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Crisis in midfield: No Derossi (suspension), Perrotta (injury), Pizarro (injury?) and Aquilani haven't played a game since the begining of the season. Although they say he's fit I am sure he will pick something during his walk from his car to the training ground.

We are left with Brighi, Taddei as sure starters. Then Baptista most likely will be there too, and probably Cicinho. The weakest midfield for Roma in ages for the most important game in the year, that's so Roma style luck.

Juan will be back so that's some good news. Totti was rested so hoefully he will be in good condtion and not the half injured totally useless of late.

I predict the game to be over early. A goal for Arsenal in the first 10-20 minutes then a late goal for us at the end. 1-1 or 1-2

Anyone knows if Panucci can be added to the CL list especially after all the injuries?
 

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Pizarro out of the game according to Channel4, Totti still not sure of playing.
i predict like you the game to end early, we have no midfield .
 

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We need a miracle. My only hope is for Miko to score a few wonder goals and we hold up in defence somehow. I really don't see how we can outplay Arsenal with available players in midfield.
 

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brighi aquilani
menez/taddei baptista vucinic
totti/menez​

good luck...

unless you play with 4-3-1-2 ... still good luck
 

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We're dead.

----------------Doni----------------
Motta-----Mexes-----Juan------Riise
----Cicinho-----Brighi----Taddei-----
---------------Baptista-------------
-------Totti--------------Vucinic----
 

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Ah well, it was fun while it lasted. I dont blame DDR, Perrotta or Pizarro for their injuries, but what the f*ck is wrong with Aquilani? What injury does he still have? A strained toe muscle or something.
 

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The only weaker midfield in Europe then the one we can field on wednesday is:

Eboue-Song-Denilson-Nasri
---------Diaby
 

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:D

If Arsenal get through this, the midfield in the next round:

Walcott - Fabregas - Diaby - Nasri
RvP​

So, as you can see Arsenal have many injuries also. It's going to be interesting on Wednesday. Roma still have matchwinners.
 

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There are reports that Cicinho hurt his knee this morning and faces several months out.

Best to delete him from any proposed formation.
 

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Is Aquilani hurt or being sidelined because he's not resigning? Just what the **** is his injury this time? Now, Cici gets hurt, Totti is constantly sidelined, at what 50 percent?
Whatever.
 

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Il Romanista reported that the two days after the game against Arsenal when Roma re-started training, Aquilani arrived at Trigoria without shoes and while someone fetched them he trained using subsitute shoes and aggravated the injury he was recovering from.
 

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There is a report that Pizarro and Doni did not suffer muscle damage in yesterday's game so hopefully both can play.

Aquilani and Totti remain doubts.
 

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We're dead.

----------------Doni----------------
Motta-----Mexes-----Juan------Riise
----Taddei-----Pizarro----Brighi-----
---------------Baptista-------------
-------Totti--------------Vucinic----
seems like this will be the line-up

there is simply not enough tackling in midfield there...

can baptista play midfield and tackle?
 

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I'm sure some of these players you are fretting about will line up for the game on Wednesday. Always little dramas that end up not so bad :)
 

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Just like Old traford when half the team played carrying injuries. The results obviously weren't pretty.
 

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You guys will have to play three in midfield - and attack like thunder. Roma have scared to do this ever since the 7-1 thrashing, but now you have no choice.

The only way is forward.
 
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