Roma’s unhappy relationship with Europe

AS Roma v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

  March 5 2008, after securing an amazing and historic 2-1 win against Real Madrid three weeks earlier, the Giallorossi needed just a scoreless draw to qualify for the Champions League quarter-final. Yet, I Lupi went one step further and comfortably beat the Spanish behemoths 2-1 to fly into the next round. This was a huge step for a club who More...

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FC Barcelona v AS Roma - UEFA Champions League
By Brian McLaughlin On Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
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Roma Club Focus – Mid-Season Review: The story so far

Midway through a season that had initially promised to be Roma’s great awakening, it appears that the Giallorossi have not only been caught napping but are experiencing something of a recurring nightmare. After More...

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By Brian McLaughlin On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Roma Club Focus: Deserted Stadio Olimpico overshadows Giallorossi triumph

There are few bigger games in world football than the Derby della Capitale between Roma and Lazio, yet Sunday’s meeting between the pair was deprived of the feisty atmosphere that normally epitomises the More...

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By Brian McLaughlin On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Roma Club Focus: An opportunity missed for misfiring Giallorossi

A lack of offensive vigour cost them dearly against Inter and Brian McLaughlin analyses whether or not Edin Dzeko’s goalscoring exploits can finally commence for Roma Roma were knocked off top spot in Serie More...

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By Brian McLaughlin On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Roma Club Focus: Building from the back

Roma‘s win away to Fiorentina was not only important in taking them top of the Serie A table, it showed a defensive and gritty side to the Giallorossi that has been missing since Rudi Garcia’s first More...

AS Roma's Pjanic celebrates after scoring against Juventus during their Serie A soccer match at Olympic stadium in Rome
By Brian McLaughlin On Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Roma Club Focus: Giallorossi back in the title race

Roma followed up a disastrous Champions League defeat at the hands of minnows BATE Borisov with a convincing 4-2 league win against Palermo to claw their way back into contention for the Scudetto. Last week we More...

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By Brian McLaughlin On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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Roma Club Focus: Garcia buys himself some time

Rudi Garcia bought himself some time after Roma defeated Carpi 5-1, but the result could turn out to be a pyrrhic victory after key players sustained serious injuries ahead of the Giallorossi’s trip to Belarus More...

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By Brian McLaughlin On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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Roma Club Focus: One step forward and two steps back

Francesco Totti’s 300th Roma goal was overshadowed by ultras protests and bizarre team selection from Rudi Garcia as the Giallorossi lost yet more ground in the title race. Totti, who is surely now the undisputed More...

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By Brian McLaughlin On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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Roma Club Focus: Giallorossi embark on European adventure

Roma face the daunting prospect of entertaining European champions Barcelona in the Champions league this week, but the Giallorossi should view it as an opportunity to mix it with the continent’s elite and not More...

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By Brian McLaughlin On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
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Roma Club Focus: Signings made for the Scudetto

It was only the second game of the season, but Roma’s win over Juventus could have huge consequences in determining the destination of the Serie A title. The Stadio Olimpico is often renowned for its intimidating More...