Real Sociedad-Roma, the probable formations

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Real Sociedad-Roma, the probable formations

Roma visits Real Sociedad on Thursday night in the Europa League round of 16 return match, scheduled for 9 p.m. at the Anoeta. The Giallorossi, on the strength of their 2-0 win in the first leg, start favored to break through to the quarterfinals. The Spaniards will try to overturn the result in front of their fans.

Alguacil seems intent on launching Oyarzabal from the 1′ in the offensive trident, complemented by Sorloth and Kubo. David Silva thus drops back in midfield, on the flanks Gorosabel and Rico.

Mourinho can count on the recoveries of Pellegrini and Belotti: the former will act in the three-quarter along with Dybala, the latter starting underdog over Abraham for the central forward role. On the outsides, Karsdorp and Spinazzola should get the better of Zalewski and El Shaarawy.

Likely lineups.

REAL SOCIEDAD (4-3-3): Remiro; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico; Silva, Zubimendi, Illarramendi; Kubo, Sorloth, Oyarzabal. Coach: Alguacil.

ROME (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Matic, Cristante, Spinazzola; Dybala, Lo. Pellegrini, Abraham. Coach: Mourinho.

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