Ranieri woe as Roma is beaten by lowly Spal
MILAN (AP) — Roma's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League diminished on Saturday as it surprisingly lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Spal in Claudio Ranieri's second match back as interim...
ROME (AP) — Claudio Ranieri won his first game back in charge at Roma but it was far from comfortable.
Stephan El Shaarawy and Patrik Schick scored in the first half, and...
Amid fan outrage, Roma’s American owner remains determined
ROME (AP) — After a rough stretch, things are finally starting to look up again for Roma's American president.
James Pallotta's joy of reaching the Champions League semifinals last season...
Dzeko scores late as Roma wins 3-2 at Frosinone in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Edin Dzeko scored the winner deep into stoppage time to help Roma keep up the pressure on AC Milan for the final Champions League spot.
Piatek scores 2 as Milan beats Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Krzysztof Piatek looks to be firing AC Milan back into the Champions League.
The Poland international scored twice as Milan came from behind to beat Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A on Saturday. Piatek has four goals from three league starts since joining Milan from Genoa in January for a reported 35 million euros ($40 million). He also scored two in the Italian Cup for the Rossoneri.
Teenager Zaniolo scores 2 as Roma beats Porto 2-1
ROME (AP) — Nicolo Zaniolo had already made a name for himself in Italy this season. On Tuesday, he introduced himself on the European stage as well.
The 19-year-old Zaniolo became the youngest Italian player to score two goals in a Champions League match as he led Roma to a 2-1 win at home against Porto in the first leg of the round of 16.
Atalanta wins to set up Italian Cup quarter against Juve
CAGLIARI, Italy (AP) — Atalanta left it late to win at Cagliari 2-0 on Monday to set up an Italian Cup quarterfinal against Juventus.
Duvan Zapata scored one and set up the other just as the match seemed to be heading for extra time.
Atalanta will need to be more clinical with its finishing against Juventus, which has won the competition a record 13 times, including each of the past four seasons when it has won the league and cup double.
Plzen beats CSKA in Champions League as Roma, Real qualify
MOSCOW (AP) — Viktoria Plzen came from a goal down to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday, a result which ensures Real Madrid and Roma both qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League.
Nikola Vlasic gave CSKA the lead with a penalty in the 10th minute, but Plzen hit back in the second half to move above CSKA to third in Group G. The loss ended CSKA's faint hopes of qualifying, while Plzen was already out of the battle for the top two places.
Pellegrini shines as Roma beats CSKA 3-1 in Champions League
MOSCOW (AP) — With Edin Dzeko having an off night, Lorenzo Pellegrini stepped up for Roma in the Champions League.
The Italy midfielder scored one goal and set up another as Roma beat 10-man CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Wednesday to close in on a spot in the next round.
Plzen pleasure: Dzeko scores 3 more against favorite target
ROME (AP) — Edin Dzeko can't stop scoring against Viktoria Plzen.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina striker netted a hat trick to raise his tally to nine goals in eight matches against the Czech side as Roma revived its Champions League campaign with a 5-0 rout on Tuesday.
"I know them well," a grinning Dzeko said. "I have played against them in the Czech Republic before."
Dzeko scores stunning late goal as Roma beats Torino
MILAN (AP) — Edin Dzeko scored a late stunning goal to snatch a 1-0 win for Roma at Torino in their opening Serie A game on Sunday.
The match appeared headed for a 0-0 draw with only two minutes remaining. But Roma debutant Justin Kluivert — who had been brought on in the 70th minute — went past several defenders before providing a pinpoint cross for Dzeko to volley in under the crossbar from a tight angle.
ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor is hoping to go ahead with the construction of a new sports stadium but says she will review the plans following a new corruption scandal.
Nine people were arrested this week for alleged corruption involving bureaucratic aspects of the long-delayed stadium, which is to host the AS Roma soccer team.
NAGRIG, Egypt (AP) — The cafe began to fill up more than two hours before kickoff. By the time the match began, some 200 men and boys — some as young as five — huddled around two large TV screens at a cafe Mohamed Salah frequents when he's back visiting his village deep in Egypt's Nile Delta.
Determined Dzeko delivers a ‘Romantada’ over Barcelona
ROME (AP) — Edin Dzeko surprised a lot of people when he turned down a lucrative offer from Premier League champion Chelsea in January to stay with Roma.
Pledging his allegiance for Roma then, Dzeko declared that he was determined to accomplish something important with the Italian club.
The Champions League semifinals could feature four of the five most successful teams in European soccer's elite competition.
Real Madrid, which lifted the European Cup for a record-extending 12th time last season, holds a 3-0 lead over Juventus heading into Wednesday's quarterfinal second leg.
Liverpool and Barcelona — both five-time European champions — also enjoy three-goal advantages. On Tuesday, Barcelona heads to AS Roma 4-1 in front, and Liverpool goes to Manchester City leading 3-0.
Roma beats Shakhtar 1-0 to reach CL quarterfinals
ROME (AP) — Roma overcame a poor first-half performance to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score.
Edin Dzeko scored the only goal of the match early in the second half as Roma became the second Italian side to progress to the final eight after Juventus beat Tottenham last week.
Roma players put aside heartbreak to beat Torino 3-0
ROME (AP) — Roma players put aside the heartbreak of the death of former teammate Davide Astori to beat Torino 1-0 on Friday, consolidating third place in Serie A.
Kostas Manolas, Daniele De Rossi and Lorenzo Pellegrini — all of whom played with Astori — scored as Roma moved four points ahead of fourth-place Lazio, which visits Cagliari on Sunday.
Drunk New Year’s postings result in Nainggolan being dropped
ROME (AP) — A series of drunken, live Instagram postings on New Year's Eve has resulted in midfielder Radja Nainggolan being fined and dropped from Roma's squad for Saturday's match against Atalanta.
Coach Eusebio Di Francesco says that "In line with the club's code of conduct, which I fully endorse and the player himself accepts, Radja Nainggolan will not be selected for tomorrow's game against Atalanta."
Between new stadium and Champions League, Roma’s on the rise
ROME (AP) — Rarely has Roma achieved so much in a single day.
Hours after gaining approval to build a long-delayed new stadium, the Giallorossi won their Champions League group for the first time in nearly a decade.
Making matters even sweeter was that Roma was expected to struggle to reach the knockout stages. Instead, the team qualified for the last 16 ahead of Premier League champion Chelsea and Atletico Madrid — a semifinalist or finalist in three of the past four seasons.
Roma wins Champions League group after beating Qarabag 1-0
ROME (AP) — Roma was expected to struggle to reach the Champions League knockout stages, instead it qualified for the round of 16 as a group winner ahead of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Diego Perotti scored the only goal as Roma beat Qarabag 1-0. The Italian side finished top of Group C after Atletico could only draw at already-qualified Chelsea 1-1 and was eliminated.
Atletico in trouble after being held by Qarabag to 0-0 draw
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Atletico Madrid's chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League for a fifth straight season were hit by a 0-0 draw at newcomer Qarabag on Wednesday, despite playing more than 15 minutes with an extra man.
Atletico, a finalist in 2014 and 2016, remains winless after three matches and is struggling in third place in Group C with just two points — three less than AS Roma and five behind leader Chelsea.
Chelsea and Roma drew 3-3 later Wednesday in England.
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Happy return to Roma for Spalletti as Inter wins 3-1
New Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti had a fruitful return to the Italian capital on Saturday, as his Nerazzurri side came from behind to win at Roma 3-1 in Serie A.
Mauro Icardi scored twice in the second half as Roma was made to pay for its profligacy, having hit the woodwork three times.
VIENNA (AP) — Austria goalkeeper Robert Almer needs surgery on his injured right knee for a third time, ruling him out of the World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Georgia in September.
Almer's club, Austria Vienna, says the 'keeper will have the operation in a clinic in Germany on Wednesday, forcing him to postpone his comeback indefinitely.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Germany defender Antonio Ruediger has arrived at the Confederations Cup with a warning about soccer's "incomprehensible" response to racism.
However, it is the limited action by Italian authorities the AS Roma player voiced the strongest concerns about on Saturday rather than this tournament's hosts.
ROME (AP) — Roma announced the departure of Luciano Spalletti on Tuesday in an expected move that frees the coach to sign with Inter Milan.
"The process to appoint a new coach is now underway," Roma said in a statement.
The announcement came two days after Spalletti guided Roma to a second-place finish in Serie A and direct entry into the Champions League.
The 58-year-old Spalletti has been in negotiations to follow former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini to Inter.
ROME (AP) — Francesco Totti's final match with Roma ended in celebration when the Giallorossi scored a 90th-minute goal for a 3-2 win over Genoa on Sunday that secured a spot in the Champions League.
Substitute Diego Perotti connected on a volley following a free kick from Radja Nainggolan for the winner.
Roma finished second, one point ahead of Napoli, which won 4-2 at Sampdoria with goals from Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon.
MILAN (AP) — Edin Dzeko scored twice to help Roma to a 4-1 victory at AC Milan on Sunday and keep the capital side's title chances mathematically alive.
It was his 27th league goal of the season and the Bosnia-Herzegovina forward needs just two more to equal Rodolfo Volk as the Roma player with the most goals in a Serie A season. Volk set the target as far back as the 1930-31 campaign.
Dzeko also moved two clear of Torino forward Andrea Belotti in the race for the top goalscorer award.
Michigan’s football team tunes up for final day in Rome
ROME (AP) — Michigan's football team tuned up for its final day together in Italy with a practice and a chemistry-building event.
Jim Harbaugh will allow the public to watch the Wolverines scrimmage on Saturday at Stadio Olimpico. The 72,698-seat stadium hosted the 1960 Olympics, 1990 World Cup and is shared by soccer clubs AS Roma and city rival Lazio.
Addio! Michigan’s football team heads to Italy
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh presented players on the University of Michigan football team with an opportunity, putting them a compelling essay away from being close enough to possibly shake the hand of Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Salim Makki and Grant Newsome were the chosen two.
Makki, Newsome and most of the Wolverines will travel to Rome this weekend for a unique, weeklong trip. Some players will stay on campus a little longer to take final spring exams before joining their teammates.
ROME (AP) — Roma fans were back in the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday to see their team beat city rival Lazio but lose the Italian Cup semifinal 4-3 on aggregate.
Mohamed Salah scored twice and Stephan El Shaarawy netted the other as Roma won the second leg of their semifinal derby 3-2.
Sports director behind Sevilla’s success leaves the club
MADRID (AP) — One of the men behind Sevilla's recent success is leaving the club.
Sports director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, known as Monchi, is ending his 17-year stint with Sevilla.
"The decision to leave came mostly because of exhaustion," Monchi said. "I was exhausted lately. There was always a lot of pressure."
Roma’s American president losing patience over stadium delay
ROME (AP) — Roma's American president is starting to lose patience with city officials over long-delayed plans for a new stadium.
Ahead of a meeting between municipal authorities and club officials Friday, James Pallotta issued a statement saying the team expects "a massively positive result" from the encounter.
Pallotta adds "the alternative would be catastrophic for the future of AS Roma, Italian football, the city of Rome, and quite frankly for future business in Italy."
Dzeko scores twice to help Roma beat Fiorentina 4-0
ROME (AP) — Edin Dezko is going from strength to strength in his second season in Italian football, scoring twice as Roma beat Fiorentina 4-0 in Serie A on Tuesday.
Dzeko moved top of the goalscoring charts on 17 goals, more than double the amount he scored in a miserable first season with Roma.
It was the first time Dzeko has netted at least 17 league goals in a season since he scored 22 for Wolfsburg in 2009/10.
Strootman has 2-match ban for Rome derby melee lifted
ROME (AP) — Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has had a two-match ban lifted on appeal, clearing him to play key matches against AC Milan and Juventus.
Strootman had been banned for instigating a melee after scoring during Sunday's Rome derby.
After the goal and an extended celebration, words appeared to be exchanged as Roma's players walked back onto the field alongside Lazio's bench.
Dzeko scores again as Roma wins 3-1 at Napoli
MILAN (AP) — Roma forward Edin Dzeko has a point to prove.
He wasn't the striker Roma hoped for after it signed him from Manchester City in August 2015. Last season was full of disappointment.
But he's finally showing his ruthlessness, with two more goals as Roma beat Napoli 3-1 on Saturday in a top-of-the-Serie A clash.