Roma v Porto preview: all we need to know

Reporter’s perspective (Ben Gladwell, It has been a violent winter for Roma, with a 7-1 Coppa Italia better by Fiorentina and several Serie A setbacks, though they are dominant in their final 6 joining outings and will be gay to be behind in UEFA Champions League action.

This foe brought a best out of them final season, and they have a measure to settle with Porto deliberation their play-off rejecting in 2016, so proclivity levels are high in a Giallorossi camp. we design a European tonic on Tuesday.

Possible line-ups

Roma: The story so far

Roma: The story so far

Roma: Mirante; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Cristante; Zaniolo, Džeko, El Shaarawy
Out: Schick (thigh)
Doubtful: Ünder (thigh), Perotti (calf), Olsen (calf)
Misses subsequent diversion if booked: none

Porto: Casillas; Éder Militão, Filipe, Pepe, Alex Telles; Danilo, Herrera, Óliver Torres; Otávio, Soares, Brahimi
Out: Marega (tigh), Corona (suspended)
Doubtful: none
Misses subsequent diversion if booked: Éder Militão, Otávio, Pepe


Key battle

Džeko v Pepe: Roma have copiousness of immature rising talents including 19-year-old Nicolò Zaniolo, who is creation waves in Serie A and is approaching to start in conflict opposite Porto. When they need essential goals, however, a Giallorossi’s many arguable choice stays Edin Džeko. The earthy duel between a Bosnian striker and his associate foe brave Pepe could be essential in a tie.

Where to watch

Alessandro Florenzi plays word association

Alessandro Florenzi plays word association

Fans can find their internal UEFA Champions League promote partner(s) here.

Form guide

Latest: Chievo 0-3 Roma (08/02)
Form: WDLDWWWWLW (all comps, many new first)

Latest: Moreirense 1-1 Porto (08/02)

Eusebio Di Francesco, Roma coach

This diversion is a good possibility to furnish a large opening and move behind some enthusiasm. We need to be clever defensively tomorrow. It’s critical we don’t concede, nonetheless we can’t concede that enterprise to concede a temperament and a approach we wish to play.

Sérgio Conceição is doing a good job, he’s given Porto a transparent identity. Despite their injuries, they are a compact, organized side. It’ll be a physically perfectionist game.

Sérgio Conceição, Porto coach

Porto: The story so far

Porto: The story so far

It’s 180 minutes. We have to contest and we contingency be smart. We have to be clever and unchanging as a team. We contingency be during a best. Our idea is to allege to a quarter-finals.

Obviously entering this track brings behind memories of happy years and a many trophies we won during Lazio [1998–2000, 2003/04]. It’s always romantic entrance to Rome, though my concentration is this game.

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