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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.

Atletico, Roma prepare key Champions League clash

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Rome (AFP) – Roma host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in an opening game of the Champions League group stages which Italian coach Eusebio Di Francesco believes will be crucial to their ambitions.

In a Group C that also includes Premier League champions Chelsea, both sides desperately need to win in the Stadio Olimpico.

Atletico, Roma prepare key Champions League clash

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Rome (AFP) – Roma host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in an opening game of the Champions League group stages which Italian coach Eusebio Di Francesco believes will be crucial to their ambitions.

In a Group C that also includes Premier League champions Chelsea, both sides desperately need to win in the Stadio Olimpico.

Kolarov grabs cheeky winner on Roma debut

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Milan (AFP) – Former Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov capped his Roma debut with a clever first-half free-kick to secure a 1-0 win for last season’s Serie A runners-up at Atalanta on Sunday.

Roma, who finished only four points behind Juventus last term, started the new campaign desperate to give Eusebio Di Francesco his maiden win as coach, having tasted title success with the Giallorossi as a player in 2001.

Roma offer olive branch to unsettled Spalletti

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Milan (AFP) – Roma president James Pallotta has called on Luciano Spalletti to stay at the club, amid reports the Serie A giants could plug his eventual departure with Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco.

“I’d love him to stay, you can see how strategically and tactically well we play with him around,” Pallotta told Italian television following a 3-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday that left Roma eight points behind leaders Juventus.

Sassuolo

This is Sassuolo: From Serie D to Europe, meet the ‘Italian Leicester’ backed by Ranieri

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Lowly Sassuolo will make history this evening by participating in their first ever European campaign. Our Italian football correspondent Franco Ficetola explains the story behind their remarkable,...

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Title-chasing Napoli await Serie A giant killers

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Former Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro has played down Sassuolo's 'giant-killer' status as the Serie A minnows look to claim another scalp on their way to an unlikely place in Europe next season.

Cannavaro was a reluctant departee from Napoli when he was transferred to Sassuolo in January 2014.

Title-chasing Napoli await Serie A giant killers

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Former Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro has played down Sassuolo's 'giant-killer' status as the Serie A minnows look to claim another scalp on their way to an unlikely place in Europe next season.

Cannavaro was a reluctant departee from Napoli when he was transferred to Sassuolo in January 2014.

Serie B Focus: History Made As Sassuolo Wins League And Promotion

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Midday Ticker: Moreno to Roma, Salcedo loaned to Frankfurt and more

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Two Mexican international center backs are on the move.

First off, it's Hector Moreno transferring from PSV Eindhoven to AS Roma. He is Roma's first new signing under recently hired sporting director Monchi. (REPORT)

The other Mexican defender on the move is Carlos Salcedo.