Radja Nainggolan and Diego Perotti took part in training today, so should be fit for Roma’s Champions League clash with Qarabag.
SPAL blamed referee Rosario Abisso for their 3-1 defeat to Roma, insisting “it wasn’t a red card on Dias Felipe and the second goal was offside.”
Eusebio Di Francesco said Roma “wanted victory at all costs” against SPAL, but was angry that they failed to keep a clean sheet.
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Roma made short work of 10-man SPAL, who saw Dias Felipe sent off after 10 minutes, winning 3-1 with Edin Dzeko, Kevin Strootman and Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Roma director Monchi urged fans not to be “hasty” with Patrik Schick and is glad Diego Perotti wasn’t hurt in today’s car crash.
SPAL midfielder Federico Viviani is a Roma youth product and admits “it passed through my mind” what he’ll do if he scores today.
Juan Jesus warns Roma “cannot get this wrong” as they host SPAL this evening. “They are a dangerous opponent with nothing to lose.”
Roma may have to be patient to break down Spal, but Leonardo Semplici’s side have conceded almost half of their goals in the final half hour of matches.
Roma give Cengiz Under and Maxime Gonalons rare starts, partnering Edin Dzeko and Stephan El Shaarawy against SPAL.
The dates and times for the Coppa Italia last-16 ties have been confirmed to start on December 12.
Bologna’s sporting director has asserted that the club will not sell wantaway forward Simone Verdi in January.
Damiano Tommasi says he will see where Francesco Totti’s ‘assist’ takes him after being backed for the FIGC’s presidency by his former Roma teammate.
Miralem Pjanic claims “everyone’s hoping that Juventus lose” to Napoli on Friday, therefore beating them “would be even better.”
Roma attacker Diego Perotti was reportedly involved in a car crash on Friday morning but did not suffer any injuries.
Olympic chief Giovanni Malago is keeping coy on who the FIGC’s new President will be but has acknowledged Francesco Totti’s support for Damiano Tommasi.
SPAL Coach Leonardo Semplici is “convinced we’ll make a good impression, even if Roma are one of the best sides in Serie A.”
Kostas Manolas has reportedly agreed a new three-year contract with Roma, with a release clause said to be worth €37m.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero warned Lucas Torreira “is worth €50m, while for Dennis Praet they need €30-40m and we don’t intend to sell.”
Radja Nainggolan and Diego Perotti are out of the Roma squad hosting SPAL tomorrow, but Patrik Schick could get his first start.