Sunday March 3 2019
Roma summit after Derby disaster

There was a meeting long into the night between Roma directors after the 3-0 defeat to Lazio, with a training retreat planned ahead of FC Porto.

The humiliating Derby della Capitale loss to their city rivals not only wiped out the opportunity to catch Inter in fourth place, but also allowed Lazio back into the race for a top four finish.

Meanwhile, the Giallorossi have to shake this off and prepare for the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 in Portugal on Wednesday.

Multiple reports state there was a meeting between various Roma directors at the Stadio Olimpico for several hours after the game, including Monchi, Francesco Totti and Mauro Baldissoni.

It’s believed the only decision made so far is that the team will go into a training retreat ahead of the trip to Porto.

Coach Eusebio Di Francesco’s future now may well hang on the result in that Champions League clash.

Fittingly, Porto are in a similar situation, as on Saturday they too lost the Clasico against Benfica with a 2-1 result at home, meaning their rivals have leapfrogged them at the top of the Liga Nos table.

However, this game did mark the return from injury of top scorer Moussa Marega, who played the entire 90 minutes and now expects to start against Roma.

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