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Sunday December 1 2013
Line-ups: Atalanta-Roma

Roma have lost the Serie A leadership, but face a very difficult trip to Atalanta with Gervinho starting and Adem Ljajic dropped.

It kicks off in Bergamo at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Giallorossi had the perfect start to the season, winning a record 10 out of 10 games, but have since been held to three consecutive stalemates.

Francesco Totti is still out injured along with Marco Borriello, Vasilis Torosidis and Federico Balzaretti.

Ljajic is surprisingly benched in favour of Marquinho, Gervinho and Alessandro Florenzi, while Dodo takes over at left-back.

Michael Bradley also allows Miralem Pjanic to rest in midfield.

Atalanta have their own injury crisis to deal with, as Guglielmo Stendardo, Cristian Raimondi, Mario Yepes and captain Gianpaolo Bellini are unavailable.

Stefano Lucchini and Giacomo Bonaventura aren’t fit to start either, so Riccardo Cazzola has to improvise as a centre-back.

German Denis and Maxi Moralez lead the attack with Luca Cigarini pulling the midfield strings.

Atalanta: Consigli; Scaloni, Cazzola, Canini, Del Grosso; Brienza, Carmona, Cigarini, Brivio; Moralez, Denis

Roma: De Sanctis; Maicon, Benatia, Castan, Dodò; Bradley, De Rossi, Strootman; Florenzi, Gervinho, Marquinho

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