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Saturday May 25 2019
De Rossi to quit Roma and football?

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi is reportedly considering retirement rather than moving on to a different club.

The Giallorossi captain will play his last match for his boyhood club on Sunday when they take on Parma at the Stadio Olimpico.

You can read Andrea Tallarita's tribute to the Roma icon here.

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Saturday May 25 2019
A salute to Daniele De Rossi

Daniele De Rossi plays his last game for Roma this weekend and Andrea Tallarita reflects on the story of one of the greatest modern midfielders.

The film of Daniele De Rossi's career as a footballer is over. You can hang around and hope for a post-credits scene in the MLS, in China, or wherever, but we all know that once his Roma shirt comes off after the game against Parma, it will be time for us to stand and leave the cinema.

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Friday May 24 2019
Montella ban reduced on appeal

Vincenzo Montella’s two-match touchline ban has been reduced to one on appeal, but he will miss Fiorentina’s showdown with Genoa.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Coach was punished for insulting the referee and also punching an advertising board after the 1-0 defeat to Parma, unaware that there was a steward standing behind it.

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Friday May 24 2019
Ranieri: De Rossi standing ovation

Claudio Ranieri has instructed everyone at the Olimpico to give Daniele De Rossi a standing ovation during Roma-Parma on Sunday.

De Rossi will be playing his final game as a Roma player this weekend after it was announced that he would be leaving his only club.

“De Rossi will play from the first minute with his armband,” Ranieri said at a Press conference.

“He deserves a standing ovation from the entire Olimpico. It must be a party, he has to have a great game.

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Friday May 24 2019
Champions League qualification if...

As we go into the final 90 minutes of the Serie A season, Atalanta, Inter, Milan and Roma are battling for two Champions League places.

Juventus and Napoli have already secured the top two, but third and fourth remain up for grabs.

Atalanta and Inter both have 66 points, but the Orobici are in third thanks to their superior head-to-head record.

Milan trail on 65 points, with Roma outsiders on 63.

 

Atalanta Champions League if…

They beat Sassuolo

OR

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Thursday May 23 2019
Serie A Week 38 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 38 have been announced, with Daniele Orsato handed the relegation playout between Fiorentina and Genoa.

The two sides will be playing to stay up on Sunday, with Genoa in 18th place and Fiorentina only three points above the Grifone.

The two sides are kicking off at the same time as fellow relegation rivals Empoli, whose game against Inter will be officiated by Luca Banti.

The teams up for Champions League qualification will also be playing on Sunday evening.

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Wednesday May 22 2019
Ranieri: 'Love Roma, but lower expectations'

Claudio Ranieri feels “emotional every time” he sits on the Roma bench, still believes in the Champions League and insists he’s just trying to “keep a lid on expectations” for the future.

When called as caretaker manager to replace sacked Eusebio Di Francesco in February, Ranieri said he’d only have done it for his beloved hometown club.

“Overall, I feel positive. When I arrived here, there was a sense of disappointment around the team – the boys were downbeat because they had high hopes,” he told asroma.com.

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Wednesday May 22 2019
Parma talk Napoli talents

Parma director Daniele Faggiano confirms they will discuss Roberto Inglese, Marko Rog and Adam Ounas loan deals with Napoli.

The two clubs have worked together frequently, with striker Inglese on a loan spell with option to buy and counter-option in favour of the Partenopei.

“Inglese is not our player, but we’ll see if anything else comes from Napoli,” director of sport Daniele Faggiano told Radio Marte.

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Wednesday May 22 2019
The relegation game

With the relegation battle coming down to the final day, Massimo Nuzzo considers who out of Fiorentina, Genoa and Empoli deserves to go down.

The current race for Champions League football among Serie A’s third through sixth place teams has captivated fans of the league and outsiders alike. However, just as intriguing is the fight to escape the drop that is occurring at the bottom of the table.

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Tuesday May 21 2019
Game of Champions League thrones

As the season finale approaches, Football Italia’s Chief Correspondent Richard Hall considers who from Atalanta, Inter, Milan and Roma deserves Champions League football.

The history of Italy has often been linked to Northern powers and the Papal States. Often in the tussle lies a smaller yet politically-relevant state. While we're not at a time when Sforza’s Borgias vie for power, the struggle for being one of the biggest names in Europe continues. This week in Serie A, the apparent protagonists for Europe’s elite club competition have done their duty, disappointed, imploded and - in one case - fought above their station. Now, as the final week approach, the true character of each will be tested.

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