Italian side, AS Roma had a frustrating encounter with Seria A team, Bologna in a match that ended in a 1-1 draw.
Roma legend, Francesco Totti, who has been out of favor provided the team with his first assist this season. The results from the match dented the hopes of the Italian side from a second automatic Champions League qualifying spot.
Roma might not be in the same league has Juventus or Chelsea but it definitely has several star players and budding talents who are not unnoticed for their skills by star teams.
Sabatini is trying to put in his resignation from his position as sporting director of Roma team. However, President James Pallotta is trying to give him time to reconsider his decision. He feels that he might reconsider staying back in Roma if he is given time to think about it.
Italian clubs have once again showed their lack of patience after Roma parted company with Rudi Garcia.
Despite being only a few points from a Champions League qualification spot, the club have decided to take this action following a 1-1 draw with AC Milan. Garcia has been one of the longest serving managers in the Italian Serie A after having been in charge since 2013. During this period, he managed to transform Roma from being underdogs to regular Champions League qualifiers. There was even a brief period when the club was challenging with Juventus for the league title.
Rudi Garcia is not going through the best of times with As.Roma as the Italian club has been experiencing a string of underwhelming performances and their latest result has seen them getting knocked out of the Coppa Italia after losing against the Serie B team Spezia.
As.Roma has also been dropping points in the Serie A after drawing with Torino and Napoli in their 2 latest league matches and also losing against Atalanta.
Transfer speculation surrounding Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri making an offer for Chelsea midfielder Oscar has increased after the manager’s open comments about the player in a recent interview. Only 12 months ago, Oscar was seen as the most important man at Chelsea.
During the 2014-15 season of the Champions League, As.Roma failed to make it out of the group stages as the Italian team only won 1 match in these stages of the European competition as they went through a disappointing campaign.
Truth be told, it was a very difficult group as As.Roma was pitted along with Bayern Munich, Manchester City and CSKA Moscow in group E of the previous season. Even though it was a very complicated group, As.Roma was expected to do better as they could only win 1 match and lost 3 while having to settle with 2 draws.
Roma manager Rudi Garcia says that he has no plans to quit the Italian club after a poor campaign.
After several years of struggle to get back into the Champions League, it was Garcia who brought the club back into the European competition in his first season. Roma almost won the title back then, but the last season has been a very disappointing one. Apart from seeing the title challenge wither a long time ago, Garcia’s team finished just one point above arch rivals Lazio. The final difference between Roma and champions Juventus was an astonishing 17 points.
Roma manager Rudi Garcia remains confident that the team will be able to finish the season on a strong note despite only managing a 1-1 draw against Torino.
Apart from the two dropped points, the club also witnessed their arch rivals Lazio overtake them in the Italian Serie A table. Lazio now lead Roma by a point with eight games left in the campaign. Aside from the point advantage, Lazio also have a significant advantage in terms of goal difference which will effectively translate into an advantage for the team currently ahead in the table.
During the last season of Mark Hughes as the coach of Queens Park Rangers, the Welshman made a number of high profile signings including: Jose Bosingwa, Julio Cesar, Esteban Granero, Kieron Dyer, Robert Green, Ji-Sung Park, Fabio and Andrew Johnson just to name a few of the players that were signed by Mark Hughes as the coach was hoping to see Queens Park Rangers climb a few spots in the Premier League but it never happened as the club continued sustaining defeats and this led to Mark Hughes being sacked.
Roma star Gervinho says that he feels that the Italian Serie A is much better compared to the English Premier League in terms of the tactical stance. Italian football has long been regarded as the home of tactical football, which is defensive and slow for most part.