To say that Roma fans have been surprised with Edin Dzeko’s performance this season would be a gross misnomer; you seldom see a reversal of fortune so great. While Dzeko’s resurgence has been shocking, the track record was there, so there was always a decent chance he’d come good. However, there might be a small pocket of Roma fans who are surprised for an entirely different reason. Surprised not by Dzeko’s resurgence but rather his existence. Let me explain... See, twelve years ago a kid bust upon the scene, and sure, he didn’t quite cut the same figure as Dzeko, but he was strong, mobile and dynamic; the prototypical 21st century hitman, Roma’s very own Didier Drogba, Stefano Okaka Chuka. For
After coming off the bench to scorea consolation goal for Torino in their 4-1 defeat to Roma, Maxi Lopez must have been confident of escaping a tirade from his coach. Instead, though, the 32-year-old was singled out by Sinisa Mihajlovic, who called him a "f*****g dog" who has "wasted a year".
A potent new attacking formation that has sent Gonzalo Higuain towards another top scorer's award faces the acid test Wednesday when Juventus take on Porto away in the last 16 of the Champions League. Juventus, beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 final, are en route to a record sixth Serie A crown and remain many pundits' favourites to challenge the likes of Real Madrid for the trophy in Cardiff next May. Massimiliano Allegri's Serie A league leaders head to Porto's Estadio do Dragao as favourites, but aware that they also ended Roma's hopes of even qualifying for the competition in clinical fashion last summer.
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