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Roma's History Boys Take Top Spot in Serie A
Football Italia, September 26th, 2013 4:17PM

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For the first time in its history, AS Roma has won each of its first five Serie A games. The Giallorossi now sits alone at the top of Italy’s first division, after claiming 2-0 win away to Sampdoria thanks to goals from Mehdi Benatia and Gervinho. And while new coach Rudi Garcia is happy with his team’s start, he noted: “it’s important to make history at the end of the season."

During the game, Garcia was sent off for dissent, but that was quickly forgotten on a historic night. “It’s not important, I didn’t say anything bad, but the most important thing is the victory,” he said. “It was difficult to get full points in these opening five rounds, so we are happy. The credit goes to my players, because this is a fantastic squad, everyone works hard and are eager to do well for our fans. We defend and attack all together, so we cannot credit individuals. We have won every game with at least a two-goal cushion and that too is an important sign.”

Francesco Totti, who was rested, came off the bench to set up Gervinho’s first Serie A goal. “Totti is world class, one of the best players in the history of soccer and you saw tonight how he stepped on to the field,” Garcia added. “I have talented players at my disposal, but also real men who want to work for our fans. How did I win over the locker room? It was not difficult, the players all want to be treated the same way.”

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