Roma squad list: Dzeko rests, Smalling is back

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca rests seven regular starters, including Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, while Chris Smalling returns to the squad against CSKA Sofia.

The Giallorossi face the Bulgarian side on Thursday but have already won the Europa League Group A.

Fonseca said before the game the Giallorossi “aim to win” but the Portuguese tactician has left seven regular starters at home ahead of Sunday’s Serie A clash against Bologna.

The likes of Antonio Mirante, Roger Ibanez, Leonardo Spinazzola, Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Edin Dzeko will remain in Rome while Chris Smalling returns from an injury and is included in Roma’s squad list.

Goalkeepers: Pau Lopez, Berti, Boer.
Defenders: Karsdorp, Juan Jesus, Smalling, Fazio, Kumbulla, Bruno Peres, Calafiori.
Midfielders: Villar, Diawara, Bove, Milanese, Tripi.
Attackers: Pedro, Borja Mayoral, Carles Perez, Ciervo, Bamba


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