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AS Roma failed to tie a record, but still impressed

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AS Roma started this year's Italian Serie 'A' unexpectedly strong, winning the first 10 games of the season.

In the latest round, Roma played against Torino, and only managed to get a draw, which meant they lost their first two points of the season.

However, Roma's manager Rudi Garcia is staying positive and optimistic that they will continue to play outstandingly despite draw.

''What's important is that the squad played with heart and quality especially in the first half,'' Garcia said. ''I liked it that we tried to win right up until the end.

''This is football, we can't win them all, but a draw away from home is not a negative result.'' 

Kevin Strootman scored a goal early in the game (28th minute) for Roma, but a second half goal by Alessio Cerci brought Torino back to the game, which later ended with 1-1.

Like Garcia said, this result should not be negative for Roma, as they got a draw on a match away from home, which is tough to do, especially in one of the strongest leagues in Europe, Serie A. 

Roma are still top of the Serie A table, three points clear of both Juventus and Napoli, who both play each other next weekend. Other clubs are already way behind, with Inter Milan and Hellas Verona already nine points behind the top three, and Fiorentina already 10 points behind at 5th place. 

With the draw in the latest match, Roma were unable to tie a record for a game-winning streak of 11 games in a row, still held by Tottenham from the 1960-1961 season. 

As Roma won't be able to win every single game, they just need to forget about their first draw of the season and look forward to the next game, where they take on Sassuolo, who is currently placed 18th in Serie A, and Roma just needs to make sure to get the job done and win the match, especially since the game will be held at Roma's home stadium. 

Roma wasn't able to break a record, but so far in the season, this club is really a great positive surprise, and we can only look forward to the club's matches and plays for the rest of the season.

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