No trip to Rome is complete for the casual traveler without seeing the Capitoline Wolf and no trip through the Serie A is complete without a stop at Stadio Olimpico to play AS Roma. Today, Men from Florence travel to the Capitol to ply their Art as Florentines have done for hundreds of years and Gigliati and Giallorossi alike will be looking for a masterpiece this evening.
Both squads started the season in poor fashion, but both have seen recent signs of becoming stylish again, with Roma having 3 wins and one tie in the last 4 results, while La Viola are without defeat in the last three matches. AC Roma are 7th with 15 points and Fiorentina is 11th with 12 points, 4 pts above the relegation zone.
Roma (4-3-3): Julio Sergio; Cicinho, N. Burdisso, Mexes, Riise; De Rossi, Perrotta, Simplicio; Vucinic, Totti, Borriello. A disposizione: Lobont, G. Burdisso, Castellini, Brighi, Menez, Greco, Julio Baptista.
Fiorentina (4-2-3-1): Boruc; Comotto, Natali, Gamberini, Pasqual; Donadel, Santana; Marchionni, Mutu, Vargas; Gilardino. A disposizione: Avramov, Kroldrup, De Silvestri, Bolatti, D’Agostino, Cerci, Ljajic.
Scattered thunderstorms early, mainly cloudy late with a few showers. Low 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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