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Tuesday March 8 2011
Line-ups: Totti benched in Donetsk

Vincenzo Montella has left Francesco Totti on the bench for Roma's decisive Champions League match with Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Giallorossi need a victory in Ukraine scoring at least two goals to qualify, having lost 3-2 on home turf in one of Claudio Ranieri's last games in charge.

This will be Montella's European debut as a Coach and he has opted to leave captain Totti on the bench.

Jeremy Menez and Marco Cassetti are suspended, so Rodrigo Taddei, Simone Perrotta and Mirko Vucinic fan out behind lone striker Marco Borriello.

At the back, Nicolas Burdisso takes the role on the right with John Arne Riise keeping his spot.

Shakhtar also have a 4-2-3-1 system with Jadson, Willian and Douglas Costa supporting centre-forward Luiz Adriano.

Reports from Donetsk suggest it will be extremely cold, somewhere between -6 and -10 degrees Celsius, at the Donbass Arena this evening.

Shakhtar Donetsk: 30 Pyatov; 33 Srna, 27 Chygrynskiy, 44 Rakitskiy, 26 Rat; 3 Hubschman, 22 Mkhhitaryan; 20 Douglas Costa, 8 Jadson, 10 Willian; 9 Luiz Adriano

Shakhtar bench: 12 Khudzhamov, 19 Gai, 22 Mkhhitaryan, 11 Eduardo, 15 Stepanenko, 19 Gai, 29 Alex Teixeira, 32 Ishchenko, 99 Marcelo Moreno

Roma: 32 Doni; 29 N Burdisso, 5 Mexes, 4 Juan, 17 Riise; 16 De Rossi, 7 Pizarro; 11 Taddei, 20 Perrotta, 9 Vucinic; 22 Borriello

Roma bench: 1 Lobont, 3 Castellini, 87 Rosi, 23 Greco, Caprari, 33 Brighi, 10 Totti

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