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Sunday January 2 2011
Friendly: Roma lose to Lega Pro side

Roma had an upset in preparation for the match with Catania, losing 3-2 to Lega Pro side Atletico Roma.

The friendly test was played at the Stadio Flaminio in Rome this afternoon and Claudio Ranieri experimented with a new system.

Jeremy Menez, Mirko Vucinic and Leandro Greco fanned out behind lone centre-forward Francesco Totti.

Atletico took the lead after just four minutes when Doudou met a Caputo free kick, while Menez rattled the woodwork before Vucinic equalised at the 38th minute with a wonderful rising effort into the far top corner.

The Giallorossi completely changed their line-up for the second half, but Chiaretti restored Atletico's advantage.

Marco Borriello wasted the chance to draw level again when his penalty was saved. Nicolas Andre Burdisso made it 2-2 in the final minutes, but deep into stoppages Chiaretti completed his brace to win it for the Third Division outfit.

Roma: Julio Sergio (Doni 46); Rosi (Cassetti 46), Mexes (N Burdisso 46), Juan (G Burdisso 46), Riise (Castellini 46) (Pettinari 77); Perrotta (Antunes 46), Brighi (De Rossi 46); Menez (Cicinho 46), Greco (Simplicio 46), Vucinic (Okaka 46); Totti (Borriello 46)

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