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Juventus’s star signings mask unease while Inter and Napoli can challenge

The champions may have landed De Ligt, Rabiot and Ramsey but all has not run smoothly for Maurizio Sarri this summerItalian football’s summer break began in much the same way as the season had ended: with Juventus way out in front. By 1 July they had c…

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Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta to join Roma on season’s loan

Defender’s move subject to a medical this weekZappacosta has not played under Frank LampardChelsea’s Davide Zappacosta is to join Roma on a season’s loan, subject to a medical this week. The defender has not played since Frank Lampard took over as mana…

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Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta to join Roma on season’s loan

Defender’s move subject to a medical this weekZappacosta has not played under Frank LampardChelsea’s Davide Zappacosta is to join Roma on a season’s loan, subject to a medical this week. The defender has not played since Frank Lampard took over as mana…

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Daniele De Rossi completes move to Boca Juniors after 18 years at Roma

Midfielder was mobbed by fans on arrival in Buenos AiresBoca manager hails De Rossi’s ‘experience and quality’Boca Juniors have confirmed the signing of Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who has left Roma after 18 years at the club and joins the Arg…

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What Berwick Rangers going viral tells football clubs about social media

Bayern Munich and Roma are not the only clubs gaining fans online – as Berwick, Motherwell and Celtic showed last seasonBy Simon Meehan for Nutmeg magazineIt’s 4.50pm on a cold, blustery Saturday in March and I am at the in-laws’ house on the south coa…

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Tanguy Ndombele arrives at Tottenham for medical to seal £55m transfer

• Midfielder set to become record signing from Lyon• Roma considering move for Toby AlderweireldTanguy Ndombele is in London to undertake a medical at Tottenham, as his move from Lyon edges closer to completion. The London club have agreed a fee of €62…

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Francesco Totti hits out at Roma hierarchy as he leaves club after 30 years

Former captain says views not taken into considerationTotti: ‘It’s a day that I hoped never would have come’The former Roma captain Francesco Totti says he is leaving his position within the club’s management because his views are not taken into consid…

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Atalanta win to claim Champions League place for first time

• Daniele de Rossi plays final game for Roma• Milan miss out on Champions League slotAtalanta qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history on Sunday, coming from behind to guarantee their place with a 3-1 win over Sassuolo in …

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Florenzi inspires Roma win and leaves Ronaldo feeling small | Paolo Bandini

Roma stalwart was teased about his height by Cristiano Ronaldo but felt 10ft tall after opening the scoring against Juve Cristiano Ronaldo was not the first man to tell Alessandro Florenzi that he is too short. As a teenager, the Italian almost lost hi…

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When Serie A title races captivated the world

Juventus are cruising to their eighth straight title but Serie A was not always so predictableBy Chris Weir for The Gentleman Ultra“We thought that we had already won the Scudetto, but that is not the case,” shrugged Max Allegri a few weeks ago after J…

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Monchi considers Arsenal technical director role after leaving Roma

• Monchi quits Roma as Claudio Ranieri is appointed manager• Arsenal manager Unai Emery worked with Monchi at SevillaThe Spanish technical director Monchi is considering joining Arsenal after leaving Roma. The 50-year-old lasted less than two years at …

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Roma sack manager Eusebio Di Francesco after Champions League exit

• Italian side lie fifth in Serie A, but went out to Porto• Club president Jim Pallotta confirms news in statementLess than 24 hours after their Champions League exit at Porto, Roma have sacked their manager, Eusebio Di Francesco.The Giallorossi curren…

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Porto score VAR penalty in extra time to send Roma out of Champions League

Porto converted a penalty awarded after a VAR review three minutes from the end of extra time to beat Roma 3-1 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.Fernando went down as he tried to meet Maxi Pereira’s low shot across the face of the goal and …

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Porto v Roma: Champions League last 16, second leg – live!

Live updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offYou can email Barry here or tweet him here 6.45pm GMT Not to be outdone by his opposite number, Porto’s coach also spoke of the importance of the group over the individual. “The collective is what counts,” he said….

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Lazio’s Inzaghi forces inquest upon Roma after derby thrashing

A handsome Rome derby victory for Lazio piles the pressure on Roma’s Eusebio Di FrancescoSimone Inzaghi could not allow himself to celebrate right away. The Rome derby was 12 minutes old when Felipe Caicedo rounded Robin Olsen and rolled home the openi…

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The great golden oldie goalscorers in Italian football

Fabio Quagliarella scored in 11 straight games this season, continuing a long tradition of evergreen strikers in Serie ABy Ramez Nathan for The Gentleman UltraFabio Quagliarella made a little bit of history this season. He scored in 11 consecutive game…

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Italian Roma fan pleads guilty to attack on Liverpool supporter

Sean Cox suffered severe head injuries in assault outside Anfield in 2018An Italian national has pleaded guilty to assaulting a Liverpool FC supporter, Sean Cox, outside Anfield stadium.Cox, 53, a father of three from Dunboyne in Co Meath, Ireland, suf…

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Nicolò Zaniolo’s double delivers first-leg advantage for Roma against Porto

Teenage forward Nicolò Zaniolo scored twice as Roma edged the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash against Porto 2-1 at Stadio Olimpico. There had been little to chose between the sides during the first half, with Edin Dzeko seeing his sho…

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Roma v Porto: Champions League last 16, first leg – live!

Champions League last-16, first-leg updates, 8pm GMT kick-offMan Utd v PSG: Champions League last 16, first legAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.11pm GMT Roma: Mirante; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Cris…

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PSG suffer first league defeat of season after Lyon produce shock

• Dembélé and Fekir goals give Lyon surprise 2-1 victory• Real defeat Alavés 3-0; Inter jeered by fans after lossParis Saint-Germain suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season as Lyon claimed a deserved 2-1 home victory on Sunday evening.Ángel D…