Claudio Ranieri's men have to bounce back from Tuesday's defeat...Turbulent Week
Roma's start to the season was disappointing enough but after their 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League it has become controversial. The Giallorossi's performance was dire at the Allianz Arena as they played defensive football that didn't go down well with club captain and talisman Francesco Totti.
"We did not play football, we just thought about defending," said Totti. "We always had 10 men behind the ball, and I think that we cannot win games this way. We played the old catenaccio. We defended for the entire game, not even having a shot on goal.
"Now we are here speaking about another loss. Until now things have not gone well. I hope this changes soon, starting from Bologna on Sunday."
At the moment last season's runners-up in Serie A have just one point from two league fixtures and after losing 5-1 to Cagliari last weekend are current a place above the bottom place.
Coach Claudio Ranieri knows that he will have to win this game for the Rome-based club as there are suggestions that Marcello Lippi could replace him if results don't improve.
Struggling As Usual
Bologna are supposedly one of the sides who will fight for survival in Serie A this season and so far they have been doing just that. With just a one point from two games, the Felsinei are currently third from bottom.
However, Alberto Malesani's side should be encouraged by the fact that they held Italian and European giants Inter to a 0-0 draw in their first game of the league campaign.
Riise, Taddei, Okaka and Castellini are out with injuries. Nicolas Burdisso is suspended.
Probable Lineup (4-3-1-2): Julio Sergio, Rosi, Mexes, Juan, Cassetti; Perrotta, Pizarro, De Rossi; Menez; Totti, Borriello
Morleo, Gavilan, Khrin, Pisanu, Busce and Ekdal are out.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Viviano, Garics, Portanova, Britos, Rubin; Perez, Mudingayi, Casarini; Siligardi, Di Vaio, Paponi
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