NEWS
Sunday March 20 2011
Line-ups: Gila and Pizarro grit teeth

Roma and Fiorentina go head-to-head for Europe in the lunchtime kick-off, as David Pizarro recovers and Alberto Gilardino plays despite a sleepless night.

The Stadio Artemio Franchi is ready for the game at 11.30 UK time and ex-Lazio player Sinisa Mihajlovic says this is “like a derby” for him.

The Viola are without Per Kroldrup, Stevan Jovetic and Sebastien Frey, but can rely on Mario Alberto Santana, Gilardino and Adrian Mutu in attack.

It's likely Gilardino will be distracted and tired, as his wife Alice gave birth to daughter Gemma at 7.36 UK time this morning. It is Father's Day in Italy, so a double celebration for the forward, whose family already includes daughter Ginevra.

Roma's Mirko Vucinic is suspended, while Marco Cassetti and Julio Sergio are unavailable.

There were major injury doubts over Pizarro, who did not take part in the last two days of training, but the Chilean grits his teeth to start.

Coach Vincenzo Montella continues with his theory that Marco Borriello and Francesco Totti cannot play together from the start.

The former Milan striker is left on the bench, as Rodrigo Taddei, Simone Perrotta and Jeremy Menez fan out behind the captain.

Fiorentina: 84 Boruc; 15 Comotto, 5 Gamberini, 14 Natali, 23 Pasqual; 85 Behrami, 18 Montolivo, 6 Vargas; 7 Santana, 10 Mutu; 11 Gilardino

Fiorentina bench: 89 Neto, 29 De Silvestri, 31 Camporese, 4 Donadel, 21 D'Agostino, 22 Ljajic, 9 Babacar

Roma: 32 Doni; 29 N. Burdisso, 5 Mexes, 4 Juan 17 Riise; 7 Pizarro, 16 De Rossi; 11 Taddei, 20 Perrotta, 94 Menez; 10 Totti

Roma bench: 1 Lobont, 3 Castellini, 87 Rosi, 23 Greco, 30 Simplicio, 33 Brighi, 22 Borriello

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