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Sunday September 15 2019
Mkhitaryan set for Roma debut

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jordan Veretout are expected to start for Roma against Sassuolo in their full Giallorossi debuts.

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Giallorossi are still looking for their first win of the season after a 3-3 draw with Genoa and 1-1 result against rivals Lazio.

Coach Paulo Fonseca has new options at his disposal today, as Mkhitaryan arrived on loan from Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

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Sunday September 15 2019
De Zerbi: 'Attack like Roma'

Sassuolo Coach Roberto De Zerbi shares Roma boss Paulo Fonseca’s attacking philosophy. “If you play this type of football, you accept the risks that go with it.”

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Roma have a clear identity and strong players, but we are going to the Stadio Olimpico in order to play our football and take the initiative. I think we can expect an entertaining game,” said De Zerbi in his Press conference.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Fonseca: 'Won't reveal Roma strategy'

Paulo Fonseca is keeping Roma cards close to his chest, including Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s role, because Sassuolo “deserve our full attention.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We’ve had time over the international break, albeit without 10 players, to work on what we needed to do,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Smalling still out for Roma

Chris Smalling is certainly out of tomorrow’s Serie A game against Sassuolo and might not even be fit for Roma’s Europa League opener.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The England international defender arrived in the final hours of the transfer window on loan from Manchester United.

He had been expected to start in the back four against Sassuolo, but pulled up with a muscular problem in training.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Gasp on Atalanta stay at Inter snub

Gian Piero Gasperini explained why he stayed with Atalanta, Champions League adventure and insists his 2011 sacking was “more Inter’s mistake than mine.”

The Orobici had their best ever season, finishing third in Serie A to qualify for the Champions League and reaching the Coppa Italia Final.

“It’s undeniable that achieving Champions League qualification with a provincial club is even more satisfying. We picked up one more point than Milan and finished on level terms with Inter,” Gasp told the Corriere dello Sport newspaper.

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Friday September 13 2019
Roma turf behind muscular injuries?

The former Roma fitness coach claims their repeated injuries might be due to the Trigoria training ground. “The ground is harder than normal.”

Another season has begun with a series of muscular problems for Giallorossi players and Chris Smalling is the latest victim in training today.

“There can be many reasons for this type of injury,” former Roma fitness Coach Paolo Rongoni told Retesport.

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Friday September 13 2019
Pellegrini: No Roma limits

Lorenzo Pellegrini has revealed he likes the "freedom" of playing as a No 10 and that Roma "aren’t setting any limits" this season.

Pellegrini has grown into one of Roma’s ‘senatori’ following the exits of Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi, despite only turning 23 in June.

The midfielder has started the season in a 4-2-3-1 double pivot but could be pushed into the berth behind Edin Dzeko against Sassuolo on Sunday.

“I like to feel free on the pitch,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday September 13 2019
Smalling's Roma debut delayed?

Chris Smalling may be forced to wait for his Roma debut after the Manchester United loanee suffered a muscle strain in training.

Smalling joined Roma from United on a season-long loan last month, but his arrival coincided with the international break.

However, the Englishman pulled up in training yesterday with a muscle strain and worked away from the squad this morning.

The 29-year-old will undergo tests later, which will confirm his availability for Sunday’s Serie A match against Sassuolo.

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Thursday September 12 2019
Osvaldo to return with Maradona?

Former Roma and Italy striker Dani Osvaldo could be set for a return to football with Diego Maradona’s Gimnasia La Plata.

Osvaldo has been out of football since retiring in 2016, but ANSA claims he is close to a sensational comeback in his native Argentina.

That is because Gimnasia, now under the guidance of Maradona, are on the lookout for a new centre-forward to replace the injured Lautaro Chavez.

The 33-year-old also played for the likes of Fiorentina, Southampton, Juventus and Inter, while scoring four goals in 14 caps for Italy.

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Thursday September 12 2019
Serie A Week 3 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 3 are announced as Massimiliano Irrati will officiate the clash between Fiorentina and Juventus.

Irrati [pictured, right] is one of Italy’s most experienced referees and was the VAR for the World Cup Final last year.

Elsewhere, Milan’s trip to Verona will be overseen by Gianluca Manganiello, Maurizio Mariani will take charge of Inter-Udinese and Federico La Penna is the man in the middle for Napoli’s visit of Sampdoria. 

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