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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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Monday February 4 2019
Nobody happy after Roma-Milan

Roma and Milan both feel they could’ve had more than a point, writes Matthew Santangelo, but poor officiating was again centre-stage.

Roma and Milan entered Sunday evening’s pivotal clash at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome looking to gain something different.

Gennaro Gattuso’s men have been defensively sound over a prolonged stretch and, more recently, feeding off the January acquisitions of Lucas Paquetá and Krzysztof Piatek. Clinching a Coppa Italia semi-final berth with a commanding 2-0 win over Napoli midweek meant the red and black approached a trip to the capital feeling pretty good about their chances to climb up the table after Inter fell to Bologna hours prior to kick-off.

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Saturday February 2 2019
Roma ultras target Kolarov

Roma tension is escalating, as after the team bus was pelted with rocks and eggs, offensive graffiti is aimed at Aleksandar Kolarov.

The ultras were already piling pressure on the players after a 3-3 draw with Atalanta, as Kolarov and Kostas Manolas reacted angrily when heckled at the train station on their way to Florence.

Just 24 hours later, the Giallorossi were beaten 7-1 in that Coppa Italia quarter-final and returned by bus to avoid a similar showdown with their fans at the station.

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Wednesday January 30 2019
Coppa: Fiorentina put seven past Roma!

Federico Chiesa scored a hat-trick with Luis Muriel, Marco Benassi and a Giovanni Simeone double, as Fiorentina humiliated Roma 7-1 in the Coppa Italia quarter-final.

Stefano Pioli’s men will go on to face Milan in the two-legged semi-final.

This was probably the only real shot at silverware for either club, so they fielded practically full-strength teams. Both had dramatic matches at the weekend, as the Viola fought their way to a 4-3 win over Chievo, while the Giallorossi fumbled a 3-0 lead to draw with Atalanta.

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Thursday January 17 2019
Kolarov: Toro a starting point

Aleksandar Kolarov has challenged Roma to make Torino a starting point for the rest of the season.

Roma kick off the second round of the Serie A campaign just two points off fourth-placed Lazio after winning three of their last four games, and Kolarov was in a confident mood ahead of the Lupi’s match against Torino on Saturday.

“We’ve had two or three injuries to key players. You get these dark periods during the season,” he told Roma’s Match Program.

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Saturday December 29 2018
Report: Atleti want Kolarov

Atletico Madrid have reportedly identified Roma left-back Aleksandar Kolarov as a possible replacement for Lucas Hernandez.

According to El Gol Digital, Atleti boss Diego Simeone has ‘set his sights’ on Kolarov for his ‘competitive nature’, while the Serbian has ‘already made two requests’ to the Madrid club.

They would be that he earns a salary ‘similar’ to the €2m he currently earns at Roma and ‘above all’ that he is given a ‘leading role’ in the team.

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Monday November 26 2018
Kolarov: ‘Roma must retain possession’

Aleksandar Kolarov believes Roma must keep possession to beat Real Madrid as “if they play with the ball they’re really strong”.

Both sides are on nine points in their Champions League group, but the Giallorossi are behind on the head-to-head record after losing 3-0 in Spain.

“We’ve always done well at the Olimpico in the Champions League,” Kolarov pointed out in an interview with Sky.

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Monday November 26 2018
Kolarov: ‘Roma will step up’

Aleksandar Kolarov says Roma are “aware we’re not going through a good period” but “men step up, we have them and they’ll step up”.

The Giallorossi lost to Udinese at the weekend, leaving them 18 points behind leaders Juventus and four away from a Champions League place.

Tomorrow they face Real Madrid in the Champions League, and Kolarov joined Coach Eusebio Di Francesco in the pre-match Press conference.

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