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Nemanja Matic ruled out of second leg versus Real Sociedad

ROME, ITALY - JANUARY 12: Nemanja Matic of AS Roma warms up prior to the Coppa Italia Round of 16 match between AS Roma and Genoa CFC at Stadio Olimpico on January 12, 2023 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
RomaPress Staff

The Giallorossi will be without one of their key veterans tonight in the return leg of their Europa League clash against Real Sociedad.

Midfielder Nemanja Matić has been ruled out of tonight’s showdown against the Spaniards due to an intestinal virus.

According to Sky Sport, the former Manchester United man was slated to start in the Giallorossi’s midfield for tonight’s second leg alongside Bryan Cristante.

Forced to make a chance, Roma boss Jose Mourinho selected Georginio Wijnaldum to start in his place.

Although he’ll miss out this evening, the Serbian is expected to recover and be available for Sunday’s Derby della Capitale.

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