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Sunday September 15 2019
Fonseca: 'High press essential'

Paulo Fonseca insists the high press is essential for Roma to succeed, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan gives “a better capacity for maintaining possession.”

The Giallorossi flattened Sassuolo 4-2 this evening, although they were 4-0 up after just 33 minutes with a hat-trick of Lorenzo Pellegrini assists.

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Sunday September 15 2019
Mkhitaryan scores in Roma rout

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored on his Serie A debut as Roma got their first win of the season, beating Sassuolo 4-2 with a hat-trick of Lorenzo Pellegrini assists.

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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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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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Monday September 9 2019
Italy Finnish the job

The Azzurri made it six wins out of six in Euro 2020 qualifying and Elio Salerno explains some of the tactical adjustments made to beat Finland.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy took a giant step toward qualification for Euro 2020 with a hard-fought victory over Group J rivals Finland.

He chose to make five changes to the team that had beaten Armenia three days prior. Lazio centre-back Francesco Acerbi made his competitive debut for Italy with Armando Izzo, Stefano Sensi, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Ciro Immobile completing a much changed XI.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Totti: 'Roma appreciate Mkhitaryan'

Francesco Totti believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be “appreciated” at Roma and trusts Lorenzo Pellegrini to go far for Italy.

The Giallorossi icon spoke to Sky Sport Italia about the changes going on at his old club.

“Mkhitaryan can bring quality and quantity, so it’s a good move. He hasn’t always played regularly over the last two years at Arsenal, but I hope he can feel at home at Roma.

“The fans will certainly appreciate him here, as he has great technique and is eager to prove himself.”

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Saturday September 7 2019
Mancini warning for Finland and Bonucci

Roberto Mancini hints at Italy changes in Finland, warning “this is an extremely delicate match” and telling off Leonardo Bonucci for conduct unbecoming of a captain.

It kicks off on Sunday in Tampere at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) and the only difference between these sides in Euro 2020 qualifying Group J is the 2-0 Italy victory in March.

There are reports Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stephan El Shaarawy and Armando Izzo could step into the starting XI.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Italy changes in Finland?

There are several potential changes for Italy in their Euro 2020 trip to Finland, including Lorenzo Pellegrini, Armando Izzo and Stephan El Shaarawy.

It kicks off in Tampere on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

These are the teams at the top of Group J, with the only difference between them being a 2-0 Azzurri victory back in March.

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Thursday September 5 2019
Pellegrini: 'Can't wait for Mkhitaryan'

Lorenzo Pellegrini relished his first senior Italy goal in a 3-1 victory over Armenia. “We can’t wait to see Henrikh Mkhitaryan play for Roma.

The midfielder came off the bench and scored for 2-1 with a glancing header, in between an Andrea Belotti brace.

“It’s a great night for me and we won a game that was not simple, as Armenia are tough, especially on their own turf,” Pellegrini told Rai Sport.

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Sunday September 1 2019
Pellegrini: 'We know Lazio well'

Lorenzo Pellegrini warns Roma “know Lazio well and want to make life difficult for them” in today’s Derby della Capitale.

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), follow the build-up and action on the LIVEBLOG.

“We tried to prepare this game in the best way, building on the positives we saw against Genoa,” the midfielder told Lazio Style Radio after last week's 3-3 draw.

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