Sunday's Serie A action closes out with a tasty-looking encounter between Torino and Roma at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. Let’s look at our match preview for this contest.
Sardar Azmoun recently made his Roma debut after joining on loan from Bayer Leverkusen last summer. His agent Andrea Pellegatti dished on his move and mindset: “His goal is to do well to stay put since the Giallorossi have an option to buy. He fit right in."
Only three teams have made unbeaten starts to the 2023/24 Serie A - Juventus, Inter and Lecce - as the table gradually starts taking shape. The Nerazzurri, of all, remain as favorites to dethrone Napoli and lift the Scudetto for the first time in three seasons.
Roma kicked off their 2023/24 Europa League campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Moldovan outfit Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday night. The Italians needed this win to continue building momentum following a disappointing start to the new campaign.
Adrien Rabiot could have been a Roma player instead of joining Juventus a few years ago when he departed PSG as veteran director Walter Sabatini revealed: "I let him slip through my fingers. I had reached an agreement to sign him on a free transfer."
Milan bolstered their management by striking a deal to onboard Vincenzo Vergine to chair their youth academy. The negotiations lasted for a few months. The parties came to terms earlier this week. The new addition comes in with a proven track record.
Jose Mourinho is anticipating a tough encounter in Tiraspol, in what will be a first ever competitive meeting with Sheriff, having never faced a Moldovan side in any European tournament: ""We have respect for all our opponents. We lost 6-1 a match that should have been won two years ago."
Radja Nainggolan disproved the notion that he proposed his services to Roma in the last few days, as some reports instead indicated. The midfield, who’s looking for a new team after a decent stint at SPAL: "It’s false that I offered myself to Roma."
The Europa League group stage gets underway on Thursday and it's Sheriff Tiraspol vs Roma in Group G action from Stadionul Sheriff. The hosts are playing in the Europa League for the third straight season, whilst the Giallorossi reached the final last year but were defeated on penalties by Sevilla.
Roma are likely to remain undermanned for the first game of the Europa League group stage against Sheriff Tiraspol. Lorenzo Pellegrini and Chris Smalling are set to stay on the mend due to their muscular injuries, even though they practiced somewhat regularly on Tuesday.
Roma held preliminary contacts with powerful agent Jorge Mendes to inquire about Porto’s fullback Joao Mario. They could make an attempt in January if the price was right. He’s tied to his team until 2027, and they are an expensive boutique. He emerged two seasons ago.
Ex-Milan sporting director Ricky Massara touched base with the Roma brass before the game against Empoli. The official, who already worked in the Italian capital on separate occasions, is looking for a new team after being ousted by Milan. The reports differ depending on the source.