De Rossi starts for Roma against Porto
Rome (AFP) – Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas will start in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg at the Stadio Olimpico.
Both sides have opted for 4-3-3 lineups with De Rossi, 35, who has recently returned from injury, joined in midfield by Lorenzo Pellegrini and Bryan Cristante.
Home goalkeeper Robin Olsen, recovering from a slight calf problem, starts on the bench with Antonio Mirante stepping in between the posts.
Teenage sensation Nicolo Zaniolo joins Edin Dzeko and Stephan El Shaarawy in the Roman attack.
Antonio Mirante; Alessandro Florenzi, Kostas Manolas, Federico Fazio, Aleksandar Kolarov; Bryan Cristante, Daniele De Rossi (capt), Lorenzo Pellegrini; Nicolo Zaniolo, Edin Dzeko, Stephan El Shaarawy
Iker Casillas; Eder Militao, Pepe, Felipe, Alex Telles; Hector Herrera (capt), Danilo Pereira, Fernando; Otavio, Francisco Soares, Yacine Brahimi
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)