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Tuesday March 5 2019
Roma desperately seeking Dzeko

If Roma are to get past Porto in the Champions League, they need Edin Dzeko to rediscover his European form, writes Emmet Gates.

It’s been an odd season for Edin Dzeko. The Roma striker has seemingly taken an aversion to scoring in Serie A, as seven league goals with two thirds of the season completed is a poor return for a player who netted 24 in all competitions last season. At this stage last year, he was near the top of the Capocannoniere charts with 13 goals.

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Sunday March 3 2019
Roma summit after Derby disaster

There was a meeting long into the night between Roma directors after the 3-0 defeat to Lazio, with a training retreat planned ahead of FC Porto.

The humiliating Derby della Capitale loss to their city rivals not only wiped out the opportunity to catch Inter in fourth place, but also allowed Lazio back into the race for a top four finish.

Meanwhile, the Giallorossi have to shake this off and prepare for the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 in Portugal on Wednesday.

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Saturday March 2 2019
De Rossi: 'Lazio played better'

Daniele De Rossi admits “Lazio played better today, there’s no doubt about it,” and Roma have been struggling for a while.

The 3-0 Derby della Capitale defeat was a heavy blow for the Giallorossi, especially as a win would’ve put them in joint fourth place with Inter.

“We must analyse this match carefully, especially as we have a very important game coming up in the Champions League,” the captain told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday March 1 2019
Official: Porto extend Conceicao contract

Roma’s Champions League opponents FC Porto have officially extended Coach Sergio Conceicao’s contract to June 2021.

This deal adds one more season to the 44-year-old tactician’s previous deal.

He was appointed in the summer of 2017 and has taken Porto to the Champions League Round of 16.

Roma won the first leg 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico and the decider will be in Portugal on Wednesday evening.

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Saturday February 23 2019
EDF: 'Roma can't keep doing this'

Eusebio Di Francesco warned Roma “risked a draw or even a defeat” in the 3-2 win at Frosinone. “We can’t keep getting away with this type of performance.”

It was a nightmare start for the Giallorossi in this regional derby, as they went behind just five minutes in to a Robin Olsen howler on Camillo Ciano’s strike.

Edin Dzeko and Lorenzo Pellegrini turned it around with two goals in 72 seconds, then Andrea Pinamonti made the most of terrible defending for 2-2.

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Saturday February 23 2019
Manolas requires ankle tests

Roma fans are anxiously awaiting news after defender Kostas Manolas was stretchered off in agony during the 3-2 win at Frosinone.

The centre-back was visibly distraught after his last-ditch tackle on Cristian Molinaro saw him sprain his right ankle.

He was taken away on a stretcher with his head in his hands and will have tests tomorrow.

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Saturday February 23 2019
Roma opponents Porto suspend Militao

Roma’s Champions League opponents FC Porto have temporarily suspended star defender Eder Militao after he was caught partying until 5am.

The Giallorossi won the first leg of their Round of 16 tie 2-1 at home and the decider will be in Portugal on March 6.

Militao was the most impressive Porto player at the Stadio Olimpico and even prompted rumours of Juventus transfer interest.

However, he was left out of the squad for Friday’s victory over Tondela due to disciplinary reasons.

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Wednesday February 20 2019
Mourinho: 'Juve can win or go out'

Jose Mourinho believes Juventus are “just as likely to win the Champions League as go out” to Atletico Madrid, while one of Inter, Napoli, Chelsea, Lazio and Sevilla “must win the Europa League.”

The Bianconeri visit Atleti at 20.00 GMT this evening, you can follow the build-up and action on the LIVEBLOG.

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Sunday February 17 2019
EDF: 'Zaniolo can play in attack'

Eusebio Di Francesco hinted Nicolò Zaniolo could be moved into the trident attack against Bologna, but asks to “not put pressure” on the Roma teenager.

It kicks off on Monday at 19.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“The Champions League win over Porto took a lot out of us, but the team has shown a greater sense of balance and knows when to soak up pressure,” said the Coach in his Press conference after that 2-1 result on Tuesday evening.

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Saturday February 16 2019
Juventus prepare Militao operation

Juventus have identified FC Porto centre-back Eder Militao as an alternative to their first choice, Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax.

According to Rai Sport, the Bianconeri were impressed by the 21-year-old’s performances in the Champions League this season, including in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Roma.

The favourite option remains De Ligt, but with the bidding war already escalating, Militao could represent a valid alternative.

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