Bayer Leverkusen-Roma, the probable formations

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Bayer Leverkusen-Roma, the probable formations

In the other Europa League semifinal return match, Bayer Leverkusen and Roma will face each other. Kickoff at 9 p.m. at the BayArena. The Giallorossi, on the strength of a 1-0 first leg lead, will try to maintain their advantage and clinch qualification to their second consecutive European final after last season’s Conference League final.

Xabi Alonso is expected to confirm most of the 11 at the Stadio Olimpico. In attack there will be the trident consisting of Wirtz, Diaby and one of Adli and Hlozek. In defense, the trio of Tah, Tapsoba, Hincapié is likely to be confirmed. Mourinho, on the other hand, should recover for the bench both Dybala and Smalling. In the offensive phase, as the only forward, there will be Abraham, supported by Pellegrini. In midfield there will be Bove, Matic and Wijnaldum, with Spinazzola and Celik on the outsides.

Likely lineups.

BAYER LEVERKUSEN (3-4-3): Hradecky; Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapié; Frimpong, Palacios, Demirbay, Bakker; Diaby, Adli, Wirtz. Coach: Xabi Alonso

ROME (3-5-1-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Cristante, Ibanez; Celik, Bove, Matic, Wjanaldum, Spinazzola; Pellegrini; Abraham. Coach: Mourinho.

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