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AS Roma set new Serie A Record

Roma has set the new Italian record in Serie A, after 10 successive victories, no other team in European football has made a better start to the 2013-14 season.

Unfortunately Roma’s run towards their 11th successive league victory, the long-held record by Spurs, has come to an end after the draw with Torino.

There were already rumours about the capital club reaching the turn of the year without having dropped a single point. But the dream of overtaking the European record held by Tottenham from the 1960/61 is now over. Spurs won their first 11 league matches that season, a record that stands to this day in the top five European leagues.

AS Roma’s success came quite unexpected after a mediocre season and a newly-appointed, unheralded coach, Rudi Garcia. The Frenchman replaced Aurelio Andrezzoli after an unspectacular sixth-place finish in the 2012/2013 championship.

Garcia won the Ligue 1 title with Lille in 2011, a team which featured players like Gervinho and Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

A handful of vibrant new recruits, Gervinho and Strootman and old talents like Francesco Totti are among the reasons for Roma’s strength.

The team avails itself of fast players in attack and no fixed midfield man.

It is a team with a strong defence which has conceded  just two goals so far.

But let’s recap Roma’s victories and the last draw so far:

25 Aug: Livorno (away) 2-0

01 Sep: Verona (home) 3-0

16 Sep: Parma (away) 3-1

22 Sep: Lazio (home) 2-0

25 Sep: Sampdoria (away) 2-0

29 Sep: Bologna (home) 5-0

05 Oct: Inter Milan (away) 3-0

18 Oct: Napoli (home) 2-0

27 Oct : Udinese (away) 1-0

31 Oct: Chievo (home) 1-0

4 Nov:   Torino (away) 1-1

To watch the Italian Serie A in London in a friendly Italian atmosphere we recommend Italia Uno, 91 Charlotte St London W1T 4PX and Bar Italia, 22 Frith Street, Soho, West End, London, W1D 4RF.

Giulia Lombardo

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