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Florenzi wonder goal as Roma deny Messi and Barca

Florenzi wonder goal as Roma deny Messi & Barca

Rome (AFP) – An Alessandro Florenzi wonder goal earned Roma a share of the spoils as Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrated his 100th Champions League appearance without a goal in a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

Roma, dominated throughout by the defending champions, looked to be on their way to a sound defeat after Luis Suarez rose at Wojciech Szczesny's back post after 21 minutes to head home Ivan Rakitic's delivery.

But the hosts were given a huge treat when Florenzi struck from just over the halfway line to catch Marc-Andre ter Stegen way out of his goal with a shot that bounced off the post & into the net.

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Roma hope to banish Bayern blues against Barcelona

Roma hope to banish Bayern blues against Barcelona

Milan (AFP) – Roma will be hoping to banish the spectre of a crushing Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich last season when they host defending champions Barcelona in their Group E opener on Wednesday.

A humiliating 7-1 defeat to the Bundesliga giants on what was Roma's return to the competition after a three-year absence served as a harsh wake-up call as the Italians' crashed out of the competition at the group stages.

Having added strikers Edin Dzeko & Iago Falque, as well as several defenders during the summer, Roma coach Rudi Garcia now has the backbone of a squad that pundits feel has scudetto-winning credentials.

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Roma defeat edges Juve closer to title

Roma defeat edges Juve closer to title

Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan defeated AS Roma 2-1 on Saturday to assist nudge Juventus closer to a fourth successive Serie A title.

If Juventus beat Torino on Sunday & second-placed Lazio lose to Chievo, they will be crowned champions.

Juve would be 18 points clear with six games remaining yet could not be caught because they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker on both Roma & Lazio.

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Pjanic gives Roma first home victory in four months

Pjanic gives Roma first home victory in four months

ROME, April 4 (Reuters) – Miralem Pjanic's first-half strike gave AS Roma a 1-0 win over Napoli in Serie A on Saturday, their first home victory for more than four months.

Second-placed Roma are now 11 points behind Juventus who entertain Empoli after on Saturday.

The home team scored in the 25th minute when Alessandro Florenzi set up Pjanic after a string of precise passes & his low shot beat keeper Mariano Andujar.

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Pjanic seals crucial win for Roma

Pjanic seals crucial win for Roma

Milan (AFP) – A first-half strike from Miralem Pjanic earned Roma a precious 1-0 win over Napoli to boost the capital side's Champions League qualifying hopes on Saturday.

Rome remain in second place yet have closed the gap — perhaps temporarily — on leaders Juventus to 11 points & pulled four points ahead of Lazio, their closest rivals for the second automatic Champions League qualifying spot.

Champions Juventus host Empoli in Sunday's late game while Lazio are away to Cagliari after in he day.

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Juventus tighten grip on Serie A top spot

Juventus tighten grip on Serie A top spot

Milan (AFP) – Seydou Keita salvaged a point for 10-man Roma in a 1-1 draw with Juventus on Monday that saw the champions retain their nine-point lead at the top of Serie A.

Carlos Tevez curled a free-kick over the Roma wall for his 15th league goal of the season that took him top of the Serie A scoring charts. But Malian veteran Keita equalised in the 78th minute as Roma set club record sixth straight home draw.

Roma welcomed the Bianconeri to the Stadio Olimpico desperate for the win that would maintain their unlikely title challenge.

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I can't replace specialist Pirlo, says Juventus forward Tevez

I can't replace specialist Pirlo, says Juventus forward Tevez

Milan (AFP) – Carlos Tevez confirmed he will not be taking over free kick duties from Juventus specialist Andrea Pirlo despite scoring from his first Serie A setpiece on Monday during a 1-1 draw with Roma.

With Pirlo out for three weeks due to a calf injury, Tevez stepped up for a free kick just after the hour mark of the top-of-the-table clash at Roma's Stadio Olimpico.

To general surprise, the Argentinian curled his effort over the wall superbly, leaving Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis rooted to the spot as Juventus took a 1-0 lead.

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Juventus tighten grip on Serie A top spot

Juventus tighten grip on Serie A top spot

Milan (AFP) – Seydou Keita salvaged a point for 10-man Roma in a 1-1 draw with Juventus on Monday that saw the champions retain their nine-point lead at the top of Serie A.

Carlos Tevez curled a free-kick over the Roma wall for his 15th league goal of the season that took him top of the Serie A scoring charts. But Malian veteran Keita equalised in the 78th minute as Roma set club record sixth straight home draw.

Roma welcomed the Bianconeri to the Stadio Olimpico desperate for the win that would maintain their unlikely title challenge.

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Roma held by Milan to lose ground on Juve

Roma held by Milan to lose ground on Juve

Milan (AFP) – Ten-man AC Milan handed Roma their first home draw of the season to leave Rudi Garcia's title challengers three points adrift of leaders Juventus on Saturday.

Roma had recently capitalised on two consecutive draws by defending champions Juve to reduce their deficit to a point.

But in their final game of the year, the Giallorossi — denied a first-half penalty after a clear handball by Nigel De Jong — ultimately failed to break down a well-drilled Milan side in a thrilling Stadio Olimpico goalless stalemate.

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Soccer-CSKA score late leveller to snatch draw with Roma

Soccer-CSKA score late leveller to snatch draw with Roma

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By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy

MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – CSKA Moscow's Vasili Berezutski scored in the third minute of stoppage time to grab a 1-1 Champions League draw with AS Roma on Tuesday that left Group E in the balance.

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