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Thursday December 12 2019
Fonseca: 'Roma thought it'd be easy'

Paulo Fonseca found it “difficult to accept” Roma’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsberg, even if they reached the Europa League Round of 32. "We won't go far with that attitude."

The Giallorossi knew they would qualify with at least a draw, and could even afford to lose as long as Istanbul Basaksehir didn’t beat Borussia Monchengladbach.

In the end, the Turkish side won 2-1 in Germany to eliminate the current Bundesliga leaders.

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Thursday December 12 2019
Perotti: 'Wrong Roma attitude'

Diego Perotti acknowledges Roma “did not play well and had the wrong attitude at times” in their 2-2 Europa League draw with Wolfsberg.

The Giallorossi knew they would qualify for the Round of 32 with a draw, but were twice pegged back at the Stadio Olimpico.

“I had said these are strange games where anything can happen. We did not play well, but we got through and must now look forward to the next round,” Perotti told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday December 12 2019
EL: Roma survive Wolfsberg scare

Roma eventually scraped through to the Europa League knockouts with a 2-2 draw against Wolfsberg, as Istanbul Basaksehir won the group.

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The Giallorossi would qualify for the Europa League Round of 32 with at least a point here and could even win the group if they got a better result than Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Thursday December 12 2019
Liveblog: Rennes-Lazio, Roma-Wolfsberg

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the final Europa League group games, as Lazio visit Rennes and Roma host Wolfsberger.

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There is still a chance for both Italian participants to reach the Round of 32, where they will be joined by Inter, who drop down from the Champions League.

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Thursday December 12 2019
Line-ups: Roma v Wolfsberg

Edin Dzeko, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Cengiz Under lead the attack, as Roma need at least a point with Wolfsberg to reach the Europa League knockouts.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 20.00 GMT.

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Thursday December 12 2019
Probable line-ups: Roma-Wolfsberger

Edin Dzeko should lead Roma’s attack when they play for a place in the last 32 of the Europa League against Wolfsberger tonight.

Both teams are expected to come out with 4-2-3-1 formations and Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is set to have Dzeko back in his starting XI at the Olimpico.

Fonseca will also shake up his backline, with Alessandro Florenzi at right-back. Leonardo Spinazzola on the left and Federico Fazio filling in for Chris Smalling at centre-half.

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Wednesday December 11 2019
Fonseca: 'Dzeko starts vs Wolfsberg'

Paulo Fonseca confirms Edin Dzeko will start in Roma’s decisive Europa League group game with Wolfsberg, but he’ll also “rotate the squad.”

It kicks off on Thursday at 20.00 GMT at the Stadio Olimpico and the Giallorossi can qualify for the next round with a point.

“Dzeko and Cengiz Under will start, Aleksandar Kolarov and Pau Lopez will not,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Friday October 4 2019
No substitute for squad depth

Game management and having options off the bench proved decisive in the Europa League for Lazio and Roma, writes Sam Wilson.

Squad rotation is essential in the Europa League, as Lazio turned the game with Rennes around thanks to options off the bench, whereas injury-hit Roma lacked alternatives against Wolfsberg.

Lazio had a game of two halves against Ligue 1 outfit Stade Rennais. Simone Inzaghi elected to start with a relatively half-strength side and the absences of key creators Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto were felt for most the game, the Biancocelesti failing to create any real scoring opportunities before the duo entered the fray.

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Thursday October 3 2019
Cristante: 'Roma could've done better'

Bryan Cristante concedes Roma “certainly could’ve done better” after a 1-1 Europa League draw with Wolfsberger.

Leonardo Spinazzola had opened the scoring in Austria with a lucky double ricochet, but Michael Liendl equalised after the break with a ferocious effort.

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Thursday October 3 2019
Fonseca: 'Roma dominated'

Paulo Fonseca felt Roma “dominated” the 1-1 draw with Wolfsberger, but “we tended to get the final ball wrong and made technical errors.”

Leonardo Spinazzola opened the scoring with a bizarre double ricochet header, but Michael Liendl’s scorcher drew this Europa League clash level.

“We knew this would not be an easy game,” the Coach told Roma TV in Austria.

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