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  • March 4, 2012
  • • 9:00 AM
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: M. Bergonzi
  • • Attendance: 37000
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Serie A Preview: Roma - Lazio

Serie A Preview: Roma - Lazio

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Luis Enrique's men will be hoping to avenge a loss to the Biancocelesti earlier in the season when the bitter rivals lock horns in the Derby della Capitale on Sunday.


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

ROMA


Stekelenburg
Rosi, Juan, Heinze, Taddei
Marquinho, De Rossi, Pjanic
 Totti
Lamela, Borini
LAZIO


Marchetti
Diakite, Biava, Dias, Scaloni
Ledesma, Matuzalem
Gonzalez, Hernanes, Mauri
Klose

Pablo Osvaldo, Marco Cassetti and Fernando Gago are all suspended and will miss the crunch clash for Roma at the weekend. Erik Lamela will likely replace Osvaldo up front to partner Fabio Borini in attack.

There is some good news coming out of Trigoria as Francesco Totti returned to training after injuring his foot during a practice game on Wednesday. The Giallorossi feared that he might miss the match because of the knock but the captain is certain to feature on Sunday.

Edy Reja is still the coach of Lazio after his resignation was rejected by club president Claudio Lotito last week. The 66-year-old will have to tinker with his back line as Stefan Radu, Abdoulay Konko and Luciano Zauri are all sidelined.

Influential veterans Cristian Brocchi and Tommaso Rocchi will also miss the match but Stefano Mauri, who returned last weekend after a long injury lay-off, is available for selection.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Roma is unbeaten in its last seven matches at the Stadio Olimpico, outscoring its opponents 16-4 during that span.
  • The Giallorossi are unbeaten in their last 13 derby matches when they are the 'home' team (W8 D5).
  • Luis Enrique's men have picked up only two victories in their last seven games (W2 D2 L3).
  • Roma has scored 15 goals in its last five encounters at home.
  • Lazio has conceded 10 goals in its last four Serie A contests.
  • The Biancocelesti have only secured one win in their last five games on the road.
  • Reja's men have won seven matches by a one-goal margin this season.
  • Lazio has been outscored 14-7 in its last five encounters away from home.

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Available Squads
1Maarten StekelenburgGoalkeeper
-José ÁngelDefender
4JuanDefender
19G. HeinzeDefender
-Rodrigo TaddeiMidfielder
15Miralem PjanicMidfielder
16Daniele De RossiMidfielder
-Fabio Henrique SimplicioMidfielder
11Erik LamelaStriker
10Francesco TottiStriker
29Fabio BoriniStriker
1Bogdan LobonţGoalkeeper
14Simon KjaerDefender
-Aleandro RosiMidfielder
-MarquinhoMidfielder
-Leandro GrecoMidfielder
5Fernando GagoMidfielder
20Simone PerrottaMidfielder
-Giammario PiscitellaStriker
-Bojan KrkicStriker
22Federico MarchettiGoalkeeper
3Andrè DiasDefender
4Lionel ScaloniDefender
18Javier GarridoDefender
20Giuseppe BiavaDefender
6Stefano MauriMidfielder
-HernanesMidfielder
-MatuzalemMidfielder
15Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
24Cristian LedesmaMidfielder
11Miroslav KloseStriker
1Albano BizzarriGoalkeeper
13Andrea SbragaDefender
21Modibo DiakiteDefender
-Enrico ZampaMidfielder
87Antonio CandrevaMidfielder
27Libor KozákStriker
9Emiliano AlfaroStriker

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