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  • Roma firm up their worrisome defence with Kostas Manolas 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    Greece international Kostas Manolas has joined Roma on a €13 million ($17 million) transfer from Olympiakos, as coach Rudi Garcia looks to strengthen his worrisome defence before Serie A starts this weekend. Roma said on Tuesday they had signed the center back to a five-year contract. Manolas is an immediate replacement for...
  • Bayern Munich agree deal for Roma defender Mehdi Benatia Yesterday

    Munich: Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich said they have reached a deal with Roma to sign Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia. Benatia will travel to Munich soon to undergo a medical and is expected to sign a five-year contract. Bayern said they have agreed with Roma not to disclose the terms of the deal....
  • Changes in Serie A after Allegri replaces Antonio Conte Yesterday

    Milan: There are plenty of changes in Serie A this season after a difficult and tumultuous period for Italian football. The pain in Italy began with the Italian Cup final in May, which was overshadowed by the shooting and later death of Napoli fan Ciro Esposito. It was hoped a good World...
  • Erik Lamela finally ready to deliver for Tottenham 4 days ago

    Tottenham Hotspur have been relatively quiet in the transfer market this summer but record signing Erik Lamela looks as though he could inspire a top-four 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...
  • Defender Vasilis Torosidis signs new 3-year deal at Roma August 13, 2014

    Roma defender Vasilis Torosidis has signed a new three-year deal with the Serie A club, keeping him at the Stadio Olimpico until 2017. The 29-year-old Torosidis said Wednesday that "I'm staying at Roma because it's a big club with big targets and I want to win something with this team." Torosidis, who...
  • Manchester United beat Real Madrid, Manchester City lose to Olympiakos August 3, 2014

    Two first-half goals by Ashley Young proved enough to help United beat the European champions 3-1 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 2-0 August 3, 2014

    Philadelphia: Nemanja Vidic and Yuto Nagatomo scored as Inter Milan beat AS Roma 2-0 on Saturday. Inter broke a scoreless tie just moments before half-time. On a free kick from the left outside of the box, Dodo's left-footed service found Vidic at the center of the penalty box and his deflected...
  • Carlo Ancelotti unfazed after Real Madrid suffer second setback July 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti tried to put up a brave face after a 0-1 defeat to Italian side AS Roma that saw his side eliminated from the Guinness International Champions Cup in the US. A Francesco Totti goal gave Roma a narrow win against the Champions League winners Tuesday...
  • Seydou Keita refused to shake hand with Pepe before friendly July 30, 2014

    An old feud has sparked up after Roma's Seydou Keita refused to shake Pepe's hand before his side's friendly against Real Madrid in Dallas. Keita snubbed Pepe and then threw a water bottle at him, which appeared to hit the Portugal defender on the shoulder. The two have endured a troubled relationship...
  • Pitch invasion as Roma beats Real Madrid July 30, 2014

    Dallas: Roma beat Real Madrid 1-0 on Tuesday in a friendly match disrupted by a pitch invasion, with a Palestinian flag being waved among the intruders. Approximately 20 fans, mostly young men, appeared to overwhelm the security officials. Players and team officials waited as the intruders were rounded up and removed...
  • 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 3-2 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 7-0 trouncing of the Los Angeles Galaxy in the...
  • Roma beat Liverpool 1-0 in preseason friendly July 24, 2014

    Boston: Marco Borriello scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a preseason friendly Wednesday night at Fenway Park. There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner from in front of goal. "Both teams played with young players," Roma coach Rudi Garcia said...
  • Iturbe joins Roma in $30 million deal from Verona July 17, 2014

    Rome: Promising Argentine forward Juan Manuel Iturbe is joining Italian runner-up Roma in a €22 million ($30 million) transfer from Hellas Verona. Roma says the 21-year-old Iturbe signed a five-year 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 33-year-old 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 two-year contract has the option to extend...
  • Juventus beat Roma 1-0 to set new Serie A record May 11, 2014

    Milan: Newly crowned champion Juventus beat Roma 1-0 Sunday with a last-minute goal and set a new points record for Serie A. Pablo Osvaldo's stoppage-time 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 100-point mark when...
  • Serie A: Newly-crowned champions Juventus visit second-place Roma May 10, 2014

    It might be a clash between the top two teams in Serie A on Sunday, but there is little to play for but pride when newly-crowned champion Juventus visit Roma. However, Juventus are still looking to break a few more records this season, while Roma will be out for revenge. The...
  • 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 5, 2014

    Rome: With second-place Roma losing 4-1 at Catania, Juventus' eight-point 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 League-chasing...
  • Roma brush Milan aside to keep title hopes alive April 26, 2014

    AS Roma kept their slim title hopes alive as a stunning Miralem Pjanic goal and a Gervinho tap-in earned a 2-0 home win over AC Milan and a ninth straight Serie A victory on Friday. The result cut the gap between second-placed Roma and Juventus to five points before the league...
  • Juventus could clinch Serie A title April 25, 2014

    Closing in on their third successive Serie A title, Juventus will be watching very closely when second-place Roma host an AC Milan on Friday. If Roma fail to beat Milan and Juventus then win at relegation-threatened Sassuolo on Monday, the Turin club will have clinched the championship. With four rounds remaining, Juventus...
  • Second-place Roma beat Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A April 13, 2014

    Milan: Roma kept up the pressure on Serie A leader Juventus with a comfortable 3-1 win against Atalanta on Saturday which saw the capital side equal the club record number of victories in a season. Rodrigo Taddei, Adem Ljajic and Gervinho scored to help Roma to their 24th league win of...
  • Roma move five points behind Juventus with 3-1 win April 6, 2014

    Milan: Roma moved within five points of Serie A leader Juventus as Mattia Destro scored his first-ever hat trick in a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Sunday. Destro reinforced his case for a place in Italy's World Cup squad as well as bolstering Roma's title hopes ahead of Juventus' home...
  • Roma beat Parma to close in on Juventus in Serie A April 3, 2014

    Rome: Roma beat Parma 4-2 in a rescheduled Serie A game at home on and have cut Juventus' lead to eight points. Parma suffered their third defeat in a row following an unbeaten run of 16 games as they could not contain the inspired Roma players, reported xinhua. Roma struck first in...
  • 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 beat Sassuolo 2-0 in Serie A March 30, 2014

    Rome: Mattia Destro's early goal was key and Roma were fortunate when a penalty kick for relegation-threatened Sassuolo were waved off in a 2-0 win on Sunday in the Serie A lunchtime fixture. Roma's fourth consecutive victory moved the Giallorossi within 11 points of Italian league leader Juventus, who were visiting...
  • Juventus face Napoli, Roma visit relegation-threatened Sassuolo in Serie A March 28, 2014

    Milan: League leader Juventus travel to third-place Napoli this weekend looking to maintain their charge to a third successive title. Second-place Roma visit relegation-threatened Sassuolo earlier on Sunday and will be hoping to put some pressure on the Bianconeri and cut the gap to 11 points. Here are five things to...
  • 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...
  • Roma coach concedes Serie A title race as good as over March 10, 2014

    AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia has conceded that his team have no realistic chance of catching Serie A leaders Juventus following Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Napoli. "We're not mathematically out of the race, but to all intents and purposes we are. There's a significant gap," he told Roma's website after his...