Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Filipe Luis; Saul, Gabi, Thomas, Koke; Griezmann, Vietto
Roma bench: Skorupski, Fazio, Florenzi, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Gonalons, El Shaarawy, Ünder
Roma’s last Champions League victory was 680 days ago (22 months): beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 on November 4, 2015. That is their only win in the last 15 matches from this competition, along with six draws and eight defeats.
Emerson Palmieri, Luca Pellegrini, Rick Karsdorp, Patrik Schick and Nura are all on the treatment table.
Roma look to Edin Dzeko, Radja Nainggolan and Daniele De Rossi as they host Champions League contenders Atletico Madrid.
This is the Champions League debut for Coach Eusebio Di Francesco as well as several of his players, including the first start in the tournament for Kevin Strootman, who previously played just seven minutes as a substitute against CSKA Moscow in 2014.
Atletico Madrid are old hands in the Champions League, even if they are still to win it, while ex-Lazio midfielder Diego Simeone is no stranger to the Stadio Olimpico.
The Giallorossi haven’t played in over two weeks, as after the break for international duty, Saturday’s planned Serie A match at Sampdoria was cancelled due to floods.
He faced Roma three times as a Coach between Atleti and Catania, winning all of them 2-1.
Augusto Fernand21点官网ez is out injured, but Juanfran gets the nod at right-back, while Luciano Vietto is the surprise pick in attack rather than Fernando Torres.
Atletico Madrid bench: Moya, Lucas, Gimenez, Carrasco, Gaitan, Torres, Correa
Roma have scored 99 goals in the Champions League, so are seeking their Century tonight.
Ref: Mazic (SRB)
Roma: Alisson; Bruno Peres, Manolas, Juan Jesus, Kolarov; Strootman, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Defrel, Dzeko, Perotti
Bruno Peres is chosen ahead of Alessandro Florenzi at right-back, with Gregoire Defrel completing the trident attack alongside Dzeko and Diego Perotti.
Antoine Griezmann was out of Saturday’s 0-0 Liga draw with Valencia, suspended for insulting the r在线外围投注eferee, but he’s back tonight with very impressive Spain sensation Saul Niguez.
Kevin Gameiro had been mentioned as a possible starter, but is not even on the bench and neither is Sime Vrsaljko.
It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), .
Griezmann has been involved in 50 per cent of all Atletico Madrid’s Champions League goals over the last two seasons (13 goals and three assists).