Roma-Porto, the probable formations: Zaniolo high to the right, doubt Olsen

ROMA PORTO, THE PROBABLE FORMATIONS – It was December 17 when the draws of the final round of Champions League came out of Nyon's urn. After almost two months of matches, victories, defeats and declarations, the moment has come: Tuesday, February 12th at 9.00 pm, Roma takes the field at the Stadio Olimpico against Porto, in the match valid for the first leg second round of Champions League . The Giallorossi get to the challenge after the convincing 0-3 against Chievo thanks to the networks of El Shaarawy Dzeko and Kolarov while the Portuguese from a difficult draw for 1-1 against Moreirense. The team of
Conceição however, is still first in the standings in his league, with 51 points won in 21 games and with a lead of only one length on Benfica second. In the Champions League, however, they qualified as first with 16 points in Group D with Schalke, Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow. The return is scheduled for March 6 at the Estadio Do Dragao

THE PREVIOUS – The last precedent with the Porto, unfortunately, we remember very well: Champions League preliminaries, after 1-1 all 'gone the Rome is sunk 3-0 at the Olympic Stadium and eliminated from the competition. Another precedent is in the return of the second round of Cup Winners' Cup in the season 1981-1982 : the race ended at scorched squads and dragons they passed the round thanks to the 2-0 inflicted to the Giallorossi in the first leg.

THE CHOICES – The Rome should confirm the 4-3-3, with Olsen still in doubt and Schick giving lump sum. In goal, waiting for definitive confirmation on Olsen, space to Mirante with Florenzi returning on the right wing, the re-entering Manolas after the pubic problem, Fazio and the immovable Kolarov . At the center back De Rossi with Pellegrini and Cristante on the sides. In attack Zaniolo thanks to the absence of Schick back to the right, with El Shaarawy on the left and the usual Edin Dzeko al center. As for the guests, Conceição should confirm the 4-3-3. To defend the poles there is Casillas before him the defense to four with Militao Felipe Pepe and Telles . In midfield ready Herrera Pereira and Torres . In front, in the absence of Marega there will be Fernando Andrade Soares and Brahimi .

WHERE TO SEE IT – Champions League match between Rome and Porto will be visible exclusively on the satellite channel Sky Sports . In streaming the game will be visible to Sky subscribers on Sky Go which allows you to see Sky programs on PCs and mobile devices wherever you are.


ROME ( 4-3-3) : 83 Mirante; 24 Florenzi, 44 Manolas, 20 Fazio, 11 Kolarov; 4 Cristante, 16 De Rossi (C), 7 Pellegrini; 22 Zaniolo, 9 Dzeko, 92 El Shaarawy
A disp .: 1 Olsen, 63 Fuzato, 3 Jesus, 15 Marcano, 42 Nzonzi, 27 Pastor, 34 Kluivert
All.: Eusebio Di Francesco

BALLOTTAGGI : Jesus-Manolas, Zaniolo-Kluivert, Nzonzi-Cristante.
UNAVAILABLE : 8 Perotti (left calf problem), 17 Under (suspected right femoral rectus injury), 14 Schick (discomfort in right thigh flexor) Karsdorp (muscular injury)

PORTO (4-3-3) : 1 Casillas; 3 Militao, 33 Pepe, 28 Felipe, 13 Telles; 16 Herrera (C), 22 Danilo Pereira, 10 D.Torres; 25 Octavio, 29 Tiquinho Soares, 8 Brahimi
A disp .: 26 Vana, 2 Maxi Pereira, 18 Jorge, 6 Bruno Costa, 7 Hernani, 20 Adrian Lopez, 21 André Pereira, 37 Fernando Andrade [19659004] All .: Sergio Conceição.

BALLOTTAGES : Hernani-Brahimi, Pereira-Pepe, Otavio-Andrade.
UNAVAILABLE : Marius, Marega, Aboubakar
OFFICIALS : – Militao, Octavio, Pepe

Referee : Danny Makkelie (NED) [19659004] Assistants : Mario Diks (NED) – Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Fourth Officer : Kevin Blom (NED)
VAR : Pol van Boekel (NED)
AVAR : Jochem Kamphuis (NED)

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