Luis Enrique will make his Serie A debut on the touchline for the Eternal City outfit as his men prepare to lock horns with their Sardinian counterparts at the Stadio Olimpico
|Roma (4-3-3): Stekelenburg; Cassetti, Burdisso, Heinze, Angel; Perrotta, De Rossi, Pjanic; Osvaldo, Totti, Bojan
Maarten Stekelenburg, Gabriel Heinze, Miralem Pjanic, Pablo Osvaldo and Bojan Krkic should all make their debuts for the capital city club on Sunday. Juan, Cicinho, David Pizarro and Erik Lamela are all sidelined with various bumps and bruises.
|Cagliari (4-3-3): Agazzi; Pisano, Canini, Astori, Agostini; Biondini, Conti, Nainggolan; El Kabir, Nene, Cossu
Massimo Ficcadenti will have basically a full compliment of players to choose from as just Sebastian Eriksson is injured while Joaquin Larrivey is suspended.
- Roma have not lost to Cagliari at home in 27 games.
- Francesco Totti has 13 goals against Cagliari in his illustrious career.
- The capital city club were awarded the most penalties in Serie A last season (13).
- Roma failed to score in only five games last year.
- Cagliari's last victory in the Eternal City came in 1968.
- Andrea Cossu led the league in assists last season with 13.
- Cagliari embarrassed Roma 5-1 in Sardinia last year.
- The Islanders did not have a player sent off in the 2010-11 campaign.