Cristiano Ronaldo is so famous that even his footballing peers like to do impressions of him. The Real Madrid maestro emitted a rather odd noise when he won the FIFA Ballon d'Or earlier this month, but evidently there is someone who is keen to take the crown of "social media king" from him.
Roma are stuck in a rut. Rather than use their visit to an aspirational Fiorentina side to break free, they slumped to a 1-1 draw in which they looked like the inferior team for long stretches and in doing so raised far more questions than answers. The greatest problems facing the Romans at present are fourfold:
Roma have drawn four of their last five matches in Serie A, all of them in the same exact manner. The opponent scores in the first half, Rudi Garcia's men respond in kind...
Trips down to Palermo rarely have gone well for Roma in recent seasons. All the way back to the reign of Luciano Spalletti, the side have stuttered when making the short trip across the Mediterranean.
Mattia Destro may have spared the side's blushes in a 1-1 draw, but it allowed Juventus to stretch their lead at the top of Serie A to five points. Where did it go wrong for Juve's challengers?
It's surprising Roma remain second considering the proliferation of individual errors...
Roma battled back from a 2-0 deficit to scrape a point against Lazio after a dire first half. In a second half that suggested the "home" side might go on to win it, a draw was probably a fair result.
Here are four things we learned from Sunday's 2-2 draw.
1. This squad can fight back. The first half was truly dire; there was little linkup between Roma's midfield and forwards, and two self-inflicted wounds led to a quick-fire Lazio double within four minutes. Radja Nainggolan uncharacteristically...
The top four met on Super Sunday in Serie A, and it didn't disappoint.
Roma 2-2 Lazio
On the day that '50s movie star Anita Ekberg sadly passed away, the Derby della Capitale more than honored the memory of that showstopping scene of hers, taking a moonlit dip in the Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita." Football fans in the capital have got it good right now. Life is sweet.
This was a great match. After turning 115 on Friday, Lazio -- "the first team in the capital," as they never...