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Dzeko vs Hazard rematch in Rome

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Rome (AFP) – Edin Dzeko versus Eden Hazard - Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Roma and Chelsea in the Stadio Olympico could turn out to be one between the two star forwards.

Both Roma’s Dzeko and Chelsea’s Hazard scored two goals apiece in the six-goal European thriller in Stamford Bridge on October 18.

Dzeko vs Hazard rematch in Rome

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Rome (AFP) – Edin Dzeko versus Eden Hazard - Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Roma and Chelsea in the Stadio Olympico could turn out to be one between the two star forwards.

Both Roma’s Dzeko and Chelsea’s Hazard scored two goals apiece in the six-goal European thriller in Stamford Bridge on October 18.

Conte takes blame for Chelsea’s sloppy show

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte took the blame for Chelsea’s failure to protect their lead in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Roma in the Champions League.

Blues boss Conte opted to deploy Brazil defender David Luiz in midfield in a bid to solidify his injury-hit team.

Luiz gave Chelsea the lead at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, but although Eden Hazard doubled the hosts’ advantage before half-time, Roma hit back impressively.

Conte takes blame for Chelsea’s sloppy show

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte took the blame for Chelsea’s failure to protect their lead in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Roma in the Champions League.

Blues boss Conte opted to deploy Brazil defender David Luiz in midfield in a bid to solidify his injury-hit team.

Luiz gave Chelsea the lead at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, but although Eden Hazard doubled the hosts’ advantage before half-time, Roma hit back impressively.

Chelsea snatch draw as Man Utd edge Benfica

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Paris (AFP) – Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won.

Hazard headed in his second goal of the night from a Pedro Rodriguez cross with quarter of an hour left at Stamford Bridge to rescue Chelsea after they had earlier blown a two-goal lead against the Italians.

Chelsea snatch draw as Man Utd edge Benfica

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Paris (AFP) – Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won.

Hazard headed in his second goal of the night from a Pedro Rodriguez cross with quarter of an hour left at Stamford Bridge to rescue Chelsea after they had earlier blown a two-goal lead against the Italians.

Hazard rescues Chelsea in six-goal Roma thriller

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Antonio Conte’s team looked on course for a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to first half goals from David Luiz and Hazard at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard rescues Chelsea in six-goal Roma thriller

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Antonio Conte’s team looked on course for a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to first half goals from David Luiz and Hazard at Stamford Bridge.

El Shaarawy brace as Roma down Udinese

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Milan (AFP) – Stephan El Shaarawy bagged a first-half brace as AS Roma overwhelmed Udinese 3-1 to secure a third straight Serie A win on Saturday.

Italian forward El Shaarawy scored twice after Edin Dzeko’s 12th-minute opener, as Roma move up to fourth in Serie A with 12 points from five games, and with a game in hand just three points behind leaders Napoli and Juventus who play later.

El Shaarawy brace as Roma down Udinese

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Milan (AFP) – Stephan El Shaarawy bagged a first-half brace as AS Roma overwhelmed Udinese 3-1 to secure a third straight Serie A win on Saturday.

Italian forward El Shaarawy scored twice after Edin Dzeko’s 12th-minute opener, as Roma move up to fourth in Serie A with 12 points from five games, and with a game in hand just three points behind leaders Napoli and Juventus who play later.

El Shaarawy brace as Roma crush Udinese

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Milan (AFP) – Stephan El Shaarawy bagged a first-half brace as AS Roma overwhelmed Udinese 3-0 to secure a third straight Serie A win on Saturday.

Italian forward El Shaarawy scored twice after Edin Dzeko’s 12th-minute opener, as Roma move up to fifth in Serie A with 12 points from five games, and with a game in hand just three points behind leaders Napoli and Juventus who play later.

El Shaarawy brace as Roma crush Udinese

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Milan (AFP) – Stephan El Shaarawy bagged a first-half brace as AS Roma overwhelmed Udinese 3-0 to secure a third straight Serie A win on Saturday.

Italian forward El Shaarawy scored twice after Edin Dzeko’s 12th-minute opener, as Roma move up to fifth in Serie A with 12 points from five games, and with a game in hand just three points behind leaders Napoli and Juventus who play later.

Icardi brace sees Inter Milan stun wasteful Roma

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Milan (AFP) – Mauro Icardi scored a second-half brace as Inter Milan rocked Roma 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday to send out an early-season statement of intent to their Serie A title rivals.

An early opener from Edin Dzeko, Serie A’s top scorer last season with 29 goals, had a packed Olimpico jumping in anticipation of Roma starting their home campaign with a win.

Icardi brace sees Inter Milan stun wasteful Roma

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Milan (AFP) – Mauro Icardi scored a second-half brace as Inter Milan rocked Roma 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday to send out an early-season statement of intent to their Serie A title rivals.

An early opener from Edin Dzeko, Serie A’s top scorer last season with 29 goals, had a packed Olimpico jumping in anticipation of Roma starting their home campaign with a win.

Football: Juventus top Roma on penalties in International Champions Cup friendly

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New York (AFP) – Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw.

Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike.

Football: Juventus top Roma on penalties in International Champions Cup friendly

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New York (AFP) – Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw.

Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike.

Salah, El Shaarawy strike as Roma keep Juventus waiting

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Milan (AFP) – Mohamed Salah and Stephan El Shaarawy fired a double apiece and Edin Dzeko struck late as Roma put Juventus’s title celebrations on hold with a 5-3 win at Chievo on Saturday.

Roma travelled to Verona knowing defeat, coupled with a Napoli draw against Fiorentina, could hand Juventus a record sixth consecutive title before the Turin giants host relegation-haunted Crotone on Sunday.

Salah, El Shaarawy strike as Roma keep Juventus waiting

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Milan (AFP) – Mohamed Salah and Stephan El Shaarawy fired a double apiece and Edin Dzeko struck late as Roma put Juventus’s title celebrations on hold with a 5-3 win at Chievo on Saturday.

Roma travelled to Verona knowing defeat, coupled with a Napoli draw against Fiorentina, could hand Juventus a record sixth consecutive title before the Turin giants host relegation-haunted Crotone on Sunday.

Salah, El Shaarawy strike as Roma keep Juve waiting

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Milan (AFP) – Mohamed Salah and Stephan El Shaarawy fired a double apiece and Edin Dzeko struck late as Roma put Juventus’s title celebrations on hold with a 5-3 win at Chievo on Saturday.

Roma travelled to Verona knowing defeat, coupled with a Napoli draw against Fiorentina later, could hand Juventus a record sixth consecutive title before the Turin giants host relegation-haunted Crotone on Sunday.

Salah, El Shaarawy strike as Roma keep Juve waiting

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Milan (AFP) – Mohamed Salah and Stephan El Shaarawy fired a double apiece and Edin Dzeko struck late as Roma put Juventus’s title celebrations on hold with a 5-3 win at Chievo on Saturday.

Roma travelled to Verona knowing defeat, coupled with a Napoli draw against Fiorentina later, could hand Juventus a record sixth consecutive title before the Turin giants host relegation-haunted Crotone on Sunday.

Slick Salah fires Roma brace as drop looms for Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy’s second division on Monday.

Roma’s 24th win of the campaign helped close the gap on leaders Juventus to eight points, although the Turin giants remain firmly on course for a record sixth consecutive scudetto.

Slick Salah fires Roma brace as drop looms for Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy’s second division on Monday.

Roma’s 24th win of the campaign helped close the gap on leaders Juventus to eight points, although the Turin giants remain firmly on course for a record sixth consecutive scudetto.

Serie A suspense maintained as Dzeko record fires Roma

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Rome (AFP) – A record-breaking double from Edin Dzeko fired Roma to a 2-0 win over lowly Empoli that maintains the tension in the Serie A title race on a potentially decisive weekend.

Bosnia forward Dzeko’s brace took his tally for the season to 33 goals in all competitions – eclipsing the previous record jointly held by club captain Francesco Totti and two other Roma legends.

Dzeko strikes as Roma reclaim second spot

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Milan (AFP) – A late strike from Edin Dzeko helped secure the points as Roma came back from a goal down to beat a spirited Sassuolo 3-1 and stay in the Champions League hunt on Sunday.

Roma had dropped to third in Serie A at 11 points behind leaders Juventus after the Turin giants took another step towards a record six consecutive title with a hard-fought, 1-0 win at Sampdoria.

Dzeko strikes as Roma reclaim second spot

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Milan (AFP) – A late strike from Edin Dzeko helped secure the points as Roma came back from a goal down to beat a spirited Sassuolo 3-1 and stay in the Champions League hunt on Sunday.

Roma had dropped to third in Serie A at 11 points behind leaders Juventus after the Turin giants took another step towards a record six consecutive title with a hard-fought, 1-0 win at Sampdoria.

Dzeko leads Roma to second as Inter hit seven

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko came off the bench to hit his 20th goal of the campaign as Roma moved back up to second in Serie A on Sunday with a crucial 3-0 win at struggling Palermo.

Dzeko is still two behind Serie A leader Andrea Belotti, who will look to add to his impressive 22-goal tally for Torino at Lazio on Monday.

Mihajlovic leaps to Hart defence after Roma romp

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Milan (AFP) – Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic leapt to the defence of Joe Hart on Sunday despite the England goalkeeper shipping four goals in a 4-1 defeat to Serie A title hopefuls Roma.

Edin Dzeko, a former teammate of Hart’s at Manchester City, beat the Englishman on 10 minutes with a low strike from the edge of the area.

Mihajlovic leaps to Hart defence after Roma romp

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Milan (AFP) – Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic leapt to the defence of Joe Hart on Sunday despite the England goalkeeper shipping four goals in a 4-1 defeat to Serie A title hopefuls Roma.

Edin Dzeko, a former teammate of Hart’s at Manchester City, beat the Englishman on 10 minutes with a low strike from the edge of the area.

Roma rout Torino to keep title dream alive

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko struck his 19th Serie A goal and Francesco Totti came off the bench to provide an assist as Roma kept their ‘scudetto’ hopes alive with a 4-1 win over Torino on Sunday.

Roma’s 18th win of the campaign allowed Luciano Spalletti’s men to leapfrog Napoli, 3-1 winners at Chievo, and return to second spot to sit seven points behind leaders Juventus.

Roma rout Torino to keep title dream alive

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko struck his 19th Serie A goal and Francesco Totti came off the bench to provide an assist as Roma kept their ‘scudetto’ hopes alive with a 4-1 win over Torino on Sunday.

Roma’s 18th win of the campaign allowed Luciano Spalletti’s men to leapfrog Napoli, 3-1 winners at Chievo, and return to second spot to sit seven points behind leaders Juventus.

Dzeko forms a timely boost for Serie A title-chasing Roma

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko hit his second successive Europa League hat-trick to edge closer to his all-time season record, and give Roma’s title hopes a timely boost ahead of Sunday’s visit of Torino.

Dzeko, who also hit a hat-trick against Viktoria Plzen in November, took the match ball home from Villarreal after a 4-0 rout in Spain to give to his daughter after taking his Europa League-leading tally to eight goals.

Nainggolan rescues Roma after Dzeko penalty woe

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Milan (AFP) – Radja Nainggolan came to the rescue after another Edin Dzeko penalty miss as Roma kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus with a hard-fought 2-0 win at plucky Crotone on Sunday.

Roma’s 17th win of the campaign moved Luciano Spalletti’s men back up to second spot to close the gap to four points, although Juventus can restore their seven-point lead with a win at Cagliari in Sunday’s late game.

Nainggolan rescues Roma after Dzeko penalty woe

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Milan (AFP) – Radja Nainggolan came to the rescue after another Edin Dzeko penalty miss as Roma kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus with a hard-fought 2-0 win at plucky Crotone on Sunday.

Roma’s 17th win of the campaign moved Luciano Spalletti’s men back up to second spot to close the gap to four points, although Juventus can restore their seven-point lead with a win at Cagliari in Sunday’s late game.

Dzeko double as Roma rout Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko hit a brace to go top of the Serie A goal charts on Tuesday as Roma stayed in the title chase with a comprehensive 4-0 win over lacklustre Fiorentina.

Rescheduled due to Sunday’s Six Nations rugby match between Italy and Wales, Roma hosted Paulo Sousa’s men knowing defeat would leave them in third place - seven points behind leaders Juventus and one point behind Napoli.

Dzeko double as Roma rout Fiorentina

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Milan (AFP) – Edin Dzeko hit a brace to go top of the Serie A goal charts on Tuesday as Roma stayed in the title chase with a comprehensive 4-0 win over lacklustre Fiorentina.

Rescheduled due to Sunday’s Six Nations rugby match between Italy and Wales, Roma hosted Paulo Sousa’s men knowing defeat would leave them in third place - seven points behind leaders Juventus and one point behind Napoli.

Inter Milan striker Icardi to impress Argentina coach

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Milan (AFP) Serie A striker Mauro Icardi can impress Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza when he watches the Inter Milan striker at leaders Juventus on Sunday, according to coach Stefano Pioli.

Inter, in fourth nine points adrift, are targeting their first away league win over the 32-time Italian champions since November 2012.

Inter Milan striker Icardi to impress Argentina coach

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Milan (AFP) Serie A striker Mauro Icardi can impress Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza when he watches the Inter Milan striker at leaders Juventus on Sunday, according to coach Stefano Pioli.

Inter, in fourth nine points adrift, are targeting their first away league win over the 32-time Italian champions since November 2012.

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UCL Rewind: Chelsea, Roma play to tie; Barca, PSG rout and more

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The battle for supremacy in Group C of the UEFA Champions League ended in a stalemate at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Chelsea and Roma played to a thrilling 3-3 draw that kept the Blues on top of the group with seven points and the Italian side in second two points adrifr.

Edin Dzeko appeared to play the role of hero for the Serie A side with a pair of tallies in the 64th and 70th minutes, but Eden Hazard answered back with a 75th-minute equalizer to end the contest at three goals apiece.

Champions League: Eden Hazard Rescues Late Point For Chelsea In Six-Goal Thriller Against Roma (Video)

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A late Eden Hazard header rescued a point for Chelsea in a cracking Champions League clash against Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

David Luiz, playing in midfield, opened the scoring for the Blues after following up his own blocked through-ball with a cracking curling effort after just 11 minutes.

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Haris Medunjanin called up to the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team

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Medunjanin will be looking to help Bosnia reach the 2018 World Cup with a win over Greece.

The Philadelphia Union's 31-year-old Bosnian midfielder Haris Medunjanin has been called up to the Bosnia and Herzegovina squad for their upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Greece. He joins the likes of Edin Dzeko (AS Roma), Asmir Begovic (Chelsea), and Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) on the 28-man roster.