Braga-Roma, the match report-

EUROPA LEAGUE BRAGA ROME – After regaining third place in the league, the Roma plunges back intoEuropa League: today at 18.55 (17.55 local time) atMunicipal stadium of Braga, men of Fonseca they face Braga in the match valid for i round of 16 of the European competition. The Portuguese team comes from a narrow victory at home Santa Clara which consolidated the third place in the standings, but the Portuguese are in a positive streak 7 games with 5 wins and 2 draws. As for the formations: not a few problems in defense for Fonseca who arrives at the challenge without Smalling e Plums, Ibanez not at best and with Fazio and Jesus off the list. In goal he has been back for a few days Viewpoint, but it’s still up to Pau Lopez. Before him forced choices with Mancini, Cristante e Ibanez. Even in midfield there are few possible rotations, Spinazzola owner together with Karsdorp sulel bands. In the middle of the camp turn to rest for Pilgrims, with Diawara next to Veretout (rests Villar). On the trocar Pedro next to Mkhitaryan. Forward, as announced at the conference by Fonseca, Edin Dzeko, who returns to the owner one month after the last time, or the derby of January 15th. The most used form since Braga in Premier League and in the Europa League it is the 3-4-2-1, replaced on some occasions by 4-4-2. For the match against Roma, Carvalhal will have to do without several injuries. Castro (physical problem), Carmo (fractured right ankle), Moura e Medeiros (breaking of the crusader). In goal as always Matheus, then a three-way defense with Tormena, Al Musrati and Sequeira. Space in front of Gaitàn, Spores, Hortae Fransérgio. On the trocar behind Galen, on the other hand, the couple formed by Silva(meteor in Italy al Chievo) e Escaio.

Braga-Rome, the match report

BRAGA OFFICER (3-4-2-1): 1 Matheus; 3 Tormena, 5 Sequeira, 34 Raul Silva, 47 Esgaio; 8 Al Musrati 27 Fransérgio, 90 Galeno; 10 Gaitàn, 21 Horta; 19 Sporar
Available.: 12 Sà, 26 Rogério, 6 Rolando, 36 Viana, 86 Bruno Rodrigues, 26 Borja, 7 Novais, 2 Carlos, 15 André Horta, 11 Piazon, 99 Vitor, 9 Abel Ruiz.
All.: Carlos Carvalhal

UNAVAILABLE: 16 Carmo (right ankle malleolar fracture), 74 Moura (cruciate rupture), 88 Castro (physical problem), 45 Medeiros (crusader rupture).

OFFICIAL ROME (3-4-2-1): 13 Pau Lopez; 23 Mancini, 4 Cristante, 3 Ibanez; 2 Karsdorp, 17 Veretout, 42 Diawara, 37 Spinazzola; 11 Peter, 77 Mkhitaryan; 9 Dzeko.
Available.: 83 Mirante, 67 Fuzato, 33 Bruno Peres, 18 Santon, 14 Villar, 7 Pellegrini, 21 Carles Perez, 92 El Shaarawy, 21 Borja Mayoral.
All.: Paulo Fonseca

UNAVAILABLE: Zaniolo (rupture of the cruciate ligament of the left knee), Smalling (injury to the flexor of the left thigh), Reynolds (condition delay), Calafiori, Kumbulla.

REFEREE: Istvan Kovacs (ROM)
ASSISTANTS: Marinescu e Artene (ROM)
IV MAN: Hategan (ROM)
WHERE: Munuera (SPA)
AVAR: Fernandez (SPA)



The chronicle


2′– The Giallorossi try to set the maneuver from behind, but the pressing of Braga it is very advanced

2′– The Braga try to be seen immediately forward with Escaio, but the player is off-side

1′– First turn of the clock a Braga with the Roma in possession of the ball, the Giallorossi, however, lose control of the ball during the setting phase

1′ – The match begins

The pre game

Ore 18.33 – The Roma takes the field to warm up

Ore 17.55 – The Braga announces the official formation

Ore 17.44 – The Roma announces its official formation

Ore 17.40 – The Sky Sport journalist Angelo Mangiante announced the formation of the Roma

Ore 17.36 – The Giallorossi have arrived at the Estádio Municipal in Braga.

Ore 17.18 – The Roma heads for the Braga stadium. Kick-off at 18.55 Italian time

Where to see it

Braga-Roma, like the whole Europa League, will be broadcast live exclusively by Sky Sport. In particular, the Europa League match will be broadcast on the Sky Sport Arena channel (number 204 of the satellite) and on the Sky Sport channel (channel 253 of the satellite). The commentary will be entrusted to Gentile and Pellegrini.


It will be an unprecedented challenge against the Portuguese team, never faced in official matches since 1927 in the various European competitions played by the Giallorossi. The precedents against the formations of the Portugal play 18 games, 8 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats. The Lusitanian opponents in past challenges have been Belenenses (2), Porto (6), Benfica (4), Vitoria Setubal (2), Good view (2), Sporting Lisbona (2). In 8 knockout rounds in spite of the Portuguese, Roma got 4 passes of the round, 4 eliminations. Before Braga, there had never been any matches in the round of 32.

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