ROMA NEWS

Juventus and Napoli swept Sampdoria and Empoli aside, four-star Lazio crushed Cagliari, while Atalanta surprised Pescara and Bologna held Chievo.
Roma director general Mauro Baldissoni told the players to see pressure as “motivation and not an alibi.”
Roma make their push for the Serie A leadership in a difficult trip to injury-ravaged Sassuolo.
Join us for the build-up and action from tonight’s EIGHT Serie A games, including Inter-Torino, Juventus-Sampdoria, Napoli-Empoli and Sassuolo-Roma.
Massimo Ambrosini believes Milan “lack the quality” to win the Scudetto, but could get a Champions League place.
Ex-Juventus player Angelo Di Livio thinks that Roma and Napoli ‘are the only credible threat’ to the Bianconeri.
Roma’s on-loan defender Thomas Vermaelen will return to parent club Barcelona due to injury, reports say.
Giacomo Bonaventura believes Milan “emerge from this defeat stronger” after falling 3-0 to Genoa.
Claudio Ranieri, Silvio Berlusconi, Giuseppe Bergomi, Paulo Roberto Falcao, Nils Liedholm, Paolo Rossi and Cesare Maldini are added to the Italian Football Hall of Fame.
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta believes Milan can challenge for the Scudetto but “naturally we aim to win”.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti confirms Antonio Rudiger is “available” for Sassuolo and criticises the media.
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco calls it “a pleasure” to face former side Roma, and hopes for a first win against them.
Juventus managed to hold onto top spot but Roma and Milan are coming up fast on the rails, as Dave Taylor selects his top XI from Week 9.
Sami Khedira believes his Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon deserves the Ballon d’Or - “he’s played at the highest level for 20 years”.
Stephan El Shaarawy says he is hoping his good form for Roma will earn him a starring role in Giampiero Ventura’s Italy squad.
Roma's Edin Dzeko says that the free scoring striker he has become this season is more representative of the 'real' him.
Roma midfieler Leandro Paredes has given his thoughts on his side’s recent good results, and stressed the importance of catching up to Juventus.
Roberto De Zerbi admits Palermo have problems after a 4-1 defeat at Roma. “Our attitude was simply too passive.”
Luciano Spalletti said Roma players “feel the pressure, so it’s fundamental to get consistent results” after beating Palermo 4-1.
Stephan El Shaarawy was glad Roma “avoided the usual mistakes” in a 4-1 victory over Palermo.