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Fantastic Fred gives Shakhtar edge over Roma

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Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Shakhtar Donetsk fought back from a goal down as Fred’s free-kick gave the Ukrainian champions a 2-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday in their Champions League last 16, first leg.

Turkish youngster Cengiz Under marked his Champions League debut for Roma with a well-taken 41st-minute opener.

Fantastic Fred gives Shakhtar edge over Roma

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Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Shakhtar Donetsk fought back from a goal down as Fred’s free-kick gave the Ukrainian champions a 2-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday in their Champions League last 16, first leg.

Turkish youngster Cengiz Under marked his Champions League debut for Roma with a well-taken 41st-minute opener.

Fred gives Shakhtar advantage over Roma

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Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Shakhtar Donetsk fought back from a goal down as Fred’s free-kick gave the Ukrainians a 2-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday in their Champions League last 16, first leg.

Turkish youngster Cengiz Under marked his Champions League debut for Roma with a well-taken 41st-minute opener after latching onto Edin Dzeko’s clever through ball.

AS Roma go third as Inter sink again in Genoa

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Milan (AFP) – AS Roma confirmed their return to form with a 2-0 win at Udinese on Saturday to move third in Serie A as Inter Milan fell back into crisis with a 2-0 loss in Genoa.

Inter had looked to have put their poor run going back two months behind them with a 2-1 success against Bologna but the revival was short lived as they suffered a fifth consecutive defeat in Genoa.

Cengiz gets 10-man Roma back winning

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Milan (AFP) – Turkish winger Cengiz Under scored a first minute goal for Roma, who held on to beat Verona 1-0 and keep track in the race for Europe despite having Lorenzo Pellegrini sent off on Sunday

Roma had not won since December 16 but 20-year-old Under got them off the mark early taking the hosts by surprise to slot in his first Serie A goal.

Chelsea snap up defender Emerson from Roma

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London (AFP) – Chelsea have secured the signing of left-back Emerson Palmieri from Roma on a four-and-a-half year deal, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old played just twice for Roma this season after missing the first three months of the campaign with a serious knee injury.

Chelsea snap up defender Emerson from Roma

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London (AFP) – Chelsea have secured the signing of left-back Emerson Palmieri from Roma on a four-and-a-half year deal, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old played just twice for Roma this season after missing the first three months of the campaign with a serious knee injury.

Juventus keep pressure on Napoli in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – Champions Juventus kept pace with Serie A leaders Napoli on Saturday after a hard-fought 1-0 win over title-rivals AS Roma with Inter Milan suffering a second consecutive defeat.

Moroccan Medhi Benatia scored the only goal against his former club after 18 minutes in Turin.

Dybala back as Juventus chase Christmas number one

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Milan (AFP) – Paulo Dybala has regained his goal scoring form just in time as champions Juventus tackle rivals AS Roma for top spot at Christmas in a clash which could prove decisive in the Serie A title race.

A slim four-point margin separates the leading quartet in the Italian championship with Napoli top with 42 points from 17 games, one point ahead of Juventus.

Dybala back as Juventus chase Christmas number one

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Milan (AFP) – Paulo Dybala has regained his goal scoring form just in time as champions Juventus tackle rivals AS Roma for top spot at Christmas in a clash which could prove decisive in the Serie A title race.

A slim four-point margin separates the leading quartet in the Italian championship with Napoli top with 42 points from 17 games, one point ahead of Juventus.

Roma’s title hopes dented by Chievo stalemate

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Milan (AFP) – Roma failed to take their chance to close the gap on Serie A leaders Inter Milan wasting a host of chances and ending with just a goalless draw in Chievo on Sunday.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side are on 35 points and five behind unbeaten Inter, who drew 0-0 at arch-rivals Juventus on Saturday, following a frustrating display in Verona that saw the away side force Chievo’s veteran goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino into some excellent saves.

Roma coach delight at proving doubters wrong

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Rome (AFP) – Eusebio Di Francesco hailed his Roma side for proving the doubters wrong after the Serie A runners-up qualified for the Champions League last 16 top of their group ahead of Chelsea on Tuesday.

There was double celebrations for Di Francesco’s side on the night after it was announced just before kick-off that the construction of their new stadium had been given the green light.

Roma coach delight at proving doubters wrong

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Rome (AFP) – Eusebio Di Francesco hailed his Roma side for proving the doubters wrong after the Serie A runners-up qualified for the Champions League last 16 top of their group ahead of Chelsea on Tuesday.

There was double celebrations for Di Francesco’s side on the night after it was announced just before kick-off that the construction of their new stadium had been given the green light.

De Rossi to face Roma sanctions after slap

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Rome (AFP) – Roma captain Daniele De Rossi will be disciplined by his club after picking up a two-match ban for slapping Genoa’s Gianluca Lapadula, coach Eusebio De Francesco said Thursday.

De Rossi was sent off with his side leading 1-0 after 69 minutes for hitting Lapadula in the face and the Genoa striker scored the resulting penalty for a 1-1 Serie A draw.

Jorginho puts Napoli top, De Rossi sees red for Roma

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Milan (AFP) – Italy midfielder Jorginho scored the only goal to put Napoli back top of Serie A on Sunday with a 1-0 win at Udinese, as a moment of madness saw Roma’s Daniele De Rossi sent off in a 1-1 draw at Genoa.

Joringho fired in off the rebound after missing a penalty on 33 minutes as new Udinese coach Massimo Oddo’s lost his first game in charge.

Jorginho puts Napoli top, De Rossi sees red for Roma

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Milan (AFP) – Italy midfielder Jorginho scored the only goal to put Napoli back top of Serie A on Sunday with a 1-0 win at Udinese, as a moment of madness saw Roma’s Daniele De Rossi sent off in a 1-1 draw at Genoa.

Joringho fired in off the rebound after missing a penalty on 33 minutes as new Udinese coach Massimo Oddo’s lost his first game in charge.

Griezmann gives Atletico power of positive thinking

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Simeone refused to be downhearted by Atletico Madrid’s slim chances of making the Champions League last 16 after Antoine Griezmann returned to form with a stunning overhead kick and assist for Kevin Gameiro to beat Roma 2-0 on Wednesday.

Twice finalists in the past four seasons, Simeone’s men still need a minor miracle in the final two games in Group C on December 5 to progress as Atletico need to win away to Chelsea and hope Roma drop points at home to Qarabag.

Griezmann gives Atletico power of positive thinking

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Simeone refused to be downhearted by Atletico Madrid’s slim chances of making the Champions League last 16 after Antoine Griezmann returned to form with a stunning overhead kick and assist for Kevin Gameiro to beat Roma 2-0 on Wednesday.

Twice finalists in the past four seasons, Simeone’s men still need a minor miracle in the final two games in Group C on December 5 to progress as Atletico need to win away to Chelsea and hope Roma drop points at home to Qarabag.

Griezmann stunner keeps Atletico Madrid alive

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid kept their slim chances of Champions League progress alive as Antoine Griezmann snapped an eight-game goal drought in spectacular fashion with an overhead kick to help see off Roma 2-0 on Wednesday.

Kevin Gameiro added a second five minutes from time for Atletico, who still need Roma to drop points at home to Azerbaijani champions Qarabag and beat the already-qualified Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 5 to reach the last 16.

Champions League

Roma nel gelo di Kharkiv contro lo Shakhtar. Le ultime sulle formazioni

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Tocca alla Roma. Nell'andata degli ottavi di Champions la compagine capitolina scende in campo, tra poco, a Kharkiv, contro lo Shakhtar di Fonseca gi avversario del Napoli nel proprio Girone. Match insidioso, e non solo metereologicamente (gelo polare e -8), per i giallorossi di Di Francesco, reduci da tre vittorie consecutive in campionato.

La Roma pesca lo Shakhtar, Juventus con il Tottenham. Supersfida Real-Psg

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Sorteggio di Champions abbordabile (evitate due corazzate come Bayern e Real) per la Roma di Di Francesco che, negli ottavi (13-14 e 20-21 Febbraio le sfide di andata, 6-7 e 13-14 Marzo i retour match), se la dovr vedere con lo Shakhtar Donetsk, con prima gara in terra ucraina. Più insidioso l'avversario della Juventus che [.

Champions League Last 16 Draw: Premier League Quintet Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool And Tottenham All Faced With Stern Tests

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Thanks to the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid finishing second in their respective groups, the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League has pumped out several plush ties.

With Xabi Alonso at the helm in Nyon, theballs of fate were plucked from the washing-up bowl of doom in the most handsome way imaginable, with the resulting bracket seeing all five English clubs saddled with potentially tricky opponents.

Champions League: Antoine Griezmann Scores Belting Overhead Kick As Atletico Madrid Keep Faint Qualification Hopes Alive (Photo & Video)

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Atletico Madrid kept their faint hopes of squeezing through to the Champions League knockout stages alive with a 2-0 win over Roma at the Metropolitano on Wednesday night.

The home side took until the 69th minute to make the break through when Antoine Griezmann dispatched Angel Correa's cut-back with a handsome overhead kick.

European Soccer

UEFA Champions League Preview: Chelsea hosts Barcelona, Man United travels to Sevilla, and more

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Eight more teams will do battle this week as the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first legs come to a close. A pair of historic clubs will duke it out in London on Tuesday as Chelsea hosts La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Eden Hazard will hope to give the Blues an early advantage in the aggregate, while Barcelona are favorites to advance.

Thursday Kickoff: FIFA looks into new transfer rules, Bayern to buy James and more

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While FIFA looks into slowing down transfer fees, Bayern Munich looks set to officially add a star midfielder.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he wants to introduce new rules to limit agents' fees and transfer market spending following the big-money year that saw massive moves for players like Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe.

Serie A

Liverpool open talks to sign South American star, Reds must pay a record fee for him

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Liverpool are interested in signing the Roma keeper Alisson at the end of this season.

The Brazilian has been outstanding for the Serie A side this season and he is very highly rated within the game.

Liverpool need to upgrade on Simon Mignolet and Alisson would be the perfect alternative.

Whomp: Roma Icon Francesco Totti Scores Thunderous Freekick During ‘Legends Cup’ 5-A-Side Match (Video)

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For those of you out there wondering, we can confirm that Francesco Totti definitely still has 'it' despite retiring from football at the end of last season.

Representing Italy at the 2018 Legends Cup in Moscow, the former Roma stalwart was presented with an opportunity to flex his set-piece prowess.

Chelsea confirm the signing of Emerson Palmieri from Roma

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Chelsea have completed the £25 million signing of Roma defender Emerson Palmieri.

The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

“I came here because it’s a great team with a great history,” he told the club’s official website.

“Today I am realising one of my dreams to pull on the shirt of such a great club.

Chelsea close in on January signing, fee has been agreed for highly rated target

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Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign the Roma defender Emerson Palmieri.

According to Sky Sports Journalist Fabrizio Romano, the defending champions will pay €20M plus €8M in add-ons to Roma for the 23-year-old left back.

Done deal: Emerson Palmieri to Chelsea, €20M + €8M add ons to Roma.

Liverpool submit offer for South American, could be a season defining transfer

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Liverpool are looking to sign a keeper and Jurgen Klopp has identified Roma’s Alisson as a target.

The Brazilian has been outstanding in Serie A for a while now and the 25-year-old would be a major upgrade on the likes of Karius and Mignolet.

As per the reports, Liverpool have already submitted an offer for the player but Roma have turned it down.

Transfer round-up: Arsenal urged to seal Aubameyang deal, Dzeko’s Chelsea move stalls, Mario’s West Ham move back on

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With under a week to go before the January transfer window closes there’s still plenty of time for some major deals to be completed.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Edin Dzeko and Jean Michael Seri are amongst the players strongly linked to move elsewhere before the end of the month.

Sportslens takes a look at the top transfer rumours doing the rounds.

Chelsea close in on top quality January signing, fee has been agreed for 13-goal star

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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko this month.

According to Guardian, Roma have accepted an offer from the Blues for their star striker but the player has not agreed to a move yet.

Chelsea will need to convince the 31-year-old to return to the Premier League once again.

Roma e Lazio in campo per i recuperi. All’Olimpico l’Udinese, giallorossi a Genova

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Spazio ai recuperi di Serie A. Alle 18 e 30 la Lazio, recude dalla "manita" al Chievo, sfida l'Udinese all'Olimpico, in serata invece la Roma, turbata dal mercato (Dzeko e Palmieri sempre più vicini al Chelsea di Conte) affronta la Sampdoria a Genova. Altri tre punti per continuare la corsa ai posti Champions e staccare [.

23 year old agrees to join Chelsea, star set to arrive in London for his medical

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Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri has agreed to join Chelsea in January.

Antonio Conte is keen on signing another left back as an alternative to Marcos Alonso. The Roma defender will sign a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

Palmieri will earn around £42,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge and the 23-year-old is all set to arrive in London for his medical with the defending champions.

Club accepts Chelsea's offer for top class star, transfer could be completed tomorrow

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Chelsea could complete the signing of Roma striker Edin Dzeko tomorrow.

The Blues are looking to add more depth to their striking department and Antonio Conte has identified the former Manchester City striker as an ideal option.

Dzeko has been outstanding for the Serie A side and Chelsea struggled to deal with him when they played Roma in the Champions League earlier this season.

Former Premier League winner agrees to join Chelsea, would be a top class signing

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Chelsea are hoping to sign Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma this month.

Antonio Conte is desperate to improve his attack and the former Manchester City striker could prove to be a solid buy. Similarly, Palmieri will add depth to Chelsea’s fullback position.

According to the reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Blues are closing in on the Serie A duo.

Where to find Inter Milan vs. Roma on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Inter Milan vs. Roma, you’ve come to the right place.

Two of the most historic teams in Italian soccer kick off on Sunday in a must-watch game in Serie A. Will it be Inter Milan or Roma that will be victorious?

Game: Inter Milan vs.

Andy Carroll injured: Chelsea linked with Crouch, Llorente and Dzeko

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The transfer window can be a funny beast at the best of times. Shock signings aplenty and rumours galore.

It’s no secret that Chelsea are on the hunt for another striker. Alvaro Morata is out of form, and Michy Batshuayi simply isn’t trusted by Antonio Conte.

Andy Carroll has been strongly linked with a January move to Stamford Bridge, but news of a month long injury lay-off have seemingly ended that pursuit.

Chelsea target Roma defender Emerson Palmieri

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Chelsea are keen on Italian left-back Emerson Palmieri, according to well respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

Palmieri suffered a cruciate ligament injury last May, and has only recently returned.

This season, the Roma left-back has only made one Serie A appearance.

Italian FA Launch Investigation Into Piero Giacomelli After Referee Alleged To Operate Facebook Account Using Pseudonym ‘Jack O’Melly’

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It's been an iffy few days for Serie A referee Piero Giacomelli, who currently finds himself at the centre of an Italian football federation (FIGC) investigation into an alleged breach of their stringent regulations pertaining to personal social media use.

If you're struggling to place the name, Giacomelli was the referee who, after denying Lazio a penalty and administering Ciro Immobile with a soft red card during a recent league game against Torino, became embroiled in a vendetta that saw hundreds of angry Biancoceleste fans bombard his cafe's Tripadvisor page with negative reviews.