Roma have pocketed almost €100m from this season’s Champions League run, which ended in the semi-final against Liverpool. The Giallorossi won’t be going to Kiev to face Real Madrid for the trophy, but they did top their group ahead of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, knocked out Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona. They even inflicted the first [...]
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Italian police have fuelled tensions ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Rome this week with a bizarre claim that 1,000 ‘Ultras’ from Merseyside will be in the capital for the Champions League semi-final second leg against AS Roma on Wednesday. Andrea Cecchini, president of a state police operation whose match-day strategies are some of the most [...]
There was no Mo-shaped threat to devastate the Italians on this occasion but nothing should obscure the inconvenient truth. Roma looked dynamic, dangerous and demonstrated to Liverpool they mean business, in the game which sends them into Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg. With Kevin Strootman and Diego Perotti both missing through injury for manager [...]
Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco was left frustrated by his side’s mistakes in their 5-2 defeat to Liverpool – but believes they can still reach the Champions League final. The Serie A side were ripped apart as Mohamed Salah – against his old club – inspired Liverpool into a 5-0 lead, before Edin Dzeko and [...]
Roma captain Daniele De Rossi has accused Liverpool of being a long-ball team after his side’s Champions League semi-final first leg defeat at Anfield. The Italian side were ripped apart as Mohamed Salah – against his old club – inspired the Reds into a 5-0 lead, before Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti scored in the [...]
They shouldn’t be here: not in the Champions League, certainly not in the last four. For all Roma’s rich reputation, it has little to do with Europe’s greatest prize. Nobody envisaged this. When they were drawn in a group with Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, it was assumed Roma would fall away and be left to [...]
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is looking forward to taking on Liverpool at Anfield – “I can already imagine tomorrow’s atmosphere”. The Giallorossi are in England for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, and the former midfielder addressed the media in his pre-match Press conference. “First of all the beauty of English stadiums, [...]
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli blasted Michael Oliver after the English referee awarded Real Madrid a stoppage-time penalty on Wednesday evening. Two goals from Mario Mandzukic and another by Blaise Matuidi had put Juventus 3-0 up on the night and heading for extra-time after levelling the two-legged Champions League quarter-final at 3-3 on aggregate. But Premier [...]
Massimiliano Allegri believes his heartbroken Juventus side deserved extra time against Real Madrid, but refused to comment on the huge penalty incident involving English referee Michael Oliver. Juventus had pulled back a three-goal deficit on one of the biggest nights of Champions League action ever at the Bernabeu, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to score a [...]
Gianluigi Buffon has labelled Michael Oliver heartless after the English referee’s controversial awarding of a stoppage-time penalty against Juventus, which allowed Real Madrid to advance to the Champions League semi-finals at the Italians’ expense. Juventus had clawed back a three-goal first-leg deficit at the Bernabeu and were set to take the tie to extra time. [...]