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International Duty Quick Hits

Dzeko and Manolas score but the Greek limps off

AS Roma v Atalanta BC - Serie A Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

The international break finished up yesterday with some positives and negatives for some Roma players.


On a positive note, in addition to Patrik Schick who scored at the beginning of the break, Edin Dzeko and Kostas Manolas both scored yesterday. Dzeko’s goal was decisive in a 1-0 Bosnia win over Austria in the UEFA Nations League. Meanwhile, Manolas scored to tie Greece’s match, which they ultimately lost 2-1 to Hungary in the Nations League. You can see them both below.

Also, stock this one away in the back of your head for the future. AS Roma Primavera star Alessio Riccardi scored this lovely goal for Italy’s U17 team against Portugal over the break.

Injury Updates

As nice as it is to see Manolas score that goal, it wasn’t all positives for the Greek. Later on in the match he was forced to limp off after a hard challenge by Hungarian defender Sallai. Ask reports, Manolas took a knock to his right ankle, which will need to be further re-evaluated, leaving his status in doubt for Sunday.

Meanwhile, another player who was injured on international duty should be ready for Sunday. Patrik Schick who was held out of the Czech Republic’s second match has returned to Trigoria. is reporting that Schick will be part of the squad Sunday after overcoming a minor groin issue.

There are also some updates on players who didn’t participate with their national teams last week. Alessandro Florenzi continues to practice apart from the group with a knee issue. However, he could be ready to return in a week for the match versus Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Javier Pastore continues to practice separate from the group with the calf issue he picked up in practice a few days ago. He is a doubt for Sunday. In addition, Diego Perotti who resumed full practice a few days ago, will be ready for Chievo on Sunday.