Roma Press Roundup: 28 August, 2014

AS Roma learned their fate in the UEFA Champions League today as the Giallorossi drew the “Group of Death” with Bayern, Manchester City, and CSKA Moscow. Read the reactions of Mauro Baldissoni and manager Rudi Garcia. President James Pallotta didn’t seemed worry by the draw and also assured fans that Mattia Destro won’t be sold.

Since Roma drew Bayern in the Champions League, they will face former player Mehdi Benatia, who explained his departure from the club today.

Roma will face Fiorentina on Saturday to begin the season, Roma’s Davide Astori and Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi gave their thoughts on the upcoming match that will be played at the Olimpico.

The Giallorossi also made another coup today in the transfer market: Carlos Carbonero was unveiled as a Cesena player via Roma as the player will be “parked” at Cesena for the season. Also concerning the market, SportItalia reported an update on Giallorossi striker Marco Borriello, who is wanted by Cesena and Palermo.

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