Francesco Totti is in the starting XI with Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Bojan Krkic as Luis Enrique's Roma debut against Cagliari.
It has been a fiery summer for the Giallorossi with director Walter Sabatini warning the tension between Totti, Enrique and Franco Baldini was “killing Roma.”
The Spanish Coach was without Juan, Erik Lamela, Simon Kjaer, David Pizarro, Cicinho and Bogdan Lobont.
He threw former Barcelona prodigy Bojan into the mix with fellow new signing Osvaldo and veteran Totti in the 4-3-3 system.
It was a totally revamped side, as Maarten Stekelenburg, Gabriel Heinze, Jose Angel, Miralem Pjanic, Osvaldo and Bojan were all new to Roma.
Cagliari also had a dramatic time with Roberto Donadoni sacked a month ago and Massimo Ficcadenti drafted in at short notice.
Striker Joaquin Larrivey is suspended, so Nene and Andre Cossu were joined by Brazilian summer signing Thiago Ribeiro in a trident attack.
Roma: Stekelenburg; Rosi, Burdisso, Heinze, Jose Angel; De Rossi, Perrotta, Pjanic; Osvaldo, Totti, Bojan
Cagliari: Agazzi; Pisano, Canini, Astori, Agostini, Biondini, Conti, Nainggolan; Thiago Ribeiro, Nene, Cossu