Former Roma Bomber Batistuta: “Roma Could Win the Champions League”

The former Argentine player talks about his two beloved Italian teams, Fiorentina and Roma.

Gabriel Omar Batistuta has great memories of his Italian adventures. After having spent several years in Florence, the Argentine moved to the Italian capital.

President Franco Sensi spent about 80 billion Lira to sign him in 2000 and the Lion King (Batistuta’s nickname) repaid the trust scoring 30 goals in 63 matches with the Lupi. That deal brought Roma to the top of the Serie A standings and the fans celebrated a historic win.

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Today, Batistuta was in Florence where he will present his documentary/movie (El Numero Nueve) to retrace the key moments of his life.

Fiorentina and Roma have been in my destiny,” said Batistuta as reported by “I’m a Fiorentina supporter but that doesn’t mean that I don’t care about Roma. I’ve spent two great years in Rome. I’m in total harmony with both sides.”

In reference to the current campaign, Gabriel Batistuta still believes the giallorossi are a top team.

“They are lacking in continuity but they are a top side. If they will be able to pass the group stage they have the potential to put everyone in trouble. They can get an early elimination or win the Champions League,” concluded the former Roma striker.

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