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Serie A

  • April 9, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Communale Friuli, Udine
  • Referee: A. Damato
  • • Attendance: 14000

Serie A preview: Udinese - Roma

Serie A preview: Udinese - Roma

The capital giants must put takeover talk to one side and concentrate on tackling a Udinese team missing the influential Alexis Sanchez...

Udinese: Handanovic; Benatia, Zapata, Domizzi; Isla, Abdi, Pinzi, Asamoah, Armero; Di Natale, Denis


Roma: Doni; Cassetti, N. Burdisso, Juan, Riise; Taddei, Pizarro, De Rossi, Vucinic; Totti, Borriello


  • Udinese are placed fourth in the league standings with 56 points from 31 matches.
  • The Bianconeri lost their first Serie A match of 2011 last weekend when they went down 2-0 to Lecce.
  • Francesco Guidolin’s side conceded their first goals in eight league matches in the loss last weekend.
  • At this stage last season, the Zebrette were fourth from bottom with 32 points.
  • Roma are currently sixth in Serie A with 50 points from 31 matches, six points off the fourth and final Champions League slot.
  • The Lupi lost their first league match under coach Vincenzo Montella last weekend, as they went down 2-0 to Juventus.
  • The former Italian champions have won their last two Serie A encounters with Udinese by a two-goal margin.
  • Roma legend Francesco Totti has scored ten times against Udinese in the league in his career.


November 20, 2010: Roma 2-0 Udinese

Jeremy Menez gave the Giallorossi the lead after 24 minutes and in the second half Marco Borriello doubled the advantage. Nicolas Burdisso was sent off for Roma with nine minutes of normal time remaining but the hosts held on for an important 2-0 victory.


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Team News
Available Squads
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
11Maurizio DomizziDefender
17Cristian ZapataDefender
17Mehdi BenatiaDefender
27Pablo ArmeroDefender
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
66Giampiero PinziMidfielder
-Almen AbdiMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
19Germán DenisStriker
10Antonio Di NataleStriker
22Emanuele BelardiGoalkeeper
16Andrea CodaDefender
26Giovanni PasqualeDefender
11Juan CuadradoMidfielder
-Bernardo CorradiStriker
-Gabriele AngellaDefender
20Matěj VydraStriker
3John Arne RiiseDefender
-Nicolas BurdissoDefender
-Marco CassettiDefender
9Mirko VučinićStriker
16Daniele De RossiMidfielder
-Matteo BrighiMidfielder
7David PizarroMidfielder
-Aleandro RosiMidfielder
10Francesco TottiStriker
1Bogdan LobonţGoalkeeper
-Simone LoriaDefender
20Simone PerrottaMidfielder
-Fabio Henrique SimplicioMidfielder
-Rodrigo TaddeiMidfielder
88Marco BorrielloStriker
99Gianluca CaprariMidfielder
Players to Watch
Antonio Di Natale
Antonio Di Natale
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

Antonio Di Natale is the joint top scorer in Serie A this season with 25 goals. The Italy international striker will aim to etch his name on the scoresheet against a defensively susceptible Lupi team and march on the way to winning the top scorer’s award in the league.

Daniele De Rossi
Daniele De Rossi
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 16
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

Daniele De Rossi’s future at Roma is under speculation with the club’s fans going to the training ground on Saturday last to try to persuade the Italy international to remain in Rome. De Rossi’s performance this season has not exactly been superb and he will hope to allay apprehensions over his commitment by stepping up his game.


Udinese lost their first league game at home at the weekend as they went down 2-0 to Lecce. It will be interesting to see how the Bianconeri bounce back but against a Roma side, who are themselves not in the best of health, they should garner the points.

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Editor's Prediction
Roma 0

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