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Svitolina lays down French Open marker in Rome

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Rome (AFP) – Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favourite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside 6-0, 6-4 to successfully defend her Italian Open crown on Sunday.

In a repeat of last year’s final at the Foro Italico, Ukrainian Svitolina, seeded fourth, was up against Halep a day after the Romanian top seed had ousted Russian Maria Sharapova.

Mancini given job of rebuilding Italy

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Rome (AFP) – Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has been given the job of reviving the fortunes of Italy’s national team six months after their shock failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after the four-time world champions failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Mancini given job of rebuilding Italy

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Rome (AFP) – Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has been given the job of reviving the fortunes of Italy’s national team six months after their shock failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after the four-time world champions failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Mancini appointed Italy head coach

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Rome (AFP) – Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has been given the job of reviving the fortunes of Italy’s national team, the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed on Monday.

Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after the four-time world champions failed to qualify for this summer’s World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing a playoff to Sweden last November.

Mancini appointed Italy head coach

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Rome (AFP) – Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has been given the job of reviving the fortunes of Italy’s national team, the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed on Monday.

Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after the four-time world champions failed to qualify for this summer’s World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing a playoff to Sweden last November.

Five key games in Juventus’s title win

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus on Sunday claimed a seventh straight Serie A title, the 34th in their history, after a goalless draw against ten-man Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

For the fourth season in a row the Turin giants took the league and Cup double, days after beating AC Milan 4-0 in the Italian Cup in Rome.

Five key games in Juventus’s title win

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus on Sunday claimed a seventh straight Serie A title, the 34th in their history, after a goalless draw against ten-man Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

For the fourth season in a row the Turin giants took the league and Cup double, days after beating AC Milan 4-0 in the Italian Cup in Rome.

Juventus run riot in Rome to win fourth consecutive Italian Cup

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus ran riot in Rome beating blundering AC Milan 4-0 on Wednesday at the Stadio Olimpico to win a fourth consecutive Italian Cup.

It was the 13th Cup win for Juventus, who are also poised to become the first Italian team to complete the double for four years in a row.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side are one point away from claiming a seventh consecutive Serie A title with two games to play and could seal it this weekend against Roma in the Stadio Olimpico.

Juventus on brink of fourth straight double after Cup final romp

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus ran riot to beat blundering AC Milan 4-0 on Wednesday in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico and lift the Italian Cup for a fourth consecutive year.

Juve are now poised to become the first Italian team to complete the league and cup double four years in a row after their 13th Italian Cup triumph.

Juventus on brink of fourth straight double after Cup final romp

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus ran riot to beat blundering AC Milan 4-0 on Wednesday in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico and lift the Italian Cup for a fourth consecutive year.

Juve are now poised to become the first Italian team to complete the league and cup double four years in a row after their 13th Italian Cup triumph.

Klopp warns Liverpool there’s room for improvement

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Rome (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool they need to improve to match holders Real Madrid after riding their luck to advance to the Champions League final 7-6 on aggregate despite losing 4-2 in Rome.

Even goalscorer Sadio Mane and stars Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were told they weren’t at their best as Liverpool held on to avoid another Roma miracle comeback in the Stadio Olimpico.

Klopp warns Liverpool there’s room for improvement

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Rome (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool they need to improve to match holders Real Madrid after riding their luck to advance to the Champions League final 7-6 on aggregate despite losing 4-2 in Rome.

Even goalscorer Sadio Mane and stars Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were told they weren’t at their best as Liverpool held on to avoid another Roma miracle comeback in the Stadio Olimpico.

‘It was just crazy’ – Klopp joy after Liverpool survive Roma thriller

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Rome (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp saluted his Liverpool heroes as they survived a semi-final thriller against Roma to book a Champions League final showdown with Real Madrid.

Klopp’s side emerged victorious from a goal-packed Champions League semi-final, winning 7-6 on aggregate despite losing the second leg 4-2 in Rome on Wednesday.

Liverpool reach Champions League final after nervy night in Rome

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Rome (AFP) – Liverpool held off a spirited Roma fightback to reach the Champions League final 7-6 on aggregate despite losing 4-2 in a hectic semi-final second leg in Rome.

Jurgen Klopp’s reached their eighth European Cup final and first since 2007 where they will play two-time holders Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.

Liverpool reach Champions League final after nervy night in Rome

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Rome (AFP) – Liverpool held off a spirited Roma fightback to reach the Champions League final 7-6 on aggregate despite losing 4-2 in a hectic semi-final second leg in Rome.

Jurgen Klopp’s reached their eighth European Cup final and first since 2007 where they will play two-time holders Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.

Liverpool on brink of big time return as Reds fans flood Rome

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Rome (AFP) – Liverpool are on the brink of a return to the Champions League final as they lead Roma going into Wednesday’s semi-final second leg amid tight security with thousands of Reds fans flooding into the Italian capital.

The five-time winners have a 5-2 advantage in a clash overshadowed by security concerns which marred last week’s first leg game in Anfield, and are favourites to reach their eighth final and first since 2007.

Liverpool on brink of big time return as Reds fans flood Rome

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Rome (AFP) – Liverpool are on the brink of a return to the Champions League final as they lead Roma going into Wednesday’s semi-final second leg amid tight security with thousands of Reds fans flooding into the Italian capital.

The five-time winners have a 5-2 advantage in a clash overshadowed by security concerns which marred last week’s first leg game in Anfield, and are favourites to reach their eighth final and first since 2007.

Liverpool reaping benefits of mature Salah, says Klopp

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Rome (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday that Liverpool are reaping the benefits of the footballing maturity Mohamed Salah gained during his spell at Roma.

The 25-year-old Egyptian returns to the Stadio Olimpico for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg looking to add to his 43 goals this season - including two in last week’s first leg at Anfield - compared to 34 over two seasons for the Italian club.

Liverpool reaping benefits of mature Salah, says Klopp

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Rome (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday that Liverpool are reaping the benefits of the footballing maturity Mohamed Salah gained during his spell at Roma.

The 25-year-old Egyptian returns to the Stadio Olimpico for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg looking to add to his 43 goals this season - including two in last week’s first leg at Anfield - compared to 34 over two seasons for the Italian club.

Red alert in Rome ahead of Liverpool match

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Rome (AFP) – Rome is on red alert with 3,000 police officers deployed to avoid ugly scenes during Roma’s Champions League return leg match against Liverpool at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

Liverpool supporter Sean Cox, a 53-year-old Irishman, remains in critical condition after being attacked close to Anfield by visiting supporters before last week’s semi-final, first leg.

Red alert in Rome ahead of Liverpool match

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Rome (AFP) – Rome is on red alert with 3,000 police officers deployed to avoid ugly scenes during Roma’s Champions League return leg match against Liverpool at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

Liverpool supporter Sean Cox, a 53-year-old Irishman, remains in critical condition after being attacked close to Anfield by visiting supporters before last week’s semi-final, first leg.

Roma dare to hope another comeback is possible

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Rome (AFP) – After Roma scored two late goals in the 5-2 defeat against a Mohamed Salah-inspired Liverpool on Tuesday, the Italian club’s sporting director, Monchi, took a deep breath and summed up the hope they had given his side.

“We were dead, but we have found a little bit of life again,” he told reporters.

Splash the cash! Roma chairman offers 230,000 euros for fountain plunge

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Rome (AFP) – Roma chairman James Pallotta on Wednesday offered to donate 230,000 euros ($285,000) to the city of Rome as well as paying a small fine for diving into a historic fountain after his club’s epic win over Barcelona.

Pallotta was filmed, surrounded by a crowd of delirious supporters, falling backwards into the fountain in Piazza del Popolo, a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps, following his team’s incredible 3-0 victory on Tuesday evening, which saw Roma beat Barca on away goals and go through to the Champions League semi-finals.

Splash the cash! Roma chairman offers 230,000 euros for fountain plunge

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Rome (AFP) – Roma chairman James Pallotta on Wednesday offered to donate 230,000 euros ($285,000) to the city of Rome as well as paying a small fine for diving into a historic fountain after his club’s epic win over Barcelona.

Pallotta was filmed, surrounded by a crowd of delirious supporters, falling backwards into the fountain in Piazza del Popolo, a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps, following his team’s incredible 3-0 victory on Tuesday evening, which saw Roma beat Barca on away goals and go through to the Champions League semi-finals.

Rome goes crazy over miracle comeback against Barca

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Rome (AFP) – Car horns blaring, flags waving, fans singing in the streets and wild cheers pouring from every household, the Italian capital came alive Tuesday night as Roma knocked Barcelona out of the Champions League after a miracle comeback.

The incredible 3-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico saw the home side overhaul a 4-1 first-leg defeat and advance on away goals.

Barcelona coach Valverde braced for Roma ‘intensity’

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Rome (AFP) – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday he expects a Roma backlash in their Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday.

The Spanish league leaders have one foot in the semi-finals after romping to a 4-1 first leg victory in the Camp Nou last week as Roma proved partly the architects of their own downfall in scoring two own goals.

Lazio calm talk of Milinkovic-Savic exit

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Rome (AFP) – Lazio director Igli Tare said on Sunday the Serie A club were not interested in selling Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, having turned down a 70 million euro ($86 million) bid last summer.

The 22-year-old has attracted the interest of top European clubs including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Election farce mirrors state of Italian game

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Rome (AFP) – Italian football plunged further into crisis two months after the country’s dramatic World Cup exit with the failure to elect a new federation chief amid scenes of chaos in Rome.

“We’ve managed to do worse than the national side eliminated from the World Cup, and that’s a difficult feat to achieve,” said Italy’s former Ballon d’Or winner Gianni Rivera.

Election farce mirrors state of Italian game

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Rome (AFP) – Italian football plunged further into crisis two months after the country’s dramatic World Cup exit with the failure to elect a new federation chief amid scenes of chaos in Rome.

“We’ve managed to do worse than the national side eliminated from the World Cup, and that’s a difficult feat to achieve,” said Italy’s former Ballon d’Or winner Gianni Rivera.

Lazio fined but avoid stadium ban for Anne Frank photo

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Rome (AFP) – Lazio have been fined 50,000 euros ($61,000) but avoided a stadium ban over posters created by their fans featuring Holocaust victim Anne Frank, the Italian football federation (FIGC) announced on Thursday.

FIGC prosecutor Giuseppe Pecoraro had demanded a fine and two games be played behind closed doors after Lazio’s infamous ultra fans fly-posted photographs of Anne Frank in a shirt of bitter city rivals Roma during a game against Cagliari last October.

Lazio fined but avoid stadium ban for Anne Frank photo

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Rome (AFP) – Lazio have been fined 50,000 euros ($61,000) but avoided a stadium ban over posters created by their fans featuring Holocaust victim Anne Frank, the Italian football federation (FIGC) announced on Thursday.

FIGC prosecutor Giuseppe Pecoraro had demanded a fine and two games be played behind closed doors after Lazio’s infamous ultra fans fly-posted photographs of Anne Frank in a shirt of bitter city rivals Roma during a game against Cagliari last October.

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.

Roma get green light for new stadium

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Rome (AFP) – Serie A side Roma were given the green light on Tuesday by Italian authorities to build their own stadium which they hope to occupy by the 2020/21 season.

The club’s American president James Pallotta officially launched the project in March 2014 but there were numerous setbacks before the four main governing bodies involved finally approved plans to build the Stadio della Roma.

Former Italian football head denies harassment

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Rome (AFP) – Former Italian football chief Carlo Tavecchio has denied claims of sexual harassment made by a former executive of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) that were published in Italian media on Tuesday.

“In relations to what has been reported in some press articles, I maintain that I behave in a correct manner and in order to protect my image and honour I have asked my lawyers to act in the appropriate forums,” Tavecchio told ANSA news agency.

Former Italian football head denies harassment

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Rome (AFP) – Former Italian football chief Carlo Tavecchio has denied claims of sexual harassment made by a former executive of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) that were published in Italian media on Tuesday.

“In relations to what has been reported in some press articles, I maintain that I behave in a correct manner and in order to protect my image and honour I have asked my lawyers to act in the appropriate forums,” Tavecchio told ANSA news agency.

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Joke Hero: James Milner Laughs Off Slapstick Own-Goal After Liverpool Go Walloping Into Champions League Final

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As you may be aware, Liverpool went rampaging into the Champions League final thanks to a triumphant 4-2 defeat against Roma in the second leg of the semi-finals on Wednesday evening.

Liverpool also conspired to score the goal of the night, though it counted in Roma's favour when, shortly after Sadio Mane's opener, James Milner claimed a slapstick equaliser for the Italian side.

Roma President James Pallotta Pays Fine And Apologises To Mayor After Leaping Into Fountain To Celebrate Win Over Barcelona

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AS Roma club president James Pallotta has paid a fine and apologised to the mayor after celebrating his side's remarkable win over Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals by leaping into a fountain on thePiazza del Popolo.

Pallotta admitted that he spent the next morning waiting for the phone to ring and, sure enough, it wasn't long before he was forking out €450 (approx £390) to local authorities and saying sorry to Virginia Raggi, the Mayor of Rome.

Fun, Frolics, And Club Presidents Leaping Into Fountains: Amazing Reaction To Roma’s Wondrous Champions League Win Over Barcelona (Photo & Video)

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One thing's for sure, there are going to be several thousand thick heads in the Italian capital city this morning following Roma's truly formidable fightback against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The Giallorossi were faced with a 4-1 first-leg deficit to overcome at the Stadio Olimpico and, thanks to goals from Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas, that's exactly what they did eventually sending Barca packing on away goals.

Champions League: Rersugent Roma Dump Barcelona Out After Shock Second-Leg Victory At Stadio Olimpico (Photos & Video)

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Barcelona were jettisoned from the Champions League after being blindsided by a shock result few saw coming in the second leg against a Roma side who looked utterly dead and buried going into the match.

The Catalans came into the return fixture boasting a commanding 4-1 aggregate lead but found the deficit reduced with only six minutes gone when Edin Dzeko stormed the gates to put Roma ahead on the night.