Zeman in spat with Sampdoria's Ferrara
Roma boss Zdenek Zeman has hit back at his Sampdoria counterpart Ciro Ferrara after the two became embroiled in a row over Zeman's comments about Juventus.
Ferrara, who used to play for Juve, said he "cannot accept" Zeman's allegations that the Turin club were guilty of systematic doping during the 1990s.
But with Roma and Sampdoria preparing to play each other, Zeman told reporters: "Shake hands with Ferrara? I have no need to cause controversy with him. If he says I harmed his image, my reply would be that, for ten years, the courts are concerned with certain things. It's none of my business."
The coach was then asked about his side's match against Cagliari at the weekend, which was postponed before the Italian football authorities awarded Roma the points.
Roma were awarded victory in Sunday's Serie A clash in accordance with league rules after the match was originally set to be played behind closed doors due to safety concerns around the suitability of the Is Arenas - only for the Cagliari president, Massimo Cellino, to invite supporters to attend after describing the ground as "perfectly adequate".
"Cellino is angry? I think there's a lot more people angry with him," Zeman said. "His actions were serious. The players and fans of Cagliari are not to blame, but rules are rules."