniolo was a Serie B player two years ago. Now he is a Roma regular with two Italy capsBy Omar Saleem for These Football TimesNicolò Zaniolo made his debut for Virtus Entella in Serie B two and a half years ago. He had been released by Fiorenti…

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Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo: ‘I’m not Totti, but one day I hope to be as good’

Nicolò Zaniolo was a Serie B player two years ago. Now he is a Roma regular with two Italy capsBy Omar Saleem for These Football TimesNicolò Zaniolo made his debut for Virtus Entella in Serie B two and a half years ago. He had been released by Fiorenti…

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan on target for Roma as Sevilla go top in La Liga

• Arsenal loanee scored in 4-2 win against Sassuolo• Sevilla still unbeaten after 1-0 win against AlavésHenrikh Mkhitaryan marked his debut with a goal as Roma claimed their first win under Paulo Fonseca by beating Sassuolo 4-2 at the Stadio Olimpico.T…

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Chris Smalling describes racism as ‘unacceptable’ as he settles in at Roma

• Racism a live issue in Italy following abuse of Romelu Lukaku• On-loan United defender excited about playing in Serie AChris Smalling has described racism as an “unacceptable” and “sad” problem that affects all parts of the world but is hopeful that …

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Mkhitaryan and Sánchez prove no transfer is ever a sure thing | Paul Wilson

Arsenal and Manchester United have offloaded players whose 2018 swap deal conspicuously failed to live up to expectationsThe Liverpool teenager Bobby Duncan appears to have bucked a growing trend by leaving to join Fiorentina in Italy. Whatever the rig…

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Mkhitaryan and Sánchez prove no transfer is ever a sure thing | Paul Wilson

Arsenal and Manchester United have offloaded players whose 2018 swap deal conspicuously failed to live up to expectationsThe Liverpool teenager Bobby Duncan appears to have bucked a growing trend by leaving to join Fiorentina in Italy. Whatever the rig…

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Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan to join Roma in loan with option to buy

• Mkhitaryan due in Italian capital to conclude transfer• Midfielder is latest experienced player moved on by EmeryRoma have agreed a deal to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan on loan from Arsenal with an option to buy the attacking midfielder.Mkhitaryan arrived…

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Luis Alberto’s strike earns Lazio a point in Rome derby

• Spaniard’s equaliser cancels out Kolarov penalty• Chris Smalling is unused substituteLuis Alberto struck the equaliser as Lazio claimed a 1-1 draw against Roma in a lively derby in Serie A.Roma, for whom Chris Smalling was an unused substitute, went …

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Chris Smalling to join Roma on loan from Manchester United

Italian club agree to pay €3m for season’s loanDefender has fallen out of first-team picture at UnitedChris Smalling is set to join Roma on loan from Manchester United after a deal was agreed under which the Italian club will pay €3m (£2.7m) to take th…