Derby Team NewsBy: Pepe | March 12th, 2011
Not long left now, so allow me to briefly update you on how A.S. Roma and more importantly how we will be lining up tomorrow.
Let’s start with the nominal home team; they will be missing Rosi and Brighi through suspension and Cassetti is injured.
A.S. Roma will probably line out like in a 4-2-3-1 composed of these players:
32 Doni; 29 N. Burdisso, 5 Mexes, 4 Juan, 17 Riise; 7 Pizarro, 16 De Rossi; 11 Taddei, 20 Perrotta, 94 Menez; 10 Totti.
Bench: 27 Julio Sergio, 15 Loria, 3 Castellini, 30 Simplicio, 23 Greco, 22 Borriello, 9 Vučinić
On to our lads; unfortunately Dias has definitely lost the battle to play tomorrow, he will be greatly missed so let’s hope Stendardo can satisfactorily fill his ample boots. The rest of the line-up bares no surprises at all, unless you include the happy news that sees both Mauri and Brocchi return to fitness, or at least the substitutes bench.
We will be matching the oppositions’ formation in a 4-2-3-1 which will likely see a fair few individual battles.
86 Muslera; 2 Lichtsteiner, 13 Stendardo, 20 Biava, 26 Radu; 24 Ledesma, 11 Matuzalém; 77 Sculli, 8 Hernanes, 10 Zárate; 22 Floccari.
Bench: 12 Berni, 5 Scaloni, 14 Garrido, 32 Brocchi, 6 Mauri, 15 Gonzalez, 18 Kozák.
The appearance of Taddei will most likely be on A.S. Roma’s left where he’ll be asked to follow Lichti up and down the pitch leaving Radu to busy himself with quieting Menez. Totti is playing centre-forward on paper but as we know he drifts and it’ll fall to either Matuzalem or Ledesma to pick him up when he comes deep to play the ball. Such a tactic tends to remove focus from the centre backs therefore they frequently leave their position to follow their man, this job should be left to Biava and Willy should stick, stay in position and don’t overcomplicate things. We all know what we expect of our forwards tomorrow, especially a certain Argentine, however some timely intervention from the prophet wouldn’t go amiss either. Lastly as much as I love Mauri, I would rather he doesn’t feature tomorrow if he starts on the bench; bringing him on means we’re not performing as we had hoped, let’s hope we bring Brocchi on as it’ll mean we’re shoring up a good position.
Anyway, I’m very excited and I’m looking for a good clean fight.
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