Preview: Genoa vs. Roma

Roma vs. Genoa
Stadio Luigi Ferraris
8 January , 2017
15.00 CET

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Probable Formations

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AS Roma
Manolas, Fazio, Rüdiger
Peres, Nainggolan, Strootman, Emerson
Perotti, Dzeko, El Shaarawy

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Burdisso, Izzo, Munoz
Lazović, Cofie, Rigoni, Laxalt
Ninković, Ocampos


Key Match-up:

Giovanni Simeone vs. Federico Fazio   

It hasn’t taken long for the son of former Lazio midfielder and current Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone to make his mark in Serie A. Giovanni Simeone has had a roaring start to his career at Genoa, scoring 7 goals in 17 appearances under the tutelage of manager Ivan Jurić.

The same can also be said for Federico Fazio, who joined Roma from Spurs for a meager fee of only €1.2 million for the loan and €3.2 million to make the move permanent; making him, arguably, one of the steals of the summer market.

The ex-Sevilla man will find himself coming up against his compatriot in Simeone and will be tasked, along with Manolas and Rüdiger, with trying to curb the youngster’s hot start to life in Italy.