Diego Llorente to replace Roger Ibanez in Europa League showdown

Andy Mattioli

Roma are expected to apply some rotations to their starting eleven on Thursday night in the Europa League showdown with Real Sociedad.

Jose Mourinho’s priority will be to adequately replace Roger Ibanez – the Brazilian defender is suspended for the first leg. As a result, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Diego Llorente is favored to start over Marash Kumbulla.

The Spaniard – who joined Roma on loan in January – will face his former side and make his starting debut for the Giallorossi.

Bryan Cristante and Nemanja Matic will start in the midfield as the former is set to miss this weekend’s Serie A fixture with Sassuolo.

Rick Karsdorp will replace Nicola Zalewski, and Tammy Abraham is predicted to lead Roma’s attack tomorrow night.

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