Roma-Verona, the probable formations

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Likely lineups

Sunday’s 23rd Serie A matchday closes with the postponement between Roma and Verona, set for 8:45 p.m. at the Stadio Olimpico. The Giallorossi are called for an immediate reaction after the defeat against Salzburg in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16, while the Scaligeri are coming off four consecutive useful results in their chase for safety.

Mourinho loses Dybala to injury but also worries about the condition of Pellegrini, who is fatigued, and Abraham, who is ill. A chance may therefore be triggered for Solbakken’s starting debut, who will act as a trequartista behind the El Shaarawy-Abraham pair, with Belotti on early alert. In the middle of the field chance for Bove who will take Matic’s place.

Zaffaroni must do without Djuric, who has injured his meniscus. Up front Gaich will play, alongside Ngonge. In midfield trust Tameze, with Duda and the untouchable Lazovic on his sides. In defense Coppola is heading toward confirmation, with Ceccherini still on the bench.

Likely lineups.

ROME (3-4-1-2): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Celik, Cristante, Bove, Zalewski; Solbakken; El Shaarawy, Abraham. All. Mourinho

VERONA (3-5-2): Montipò; Coppola, Hien, Magnani; Depaoli, Duda, Tameze, Lazovic, Doig; Ngonge, Gaich. All. Zaffaroni

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