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Friday March 15 2019
Roma: Kolarov out of SPAL

Roma must do without Aleksandar Kolarov against Serie A rivals SPAL on Saturday, but Nicolo Zaniolo makes the cut.

Zaniolo has recovered from a calf injury in time for the game, but Kolarov has a thigh problem.

Daniele De Rossi, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Kostas Manolas and Cengiz Under also remain sidelined, although Edin Dzeko and Federico Fazio are back from suspension.

To make up for his lack of numbers, Claudio Ranieri has called up defender Riccardo Cargnelutti, midfielder Alessio Ricciardi and forward Zan Celar from Roma’s Primavera squad.

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Friday March 1 2019
Monchi magic or mediocrity?

As Monchi looks prepared to leave Roma for Arsenal, Jay Cassano asks whether the sporting director’s time in the Eternal City has been successful.

Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo, Roma's sporting director, the man better known as Monchi, looks all but certain to trade capitals this summer, leaving Roma for the likes of Arsenal. Few sporting directors receive as much attention or scrutiny as Monchi, so it bears asking: Has his brief stint in Rome been successful?

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Tuesday February 19 2019
Roma's Kolarov sets record

Roma left-back Aleksandar Kolarov is now the highest-scoring defender in Europe’s top five Leagues after taking his goal tally to eight.

Kolarov’s penalty not only helped Roma beat Bologna 2-1 on Monday but also saw him top the scoring charts for defenders in Serie A, the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga.

Seven of the Serb’s goals have come in the League, with the other coming during a 7-1 defeat to Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia.

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NEWS
Wednesday February 13 2019
Pallotta: I want 22 Kolarovs!

James Pallotta admits that while he is ‘not happy’ with Roma’s campaign, he wants ’22 guys like Aleksandar Kolarov’. “He’s not out drinking…”

Roma remain outside the Champions League places in Serie A and were hammered 7-1 by Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia, while Giallorossi ultras have turned on Kolarov after he claimed they did not ‘understand much’ about football.

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NEWS
Tuesday February 12 2019
Roma ultras attack Kolarov again

The row between Roma ultras and Aleksandar Kolarov has clearly not been resolved, as there was an insulting banner as well as chants this evening.

The banner was visible in the Curva Sud during the Champions League Round of 16 fixture against FC Porto.

This all started on the way to the 7-1 Coppa Italia defeat to Fiorentina, as the team was heckled at the train station by fans and Kolarov reacted with an insult of his own.

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NEWS
Monday February 11 2019
De Rossi wants Kolarov resolution

Daniele De Rossi has urged Roma fans and Aleksandar Kolarov to repair their ‘small fracture’, assuring ‘I’d be the happiest man in the world.’

Roma’s return to the Champions League has been marred somewhat by the ongoing feud between their supporters and Kolarov, but De Rossi called for the Giallorossi to pull together ahead of Tuesday’s last-16 first leg against Porto.

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NEWS
Sunday February 10 2019
Delvecchio: ‘Dzeko, what took you?’

Former Roma striker Marco Delvecchio concedes he thought Edin Dzeko would reach his goal tally sooner, and hopes Aleksandar Kolarov’s bow was a “gesture of apology”.

After scoring in the 3-0 win over Chievo on Friday night, Dzeko moved to 83 goals scored for the Giallorossi.

That puts the Bosnian international level with Delvecchio in eighth place in Roma’s list of all-time top goalscorers.

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NEWS
Saturday February 9 2019
What did Kolarov bow mean?

Debate is raging among Roma fans as to whether Aleksandar Kolarov’s bow towards them was a gesture of peace or sarcasm.

The full-back has been the subject of insults and criticism in recent weeks, with some ultras even placing offensive graffiti outside his house.

When Kolarov scored in last night’s 3-0 victory over Chievo, he turned towards the away end where the ultras had been insulting him all evening and bowed.

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Friday February 8 2019
EDF: 'Roma must be solid and attack'

Eusebio Di Francesco appreciated Roma unity and the hard work of the forwards against Chievo, stood up for Aleksandar Kolarov and gave injury updates.

Stephan El Shaarawy, Edin Dzeko and Kolarov got the goals at the Bentegodi, while the Giallorossi also hit the woodwork twice in the 3-0 result.

“We started strong, Chievo fought back and gambled everything, but we were always in control and could’ve had a few more goals,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday February 7 2019
EDF: Don't question Kolarov

Eusebio Di Francesco has leapt to the defence of Aleksandar Kolarov, reminding Roma ultras that ‘he played with a fractured foot’.

The Giallorossi’s Serie A match against Chievo kicks off tomorrow at 19:30 GMT – click here for a preview.

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