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Belotti and Abraham to lead Roma’s attack in Helsinki showdown

Roma's Italy's forward Andrea Belotti (R) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League, first round, group C, football match between Real Betis and AS Roma at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on October 13, 2022. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP) (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)
Andy Mattioli

Roma are set to face HJK Helsinki in their penultimate, must-win groupstage match in tonight’s Europa League affair in Finland’s capital.

According to Italian media, Jose Mourinho is likely to rely on Andrea Belotti and Tammy Abraham from the start given Nicolo Zaniolo’s absence due to suspension.

The two strikers will be backed by Lorenzo Pellegrini who – despite suffering an injury in Roma’s recent defeat to Napoli – is ready to take his place among the team’s starting eleven.

Marash Kumbulla is also eyeing a return to the line-up, possibly replacing Chris Smalling. Meanwhile, Bryan Cristante and Mady Camara are expected to control the midfield.

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