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Football: Roma move within five points of Juve in Serie A

Roma kept the suspense bubbling in Serie A on Saturday as they breezed to a 3-1 win over Atalanta and to within just five points of leaders Juventus. First half goals from versatile Brazilian Rodrigo Taddei and Serbia's Adem Ljajic put Rudi Garcia's side in charge at the Olympic Stadium before former Arsenal striker Gervinho sealed the victory with 27 minutes left. The Ivory Coast international picked up his eighth league goal of the season before Giulio Migliaccio pulled back a consolation goal for the away side with 12 minutes left.

Football: Roma move within five points of Juve in Serie A

Roma kept the suspense bubbling in Serie A on Saturday as they breezed to a 3-1 win over Atalanta and to within just five points of leaders Juventus. First half goals from versatile Brazilian Rodrigo Taddei and Serbia's Adem Ljajic put Rudi Garcia's side in charge at the Olympic Stadium before former Arsenal striker Gervinho sealed the victory with 27 minutes left. The Ivory Coast international picked up his eighth league goal of the season before Giulio Migliaccio pulled back a consolation goal for the away side with 12 minutes left.

Football: Roma move within five points of Juve in Serie A

Roma kept the suspense bubbling in Serie A on Saturday as they breezed to a 3-1 win over Atalanta and to within just five points of leaders Juventus. First half goals from versatile Brazilian Rodrigo Taddei and Serbia's Adem Ljajic put Rudi Garcia's side in charge at the Olympic Stadium before former Arsenal striker Gervinho sealed the victory with 27 minutes left. The Ivory Coast international picked up his eighth league goal of the season before Giulio Migliaccio pulled back a consolation goal for the away side with 12 minutes left.

Football: Diego Costa back for Atletico's visit to Getafe

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid will be able to welcome back top scorer Diego Costa from a hamstring injury when they travel to Getafe on Sunday. The Spanish international has missed Atletico's last two games, including their 1-0 win over Barcelona on Wednesday that saw them progress to the Champions League semi-finals.

Football: Rossi return gives Italy World Cup boost

Italy international striker Giuseppe Rossi has given his country a pre-World Cup boost by returning to training with Fiorentina on Friday. Former Manchester United forward Rossi injured his knee on January 5 but just two months out from the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, he is now back in training in Tuscany. The American-born 27-year-old was greeted by around 500 fans for his return.

Football: Roma depleted as faint title charge continues

AS Roma's hopes of maintaining their challenge to Serie A title favourites Juventus face a test Saturday when they host Atalanta missing four key players. Rudi Garcia's men lie in second place eight points adrift of Juve but will be without forwards Mattia Destro, Alessandro Florenzi, Miralem Pjanic and defender Mehdi Benatia for a match in which they cannot afford to drop points. All three forwards picked up one-match bans after being cautioned in last week's 3-1 win away to Cagliari, in which Destro scored his maiden Serie A hat-trick.

Football: Juve oust Lyon to keep Europa dream alive

Juventus remained on track for the Europa League final at their home stadium after a 2-1 win over Lyon in their quarter-final second leg in Turin on Thursday. Juve welcomed the French side brimming with confidence after snatching a late 1-0 win in Lyon last week. And despite Jimmy Briand pulling the visitors level after a sublime free kick from Andrea Pirlo had opened the hosts' account on three minutes, a deflected drive from Claudio Marchisio put the tie beyond reach on 68 minutes.

Football: Crocked Ibrahimovic returns to Sweden

Paris Saint-Germain have revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to his native Sweden to undergo treatment on a thigh injury. The Ligue 1 leaders have not, however, confirmed how long they expect their leading scorer to be on the sidelines with the injury suffered to his right thigh in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Chelsea last week. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told RMC radio that he expected the Swede to be on the sidelines for at least four weeks, meaning that he would not return until the start of May at the earliest.

Football: Conte focused on 'prestigious' semi spot

Juventus coach Antonio Conte said all thoughts of a third consecutive Serie A title will be sidelined as his side focus on the "prestigious" feat of becoming Italy's first Europa League semi-finalists in six years. Juventus are eight points ahead of Roma in the Serie A title race with six games remaining. But a day ahead of hosting Lyon, beaten 1-0 in France last week, the Italian said Juve's focus was entirely on becoming Italy's first side in the semi-finals since Fiorentina in 2008.

Football: Hat-trick hero Destro hit with four-game ban

Roma striker Mattia Destro was handed a four-game ban by league officials on Tuesday, ending a dream weekend in which the Italy World Cup hopeful scored a hat-trick for the Giallorossi. Destro claimed all three goals in Roma's 3-1 away to Cagliari on Sunday but fell victim to trial by television following a request by the disciplinary commission of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
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