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Inter Milan stay top, Roma on the move in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan sealed a fourth consecutive win in as many games to sit top of Serie A with a 2-0 victory at Crotone on Saturday as AS Roma eased past Verona 3-0.

The win in Calabria allowed Luciano Spalletti’s Inter to position themselves among the title challengers alongside champions Juventus and Napoli, who will also bid to make it four out of four on Sunday.

Inter Milan stay top, Roma on the move in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan sealed a fourth consecutive win in as many games to sit top of Serie A with a 2-0 victory at Crotone on Saturday as AS Roma eased past Verona 3-0.

The win in Calabria allowed Luciano Spalletti’s Inter to position themselves among the title challengers alongside champions Juventus and Napoli, who will also bid to make it four out of four on Sunday.

Alisson stars as Roma hold Atletico Madrid

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Rome (AFP) – A virtuoso display by Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker helped Roma hold Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday in their Champions League group-stage opener.

An open but tightly fought battle in the Stadio Olimpico confirmed Group C will be a three-way battle for qualification after Chelsea punished Azerbaijani newcomers Qarabag 6-0.

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.

Inter defeat would be no drama, says Totti

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Milan (AFP) – Francesco Totti softened the blow of a potential first league defeat of the season as Roma welcome former coach Luciano Spalletti’s Inter Milan in the first big Serie A clash of the season Saturday.

“Whatever the result, it won’t cause major drama,” Totti told Italia 1 radio from Monaco where the recently-retired Roma legend participated in the Champions League draw.

Inter defeat would be no drama, says Totti

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Milan (AFP) – Francesco Totti softened the blow of a potential first league defeat of the season as Roma welcome former coach Luciano Spalletti’s Inter Milan in the first big Serie A clash of the season Saturday.

“Whatever the result, it won’t cause major drama,” Totti told Italia 1 radio from Monaco where the recently-retired Roma legend participated in the Champions League draw.

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.

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.

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.

Roma withstand Tottenham fightback in 3-2 friendly win

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Harrison (United States) (AFP) – Roma withstood a dramatic, late Tottenham comeback to send the Premier League team to their first defeat of this pre-season in a bad tempered affair which ended 3-2 in remarkable fashion.

Tackles were flying in all over the pitch and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was livid with match officials in the second half, although much of his anger would have been directed at his players who badly underperformed at Red Bull Arena.

Roma withstand Tottenham fightback in 3-2 friendly win

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Harrison (United States) (AFP) – Roma withstood a dramatic, late Tottenham comeback to send the Premier League team to their first defeat of this pre-season in a bad tempered affair which ended 3-2 in remarkable fashion.

Tackles were flying in all over the pitch and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was livid with match officials in the second half, although much of his anger would have been directed at his players who badly underperformed at Red Bull Arena.

PSG edges Roma on penalties in US friendly

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain edged Roma 5-3 on penalties on Wednesday after they played to a 1-1 draw in a friendly international football match in Detroit, Michigan.

Brazilian defender Marquinhos gave the Ligue 1 giants the lead in the 36th minute, but Roma responded with a strong second-half performance that saw Sadiq Umar nab the equalizer in the 60th minute.

PSG edges Roma on penalties in US friendly

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain edged Roma 5-3 on penalties on Wednesday after they played to a 1-1 draw in a friendly international football match in Detroit, Michigan.

Brazilian defender Marquinhos gave the Ligue 1 giants the lead in the 36th minute, but Roma responded with a strong second-half performance that saw Sadiq Umar nab the equalizer in the 60th minute.

Totti confirms retirement to take Roma role

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Rome (AFP) – Roma legend Francesco Totti confirmed his retirement on Monday and will take a directorship role at the Serie A club.

The 40-year-old played his final game for Roma in May after 24 years with the capital-city side.

He had been linked with a possible move to either Japan or Major League Soccer, but wrote on Facebook: “The first part of my life as a football player is over and now another more important one is about to begin.

Juventus

UCL Tuesday Rewind: Barcelona edges Juventus, Roma ties Atletico, and more

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The 2017-18 UEFA Champions League group stage returned on Tuesday with 16 sides in action. A pair of mouthwatering fixtures featuring Spanish and Italian sides took centerstage. Barcelona welcomed Juventus to the Camp Nou while Atletico Madrid traveled to Roma.

Elsewhere, Manchester United began their return to the UEFA Champions League with a home match against Basel, while PSG traveled to Glasgow for a showdown with Celtic.

UEFA Champions League Tuesday Preview: Barcelona faces Juventus, Roma hosts Atletico Madrid and more

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The UEFA Champions League group stage is finally back, and it returns with a pair of mouthwatering clashes involving Spanish and Italian clubs.

Barcelona and Juventus are in the center of Tuesday's marquee as they open up play in Group D. Over in Group Group C, Roma takes on Atletico Madrid in a showdown at the Stadio Olimpico.

La Juventus pesca il Barcellona, girone di ferro per la Roma. Napoli, c’è il City

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Il sorteggio di Champions non sorride alla Roma di Di Francesco che dovr tenere dietro, per centrare la qualificazione, uno tra Atletico e Chelsea, con la sorpresa Qarabag (alla sua prima storica volta nei Gironi, ndr) a completare il Raggruppamento C. C'è il Barcellona (con risata di Totti, rivolto a Buffon, dopo aver estratto i [.

Roma vs. Juventus: From midfielder to coach, Di Francesco gets the rivalry

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New Roma boss previews the International Champions Cup match in Foxboro.

Eusebio Di Francesco needs no introduction to Roma's rivalry with Juventus. From 1997-2001, he manned Roma's midfield, going toe-to-toe with La Vecchia Signora in front of roaring crowds at Stadio Olimpico.

"They were always fantastic games, massive games," said Di Francesco to the Bent Musket, speaking through a translator.

Chelsea

Identikits: Nike Pump Out Series Of Formulaic ‘New’ Third Strips For Man City, Tottenham, Chelsea, Barcelona, PSG, Roma, Etc (Photos)

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Man City's exciting new third kit for 2017/18 (Photo: Nike Football)

Just in time for the Champions League group stages kicking off in earnest tonight, Nike have pumped out an entire silo of new third kits for their biggest European clients.

As we've come to expect, all the kits are nigh-on identical, with Nike either making a subversive statement about the creeping sterile homogeneity of UEFA's top club competition or just being plain lazy when it comes to knocking out this expensive guff.

Deadline Day: Riyad Mahrez Given Special Permission To Leave Algeria Squad To Finalise Move To ‘New Club’

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With the last hours of the transfer window wicking away, it looks like Riyad Mahrez is finally preparing himself to leave Leicester City.

The winger, who politely informed the Foxes of his desire to leave several months ago, has been given special dispensation to leave the Algeria squad and travel to London in order to "free himself up" to negotiate with an as-yet unnamed new club.

Chelsea transfer news: Antonio Rudiger to have medical this week

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Chelsea have agreed a £34 million deal to sign Antonio Rudiger from AS Roma, according to Sky Sports. The German will take a medical in Los Angeles this week before being officially announced as a Blues player. The defender could become Chelsea’s first summer signing of the window, ahead of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alex Sandro.

Serie A

Torna la Serie A. Sabato Juve e Roma in campo, Domenica Lazio-Milan

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Poche ore e sar nuovamente Serie A dopo la pausa dedicata agli impegni, non positivi, dell'Italia di Ventura (sconfitta pesante con la Spagna e vittoria risicata, ma comunque importante, contro Israele) e la chiusura del calciomercato. Sabato tocca a Juventus e Roma, impegnate rispettivamente allo Stadium contro il Chievo alle 18 e in serata a [.

La Roma si fa Schick. Accordo trovato con la Sampdoria per 38 milioni

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Accordo trovato, Patrik Schick è ormai un calciatore giallorosso. Roma e Sampdoria hanno definito, questa mattina, nella capitale (con lo scambio dei documenti), l'operazione di mercato che regala a Di Francesco un giocatore di grande talento e dall'uso polivante sul fronte dell'attacco, mentre alla societ blucerchiata andranno 38 milioni, dei quali 5 subito (per il [.

Roma-Inter in serata, Spalletti torna all’Olimpico da avversario

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Il passato contro il presente gi alla seconda di campionato. La Serie A propone oggi un Roma Inter da brividi, con il ritorno di Spalletti all'Olimpico da avversario e una sfida tra due formazioni che, vittoriose nella gara inaugurale, desiderano proseguire su questo binario per recitare un ruolo da protagonista in questo torneo.

Leicester reject fresh bid from Roma for Mahrez

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Leicester City have rejected the latest bid from AS Roma for Riyad Mahrez, according to sources in Italy.

Mahrez has been linked with a move to the Italian capital all summer with Leicester already rejecting an earlier of €37 million for the Algeria international. Roma’s director of football, Ramon Verdejo or Monchi as he is commonly known, is personally involved in the pursuit of Mahrez and came back with another offer of €40 million which has also been thwarted by Leicester.

Weird, And Not In A Good Way: We Challenge You To Make Any Sense Of Roma’s Unsettling ‘Welcome Neymar’ Video

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Photo: @PSG_inside/Twitter

It kind of sneaked under the radar, but PSG signed Neymar from Barcelona last night for a world record £196million transfer fee.

As soon as the deal was finalised, the Parisian club went big on social media, churning out a deluge of various flashing images and crude Photoshops to welcome their new Brazilian investment unto their fold.

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.

Serie A: Si parte con Inter-Fiorentina, la Juve campione in casa con il Cagliari

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Sar Inter-Fiorentina il big match della 1^ giornata della Serie A Tim 2017-2018, in programma nel weekend del 20 Agosto. Sorteggiato ieri il Calendario del massimo Campionato di Calcio, con la Juventus campione che aprir allo Stadium contro il Cagliari, mentre i nerazzurri di Spalletti, come detto, esordiranno a San Siro contro la Viola, per [.

Five goal Spurs-Roma thriller entertains full house at Red Bull Arena

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Walking into Red Bull Arena, I was surprised to see how many random soccer jerseys were being worn. I’d come to watch Tottenham Hotspur play AS Roma after all, but if you’d told someone with no knowledge of the fixture to come, they’d have had a hard time telling you exactly who was playing whom.

Five goal Spurs-Roma thriller entertains full house at Red Bull Arena

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Walking into Red Bull Arena, I was surprised to see how many random soccer jerseys were being worn. I’d come to watch Tottenham Hotspur play AS Roma after all, but if you’d told someone with no knowledge of the fixture to come, they’d have had a hard time telling you exactly who was playing whom.

Man City agree fee for top quality left back, defender set to complete summer transfer

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Manchester City left back Aleksandar Kolarov is all set to join Roma on a permanent deal this summer.

The Serbian defender was being linked with a move away from Etihad for weeks now. Sky Sports are reporting that both clubs have agreed on a fee for the full back.

BREAKING: @OfficialASRoma agree £5.

Official: Chelsea Complete £34m Deal To Sign Antonio Rudiger From Roma (Photo & Video)

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Chelsea have completed the signing ofAntonio Rudiger from Roma in a deal which is reportedly worth a meaty £34million.

The German international centre-back has agreed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, directly replacing John Terry who went a-waltzin' out of the exit door at the end of last season.

Chelsea Roundup: Blues agree deal with 23-goal forward; €39m star arrives in London ahead of move

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has signed a new five-year contract at the club.

The highly talented young forward is expected to go out on loan this summer and the Blues have tied him down to a long-term deal before that.

Abraham has been linked with a move to Swansea after a productive loan spell at Bristol City last season.

Rudiger verso il Chelsea, pronti 33 milioni +5 di bonus per la Roma

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Rudiger è ad un passo dal Chelsea. E' infatti totale l'accordo tra i londinesi e la Roma. Dopo la finale della Confederations Cup, in programma il 2 Luglio, tra Germania e Cile, il difensore tedesco voler, dunque, a Londra per sostenere le visite mediche e la conseguente firma sul contratto. Il neo Ds giallorosso, Monchi, [.

Chelsea agree deal to sign German international, star will undergo his medical next week

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Roma defender Antonio Rudiger is all set to join Chelsea this summer.

According to Telegraph, the two clubs have agreed on a £30m fee for the Serie A centre back. The report also adds that Rudiger should complete his transfer next week.

The player’s agent travelled to England yesterday and Rudiger will undergo his medical next week.

Leicester

What are Arsenal waiting for before completing Mahrez swoop?

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Arsenal are believed to have held talks over a swoop for Riyad Mahrez for much of the summer, but have put his capture off so far. Thomas Lemar was believed to be a priority over the Algerian winger, but now looks to be off the cards, and there had been thoughts that would mean the [...]

Leicester City stand firm over Riyad Mahrez transfer

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Leicester City are set to reject a third bid from AS Roma for winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Serie A side have already had offers of £20m and £27m knocked back, while an increased bid of £31.8m still falls short of Leicester’s £50m valuation.

Roma have set a deadline of August 15 for their offer to be accepted, but according to the Mirror the Foxes will rebuff this latest attempt to lure Mahrez to Italy.

Arsenal boosted in bid to sign international winger

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Arsenal have had a big boost in their bid to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, with the Foxes boss ruling out a move to Roma. The Algerian international was previously speculated as close to a move to the Giallorossi, and a date was even claimed to have been made for his medical, but Craig [...]