PLAYER RATINGS Barcelona: Ter Stegen 6, Alves 6, Pique 7, Vermaelen 6, Alba 6, Busquets 6, Sergi Roberto 6, Rakitic 6, Suarez 7, Neymar 7, Messi 8. Subs: Bartra, Adriano, Samper. Roma: Szczesny 6, Rudiger 6, Digne 5, Maicon 6, Manolas 5, Nainggolan 6, Falque 7, Pjanic 6, Keita 6, Florenzi 6, Dzeko 7. Subs:
Barcelona took up where they left off in El Clasico, qualifying top of Group E after a 6-1 hammering of AS Roma. A brace from Luis Suarez and a sublime Lionel Messi chip gave Barca a 3-0 half time lead. And further second half goals from Gerard Pique, Adriano and Messi again completed the rout
Reports are out claiming that Roma outcast Ashley Cole is being linked with a free transfer to Manchester United. The former Arsenal and Chelsea defender has been told to find a new club by Roma and will be released from his contract if he lands an offer. The Sun says United boss Louis van Gaal
Reports are out claiming that Per Mertesacker expects Arsenal to bring Wojciech Szczesny back from Roma. The Poland international goalkeeper is on a season-long with Roma – without the option to sign permanently. Mertesacker told the London Evening Standard: “Wojciech wants to compete. I think he’s a good goalkeeper and he can still improve. “The
Reports have emerged claiming that Newcastle United are interested in Roma fullback Ashley Cole. The former Arsenal and Chelsea star is expected to be cut loose by Roma in January after falling off the first team map this season. A return to England has been mooted for Cole and Sky Italia says Newcastle are keen.
Reports have emerged claiming that AS Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says he’ll make a decision over his future with parent club Arsenal after the Euros. Szczesny is on a straight loan with Roma this season. “I will make a decision after the European Championships. I want to stay with Roma, I do not see why
Reports are out claiming that Roma captain Francesco Totti says he has no plans for retirement. Totti has turned 39 years of age this season. “I feel great,” Totti said on the Maurizio Costanzo Show. “As long as my body holds up, I’ll keep going.” He was a guest on the chat show with wife
Reports are out claiming that Roma chief Walter Sabatini says they have cover if Wojciech Szczesny returns to Arsenal. The Poland international is on a season-long loan at Roma. “We are working on it and would like to keep Szczesny, but knowing Arsenal it will be difficult to achieve that,” director of sport Sabatini said.