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Cole: Roma can win Scudetto if refs stop giving Juventus dubious penalties

Roma defender Ashley Cole has taken a dig at Juventus, claiming the Stadio Olimpico side have a good shot at winning the Serie A title if their rivals don't get any help from the referees.

The Romans conceded two dubious penalties in the 3-2 league defeat at the hands of the reigning Italian champions earlier this season and Cole has not forgotten about what happened in Turin.

"Roma can definitely win the Scudetto," the former Chelsea defender told Sky Sport 24.

"We have some very talented players and we have the right mentality.

"I have no doubt that - if we don't encounter people who give penalties to other teams for fouls committed outside the area - we can win the league. We are high on confidence."

Roma currently sit second in the Serie A table with 25 points from 11 games, trailing leaders Juventus by three points.

Rudi Garcia's men travel to Atalanta in their first game after the international break.