A.S. Roma

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Is In The Form Of His Life And Hitting Screamers

Roma’s excellent start to the 2020-21 season continued on Sunday with a 3-0 win over Parma at the Olimpico. Since an opening day defeat to Hellas Verona, Roma has embarked on a 10-game unbeaten run across all competitions (seven wins and three draws) to move up to third in Serie A, as well as top of their Europa League group.

Top 20 Most Expensive Transfers Of All Time

As the summer transfer market ended this past October, even amid a worldwide pandemic, still as always, teams spent gazillions. But this has always been the case; throughout the years, we have seen crazy high fees to sign a player. Here's the list of most expensive transfers.

We can tell you that 10 out of 20 went to Spain and that Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar made the list twice.

Most Expensive Transfers Of All Time

1. Neymar – 17/18 – PSG - $261.5 million

2. Phillip Coutinho –  17/18 – FC Barcelona - $170.8 m

Zlatan Scores Two But Accidentally Creates One For Roma In Wild 3-3 Draw

AC Milan and AS Roma drew 3-3 at the San Siro on Monday in a ridiculous match that included a brace for Zlatan Ibrahimović and a late Marash Kumbulla equalizer that only arrived after the 39-year-old Swede failed to clear a corner.

109 seconds into the match, Ibrahimović turned Rafael Leão’s beautiful cross beyond Antonio Mirante for an early lead. 

Ronaldo’s Magnificent Soaring Header Salvages Point For 10-Man Juve

ROME — Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal of the night rescued a 2-2 draw for 10-man Juventus away to AS Roma in Serie A on Sunday, after Jordan Veretout had twice put the capital club in front. Veretout and Ronaldo netted penalties after both teams were penalised for handball, and the French midfielder then struck his second of the night in first-half stoppage time.

AS Roma Forced To Forfeit Match After Using Ineligible Player

ROME — Serie A side AS Roma have been penalised with a 3-0 defeat for irregularly fielding player Amadou Diawara in the 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona last weekend, the league said in a statement on Tuesday.

Midfielder Diawara, who turned 23 in July, had not been included in the senior player list at the beginning of the season, even though he was no longer eligible for the under-22 list where he was named.

Italy Star Nicolò Zaniolo Suffers Second ACL Tear In Less Than 8 Months

Italy midfielder Nicolò Zaniolo will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee just weeks after recovering from a similar injury in his right knee, his club AS Roma said on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old limped out of Monday's Nations League match against the Netherlands in obvious pain after what looked like an innocuous tackle.

"Nicolò Zaniolo will undergo surgery on Wednesday after MRI scans today confirmed the player has suffered a complete tear to the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee," Roma said in a statement.

It’s Sad And Strange That Players Are Leaving Teams At The Peak Of European Competition

161 days since punching their respective tickets to the Europa League Round of 16 (and 322 days since the group stage began), Sevilla and Roma returned to the pitch in Duisburg, Germany, on Thursday in a match that exemplified the strangeness of European football’s return.

This tie was one of two that failed to play a first leg back in March, so a single-leg format at a neutral venue in Germany (where the remainder of the tournament’s matches will be played from the quarterfinals on) was used to determine this one. 

U.S. Billionaire Signs Deal To Buy Roma For Over $700 Million

U.S. billionaire Dan Friedkin has signed a deal worth more than $700 million to purchase the Italian Serie A soccer club AS Roma, the club said on Thursday.

Roma said in statement that formal contracts with the Houston, Texas-based Friedkin Group were signed on Wednesday for a transaction valued at 591 million euros.

"We look forward to closing the purchase as soon as possible and immersing ourselves in the AS Roma family," Friedkin said in a statement on the club website.

AS Roma Pays Tribute To The Genius Of Legendary Film Composer Ennio Morricone

Born in Rome on Nov. 10, 1928, legendary composer Ennio Morricone died in Rome on July 6, 2020, at the age of 91. Morricone composed over 400 scores for cinema and TV, but it’s his score for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly that’s considered “one of the greatest and most original” in film history.

For our younger readers, you’ll likely recognize one of the tracks — “The Ecstasy of Gold” — from the introduction to Jackass Number Two.