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  • Juventus' lead over Roma in Serie A cut to one point December 15, 2014

    Rome: Patrice Evra scored his first goal in Serie A but Juventus were held 1-1 at home by Champions League hopeful Sampdoria on Sunday, and had their lead cut to one point. Radja Nainggolan scored as second-place Roma won 1-0 at 10-man Genoa to bounce back from their Champions League elimination...
  • Manuel Pellegrini hails Roman warriors not big-name absentees December 11, 2014

    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: Manchester City complete great escape in Rome December 11, 2014

    London: Manchester City concluded one of the great Champions League Houdini acts on Wednesday as they qualified for the knockout stages with goals from Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta sinking Roma 2-0 to eliminate the Italians at the Stadio Olimpico. The Frenchman's 60th-minute thunderbolt, before he laid on a second for...
  • 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...
  • Juventus host Torino in Serie A derby match November 28, 2014

    Milan: Juventus are just one game away from a perfect November, and they have every reason to be confident going into Sunday's Turin derby against Torino. Not only the three-time reigning Serie A champion sitting atop the table, they also took a giant step toward qualifying for the Champions League knockout...
  • Serie A: Pogba adds a new entry to Juventus's French connection November 8, 2014

    Rome: Juventus and Roma are the two clear title favorites after 10 rounds of Serie A. Figuring out which club will finish third and claim the last Champions League spot is a little more difficult. After AC Milan's visit to Sampdoria on Saturday, the situation could become a bit clearer. Sampdoria are...
  • Pep Guardiola warns Bayern against strong Roma November 5, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola warned his side not to take Roma easily when the German champions take on the Italian team in a Champions league tie late on Wednesday night. Bayern have a six-goal advantage after thrashing Roma 7-1 two weeks ago but Guardiola asked his players not...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich target quick qualification with Roma win November 5, 2014

    Bayern Munich are making short work of the Champions League group stage, the German giants aware that a home victory over Roma on Wednesday will advance them to the knockout round with two games to spare. The Bavarians, who recorded their biggest away win in the competition when they crushed Roma...
  • 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: After shooting, safety concerns for Napoli-Roma match November 1, 2014

    Rome: Security will be tight when Roma meet Napoli on Saturday for the first time since clashes that led to a fan's death from a shooting before the Italian Cup final in May. Roma fans have been barred from traveling to Naples for the game but there are still concerns of...
  • 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...
  • Serie A: Juventus and Roma seek confidence boosts October 25, 2014

    After chastening losses in the Champions League, Juventus and Roma seek morale boosts at the expense of Palermo and Sampdoria in the Serie A this weekend. Roma can move provisionally top if they beat third-place Sampdoria on Saturday, with Juventus hosting Palermo a day later. Also, a resurgent Lazio will be looking...
  • 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,...
  • Bayern win 7-1 at Roma for record away victory in Champions League October 22, 2014

    Rome: Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich line-up is finally starting to resemble his Barcelona team that revolutionised football not too long ago. Arjen Robben scored twice as Bayern routed Roma 7-1 on Tuesday for a club-record away win in the Champions League, showing the German club is once again among the favourites...
  • 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: Juventus beat Roma 3-2 in fiery clash October 6, 2014

    Juventus beat Roma 3-2 in a fiery clash to take sole lead of the Serie A on Sunday as the capital side dropped their first points of the season. Leonardo Bonucci scored the winner four minutes from time with a screamer into the bottom left corner from just outside the area,...
  • Roma visit Juventus in top-of-the-table Serie A clash October 4, 2014

    The moods of Roma and Juventus couldn't be more different ahead of their top-of-the-table clash this weekend. Roma are euphoric following a hard-earned 1-1 draw at Manchester City in the Champions League while Juventus are despondent after conceding a late goal in a 1-0 loss at Atletico Madrid. But both sides bring...
  • Champions League: Totti breaks record, earns Roma 1-1 draw with Manchester City October 1, 2014

    Francesco Totti became the oldest scorer in the Champions League's 22-year history by netting a deft equaliser for Roma in a 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Tuesday. The former Italy forward, who turned 38 on Saturday, lifted a fine finish into the corner in the 23rd minute to cancel out...
  • Remarkable Destro goal upstages Totti, Juventus win again September 28, 2014

    AS Roma's Mattia Destro scored a remarkable goal from near the halfway line to complete a 2-0 Serie A home win over Verona and upstage talismanic team-mate Francesco Totti on his 38th birthday on Saturday. A goal kick from Roma's Morgan De Sanctis landed just inside the Verona half before Destro...
  • 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 and Juventus look to stay perfect in Serie A September 27, 2014

    It's business as usual at the top of the Serie A table as joint leaders Roma and Juventus have maximum points heading into the fifth round of fixtures. Juventus have yet to concede a goal and the three-time defending Italian champion visits Atalanta on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Roma host...
  • Serie A: Juventus and Roma remain level atop after easy wins September 25, 2014

    Rome: Arturo Vidal scored twice as Juventus comfortably beat Cesena 3-0 on Wednesday to become the first team in Serie A history to win their opening four matches without conceding a goal. Vidal converted a controversial penalty in the 18th minute. He then found the net from beyond the area in...
  • 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...
  • Serie A favourites Juventus and Roma already in control September 23, 2014

    Rome: Serie A is only three rounds old and title favorites Juventus and Roma already stand alone atop the table. Neither of the leaders have conceded a goal and both have also won their opening matches in the Champions League. Roma, who have scored one more goal than Juventus, visit Parma...