Fabio Capello’s Kings Of Rome

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It ended with them besieged by their own supporters who, hungry for souvenirs, preceded to strip their heroes of those famous Giallorossi shirts, shorts, socks, vests, literally anything they could get their hands on to remember the occasion. It was a day they would never forget.

Everything about that sunny afternoon back in June 2001 was almost perfect for AS Roma as they ensured they took the points necessary to guarantee what would eventually prove to be only the third league title in the club’s history. Even the three names on the score-sheet – Francesco Totti, Vincenzo Montella and Gabriel Batistuta – perfectly reflected a season which had seen them lead Serie A from start to finish. It was a campaign that was perhaps the most dominant by AS Roma since they were formed back in 1927.

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Perfect Tens: More Records For Totti & Del Piero

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Having been overtaken by Milan following their win over Chievo on Tuesday evening, Juventus went into their game against Lazio knowing three points were essential if they were to continue to harbour any hope of ending their six year title drought. With the game tied at one-all despite having utterly dominated possession, they realised it was going to take something special to beat Federico Marchetti in the visitors goal as the keeper time and again denied their efforts.

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Eternal Rivalry Yet Similar Direction For Roma & Lazio

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In the final minute of injury time, Miroslav Klose brought a pass from Matuzalém under control and had the time, quality and nerve to slot his side-footed shot past the Roma goalkeeper. The German International’s fourth goal of the season - and sixth in eight games since joining the Biancocelesti - helped his Lazio side come from behind to end ten-man Roma’s series of five consecutive wins against their cross-town rivals, stretching back to April 2009.

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Sense Replaces Sensi As Eternal Expectation Continues

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Since winning their third league title ten years ago the Giallorossi have struggled with issues off the field but have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history, not only winning two Italian Cups but also appearing four other finals, finishing second in the league six times and twice reaching the Champions League Quarter Finals.

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Official: Juventus Unveil Marco Motta & New Shirts

Juventus announced on the official website, just hours after unveiling their kits for the forthcoming season, the signing of Udinese’s Marco Motta. The 24 year old right back had been linked with a move to Turin for some time, with speculation growing after the Friuli club out-bid Roma following the expiration of their co-ownership deal.

Motta joins on loan for an initial fee of €1.25m, with an option to buy next summer set at €3.75 million, in a deal mirroring that of Simone Pepe who moved between the clubs in late June.

There remain a few details to finalise, but the fact the player has joined his teammates for pre-season training guarantees the move will be completed on Monday.

Benvenuto a Torino Marco!

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The new shirts were shown off by captain Alessandro Del Piero, Alex Manninger and Filippo Boniperti.