After Pablo Daniel Osvaldo’s appeal for a reduced ban is turned down, Roma are also hit with the news that Francesco Totti is a doubt for the weekend.
Nicolas Burdisso has asked for patience from supporters during Roma’s dip in form and also hinted that he might be back before the end of the season.
Roma have been dealt a blow with the news that their appeal to halve Pablo Daniel Osvaldo’s suspension has been turned down.
Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini is just a signature away from extending his stay with the capital club.
Roma are adamant that they made the right choice in appointing Luis Enrique as their new Coach over the summer.
Fiorentina boss Delio Rossi has defended under-fire Roma stopper Simon Kjaer from mounting criticism.
Roma are still smarting from the Juan injury, but have now lost Miralem Pjanic for three weeks too.
Walter Sabatini is uncertain Roma’s recent run of form will end next weekend at Palermo, given that they will go into that game still ‘suffering’.
Head of the Italian referees’ association (AIA) Marcello Nicchi believes that the rule that saw Maarten Stekelenburg dismissed in the Rome derby is ‘absurd’.
The Italian football association’s President has come out and condemned the racist abuse Roma defender Juan received during the weekend’s Rome derby.
Roma could be without Brazilian defender Juan for almost two months after he limped out of the derby loss to Lazio on Sunday.
Roma director general Franco Baldini insists the project in the capital remains the same despite Sunday’s derby loss to Lazio.
Daniele De Rossi admits Lazio “are more of a team than Roma this season” and defended the referee’s derby performance.
Stefano Mauri was overjoyed at scoring his first ever Rome derby goal to seal Lazio’s victory. “We lost too many and to win two in the same season is fantastic.”
Juan showed great class after he was racially abused by Lazio supporters. “It never happened before. I feel sorry for them.”
Edy Reja celebrated like an ultra as he allowed Lazio to do the Derby Double for the first time in 15 years.
Luis Enrique was furious after Roma lost to Lazio again. “It would be nice to end a derby with XI men on the pitch. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve this.”
Roma were reduced to 10 men after just seven minutes, but made a real scrap of the derby that Lazio won 2-1 amid controversy.
Francesco Totti says today’s Derby della Capitale is “the last chance for the Champions League” as far as Roma are concerned.
Roma have a risky set-up with Rodrigo Taddei and Jose Angel in defence against Lazio’s strike force of Miroslav Klose and Hernanes.