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16 hours ago

Sampdoria v AS Roma: Preview

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Roma president James Pallotta has played down the importance of Tuesday's 7-1 defeat at home to Bayern Munich.

The Giallorossi travel to Genoa to face unbeaten Sampdoria on Saturday looking to put the midweek heavy loss firmly behind them.

That defeat was Roma's first in the Champions League this season and kept the Giallorossi in second place in Group E after three games played.

``Unfortunately just one of those days,'' Pallotta told club website www.asroma.it. ``Watching the Boston Celtics over my...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
2 days ago

German media label Bayern Munich 'best side in Europe' after Roma win

The ESPN FC team look at the Group E standings after matchday three and take their picks on who will advance to the knockout rounds.

"Unearthly" Bayern Munich are the best team in Europe according to the German press after the 7-1 humiliation of Roma on Tuesday, which drew comparisons to Germany's 7-1 World Cup semifinal victory against Brazil.

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Some 35 minutes into the Champions League match at the Stadio Olimpico, Bayern Munich were 5-0 ahead -- trailing Germany's historic feat at the World Cup by only five minutes -- and Bayern had copied the national side's semifinal result by full-time.

"Bayern are the best team in Europe,"...

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2 days ago

Robben: Nobody expected this result

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben reflects on his team's comprehensive performance in a 7-1 drubbing of AS Roma.

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3 days ago

Pep Guardiola says Bayern didn't play perfect game in 7-1 victory

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik recaps Bayern Munich's dominate performance in Rome.

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said his side did not play a perfect game, despite the lopsided 7-1 scoreline away to Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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The German champions led 5-0 at halftime, although Roma was able to put one on the scoresheet after the break.

Gervinho's goal was the first Bayern had conceded in any competition since August 30 and snapped a shutout streak of 813 minutes, much to Guardiola's annoyance.

"My team have the ability to make decisive moves in a second and this...

3 days ago

Roma boss Rudi Garcia takes blame for 'tactical collapse' vs. Bayern

ESPN FC's Craig Burley explains AS Roma's 1-7 defeat was embarrassing for Italian football and he expected far better from Rudi Garcia's men against Bayern Munich.

Coach Rudi Garcia said his strategy was wrong and took the blame for Roma's "collapse" against Bayern Munich in a 7-1 defeat in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Bayern led 3-0 after 25 minutes and 5-0 by halftime, handing Roma their first loss at home in all competitions this season.

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The Giallorossi could do little to stop the German champions, but Garcia said the failings originated from his tactics.

"It was a tactical collapse more than a psychological one. We weren't aggressive enough and...