NEWS
Sunday December 4 2011
Line-ups: Fiorentina-Roma

Francesco Totti is on the bench and Cicinho starts as Luis Enrique reshuffles Roma against Fiorentina.

The most enticing game of the afternoon kick-offs is at the Stadio Artemio Franchi between two teams in crisis.

The Viola welcome back Stevan Jovetic from a thigh injury he picked up during the Euro 2012 play-offs, so he partners Alberto Gilardino with support from Andrea Lazzari.

Alessio Cerci is out of action due to both a muscular injury and his bad behaviour during the week, missing curfew twice.

Roma never field the same starting XI twice and Enrique has again reshuffled his pack.

Totti is back in the squad, but only left on the bench in favour of Miralem Pjanic, Erik Lamela and Bojan Krkic.

Marco Borriello is injured, while Pablo Daniel Osvaldo was suspended by the club and fined €50,000 for punching teammate Lamela in a locker-room brawl.

Simone Perrotta steps in to midfield, with Cicinho and Rodrigo Taddei the surprise starters in defence.

 

Fiorentina: 1 Boruc; 29 De Silvestri, 5 Gamberini, 15 Nastasic, 23 Pasqual; 85 Behrami, 18 Montolivo, 6 Vargas; 21 Lazzari; 11 Gilardino, 8 Jovetic

Fiorentina bench: 89 Neto, 92 Romulo, 31 Camporese, 20 Munari, 17 Salifu, 22 Ljajic

Roma: 24 Stekelenburg; 2 Cicinho, 4 Juan, 5 Heinze, 11 Taddei; 16 De Rossi, 19 Gago, 20 Perrotta; 15 Pjanic, 8 Lamela, 14 Bojan

Roma bench: 18 Curci, 3 Jose Angel, 77 Cassetti, 10 Totti, 30 Simplicio, 23 Greco, 47 Caprari

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