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Sunday August 25 2019
Fonseca: 'Never a defensive Roma'

Paulo Fonseca made his Roma debut with a 3-3 draw against Genoa, but insists he will “never prepare a game by concentrating on defending.”

The Giallorossi certainly got off to an entertaining start to this season, but were leading three times only to be pegged back by Genoa.

“When a team concedes goals, it’s not just the fault of the defenders,” insisted the Coach in his Press conference.

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Sunday August 25 2019
Kolarov: 'Fonseca suits Roma qualities'

Aleksandar Kolarov believes new Roma Coach Paulo Fonseca’s football “can make the most of our qualities” against Genoa.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

You can follow the build-up and action from all SEVEN of today’s Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

“We’ll see how ready we are and will try to win the game,” Kolarov told Roma TV.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Fonseca: 'Always faith in Roma'

Paulo Fonseca “always believed” Edin Dzeko would remain at Roma and wants to “start on the right foot” against Genoa.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I am very motivated by our first official home game. We are playing in front of our fans and I’d say that is the best scenario to begin a new season,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Fonseca and Andreazzoli face off

Roma and Genoa debut under new management, so Sam Wilson analyses Paulo Fonseca and Aurelio Andreazzoli’s tactical approaches.

Roma host Genoa this Sunday as the two sides begin their 2019-20 Serie A campaigns under new management. Both clubs were in need of tactical reshuffles after the somewhat concerning performances from the season before, which saw Roma drop into the Europa League and left Genoa fighting for survival.

New Genoa boss Aurelio Andreazzoli has connections to Roma, having spent a total of 10 years as an assistant between 2005-09 and 2011-17, including a brief 17-game spell in charge in 2013. That culminated in a Coppa Italia Final defeat to rivals Lazio.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Veretout: Fonseca & Dzeko 'crucial'

Jordan Veretout has described Paulo Fonseca’s role in his move to Roma and Edin Dzeko’s decision to sign a new contract as ‘crucial’.

Veretout found himself in the middle of a protracted tug-of-war between Roma, Milan and Napoli earlier in the summer, but the midfielder ultimately left Fiorentina for the Giallorossi.

“Fonseca told me he’d already seen many of my games, that he liked how I played and wanted me to work under him,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Zappacosta: 'No doubts on Roma'

Davide Zappacosta had “no doubts” about choosing Roma and remembers their fans “drowned out” the Chelsea supporters at Stamford Bridge.

It is a very unusual transfer, a six-month loan with option to extend until the end of the season.

Before completing the move, he also signed a new contract with Chelsea that runs to June 2022.

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Sunday August 11 2019
Dzeko helps Roma beat Madrid

Paulo Fonseca praised Edin Dzeko’s commitment after the striker helped Roma beat Real Madrid on penalties.

Roma continued their unbeaten start under Fonseca on Sunday evening, holding Madrid to a 2-2 draw in normal time and winning 5-4 on penalties to lift the Mabel Green Cup.

“It was a great night, with both sides playing well,” the Coach said after the game.

“We had a good first half and created some great chances. We may have taken less chances that we deserved to, but the result wasn’t important.

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Saturday August 10 2019
Fonseca: 'I'm counting on Dzeko'

Roma Coach Paulo Fonseca expects “courage” against Real Madrid and assures Inter target Edin Dzeko will be in the starting XI.

There had been reports Dzeko asked to be left out of the squad for this friendly at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening, as he is pushing for a transfer to Inter.

“Dzeko will certainly start, as I am absolutely counting on him and my main focus in the transfer market is the arrival of a new centre-back,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday August 6 2019
Ronaldo & Fonseca up for awards

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Roma boss Paulo Fonseca are up for awards in their native Portugal.

Ronaldo and Fonseca have been nominated for awards in the Quinas de Ouro, which recognises the best Portuguese players, Coaches and teams of the past year.

Ronaldo is a candidate for Best Men’s Player of 2019, having helped fire Juventus to an eighth successive Scudetto and Portugal to glory at the inaugural Nations League.

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Monday August 5 2019
Mancini hails 'magical' Roma

Gianluca Mancini says he is proud to play for ‘magical’ Roma, new boss Paulo Fonseca has made a ‘very good’ impression and he is ready to fight ‘sharks’.

Mancini recently joined Roma to replace Kostas Manolas, choosing the capital club despite helping Atalanta achieve qualification for the Champions League.

“When my agent told me about the offer, I immediately said to him without any hesitation that I wanted to come,” the defender told the Giallorossi’s official website.

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