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Roma sack Di Francesco after Champions League exit

The 'Giallorossi´were eliminated from the Champions League in an extra time defeat to FC Porto and were humbled last weekend in the Rome derby by Lazio.

Eusebio Di Francesco, Manager of AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Porto and AS Roma at Estadio do Dragao on March 06, 2019 in Porto, Portugal.
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AS Roma confirmed this evening that Eusebio di Francesco will no longer coach the Serie A side. Defeat in the Rome derby to arch rivals Lazio at the weekend coupled with a Round of 16 exit at the hands of FC Porto were key factors in the motives behind the dismissal.

The Giallorossi lie fifth in Serie A outside an automatic Champions League place and trail runaway leaders Juventus by 28 points.

The club issued a statement on Thursday evening confirming the decision with president Jim Pallotta thanking di Francesco for his work at the club. 


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