Serie A Team of Week 36
As Roma closed the gap with Juventus, Napoli pummelled Torino and Fiorentina completed a comeback, as Dave Taylor picks his best XI.
Games of the Season: Roma 3-2 Samp
Week Three saw Roma come from behind to beat Sampdoria 3-2, despite a hailstorm which delayed the match for over an hour.
Florenzi: I feel much better
Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi assures “I feel much better” as he recovers from a second ACL tear and claims Italian football “can learn so much from Americans”.
Lippi: Totti didn’t mention retiring
Former Italy CT Marcello Lippi claims “I spoke to Francesco Totti about 10 days ago and he didn’t tell me that he was retiring.”
Monchi: Roma waiting on Totti
Monchi has clarified that Roma “will wait” for Francesco Totti to decide on taking up a role upstairs and asserted Luciano Spalletti is his “ideal Coach”.
Gandini: 'Roma Coach? Nothing decided'
Roma director Umberto Gandini insists 'all hypotheses are open' regarding who will be the new boss next season.
Gandini: 'Zero Totti controversy'
Roma director Umberto Gandini insists there is 'zero controversy' between the club and Francesco Totti.
EDF to bring Sassuolo duo to Roma?
Reports suggest that Eusebio Di Francesco will bring players from current club Sassuolo to Roma should he be appointed Coach.
Bonucci: 'Need the real Juve'
Leonardo Bonucci concedes Juventus “switched off” in recent weeks and the 3-1 defeat to Roma shows “we need the real Juve to win it all.”
Player Ratings: Roma 3-1 Juventus
Who were the heroes and villains from the top of the table showdown? Football Italia rates the Roma and Juventus stars.
El Shaarawy: 'Almost perfect Roma'
Stephan El Shaarawy saw “almost the perfect performance” from Roma to see off leaders Juventus 3-1 and postpone the Scudetto party.
Spalletti: 'Roma eyes on the prize'
Luciano Spalletti feels Roma have finally found their winning mentality after coming back to beat Juventus 3-1. “It’s proving the kind of people we are.”
Allegri: 'Juventus wake-up call'
Max Allegri admits Juventus “were falling asleep” and have lost some of their focus lately, but the 3-1 defeat to Roma can be “a wake-up call.”
De Rossi: 'Roma won with the fans'
Daniele De Rossi said Roma fought back to beat Juventus 3-1 “thanks to the fans and it should always be like this. I couldn’t be happier.”
Juventus capitulate to Roma
Roma fought back from a goal down to defeat Juventus 3-1, throw a spanner in the Scudetto works and recapture second place from Napoli.
Chelsea watch Rudiger-Nainggolan
Chelsea have scouts attending tonight’s Roma-Juventus game to watch Antonio Rudiger and Radja Nainggolan.
Marotta: 'Pjanic adapted to Juve'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta notes Miralem Pjanic found “a different environment and philosophy” after leaving Roma.
Baldissoni: 'Help Totti make transition'
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni denied reports of a deal with Eusebio Di Francesco and urged everyone to “help Francesco Totti accept the move from player to director.”
Lemina: 'Aggressive Roma'
Mario Lemina expects “Roma to be very aggressive tonight,” but Juventus are going for the win, even if they only need a point for the Scudetto.
Fazio: 'Fundamental for Roma'
Federico Fazio warns tonight’s clash with Juventus is “fundamental” for Roma and second place “all depends on us” after Napoli’s victory.
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