ROMA NEWS

Luciano Spalletti defended his decision to start Gerson, but concedes Juventus “were stronger in individual duels” than Roma.
Gigi Buffon believes Juventus “changed” after the defeat to Genoa and that allowed them to beat Roma 1-0 this evening.
Gonzalo Higuain’s sensational solo effort proved enough for Juventus to beat Roma 1-0 and go seven points clear at the top of the table.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta hopes tonight’s Scudetto clash with Roma can be “a positive advert for Italian football.”
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni admits he is “surprised” by Gerson in the starting XI as Roma “target the top” against Juventus.
Stefano Sturaro hopes for “another early Christmas present” after his Juventus contract renewal as they host Roma this evening.
Edin Dzeko assured Roma are “ready for a great game between two great teams” as Roma travel to Juventus.
Juventus start Miralem Pjanic, Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain as they host second-placed Roma with Gerson and Edin Dzeko.
Join us for the build-up and action from all three of today’s Serie A games, Empoli-Cagliari, Milan-Atalanta and top of the table showdown Juventus-Roma.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri is impressed by Torino, has a doubt in defence and warns he has “done all I can” for Manolo Gabbiadini.
Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara is eager for another goal against Milan today and is “flattered” by Juventus interest.
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura believes tonight’s top of the table clash with Juventus can be “the moment Roma become a great team.”
Mohamed Salah is expected to make his comeback from the start for Roma this evening, but Paulo Dybala remains a Juventus doubt.
Gigi Buffon told L’Equipe about his sense of loyalty to Juventus, passion playing for Italy and why he is now “easier to criticise.”
Read up on every Serie A game this weekend, including Milan-Atalanta and Juventus-Roma today, then Napoli-Torino, Lazio-Fiorentina and Sassuolo-Inter.
Radja Nainggolan insists he holds no grudges against former teammate Miralem Pjanic but “really thinks” Roma can beat Juventus on Saturday.
Reported Roma target Jese Rodriguez “will get the chance to show his talent” at Paris Saint-Germain, according to his Coach Unai Emery.
Francesco Totti and Leandro Paredes appear certain to miss Roma’s trip to Juventus tomorrow.
Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella believes Atalanta “have a path to the Champions League”.
Luciano Spalletti has no problem with “true champion” Miralem Pjanic despite his move from Roma to Juventus.