Sunday January 27 2013
Pioli pledges Roma thriller

Stefano Pioli warns “attack is the best form of defence” against Roma, something Bologna already learned when conquering the Olimpico 3-2.

The Stadio Dall’Ara hosts the early 11.30am GMT kick-off today, click here for a match preview.

“We have quality and intend to prove that on the field of play,” said Pioli, whose side fought back from 2-0 down to beat Roma 3-2 earlier this season.

“Roma are a great team who play extremely attacking football. They always start strong and will want revenge for us beating them 3-2 last time, but we have studied them carefully.

“We must focus on playing as Bologna. Roma need to be attacked so they run into trouble and to do that we must be compact. Attack is the best form of defence against the Giallorossi.”

Bologna squad: Agliardi, Curci, Stojanovic; Abero, Antonsson, Carvalho, Morleo, Motta, Sorensen; Guarente, Kone, Krhin, Perez, Pulzetti, Riverola, Taider; Diamanti, Gabbiadini, Gilardino, Gimenez, Paponi, Pasquato