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Sunday May 26 2013
Coppa line-ups: Roma-Lazio

Roma and Lazio have practically full strength squads going into today’s Coppa Italia Final at 17.00 UK time.

People are calling this the most important Derby della Capitale of all time, as it is the only opportunity for both teams to earn silverware and qualify for the Europa League.

If Roma win, it’ll be a record 10th Coppa title and allow them to have a permanent silver star on their jerseys.

Maarten Stekelenburg is the only absentee due to injury, so Bogdan Lobont starts in goal.

Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi represent the city as homegrown Giallorossi fans, while Erik Lamela, Marquinhos and Mattia Destro complete the attack.

Destro is chosen ahead of Pablo Daniel Osvaldo because of his strong record in the Coppa Italia this season, scoring in every game.

This is Interim Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli’s last game in charge after he took over from Zdenek Zeman in February, mid-way through the Coppa Italia semi-finals.

Lazio are without Louis Saha due to a thigh strain, while Alvaro Gonzalez and Andre Dias are carrying knocks.

Miroslav Klose leads the attack with support from Hernanes and Antonio Candreva.

Psy will perform Gangnam Style before kick-off at the Olimpico, while there are US style cheerleaders at half-time.

Roma: Lobont; Marquinhos, Burdisso, Castan, Balzaretti; Bradley, De Rossi; Lamela, Totti, Marquinho; Destro

Roma bench: Goicoechea, Svedkauskas, Romagnoli, Piris, Taddei, Dodò, Florenzi, Perrotta, Tachtsidis, Pjanic, Osvaldo, Lopez

Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Biava, Cana, Radu; Ledesma; Candreva, Hernanes, Onazi, Lulic; Klose
Lazio bench: Bizzarri, Strakosha, Pereirinha, Ciani, Dias, Stankevicius, Gonzalez, Crecco, Mauri, Ederson, Kozak, Floccari

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