It’s easy to forget that not all progress follows a smooth curve. Despite the natural desire to contextualize the entirety of a person’s growth in sports into a neat little narrative—one of an emergent, inchoate talent that gradually develops as crawling turns into walking, followed by a rapid ascent during the prime…
Real Madrid visited Italian side AS Roma today in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie and beat the home side, 2-0. The first goal was a dang thunderbastard from Cristiano Ronaldo. You should see it. You deserve to see it. Here it is:
Warning: the video above of Roma’s Radja Nainggolan sliding in on Chievo Verona’s Federico Mattiello and giving him a new knee joint in the middle of his shin is pretty gnarly. Watch (and listen, because you can hear the thing crack) at your own peril.
Remember those crazy Feyenoord fans who turned up in Rome ahead of their team's Europa League clash with Roma? The ones who seemed more concerned with tearing the city down before the match than with the game itself? Yeah, well they're getting ready for round two.
Roma are set to host Feyenoord later today in the Europa League, so it stands to reason that a bunch of Dutchmen would show up to cheer on their boys. What's unfortunately just as predictable is that the rival fans would bring, along with their support, the motherfucking ruckus.
This wasn't supposed to happen. This was supposed to be the best Champions League game of the day, where we found out whether AS Roma, Italy's second-best team, could match or even best visiting German champions FC Bayern. After 38 minutes and five Bayern goals, the answer is quite clearly "nah."
Real Madrid and Roma played a preseason friendly at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas last night, and at one point, there were more invaders on the pitch than there were players.
AS Roma's Miralem Pjanic had a pretty solid couple of days in Denver. On Saturday, he scored the absurd goal you see above in a friendly against Manchester United at Sports Authority Field. United kept a clean sheet until the 75th minute, when Pjanic boomed a ball from behind midfield as goalkeeper Ben Amos made a…
In April, Thomas DiBenedetto, a rich businessman from Boston who somehow emerged from the economic downturn unscathed, bought a controlling interest in AS Roma for around 60 million Euros. Pending approval, he'll be the first foreign majority investor in Serie A. One of his first action items is to sign an American…
Your morning roundup for April 16, the day Ralphie turns 40, making a whole lot of people question their very mortality, their confidence as fra-gee-lay as a leglamp.
Thomas Müller's absolutely nasty goal against AS Roma yesterday is one of those goals that is going to be replayed a lot (at least by Thomas Müller and his family). Come for the great goal, stay for the Teutonic hugs! [@grantwahl]