NEWS
Friday January 5 2018
De Rossi out, Nainggolan dropped

Roma are without Daniele De Rossi and Gregoire Defrel, but drop Radja Nainggolan against Atalanta as “punishment for recent conduct.”

It kicks off on Saturday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Coach Eusebio Di Francesco confirmed that Nainggolan would be left out for this game after he posted an Instagram video of his partying at New Year’s.

The Belgium international swore repeatedly, including blasphemous phrases – the worst kind of swearing in the Italian language – and declared he was “blind drunk.”

As well as Nainggolan, Roma must also do without De Rossi, who picked up a muscular problem in training, and Defrel.

Rick Karsdorp is a long-term absentee following knee surgery.

Roma squad for Atalanta: Alisson, Lobont, Skorupski; Juan Jesus, Kolarov, Moreno, Fazio, Peres, Emerson Palmieri, Manolas, Castan; Strootman, Pellegrini, Gonalons, Florenzi, Gerson; Perotti, Dzeko, Schick, Cengiz Under, El Shaarawy

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