The official website for European football

Roma feels the strain

Published: Monday 8 December 2003, 17.48CET
AS Monaco FC's Flavio Roma will miss his first Group C game of the season after injuring himself in training.

UEFA.com features

Casillas carrying the torch for his fellow keepers
  • Casillas carrying the torch for his fellow keepers
  • Epics decide last eight: Best of the second legs
  • Great UEFA Champions League comebacks
  • Dortmund coach Klopp eager to thrill again
  • Renascent Suárez is Barcelona's lethal weapon
  • Snap shot: Ajax overturn 3-1 first-leg defeat
  • Arsenal's 14 knockout quests in photos
  • Bayern's Robben, Götze, Benatia on Guardiola
  • Schalke's Di Matteo on Madrid, coaching philosophy
  • Ferrari 1-4 2CV: Metz's Camp Nou miracle
1 of 10
 
Published: Monday 8 December 2003, 17.48CET

Roma feels the strain

AS Monaco FC's Flavio Roma will miss his first Group C game of the season after injuring himself in training.
Goalkeeper Flavio Roma will miss his first UEFA Champions League game of the season on Wednesday, when AS Monaco FC complete their Group C campaign with a match at AEK Athens FC.

Awkward landing
The Italian custodian will be out for at least ten days after straining an ankle when landing awkwardly in training yesterday. Medical staff at Monaco will assess the injury after Roma has rested before deciding whether he can play in the final Ligue 1 game of the year against Stade Rennais FC on 20 December.

Sylva stands by
The 29-year-old Roma has been in outstanding form this season, helping Monaco to the top of both the French league, where they have a six-point lead, and Group C - a section Didier Deschamps's side will win by equalling RC Deportivo La Coruña's result at PSV Eindhoven. Roma will be replaced by Senegal goalkeeper Tony Sylva.

Last updated: 08/12/03 23.16CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=132037.html#roma+feels+strain

  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.