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Caffè e Cornetto: Tuesday February 28

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A Video-Packed Morning of News

FC Internazionale v AS Roma - Serie A Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Prima Pagina: Corriere dello Sport - Rome Edition

English summary: Derby secrets. Salah key for Spalletti in attack. Nainggolan king, Emerson ready to return, Alisson back in net. In news about Goats, De Vrij is critical, Marchetti is out (their GK won all of his Primavera matches vs Roma), eyes on the pressing of the front three Keita-Immobile-Felipe Anderson.

In non-Roma but really exciting news, Zamparini may be finally selling Palermo! And it may be yet another American-owned club in Serie A. But let’s not get too excited, Zamparini has “sold” the team countless times before, and look where he still is...

Headlines:

Another Special Buongiorno from Antonio Rudiger

I wish we could make this a daily occurrence

InterRoma Il ritorno della Roma da Milano

Опубліковано Gazzetta Giallorossa 27 лютого 2017 р.

Mercato Roma, Gomez: "A gennaio vicino ai giallorossi, ma non ero convinto di partire" (LaRoma24.it)

English summary: Atalanta and Roma had some talks about Papu Gomez over January. The attacker says he doesn’t know what they led to, and that it would have been tough to leave in January and he’s 100% committed to Atalanta.

La febbre non sale. Domani soltanto 25.000 spettatori (romaforever.it)

English summary: The lowering of the barriers (to around 3’6”, complete removal to come in April if all goes well) doesn’t seem to be enough. Lazio have only sold 15,200 tickets and Roma 8,000 for tomorrow’s match, around the same numbers as the Serie A Derby back in December. Shame.

Cup Finals? Screw em!

While Manolo Gabbiadini was scoring hat tricks for Southampton in the EFL Cup Final, ex-Saints and ex-Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo was rocking out at an Argentinian Rock Festival. With his band. That he quit football for. Was it a smart choice? Find out for yourself below. Let’s just say he’s playing in front of a Lazio-sized crowd.

Meme/Video/Gif of the Morning:

In honor of tomorrow’s Derby, we honor the great Police-Fans of Rome from the Derby in December:

L'imparzialità delle forze dell'ordine al derby. Encomiabile.

Posted by CALCIATORI BRUTTI on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Morning Formazione:

Probable formations for Wednesday’s Coppa Italia Derby:

LAZIO (4-3-3): Marchetti; Basta; De Vrij; Hoedt; Lukaku; Parolo; Biglia; Milinkovic-Savic; Felipe Anderson; Immobile; Keita Balde All: Inzaghi

ROMA (3-4-2-1): Alisson; Rudiger; Fazio; Manolas; Bruno Peres; Strootman; De Rossi; Emerson Palmieri; Salah; Nainggolan; Dzeko All: Spalletti