Aouar, Kristensen to make first official start for Roma in Salernitana clash

Andy Mattioli

Roma are ready to face Salernitana on opening night of the new Serie A season.

Following their return from Tirana where Roma played their last pre-season friendly with Partizani, Mourinho and his men finalized preparations for the first Serie A matchday on Sunday.

The capital club completed their first sold-out home crowd and several changes are expected to take place on and off the pitch starting with Jose Mourinho, Salvatore Foti and Nuno Santos all facing suspension.

Moreover, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Paulo Dybala will also be in the stands.

According to Italian media reports, Houssem Aouar and Rasmus Kristensen are both set to make their first official start for the club since joining the Giallorossi earlier in the summer.

Leandro Paredes and Renato Sanches will be on the bench and could feature in the final minutes of the game.

Finally, Stephan El Shaarawy will partner up with Andrea Belotti to lead the team’s attack.

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