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Dzeko in Europe's top 10; Rooney next for drop

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Roma's Edin Dzeko suspended two games for conduct

Edin Dzeko has been handed a two-game ban for unsporting behaviour in Roma's Coppa Italia clash with Fiorentina on Wednesday, although the referee did not say that he had been spat at.

Dzeko was given his marching orders 20 minutes from the end of a game the Giallorossi lost 7-1 after making a gesture towards referee Gianluca Manganiello. Soon after, images were doing the rounds on social media amid claims he had spat at the official.

Manganiello did not make any mention of a spit in his report,...

Roma's Edin Dzeko faces ban for allegedly spitting at referee in 7-1 defeat

Roma striker Edin Dzeko could be given a lengthy ban if allegations of spitting at the referee during Wednesday night's 7-1 defeat at Fiorentina are confirmed.

Dzeko, who was shown a straight red card for dissent in the 72nd minute of the Coppa Italia quarterfinal clash in Florence, already faces a ban for his dismissal.

Caught on video and in still images, the 32-year-old appeared to spit at referee Gianluca Manganiello and his fate will be confirmed when the official's report is published.


Edin Dzeko joins Cristiano Ronaldo among Europe's top 10 international scorers, Wayne Rooney next to drop out

Edin Dzeko's two goals in Bosnia and Herzegovina's 2-0 victory over Northern Ireland in the UEFA Nations League on Monday saw him reach two personal milestones.

The first goal saw Dzeko pass the 300 career goals mark for club and country, while the second strike put him among the top 10 European international goal scorers off all time with 55 for his national team.

The Roma striker overtook two players -- including England's all-time top scorer, Wayne Rooney -- to go joint seventh. That...

Edin Dzeko scores again, Roma win after withstanding Empoli pressure

Edin Dzeko continued his upturn in form as Roma made it four straight wins in all competitions to move third in Serie A with a 2-0 win over Empoli. After a midweek Champions League hat trick, the Bosnian striker made sure of a hard-fought three points with his fourth goal in as many days when, with just over five minutes left, he combined with Stephan El Shaarawy before lofting a tidy finish over Pietro Terracciano.

The goal ended resistance from dogged Empoli, who kept plugging away after going...