NEWS
Thursday February 25 2021
Probable line-ups: Roma vs. Braga

Stephan El Shaarawy and Pedro should support Edin Dzeko in attack when Roma host Sporting Braga for the return leg in the Europa League.

The match kicks off at 20.00 UK time.

Paulo Fonseca’s men are 2-0 up after the first leg against his former club but will side a strong XI when the Portuguese arrive at the Olimpico.

The Giallorossi take nothing for granted and Fonseca will rely on Dzeko up front, with Pedro and El Shaarawy completing the attacking trident.

Bryan Cristante returns in defence, with Gianluca Mancini and Leonardo Spinazzola set to play on either side in the back-three ahead of Pau Lopez in goal.

Amadou Diawara should get the go ahead next to Jordan Veretout in the middle, while Rick Karsdorp and Bruno Peres are expected out wide.

Braga are expected to arrive in a more attacking formation, with reports claiming Carvahal has set his sights on turning things around with a 3-4-3.

Full-back Ricardo Esgaio, who was sent off in the first leg, will not be available, while Lucas Piazon, Andraz Sporar and Ricardo Horta are expected to start in attack.

Roma (probable): Pau Lopez; Mancini, Cristante, Spinazzola; Karsdorp, Veretout, Diawara, Bruno Peres; Pedro, El Shaarawy; Dzeko

Braga (probable): Matheus; Tormena, Ronaldo, Sequeira; Ze Carlos, Fransergio, Al Musrati, Galeno; Piazon, Sporar, Ricardo Horta

Referee: Ekberg (SWE)