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Friday December 8 2017
Conte reveals his CL favourites

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed that Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are his favourites to win the Champions League this season.

Chelsea could face either side in the Champions League last 16 after finishing behind Roma in their group, and Conte did not mention the Giallorossi or former club Juventus when asked about who his tips for the trophy were.

“I think when you reach this level, it’s very difficult to tell this team is good or this team is no good,” the former Italy CT said at a Press conference.

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Friday December 8 2017
English interest in EDF?

Roma will reportedly offer Coach Eusebio Di Francesco a new contract to fend off interest from the Premier League.

According to Calciomercato.com, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea “have sent several observers” to watch Di Francesco’s Roma up close.

However, Corriere dello Sport warns Giallorossi sporting director Monchi is ready to tie down the former Sassuolo boss with an improved deal.

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Thursday December 7 2017
Perotti announces Roma renewal

Diego Perotti has announced he’ll stay at Roma until 2021, in a video posted on the club’s Facebook page.

It was reported last night that the winger would put pen to paper on a new deal, and he was asked in a Q&A if he’d be staying at Roma.

“I’ll show you,” the Perotti replied, before unveiling a t-shirt bearing “2021”.

The Argentine also took the time to discuss the Giallorossi’s current form, after their qualification for the Champions League Last 16 on Tuesday.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Baldissoni: ‘Roma stadium by 2020’

Roma CEO Mauro Baldissoni reiterates the aim is to open the new stadium for the 2020-21 season, and Champions League group wins “must become normal”.

The Giallorossi finally got approval for the Stadio della Roma yesterday after years of delays, and hope to be in the new Tor di Valle arena by 2020.

“One the technical approval of the project has been confirmed, other administrative steps will follow,” Baldissoni explained on Roma Radio.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Simeone makes Roma admission

Diego Simeone claims Atletico Madrid picking up less points against Qarabag than Roma in the Champions League shows “how wonderful football can be.”

Atleti dropped into the Europa League for the first time under Simeone on Tuesday as their 1-1 draw with Chelsea was bettered by Roma’s 1-0 victory over Qarabag, and Simeone was perplexed by how his side performed better against Group C’s top team than the bottom-placed Azeris.

“It hurts because of how wonderful football can be,” the Coach said after the game.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Conte: 'Roma deserved it'

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits Roma “deserved” to win the Champions League group. “It’s a good sign for Italian football, awaiting Napoli.”

The Giallorossi knocked Atletico Madrid out and pushed the Premier League title holders into second place.

“We knew that this was a difficult group, but today we deserved a victory against Atletico Madrid,” Conte told Mediaset Premium after their 1-1 draw.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Perotti: 'Nobody believed in Roma'

Diego Perotti admits “when the draw was made, nobody believed” in Roma, but they won the group ahead of Chelsea and knocked out Atletico Madrid.

“It’s a wonderful moment for us,” the Argentine told Mediaset Premium.

“When the draw was made, nobody believed in us, but we worked hard and I think we deserved this first place.”

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Tuesday December 5 2017
CL: Roma through as group winners

Diego Perotti’s header gave Roma victory over Qarabag and ensured they won the Champions League group ahead of Chelsea, eliminating Atletico Madrid.

Follow all the action as it happens from this game and Olympiacos-Juventus on the LIVEBLOG.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Liveblog: Roma-Qarabag, Olympiacos-Juve

Join us for the build-up and action from tonight’s Champions League deciders, Roma-Qarabag and Olympiacos-Juventus.

They kick off at 19.45 GMT. If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s Giallorossi can still top the group with a win if Chelsea stall with Atletico Madrid, but they’ll mainly be focused on simply getting through to the Round of 16.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
El Shaarawy: 'Roma deserve qualification'

Stephan El Shaarawy warned Roma to ignore Chelsea-Atletico Madrid and focus only on Qarabag. “We deserve to go through to the next round.”

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 19.45 GMT, follow the build-up and action from this game and Olympiacos-Juventus on the LIVEBLOG.

If they fail to win and Atletico Madrid beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, then Roma will crash out.

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