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  • Manuel Pellegrini hails Roman warriors not big-name absentees 1 week ago

    Pellegrini celebrated Manchester City's remarkable brinkmanship in securing a Champions League knock-out spot on Wednesday by hailing the champions' Roman warriors rather than the absent leading players. The unruffled Chilean, who must have feared a quick exit before his side made a remarkable comeback against Bayern Munich last month, almost made...
  • Champions League: Calculators out for Roma-Man City decider December 9, 2014

    The calculators will be out in force as AS Roma and Manchester City clash for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with outsiders CSKA Moscow lurking in the background. The head-to-head rule which UEFA use to separate teams who are level on points means that...
  • Champions League: Man City reeling as Aguero ruled out of Rome trip December 7, 2014

    Manchester City's already slim hopes of remaining in the Champions League beyond next week suffered a devastating blow on Saturday when a tearful Sergio Aguero joined their lengthening injury list. Aguero, the Premier League's leading scorer with 14 goals, suffered a knee ligament injury in the opening minutes of City's 1-0...
  • AS Roma snatch 2-2 draw against Sassuolo in Serie A December 7, 2014

    Milan: Roma rallied from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw against Sassuolo with a stoppage-time equalizer from Adem Ljajic but missed the opportunity to close the gap on Serie A leader Juventus on Saturday. Ljajic, who got Roma back into the match with a penalty, snatched a point for...
  • Juventus snatch 2-1 win over Torino, Roma beat Inter Milan in Italy December 1, 2014

    Milan: Andrea Pirlo scored deep into stoppage time as 10-man Juventus snatched a 2-1 win over Torino in a derby match on Sunday, while Roma kept pace with the league leaders with a 4-2 win over Inter Milan. "I followed the move, (Arturo) Vidal did well to see me, and I...
  • Serie A: Gonzalo Higuain goal sets up Napoli win over Roma November 1, 2014

    Milan: Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain scored early with an acrobatic volley, his fifth goal in three league games, to set them on the way to a convincing 2-0 win over sluggish AS Roma in Serie A on Saturday. Higuain, who missed a stoppage time penalty in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Atalanta, also...
  • Serie A: Juventus lose 1-0 at Genoa, Roma beat Cesena 2-0 October 30, 2014

    Milan: A stoppage-time goal saw Juventus fall to their first league defeat since March as they lost 1-0 at Genoa on Wednesday, allowing Roma to move level at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win over Cesena. Luca Antonini netted the winner for Genoa, four minutes into added time....
  • Serie A: AS Roma seek to reverse poor run against Cesena October 29, 2014

    Rome: Juventus has restored a three-point lead atop Serie A. Second-place Roma is struggling to bounce back from its humiliating 7-1 defeat to Bayern Munich. And AC Milan is starting to look like a legitimate contender for third place and the final Champions League berth. That's the situation in the Italian...
  • Bayern Munich, Chelsea win in Champions League goal-fest October 22, 2014

    Frankfurt: The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza as Bayern Munich thrashed Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road and Luiz Adriano scored five as Shakhtar put seven goals past BATE Borisov. On a record-busting night, Chelsea were't far behind in a 6-0 win over Maribor,...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich face first big test against AS Roma October 21, 2014

    Berlin: German League champions Bayern Munich face their first biggest test of 2014-15 season so far when they take on Italian side AS Roma in the Champions League Group E match on Tuesday. In contrast to other German clubs like Borussia Dortmund (Group D), Bayer Leverkusen (Group C) and Schalke 04...
  • Serie A: Juventus draw 1-1 at Sassuolo, Roma win 3-0 October 19, 2014

    Milan: Defending champion Juventus dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by bottom club Sassuolo on Saturday and saw their lead at the top of the Serie A table cut to one point ahead of Roma. Sassuolo took a shock lead in...
  • Manchester United warned off Roma's Kevin Strootman October 9, 2014

    Manchester United can give up hope of signing AS Roma's Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman in the next transfer window, the Italian club's owner told the BBC on Wednesday. United, managed by Strootman's former national coach Louis van Gaal, have been strongly linked with the player who is still recuperating after suffering...
  • Serie A: Destro's stunning strike helps Roma beat Verona 2-0 September 27, 2014

    Milan: Mattia Destro scored a stunning goal from near the halfway line to help Roma beat Hellas Verona 2-0 on Saturday as the capital side maintained its perfect record in Serie A. Destro controlled Morgan De Sanctis' goal kick before smacking it into the back of the net on the half...
  • Roma midfielder De Rossi out for a month September 23, 2014

    Rome: Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi will likely be out for a month due to a first-degree tear of his left calf muscle. Medical tests on Tuesday revealed the extent of the problem after De Rossi was injured late in a 2-0 win over Cagliari at the weekend. De Rossi...
  • AS Roma beat Cagliari 20, pull level with Juventus September 21, 2014

    Alessandro Florenzi set up one goal then scored another as Roma pulled level with Juventus atop Serie A with a 20 win over Cagliari on Sunday. Florenzi provided the cross for Mattia Destro's opener 10 minutes in at the Stadio Olimpico then took a pass from Gervinho and found the target...
  • Erik Lamela finally ready to deliver for Tottenham August 23, 2014

    Tottenham Hotspur have been relatively quiet in the transfer market this summer but record signing Erik Lamela looks as though he could inspire a topfour challenge a year late. The Argentine was signed for 30 million pounds before last season but was virtually invisible as he struggled to adapt to...
  • Manchester United beat Real Madrid, Manchester City lose to Olympiakos August 3, 2014

    Two firsthalf goals by Ashley Young proved enough to help United beat the European champions 31 on Saturday in a friendly. United's win means they advance to Monday's final in Miami, where they will meet traditional English rivals Liverpool. The appeal of two of the world's most iconic sports teams attracted...
  • Nemanja Vidic, Yuto Nagatomo score as Inter Milan beat AS Roma 20 August 3, 2014

    Philadelphia: Nemanja Vidic and Yuto Nagatomo scored as Inter Milan beat AS Roma 20 on Saturday. Inter broke a scoreless tie just moments before halftime. On a free kick from the left outside of the box, Dodo's leftfooted service found Vidic at the center of the penalty box and his deflected...
  • Rooney scores two in Manchester United friendly win over Roma July 27, 2014

    Denver: Wayne Rooney scored twice and Juan Mata added another goal to lift Manchester United to a 32 friendly victory over AS Roma on Saturday. The triumph continued the winning start to new manager Louis van Gaal's tenure, which opened with a 70 trouncing of the Los Angeles Galaxy in the...
  • Iturbe joins Roma in $30 million deal from Verona July 17, 2014

    Rome: Promising Argentine forward Juan Manuel Iturbe is joining Italian runnerup Roma in a 22 million ($30 million) transfer from Hellas Verona. Roma says the 21yearold Iturbe signed a fiveyear deal and the transfer price could reach 24.5 million ($33.2 million) with bonuses related to the Giallorossi's success rate. Iturbe impressed with...
  • Veteran defender Ashley Cole joins Roma July 7, 2014

    Rome: Roma says veteran English defender Ashley Cole has joined the Italian capital club. The 33yearold left back was a free agent after his Chelsea contract expired, having been restricted to 17 Premier League appearances last season. Roma said Monday on its website that Cole's twoyear contract has the option to extend...
  • Juventus beat Roma 10 to set new Serie A record May 11, 2014

    Milan: Newly crowned champion Juventus beat Roma 10 Sunday with a lastminute goal and set a new points record for Serie A. Pablo Osvaldo's stoppagetime winner ensured Juventus moved to 99 points, beating Inter Milan's record. Antonio Conte's team can become the first Serie A club to reach the 100point mark when...
  • Chaos reigns before Juventus celebrate league win at Roma May 8, 2014

    Juventus's clash with AS Roma was set to be Sunday night's Serie A showcase but neither club knows what time the match will start as the fallout from Saturday's Italian Cup final chaos continues. Antonio Conte's Juventus travel to the Italian capital flush with the success from their third straight league...
  • Serie A: Juventus seal third straight title after Roma loss May 4, 2014

    Rome: With secondplace Roma losing 41 at Catania, Juventus' eightpoint lead became insurmountable because Roma only has two matches remaining. Juventus, who have three games to play, can celebrate when they host Atalanta on Monday although the Turin squad's players and coach Antonio Conte were already seen celebrating at their...
  • Juventus poised to claim third straight Serie A title May 2, 2014

    Rome: Juventus are ready to finally celebrate a third successive Serie A crown that has been practically in the bag for months when they host Atalanta on Monday (1900). Despite spirited opposition from AS Roma, Juve will be crowned champions for the 30th time if they beat Stefano Colantuono's Europa Leaguechasing...
  • Italian World Cup referee in penalty confusion March 30, 2014

    Italian World Cup referee Nicola Rizzoli was involved in an extraordinary incident when he awarded a penalty and then changed his mind after five minutes of angry protests during second-placed AS Roma's 2-0 win at Sassuolo on Sunday. Rizzoli asked Sassuolo forward Nicola Sansone, the player who suffered the alleged foul,...
  • Roma sink Torino with Florenzi's added time winner March 26, 2014

    A stoppage-time goal from substitute Alessandro Florenzi gave AS Roma a 2-1 win over Torino in Serie A on Tuesday after Ciro Immobile had scored with a stunning effort for the visitors. Ivory Coast winger Gervinho set up both goals for second-placed Roma as they took another step towards making sure...
  • Roma breeze past Chievo, Immobile treble for Torino March 23, 2014

    First-half goals by Gervinho and Mattia Destro helped AS Roma strengthen their grip on second place in Serie A with a 2-0 win at Chievo Verona on Saturday. Ivorian attacker Gervinho slid home the opener in the 17th minute after a defensive mix-up. Destro doubled the lead with his eighth league...
  • Juventus coach wary of Roma February 24, 2014

    Rome: Juventus head coach Antonio Conte has admitted he was wary of AS Roma, whose good form has put pressure on the Turin side in the race for the Italian Serie A title. Roma, who are nine points adrift of Juventus with one game in hand, are a team more dangerous...
  • Gervinho double helps Roma down Napoli in thriller February 6, 2014

    Two goals from inform Gervinho, including the winner two minutes from time, gave AS Roma a thrilling 32 victory in their Italian Cup semifinal first leg against Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday. Gervinho's goals helped Roma to their sixth straight win and handed Rudi Garcia's side a slender...