Livorno player Piermario Morosini tragically passed away today after collapsing during his side’s Serie B match against Pescara.
It’s been confirmed that he arrived dead at the hospital and was unable to be revived.
In light of the tragedy, all Italian football matches this weekend have been postponed to an unspecified date, including Roma’s match tomorrow.
More news as we hear it.
Totti reaffirms his support for UNICEF, Luis Enrique demands victories, Burdisso turns 31, and the team looks to Sunday’s match against Fiorentina
Roma rebounded from a tough defeat away to Lecce by emerging victorious over an Udinese side also battling for a Champions League place. Roma Journal looks at five things we learnt about Luis Enrique’s side in their critical 3-1 win.
What a game. What a glorious, glorious game.
Ladies and gentlemen, that was Roma. The initial lead, the following possession that led to nothing, the awful defense on the goal conceded, and dramatic finishes at the end. It was a stereotypical Roma win, and it was a stereotypical Roma win over Udinese thanks to Totti’s late strike that took Roma into the lead. Read more
Review to come later- now, we celebrate! Read more
Starring Alex and Greg
A brief overview of Milan, Novara and Lecce. It pains me to even type Lecce – nevertheless… The same topics that would fill the pages of RomaJournal.com were “expertly” covered by Alex and Greg in this week’s podcast. With such great quotes as “I didn’t see the game either” and “I can’t remember who that was, but …” you are sure to enjoy this episode!!
We also go into some detail about the launch of the site and take some twitter/facebook questions (did we mention to “Like” us on facebook yet?).
Some interesting stuff today; most notably, Heinze’s contract renewal has been triggered but that’s far from an assurance that he’ll be here this summer.
Tides are turning. Even the most ardent Luis Enrique fans are starting to perhaps wonder if Roma’s experiment is one that simply is not going to work out. The concerns are not unfounded; no team, with all due respect to Lecce, can seriously lose to Lecce* by four goals and not wonder what in the world is going on with the defense. The evidence is clear to see; Roma are committing the same mistakes week-in, week-out, and not just in a high defensive line. Often the side has the majority of possession but does little with it, like a sponge that retains water for little reason other than simply to retain it. Read more