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Roma: The best team in Europe?

Published 1734 GMT (0134 HKT) October 28, 2013
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Francesco Totti has come to define Roma during a playing career with the club which is now in its third decade. The iconic No. 10 is the club's all-time leading goalscorer and he is widely regarding as the finest player to have worn a Roma shirt. This season has seen the 37-year-old at the peak of his powers, with three goals and six assists in nine games. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images/file
Rudi Garcia arrived in Rome in June to little fanfare and some skepticism from Italian who prefer their coaches home grown. The former Lille coach has overseen Roma's record-breaking start, winning all of his first nine Serie A matches in charge at the Stadio Olimpico. MARKUS ULMER/AFP/Getty Images
Gervinho had developed a reputation for misfiring in front of goal by the end of his two-year stint in England with Arsenal. A preseason switch to the Italian capital has reinvigorated the Ivorian, who played the best football of his career under Garcia at Lille. Paolo Bruno/Getty Images/file
Veteran goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis was one of a number of shrewd preseason signings by Roma. De Sanctis arrived in a cut-price deal from Napoli, who currently sit in second place in Serie A, and he has conceded just one goal in nine league matches. Claudio Villa/Getty Images
Adem Ljajic was another new recruit, arriving from Fiorentina after fellow winger Erik Lamela was sold to Tottenham Hotspur. Ljajic, a Serbia international, has made a bright start to his Roma career, scoring three goals in six appearances. TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images/file