Roma boss Ranieri has dig at Juventus board after victory

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri was pleased to get one over former club Juventus after last night's win.

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri was pleased to get one over former club Juventus after last night's win.

Gianluigi Buffon was sent off and John Arne Riise's stoppage-time header earned Roma a critical 2-1 win.

Ranieri said: “It was the victory of fighting to the end. The lads believed, despite the fact Roma hadn't won here in nine years. We wanted to win for our fans, who are following us now and starting to have fun.

“It is not worth anything special on a personal level. I am part of Roma and this was important because Juventus want to stay in the Champions League hunt, so obviously a victory today would put them further behind us.

“I am very happy with what I did in my two years in Turin and now I'm very happy to be at Roma. There is no desire for revenge. It is my first win over Juventus, clearly I needed to get my home team to achieve it.”

However, Ranieri did let slip a bit of hardness when asked who he shook hands with on his return to the Olimpico.

“I said hello to everyone I met before the referee led the teams on to the field. I won't salute the directors, no. I saluted Ciro Ferrara, but not the directors.”

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