It was just for kicks.
Jim Harbaugh and some Michigan football players welcomed AS Roma players along with its CEO and coach to campus Monday, returning a favor for the Italian soccer team that hosted the Wolverines earlier this year while they practiced overseas.
"It was great to see the guys interact and have a little bit of fun," Harbaugh said.
Jim Harbaugh, AS Roma CEO and coach before some football and futbol players gather for some kicks pic.twitter.com/IWy8ThydVZ
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In a friendly competition that alternated between football and soccer drills, such as kicking field goals and taking penalty shots, AS Roma edged Michigan 8 1/2 to 7.
AS Roma was in the area for the International Champions Cup to face Paris Saint-Germain in Detroit's Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.