NEWS
Friday March 4 2011
Line-ups: Pizarro starts at Lecce

David Pizarro has passed a fitness test to start as Roma make a tricky trip to Lecce this evening.

The unusual Friday night kick-off is so that the Giallorossi can better prepare for their Champions League match with Shakhtar Donetsk.

New Coach Vincenzo Montella is without the suspended Francesco Totti and Aleandro Rosi, while Adriano is still out injured.

Pizarro has passed a last-minute fitness test and is named in the starting XI at the Stadio Via del Mare.

Jeremy Menez, Juan and Fabio Simplicio are again dropped to the bench along with shunned goalkeeper Julio Sergio.

Lecce hope to follow up their last home game, a 2-0 win over Juventus, with Ruben Olivera and Nelson Jeda leading a 4-4-1-1 system.

David Di Michele, Stefano Ferrario, Edward Ofere and Alberto Giuliatto are all unavailable for this test.

Former Roma youth product Daniele Corvia is ready to come off the bench along with Javier Chevanton and Ignacio Piatti.

Lecce: 22 Rosati; 33 Rispoli, 4 Gustavo, 14 Fabiano, 28 Brivio; 8 Munari, 18 Giacomazzi, 20 Vives, 21 Grossmuller; 10 Olivera; 27 Jeda

Lecce bench: 81 Benassi, 2 Donati, 19 Piatti, 11 Mesbah, 89 Bertolacci, 9 Corvia, 23 Chevanton

Roma: 32 Doni; 77 Cassetti, 5 Mexes, 25 N Burdisso, 17 Riise; 7 Pizarro, 16 De Rossi; 11 Taddei, 20 Perrotta, 9 Vucinic; 22 Borriello

Roma bench: 27 Julio Sergio, 4 Juan, 3 Castellini, 33 Brighi, 30 Simplicio, 94 Menez, 47 Caprari

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