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Sunday October 27 2019
Fonseca: 'Roma deserved this'

Paulo Fonseca thanked his Roma players for pushing through the pain barrier to get “three very, very important points” against Milan.

Edin Dzeko and Nicolò Zaniolo pounced on defensive errors around a Theo Hernandez strike to secure the 2-1 victory, despite a lengthy list of absentees.

There was also added fatigue, as the Giallorossi had played a 1-1 Europa League draw with Borussia Monchengladbach on Thursday night.

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Saturday October 26 2019
Fonseca: 'Few Roma alternatives'

Paulo Fonseca concedes Roma “don’t have many alternatives” against Milan amid an injury crisis and will use Gianluca Mancini in midfield once more.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

They injury crisis continues to bite, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bryan Cristante, Amadou Diawara, Nikola Kalinic, Cengiz Under and Davide Zappacosta out of action.

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Thursday October 24 2019
Fonseca: 'Roma devastated'

Paulo Fonseca reveals Roma players are “devastated” after the 1-1 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach. “It’s difficult to accept a decision like that.”

The Giallorossi thought they’d won it with Nicolò Zaniolo’s header, but deep into stoppages referee Willie Collum awarded a penalty for Chris Smalling handball, even though it struck the defender in the face.

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Wednesday October 23 2019
Fonseca: Never seen injuries like these

Paulo Fonseca claims he has never seen anything like Roma’s current injury crisis and that it is “impossible” to mould his squad right now.

Roma have eight absences for the visit of Borussia Monchengladbach in the Europa League tomorrow after full-back Davide Santon was struck down by flu.

“I’d never suffered so many injuries in the past,” Fonseca said at a Press conference.

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Sunday October 20 2019
Nuno Campos updates Roma injuries

Roma assistant manager Nuno Campos gave injury updates and admits the 0-0 draw at Sampdoria “wasn’t the result we wanted.”

Paulo Fonseca was in the stands due to a touchline ban, so Nuno Campos took his place in the dressing room and the Press conference.

The goalless draw was not the worst news for the Giallorossi, as they also lost Nikola Kalinic and Bryan Cristante to injuries in the first half.

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Saturday October 19 2019
Fonseca: 'Modern football killing players'

Paulo Fonseca expects Roma to “take the initiative” against Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria, but blames the fixture list for injuries. “Modern football is killing the greatest players.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Obviously, I expect this to be a difficult game, especially as Roma have only won two of their last 10 visits to Samp,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Roma: Fonseca ban reduced

Paulo Fonseca’s touchline ban has been reduced to one game after the Roma boss had his appeal partially accepted.

Fonseca was initially suspended for two Serie A matches after he was adjudged to have insulted the referee during Roma’s controversial 1-1 draw with Cagliari before the international break.

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Wednesday October 9 2019
Spinazzola: I prefer the left

Roma’s Leonardo Spinazzola says “I feel much better” playing as a left-back, despite Paulo Fonseca using him on the right.

Spinazzola became renowned for his performances on the left with Atalanta, earning him a second chance at Juve and consequently a move to Roma.

However, five of his seven appearances under Fonseca this season have come on the opposite side.

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Wednesday October 9 2019
Roma to appeal Fonseca ban

Roma have decided to appeal Paulo Fonseca’s touchline ban for his expulsion against Cagliari.

The FIGC suspended Fonseca for Roma’s next two Serie A games after he ranted at the referee during Roma’s controversial 1-1 draw with Cagliari last Sunday.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport reports the Giallorossi are having none of it and have already decided to file an appeal.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Fonseca given two-match ban

Roma Coach Paulo Fonseca has received a two-game touchline ban in Serie A after insulting the referee.

The incident occurred after the 1-1 draw with Cagliari, which saw Nikola Kalinic’s stoppage-time winner disallowed for a push.

Fonseca and his players reacted furiously, screaming into the face of referee Davide Massa after the final whistle.

The Lega Serie A have now handed Fonseca a two-game touchline ban.

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