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Adriano Scores His First Goal For Roma

Adriano shoots and scores for Roma

Sunday, July 18  A round-up of training events and friendly

The Giallorossi march down the field for the afternoon session on day two at Reischach Brunico.

Having made the leg slightly in the morning the following day the team will play the first season friendly against a local selection.

At the end of the challenge was a scheduled press conference with Ranieri, the next one to follow on Tuesday, with captain Francesco Totti.

Club faithful waved a banner which reads “Years of great love, but thanks Sensi family.” Some 500 fans face the entrance of the team with a warm applauses.

17:15, Riise is the first to take the field. Following the group, ready to kick off the afternoon session. Pizarro, who arrived at the camp with the team, continues the program differently. After a brief warmup the team does some stretching with orders from manager Ranieri.

17:35, the team do some drills on the short side of the field, then step back to the starting point and repeat the exercise.

17:45, Ranieri divides the group into two groups. Exercises are tried  with restarts.

Deployment in the field begins starting with Rosi Andreolli, Mexes, Riise, Simplicio, Menez, Bright, Search, Totti, Vucinic and Adriano. After 5 minutes Totti was replaced by Scardina.

There is rotation between the attackers, Totti and Adriano.

Meanwhile, the fans applaud and encourage Adriano whenever puts the ball in the net.

17:50 supporters accompanying the team offer a standing ovation when a finishing shot by Adriano greets the top corner of the back netting.

Ranieri wants us to build the game just trying to touch the depth and play on the wings.

17:55 The coach then divides the players on the field again in two groups:

Green : Riise, Mexes, Andreolli, Rosi, Simplicio Verdi: Riise, Mexes, Andreolli, Rosi, Simplicio

Red : Cerci, adriano, Totti, Vucinic, Menez, Brighi, Scardina Rossi: Search, Adriano, Totti, Vucinic, Menez, Bright, Scardina

Choirs from the stands rise again sporadically with Rosella Sensi.

Meanwhile the rest of the team’s training camp is on the side where the red and yellow team will play friendlies, starting tomorrow afternoon.

Patterns of attack on defense. Bright and Menez are reversed.

18:10 Faced with so many fans, Rainier, test the same exercises with Loria, Antunes, Faty, Cicinho, Barusso, Greek, Perrotta, Taddei and Guberti Okaka.

18.20 Divides the squad in two groups.
Green: Loria, Antunes, Faty, Cicinho.

Red : Barusso, Perrotta, Taddei, Guberti, Greco, Okaka

At the training ground, as in session yesterday, a heavy rain begins. A sideline is also noticeable the presence of Gian Paolo Montali, newly arrived in the withdrawal Giallorossi.

18.30 Begins the final practice match at the field reduced
Green: Lobont, Cicinho, Faty, Antunes Loria Barusso, Taddei Cerci Greco Guberti Okaka Perrotta

Red: Julio Sergio, Rosi, Riise, Andreolli Mexes, Simplicio Vucinic, Brighi, Menez, Adriano Totti, Scardina

Cassetti not involved in the match.

The Greens win the match with the result of 3-1. After goals by Cicinho, Taddei doubles that collects a short rejected. Adriano signs that shortens his first goal in the final practice match.
Closes the result Okaka, just before the teams fall in the locker room. Barusso speaking with Bertelli doing some extra running around.

Tomorrow morning’s session planned before the mid-afternoon with the formation of Val Pusteria. Monday morning the team will rest with a simple afternoon workout.

Later at the press conference some final words from manager Ranieri,

“I am satisfied with Adriano and the captain, who has a great desire and has returned in great form, It’s practically how we left each other to go on vacation.”

“He is not my bet. He is his own bet. I am convinced that he will have a great season.”

The 28-year-old Brazilian Adriano joined Roma on a free transfer from Flamengo earlier this summer.

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