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Wednesday April 2 2014
Line-ups: Roma-Parma

Francesco Totti, Mattia Destro and Gervinho face Amauri as Roma-Parma resumes today after it was rained off two months ago.

This game kicks off at 17.30 UK time (16.30 GMT).

The Serie A tie was abandoned after eight minutes on February 2 when a torrential rainstorm made the Stadio Olimpico pitch impossible to play on.

Under Italian rules, the game picks up where it left off, at 0-0 when the referee stopped play.

Radja Nainggolan and Dias Felipe were suspended at the time, so those bans continue to stand, whereas Amauri and Alessandro Lucarelli are available because their suspension will apply from the next Serie A round.

Roma are also without the injured Kevin Strootman and Federico Balzaretti, so Rodrigo Taddei steps into the midfield.

Vasilis Torosidis takes over at left-back, resting Alessio Romagnoli.

The Giallorossi have won four in a row and another victory would allow them to close within eight points of leaders Juventus.

Parma had notched up a club record 17-round unbeaten streak, but have since lost two on the bounce against Juventus and Lazio.

Roberto Donadoni has a huge absentee list for this game, as Felipe is suspended with Antonio Cassano, Gabriel Paletta, Walter Gargano, Nicola Pozzi and Jherson Vergara all sidelined.

Cristian Molinaro is given a brand new centre-back role, preferred to Jonathan Rossini.

Amauri therefore leads the way, as his three-match ban doesn’t apply here, with Ezequiel Schelotto and Jonathan Biabiany.

Parma have only ever won once away to Roma, 1-0 in 1996-97, along with six draws and 17 defeats in all competition.

The Ducali have lost 12 of their last 13 visits between Serie A and Coppa Italia.

Roma: De Sanctis; Maicon, Benatia, Castan, Torosidis; Taddei, De Rossi, Pjanic; Gervinho, Totti, Destro

Parma: Mirante; Cassani, Lucarelli, Molinaro, Gobbi; Acquah, Marchionni, Parolo; Biabiany, Amauri, Schelotto

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