Luciano Spalletti insists the last-gasp penalty and Roma victory against Sampdoria were “deserved” and praised Francesco Totti.
Luis Muriel believes a prolonged half-time break hurt Sampdoria in their dramatic defeat to Roma.
Francesco Totti admits “for the first time I was scared I’d miss” after his last-gasp penalty as Roma beat Sampdoria 3-2.
Roma came back from a trailing situation, a hailstorm and 80-minute half-time break for Francesco Totti’s last-gasp penalty to beat Sampdoria in a 3-2 thriller.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s SEVEN Serie A games, including Roma-Sampdoria, Milan-Udinese, Pescara-Inter and Joe Hart’s Torino debut.
Roma look to Diego Perotti, Mohamed Salah and Stephan El Shaarawy against surprise Serie A leaders Sampdoria.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero pledged to shave his head if they beat Roma today, sniping at Leandro Castan and Antonio Cassano.
Dennis Praet is certainly not lacking ambition as Sampdoria travel to Roma. “We want to qualify for Europe.”
Daniele De Rossi features in Roma’s squad to face Sampdoria, but Thomas Vermaelen misses out.
Luciano Spalletti gave Roma tactical advice to take on Sampdoria and is “irritated we’ve stopped” dominating matches.
Marco Giampaolo aims to keep Sampdoria’s perfect record by visiting Roma and old friend Luciano Spalletti. “Responsible but cocky.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero is looking forward to challenging Roma tomorrow, but Antonio Cassano “betrayed me.”
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti is in mourning after both his parents-in-law died within hours of each other.
The break for international duty is over and Serie A is back with a bang, including today’s Juventus-Sassuolo and Palermo-Napoli, then Roma-Sampdoria and Pescara-Inter.
Thomas Vermaelen admits Roma must bounce back against Sampdoria after the “disappointing result against Cagliari”.
Leandro Paredes promises to “repay the faith” of Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti.
Roma full-back Bruno Peres calls Sampdoria “a difficult team to face” and is happy on the right or left.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero urged “not very intelligent” Antonio Cassano to walk away, “otherwise he’ll spend a year under the duvet.”
Max Allegri is the highest-paid Coach in Serie A, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, but Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri ranks only seventh.
Antonio Cassano is no longer allowed to speak to journalists, or Sampdoria will fine him.