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3 vs 0
Played
January 11, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ A. De Marco‎
Attendance:‬ 16320‎
 
53′ Erik Lamela
 
66′ Erik Lamela
 
75′ Fabio Borini
 

Coppa Italia Preview: Roma - Fiorentina

Luis Enrique's rejuvenated side will welcome the Viola to the Eternal City on Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the quarter-finals of the competition

Francesco Totti - Roma (Getty Images)
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PROBABLE LINE-UPS

ROMA


Stekelenburg
Taddei, Juan, Heinze, Jose Angel
Pjanic, De Rossi, Greco
Lamela, Totti, Bojan


FIORENTINA



Boruc
Gamberini, Natali, Nastasic
Cassani, Lazzari, Montolivo, Kharja, Vargas

Jovetic, Ljajic


Injuries to defenders Marco Cassetti and Nicolas Burdisso will see Taddei move into a full-back role and Gabriel Heinze partner Juan in central defence. Leading scorer Pablo Osvaldo will likely miss the match with a thigh injury he sustained in training last week.

Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi could rest Valon Behrami after the Switzerland international picked up a knock at the weekend, while Khouma Babacar is still not yet ready to feature for the Viola.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Roma are currently enjoying a four-game unbeaten streak following their 2-0 victory over Chievo on Sunday.
  • The Giallorossi have scored seven goals in their last three encounters.
  • The capital city club have made the Coppa Italia final three times in the last five years, winning the trophy twice during that span.
  • Fiorentina have picked up only one win in nine road games this season.
  • The Viola have been held scoreless in seven matches away from home this term.
  • Rossi's men beat Roma 3-0 at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Serie A action in December.


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Head to Head
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Dec 8, 2012 Roma 4 - Fiorentina 2
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Italy - Serie A ‎(ITA1)‎ Apr 25, 2012 Roma 1 - Fiorentina 2
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Last Five Matches
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Apr 12, 2014Roma 3 - Atalanta 1ITA1
Apr 6, 2014Cagliari 1 - Roma 3ITA1
Apr 2, 2014Roma 4 - Parma 2ITA1
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Mar 25, 2014Roma 2 - Torino 1ITA1
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Maarten StekelenburgGoalkeeper
11Rodrigo TaddeiMidfielder
20G. HeinzeDefender
14Simon KjaerDefender
12CicinhoDefender
19Leandro GrecoMidfielder
-Federico VivianiMidfielder
5Fernando GagoMidfielder
-Bojan KrkicStriker
10Francesco TottiStriker
11Erik LamelaMidfielder
1Gianluca CurciGoalkeeper
20José ÁngelDefender
-JuanDefender
15Miralem PjanicMidfielder
99Gianluca CaprariMidfielder
20Simone PerrottaMidfielder
31Fabio BoriniStriker
1Neto Goalkeeper
33Matija NastasicDefender
14Cesare NataliDefender
-Michele CamporeseDefender
23Manuel PasqualDefender
11Amidu SalifuMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
85Valon BehramiMidfielder
2Mattia CassaniDefender
35Stevan JoveticStriker
8Adem LjajicStriker
-Edoardo PazzagliGoalkeeper
5Alessandro GamberiniDefender
29Lorenzo De SilvestriDefender
24Gianni MunariMidfielder
21Andrea LazzariMidfielder
66Juan VargasMidfielder
11Alessio CerciMidfielder
Players to Watch
Francesco Totti
Francesco Totti
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
3 0 0 0

The legendary captain scored his first two goals of the Serie A campaign from the penalty spot in the 2-0 win over Chievo on Sunday. The veteran will now look to replicate that performance and fire his team into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia.

 

Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 35
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

 The young Montenegro international leads the Viola in scoring with nine goals and picked up where he left off before the Christmas break with a brace against Novara in the 3-0 win at the weekend. Will be looking to give the makeshift Roma backline a torrid time on Wednesday.

Probable Lineups
Maarten Stekelenburg 1
Rodrigo Taddei 11
G. Heinze 20
Simon Kjaer 14
Cicinho 12
Leandro Greco 19
Federico Viviani 0
Fernando Gago 5
Bojan Krkic 0
Francesco Totti 10
Erik Lamela 11
Neto 1
Matija Nastasic 33
Cesare Natali 14
Michele Camporese 0
Manuel Pasqual 23
Amidu Salifu 11
Riccardo Montolivo 18
Valon Behrami 85
Mattia Cassani 2
Stevan Jovetic 35
Adem Ljajic 8
Prediction

Roma have put their poor start to life under Luis Enrique behind them and are playing some good football. They should dispose of a Fiorentina side who are very poor away from home.

Editor's Prediction
Roma 2
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Felice Evacuo Felice Evacuo
Striker
3 1
Gervinho Gervinho
Striker
Roma
3 0
José Callejón José Callejón
Striker
Napoli
3 0
Marco Sansovini Marco Sansovini
Striker
Novara
3 0
Osariemen Ebagua Osariemen Ebagua
Striker
Spezia
3 0