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Soccer: Roma believe in 'impossible' title comeback

Garcia's men can cut Juve's lead to 8 points against Parma

01 April, 19:56
Soccer: Roma believe in 'impossible' title comeback (ANSA) - Rome, April 1 - AS Roma boss Rudi Garcia said Tuesday that his team still nursed hopes of staging an "impossible" comeback to deprive leaders Juventus of a third-consecutive Serie A title.

Second-placed Roma took advantage of Juve losing 2-0 at Napoli at the weekend, beating Sassuolo 2-0 to narrow the gap from 14 points to 11.

They can trim the lead down to eight points, with seven matches to go, if they beat Parma in a game they have in hand at home on Wednesday.

"I spoke about catching Juventus after the match against Sassuolo. I'm optimistic, positive and ambitious," Frenchman Garcia told a press conference.

"We've got eight games left, the rest have seven. You can do a lot with 21 points: we must keep believing while it's still mathematically possible. "In several leagues we've seen comebacks that were at first considered impossible".

Roma face Parma on Wednesday after the original fixture on February 2 was abandoned in the eighth minute because of a waterlogged pitch.