If Roma goes into this game without Francesco Totti than this would possibly not be as bad a situation as a few individuals might think for the straightforward reason that Totti hardly plays well against gigantic sides in big matches.
On the other hand, his influence on the side cannot be discounted particularly at home and though he may not be a big factor physically, psychologically it may be a blow for Roma. The easiest way to explore the city of Rome is booking Ferienwohnungen Rom.
A bigger miss for me is the strong running of Simone Perrotta that would be missed tonight as he is postponed for this tie and he was badly missed we=hen Roma was trounced last season as he also missed that game due to suspension.
I might be exceedingly surprised if Roma get through this tie because Italian groups, AC Milan apart, of recent times seem to have issues with the English form of play especially in midfield.
Italian groups always appear to want to win matches with minimum effort and though they are technically superior, they seem to not put the obligatory effort in some games.
Technically Roma can match United but what they cannot match them with is the rate and aggression that players like Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo bring to the pitch. This is 1 of the explanations that a Roma victory over two legs is not likely.
Roma have been feted for their 2-legged victory over Real Madrid but in the two legs, they were very lucky because in the first leg they could have been out of the way if not for some profligate finishing by the Spanish side.
By the 2nd leg, Real had plenty of key players out and Roma still rode their luck regardless of if at the end of the match they played fairly well. Roma have troublesome areas as far as I am anxious as I do not think they’ve a top class goalkeeper.
Alexander Doni is a good goalkeeper but he’s not top notch and he is extremely suspect in the air. Also he is the only goalkeeper that I can recall that gets hurt whenever he makes a good save and that’s not inspiring. Why not booking Rome Apartments.
They have issues in midfield because they do not have a real holding midfielder as the majority of their midfielders are ball passing players with great technical ability though not enough steel. David Pizarro is a very huge weak link for me as he is one of those players that I would term as magnificent.
I’d never accepted why players like Roberto Baggio or Gianfranco Zola were termed splendid players as they can produce a minute of sorcery to get you a goal at any time but Pizarro and Guti in my opinion can be called opulent as they are only helpful if their groups are playing well.
They do not help defensively and Pizarro particularly is not that useful in the attacking 3rd particularly when he’s not playing well. He gives the ball away far too cost-effectively and against Manchester United, that could be lethal.
Roma are not that bad at the back if Juan and Philip Mexes are in the beginning line-up but they are not as solid as United and in attack, they may have done with more options than Totti and Mirko Vucinic.
Unless Roma play without fear and that must come from boss Luciano Spalletti, who does not always get it right tactically, because of his being too cautious, and they take their possibilities when they come their way especially in the 1st leg then I do not see them going through.
There is no doubt that they’re good enough to beat United but they must accept that they can do it and I do not accept that they do because like most Italian groups away from home, they have a tendency to want to avoid defeat more than going all out to win.