Thursday December 8 2011
More defensive problems for Roma

Roma boss Luis Enrique’s defensive headache is turning into a migraine ahead of the game against Juventus.

The Spanish tactician is short of centre-backs as Simon Kjaer and Nicolas Burdisso are injured, while Juan is suspended.

As a result, the tactician was thinking about partnering Gabriel Heinze – his only remaining central defender – with full-back Marco Cassetti.

However, the former Lecce player is struggling with an ankle problem and is now a major doubt for Monday’s Serie A game.

Given the complications, Luis Enrique could decide to use central midfielder Daniele De Rossi in the middle of his defence.