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Saturday February 22 2014
Line-ups: Bologna-Roma

Roma need to keep up the pressure on leaders Juventus, but make changes for a tricky trip to Bologna this evening.

It kicks off at the Stadio Dall’Ara at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Giallorossi have a game in hand, as their home tie with Parma was rained off, but can still pile the pressure on Juve ahead of tomorrow’s Turin Derby.

Francesco Totti is still out of action, joined on the treatment table by Douglas Maicon, Federico Balzaretti and Dodo.

Gervinho is therefore partnered by Mattia Destro and Alessandro Florenzi, while youngster Alessio Romagnoli and veteran Rodrigo Taddei surprisingly take the full-back slots.

Kevin Strootman is given a rest in favour of Radja Nainggolan.

Bologna were expected to struggle after selling Alessandro Diamanti to Guangzhou Evergrande earlier this month, but earned a shock victory away to Torino and were only beaten by a Mario Balotelli wonderstrike at Milan last week.

Diego Perez is suspended for this tie with Francesco Della Rocca, Robert Acquafresca and Michele Pazienza injured.

Rolando Bianchi partners Jonathan Cristaldo in attack and it’s a special game for former Roma goalkeeper Gianluca Curci.

When these sides met here last season, it ended in a spectacular 3-3 draw.

Bologna: Curci; Antonsson, Natali, Cherubin; Garics, Kone, Krhin, Christodoulopoulos, Morleo; Bianchi, Cristaldo

Roma: De Sanctis; Taddei, Benatia, Castan, Romagnoli; Pjanic, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Destro, Gervinho

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