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Roma skipper De Rossi was tempted by European or MLS move

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Rome (AFP) – Roma captain Daniele De Rossi has revealed that he would have left the Serie A club last summer if he had received a suitable offer.

De Rossi has spent his entire footballing career at Stadio Olimpico and the 34-year-old is their longest-serving player following the departure of club legend Francesco Totti.

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.

Out of this world! Roma legend Totti’s final shirt launched into space

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Rome (AFP) – Roma legend Francesco Totti’s iconic number 10 shirt, which he wore for the final time on May 28, has been launched into space, the Serie A club said Wednesday.

The 40-year-old played his final game after 24 years with the capital-city side in a 3-2 win against Genoa.

Roma part ways with regretful Spalletti

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Rome (AFP) – AS Roma said Tuesday it had parted ways with Luciano Spalletti, who expressed mixed feelings on his departure just two days after guiding the team to Champions League football next season.

Spalletti joined Roma for a second time as coach in January 2016 after a first stint between 2005-2009 during which time the club won two Coppa Italia and one Supercoppa.

Perotti rescues Roma on Totti’s farewell party

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Milan (AFP) – Diego Perotti struck at the death as Roma handed club icon Francesco Totti a farewell to remember with a thrilling 3-2 win at home to Genoa in a packed Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Totti, playing his final game with the capital side after a storied 25-year career that garnered only one league title, was handed a final-day gift when he was called upon to replace Egyptian Mohamed Salah on 54 minutes.

Perotti rescues Roma on Totti’s farewell party

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Milan (AFP) – Diego Perotti struck at the death as Roma handed club icon Francesco Totti a farewell to remember with a thrilling 3-2 win at home to Genoa in a packed Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Totti, playing his final game with the capital side after a storied 25-year career that garnered only one league title, was handed a final-day gift when he was called upon to replace Egyptian Mohamed Salah on 54 minutes.

Allegri look to treble as Serie A bids Totti farewell

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ortisei (Italy) (AFP) – While coach Massimiliano Allegri rings the changes for Juventus ahead of their bid for a historic club treble, Serie A will wave farewell to legendary Francesco Totti in his final game with Roma on Sunday.

Allegri faces arguably the biggest challenge of his career when the Turin giants face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3.

Allegri look to treble as Serie A bids Totti farewell

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ortisei (Italy) (AFP) – While coach Massimiliano Allegri rings the changes for Juventus ahead of their bid for a historic club treble, Serie A will wave farewell to legendary Francesco Totti in his final game with Roma on Sunday.

Allegri faces arguably the biggest challenge of his career when the Turin giants face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3.

Cryptic Totti message leaves fans guessing

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ortisei (Italy) (AFP) – Roma icon Francesco Totti on Thursday left fans guessing over his impending retirement after declaring he is ready to embrace a “new challenge” after playing his final game with the Serie A club on Sunday.

Totti, 40, confirmed earlier this month that this season, his 25th with the capital club, would would be his last as a player ahead of taking up a management role alongside Spanish sporting director Monchi.

Totti all smiles as defiant Roma keep Juve waiting

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Milan (AFP) – Club icon Francesco Totti applauded from the sidelines then celebrated at the whistle as Roma kept Juventus waiting for the Serie A title with a defiant 3-1 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Treble-chasing Juventus travelled to the capital hoping to secure at least a point to mathematically ensure a record sixth consecutive scudetto with two games to spare.

Totti all smiles as defiant Roma keep Juve waiting

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Milan (AFP) – Club icon Francesco Totti applauded from the sidelines then celebrated at the whistle as Roma kept Juventus waiting for the Serie A title with a defiant 3-1 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Treble-chasing Juventus travelled to the capital hoping to secure at least a point to mathematically ensure a record sixth consecutive scudetto with two games to spare.

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.

Five things we learnt from Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – There was a touch of nostalgia with the return to Pescara of Zdenek Zeman, but also the shadow of crime with the blackmailing of Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella.

England’s Joe Hart was given his coach’s backing despite conceding four against Roma, who want more legendary players like Francesco Totti at the club.

Five things we learnt from Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – There was a touch of nostalgia with the return to Pescara of Zdenek Zeman, but also the shadow of crime with the blackmailing of Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella.

England’s Joe Hart was given his coach’s backing despite conceding four against Roma, who want more legendary players like Francesco Totti at the club.

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.

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.

Fear and loathing in Rome as derby day approaches

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Rome (AFP) They share the same city, the same pizzas and the same football stadium but that's where the similarities end for the fans of Lazio and Roma.

The 'Derby della Capitale' is the most intense in Italy and while Sunday's clash at the Stadio Olimpico could have a direct impact on the sides' title hopes, for most it's a question of local pride.

Five things we learned in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) Juve are still unstoppable, Gonzalo Higuain is still deadly when he's overweight and there's still no stopping Roma icon Francesco Totti.

Here's five things we learned in Serie A this weekend:

Juventus set out scudetto stall

This time last year Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was nervously biting his fingernails on the touchlines as the Italian giants responded to a Champions League defeat to Barcelona in May 2015 by contriving to completely destroy their start to the Serie A season.

Totti saves Roma as Torino’s England ‘keeper suffers debut heart-break

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Milan (AFP) Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of leaders Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.

"That was the first time I've ever felt afraid of taking a penalty," the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium's popular Curva Sud end.

Totti saves Roma as Torino’s England ‘keeper suffers debut heart-break

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Milan (AFP) Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of leaders Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.

"That was the first time I've ever felt afraid of taking a penalty," the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium's popular Curva Sud end.

Totti saves Roma as England ‘keeper suffers debut heart-break in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.

"That was the first time I've ever felt afraid of taking a penalty," the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium's popular Curva Sud end.

Totti saves Roma as England ‘keeper suffers debut heart-break in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.

"That was the first time I've ever felt afraid of taking a penalty," the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium's popular Curva Sud end.

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Blast Off: Roma Have Francesco Totti’s Final Shirt Launched Into Space For Some Reason (Photo & Video)

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As testament to Francesco Totti's longevity and years of faithful service, Roma have strapped one of his shirts to a rocket and blasted it into orbit.

Totti made his 786th and final appearance for his beloved Roma before bowing out back in May, thus bringing to a close his 24-year playing career.

‘I’ll Kick It Into The Curva’ – Francesco Totti Planned To Mark His Final Match For Roma By Deliberately Missing Penalty

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If you thought John Terry's decisionto bow out by throwing himself a mandatory mid-match guard of honour was questionable, then just wait until you hear the initial draft of Francesco Totti's farewell ritual.

As revealed by Roma teammate Juan Jesus, it would appear that Totti very slightly lost his mind in the build up to Roma's final Serie A fixture of the season against Genoa a Sunday or two ago his 786th and final appearance for his boyhood club.

Roma Produce Misty-Eyed Compilation Of Francesco Totti’s Top 10 Goals For The Club (Video)

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As you are no doubt aware, Roma bid farewell to their king this weekend as Francesco Totti made his 786th and final appearance for the only club he's ever known.

As part of the ongoing celebrations,the Giallorossi compiled a loving Top 10 of Totti's goals for the club and, by 'eck, there are some absolute beauties in there.

Francesco Totti: Rome Newspaper ‘Il Tempo’ Change Their Name In Honour Of Departing Roma Icon’s Final Match (Photo)

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Francesco Totti, one of the last bastions of a bygone age of calcio, is limbering upto play his 786th and final game for Roma today.

The Giallorossi are due to face Genoa in their last fixture of the Serie A season, with Totti set to "play a large portion" of the match before he moves upstairs to take on a directorial role at the only club he's ever served.

‘This Will Be His Last Year’ – Roma Loyalist Francesco Totti To Retire And Move Upstairs After 25 Years On The Factory Floor

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It's been announced that, at the grand old age of 40, Roma icon Francesco Totti will be bowing out at the end of the current season.

The news was broken, perhaps prematurely, by the Giallorossi's freshly-hired sporting directorRamon 'Monchi' Rodriguez, who spake thus while discussing his new job:

In terms of Totti, I already knew that there was an agreement with the club that this would be his final year as a player, then he'd start as a director.

Nike Release Limited Edition Golden Tiempo Boots To Mark Francesco Totti’s 25 Years Of Service To Roma (Photos)

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To mark Francesco Totti's 25 years of dedicated service to Roma, Nike are furnishing the veteran forward with his very own pair of signature Tiempo boots.

The limited edition Nike Tiempo Totti X Roma boot is finished in a demure and understated gold hue, and will be officially unveiled by the man himself at the AS Roma store inPiazza San Lorenzo, Rome, on Wednesday.

Moving Upstairs: Roma Icon Francesco Totti Offered Six-Year Contract To Say On As Club Director

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Francesco Totti has reportedly been offered a six-year contract to stay on at Roma as a club director.

The Giallorossi legend turned 40 at the start of the season, scoring thrice in his 20 appearances so far in what is his 24th tour of duty with his one and only club.

However, it would appear Roma are now keen to shiftthe veteran 'upstairs' come next season, with president James Pallotta quoted as telling Gazzetta dello Sport:

We've not spoken [about his playing future] but Francesco has a six-year contract as a director.

Roma: Radja Nainggolan Scores Thumping Volley Against Sampdoria, Francesco Totti Applauds From Bench (Video)

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Roma kept the pressure ramped up on Serie A leaders Juventus with a comprehensive 4-0 rollicking of Sampdoria on Thursday evening.

Radja Nainggolanhelped himself to a brace on the night, opening the scoring five minutes before half-time with a stonking volley from the edge of the area...

Indeed, the Belgian midfielder's strike was so mighty that it even coaxed an excited reaction out of the old-age pensioner sat on Roma's bench.

Serie A: Francesco Totti Nets Late Winner As Roma Legend Scores In 23rd Consecutive Season (Video)

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Francesco Totti came off the bench to score a 93rd-minute winner for Roma in their rain-saturated win over Sampdoria on Sunday afternoon.

The game had to be temporarily suspended for over an hour at half-time due to the torrential downpour that engulfed the Stadio Olimpico, temporarily turning the place into an outdoor swimming pool.

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Thursday Kickoff: Totti, Manchester, Iniesta and more

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One of the game's legends is set to move on while two of the world's elite clubs have come together to support their city.

Francesco Totti confirmed he will leave Roma at the end of the season. (REPORT)

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How do you solve a problem like Wayne Rooney?

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The Rest

From Lampard to Totti, five football legends who retired in 2017

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When reflecting on the 2016/17 season, it's important to remember more than just the trophy winners and great goals. It's a time to look back on the legends that decided to hang up their...

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Major Link Soccer: Can Juventus get Gianluigi Buffon that elusive Champions League Trophy?

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The Italian legend has a chance to add a missing trophy to his collection. Meanwhile, his compatriot Francesco Totti might be coming to NASL.

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Three young Sounders were invited to the US Soccer Boys National Team Futures Camp, which just concluded in Carlsbad, California. The camp is held for players born in the second half of their birth year who may have been missed for being a little underdeveloped during earlier camps.