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This match is absolutely huge now... probably a win is needed, but at least a draw. What we need is for the team not be nervous or gung-ho... stay compact and try for the 1-0 or 2-0 like every big European team does (well apart from Barca or Madrid).

Hopefully we have some players back and fit by this game.
 

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If we are lose we may aswell throw the next 4 matches :D Normally it would be 2 weeks from now, but I am unsure.
 

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They looked nothing flash against Chelsea.

No doubt they will improve against us though. If we play like we have been we will lose for sure.
 

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Hopefully we would have more confidence by this game... We have won in France before and against a weaker opponent we can again... that said I think also complacency was there against Cluj, but it will not be in this match. Totti better be fit, we will need him.
 

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Thankfully this game is on October 1st. Firstly because 2 weeks from today is plenty of time to get everything back in some sort of order, to get Mexes and Juan back, for Totti and Menez to get fitter, and so on.

Secondly because Spalletti has a bad record in September, I think I heard he had lost about as much as he had won in Septemeber fixtures, so with it being in October we maybe have more chance :D
 

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Hopefully a different Roma team will be playing this match.
Not so much in players but in spirits!
 

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Cluj should be a kick in the pants for the players.

If spalletti can use it as a motivator, and Roma play with their head down, I think you lot can make it through. But barely.
 

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Well the time has come. This is a must not lose match, a win would be excellent.
 

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Totti out of the game and latest news say he will hope to return against Inter on 20 october .
 

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yes worth considering. I think Perrotta(amc) Aquilani De Rossi will be chosen over Aquilani(amc) De Rossi Brighi in the end though.
 

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I am not so sure. Brighi alongside De Rossi should offer more protection to what has been a vulnerable defence this season, particularly away from home where Roma has conceeded 8 goals in 3 games.

Aquilani already appears to have struck an excellent relationship with Menez and Vucinic in attack, so I would leave that unchanged.

I expect to see this formation:

--------------------Doni----------------------
Cicinho------Mexes--------Panucci--------Riise
------------De Rossi-------Brighi--------------
--Taddei----------Aquilani------------Menez--
------------------Vucinic---------------------
 

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I agree with that line-up. I would actually leave Brighi as the main DM, let De Rossi cause some havoc on their defence too.
 

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Quite strong lineup despite the injuries, let's just hope nobody else goes injured or we'll be in a lot of trouble.

I think this is the game for Menez to show his worth and deliver big. Also Mirko has a knack for scoring in CL, let's hope he can do it again.
 

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Aquilani
Artur
Baptista
Bertagnoli
Brighi
Cicinho
De Rossi
Filipe
Loria
Marangon
Menez
Mexes
Montella
Okaka
Panucci
Perrotta
Riise
Taddei
Vucinic

Indisponibili: Cassetti, Juan, Tonetto, Pizarro, Totti.
 

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Well the squad certainly looks stronger now with a couple players regaining fitness

Doni; Cicinho, Mexes, Panucci, Riise; Brighi, De Rossi; Taddei, Aquilani, Menez; Vucinic.

Bench: Artur, Loria, Filipe, Perrotta, Baptista, Okaka, Montella
 
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