NEWS
Sunday February 24 2013
Line-ups: Atalanta-Roma

Roma have to reshuffle without Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi as they visit Atalanta, so they adopt a 3-4-2-1 system.

There were real doubts the game would go ahead at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia, as there has been heavy snow in the Bergamo area, but they have managed to clear it in time for the 14.00 GMT kick-off.

The Giallorossi have made the trip without suspended duo Totti and De Rossi, while Mattia Destro and Leandro Castan are injured.

Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli was boosted by a victory over Juventus last week and again gives the gloves to Maarten Stekelenburg.

He also sticks with the three-man defence, while Erik Lamela and Marquinho support lone striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

Michael Bradley steps in to the midfield for De Rossi, leaving out Zeman favourite Panagiotis Tachtsidis.

Atalanta have been struggling badly of late with one win from their last 10 games, including six defeats.

Giacomo Bonaventura and Davide Biondini return from their bans, but Cristiano Del Grosso is punished for this game.

German Denis will be particularly eager to get going, as he scored a hat-trick last season in Atalanta’s 4-1 triumph.

Atalanta: Consigli; Raimondi, Stendardo, Contini, Brivio; Bonaventura, Carmona, Biondini, Giorgi; Livaja, Denis

Atalanta bench: Polito, Frezzolini, Lucchini, Scaloni, Radovanovic, Troisi, Maxi, Canini, Budan, Brienza, Cazzola, De Luca

Roma: Stekelenburg; Piris, Burdisso, Marquinhos; Torosidis, Bradley, Pjanic, Balzaretti; Lamela, Marquinho; Osvaldo

Roma bench: Lobont, Goicoechea, Taddei, Lopez, Perrotta, Dodo, Romagnoli, Lucca, Florenzi, Tachtsidis

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