NEWS
Thursday April 8 2021
Probable line-ups: Ajax vs. Roma

Edin Dzeko and Jordan Veretout are expected to be back in Roma’s starting line-up against Ajax in the quarter-finals of the Europa League tonight.

The match at the Johan Cruijff Arena kicks off at 20.00 UK time.

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca will be without five first team players, including Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling.

Rick Karsdorp is suspended for the first leg in Amsterdam, while Stephan El Shaarawy and Marash Kumbulla are out too.

Veretout is back in the middle, whilst Dzeko should be supported by Pedro Rodriguez and Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Former Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is in doubt and youngster Kjell Scherpen has to be ready.

Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag must cope without defender Daley Blind too, as the former Manchester United full-back twisted his ankle during international duty with Holland.

Ajax are unbeaten in 24 games, having won seven on the bounce since a 1-1 draw with PSV Eindhoven on February 28.

Ajax (probable): Scherpen; Rensch, Timber, Martinez, Tagliafico; Klaassen, Alvarez, Gravenberch; Antony, Tadic, Neres

Roma (probable): Pau Lopez; Mancini, Cristante, Ibanez; Bruno Peres, Villar, Veretout, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Pedro; Dzeko

Referee: Karasev (RUS)