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AS Roma in Turin

Published on the 20 December 2006 à 10:53 by BV

On Wednesday December 20 at 20h30, AS Roma will be hosted by Torino to complete round 17 of the Serie A. Torino are coming off a five-match undefeated streak that has seen them climb from 15th to 8th place on the table..

AS Roma will find itself in the unusual position of supporting cross-town rivals this week, as Lazio plays host to league-topping Inter Milan. Despite the Milan club’s 7-point lead, Luciano Spalletti isn’t giving up. “7 points is a lead we can claw back”, said the Roman coach before adding, “the problem is I’m convinced Inter will continue at their current pace, because they have that something extra”.

Despite a swollen ankle, Chivu is in the squad. Defender Mateo Ferrari returns to the team while Simone Perrotta is out with an ankle injury.

The Roma squad : Bertagnoli, Cassetti, Chivu, Curci, De Rossi, Defendi, Ferrari, Mancini, Marangon, Marsili, Mexes, Montella, Okaka, Pizzarro, Polverini, Rosi, Taddeï, Tonetto, Totti, Virga.