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Caffè e Cornetto: Monday February 27

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FC Internazionale v AS Roma - Serie A Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Prima Pagina: Corriere dello Sport - Rome Edition

English summary: Who needs the Oscars when you can watch 90 minutes of Radja Nainggolan!?!

Headlines:

A Special Buongiorno from Antonio Rudiger

Doni Contro Ranieri: “Prima o poi arriva quello che uno si merita” (romaforever.it)

English summary: Everyone’s favorite Brazilian heart attack inducing goal keeper has spoken. His thoughts on Ranieri being fired by Leicester? Sooner or later, you get what you deserve. Sounds oddly familiar to me, kind of like how Doni sooner or later deserved to be benched for JSB.

Stadio Olimpico, abbassate le barriere in Sud. Per il derby di mercoledì saranno modificate anche in Nord (FOTO) (LaRoma24.it)

THE BARRIERS ARE GONE! And we have photo evidence! Just in time for the derby on Wednesday, the barriers in the Curva Sud are officially gone. Does this mean the return of the Ultras? That remains to be seen, as the excessive fines and addition of security cameras may still be seen as enough of a reason to protest...

Perhaps one of our more local/Roman readers can elaborate?

Social, i tifosi Gialorossi celebrano il Ninja: “And the Oscar goes to....Nainggolan!” (forzaroma.info)

English summary: Some of the best images put together following Ninja’s amazing performance. (FYI, whatever you do, be careful with that link. Some evil person created a “Raggi Nainggolan” and it’s the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my life, hence won’t be including it below)

Totti al primo posto tre le bandiere europee (romanews.eu)

English summary: Totti is (unsurprisingly) the current leader in seasons played at a single club by active players. The guy in third place isn’t half bad either. Note that many others on this list aren’t one club men either (Buffon, Weidenfeller) so that makes this all the more special.

CLASSIFICA DELLE BANDIERE

Totti – Roma: 24 stagioni

Terry – Chelsea: 18,5 stagioni

De Rossi – Roma: 16,5 stagioni

Buffon – Juventus: 15,5 stagioni

Seube – Caen: 15,5 stagioni

Weidenfeller – Borussia Dortmund: 14,5 stagioni

Iniesta – Barcellona: 14,5 stagioni

US Sassuolo v AS Roma - Serie A Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

Florenzi ci Riprova (forzaroma.info)

English Summary: Speaking of bandiere, Florenzi is about to try this whole recovery process yet again. The goals? For now, lots of rest and some physical therapy. Then some action on the treadmill and in the pool. Since they opened up the other knee to use some of the patellar tendon for the surgery on the ACL, his recovery time will be slightly longer than the new “typical” four month window. They expect him to be back sometime in July, potentially just in time for the new season.

Meme/Video/Gif of the Morning:

Zampafied highlights of yesterday’s win:

Morning Match Ratings:

Player ratings from yesterday’s match from the various news outlets:

CORRIERE DELLO SPORT

Szczesny 7; Rudiger 6.5, Manolas 7, Fazio 7.5, Jesus 6.5; De Rossi 6.5, Strootman 7; Salah 6, Nainggolan 8.5, Peres 6.5; Dzeko 7. Subentrati: Perotti 7, Paredes sv, Vermaelen sv. Allenatore: Spalletti 7.5

LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT

Szczesny 7; Rudiger 6.5, Manolas 7, Fazio 7, Jesus 6.5; De Rossi 6.5, Strootman 7; Salah 6.5, Nainggolan 8, Peres 6.5; Dzeko 6.5. Subentrati: Perotti 6.5, Paredes sv, Vermaelen sv. Allenatore: Spalletti 7

IL MESSAGGERO

Szczesny 7; Rudiger 7, Manolas 7.5, Fazio 7.5, Jesus 7; De Rossi 7.5, Strootman 8; Salah, Nainggolan 9, Peres 7; Dzeko 7.5. Subentrati: Perotti 7, Paredes sv, Vermaelen sv. Allenatore: Spalletti 8.5

IL TEMPO

Szczesny 6.5; Rudiger 6.5, Manolas 7.5, Fazio 7.5, Jesus 7; De Rossi 6.5, Strootman 7.5; Salah 6, Nainggolan 9, Peres 6.5; Dzeko 7. Subentrati: Perotti 7, Paredes sv, Vermaelen sv. Allenatore: Spalletti 8

CORRIERE DELLA SERA

Szczesny 7; Rudiger 6, Manolas 7, Fazio 7, Jesus 6.5; De Rossi 6.5, Strootman 7.5; Salah 6.5, Nainggolan 8.5, Peres 6.5; Dzeko 7. Subentrati: Perotti 7, Paredes sv, Vermaelen sv. Allenatore: Spalletti 8