Manchester City risk none of Kompany, Silva or Jovetic against Roma

City will have to overcome Roma and injuries if they hope to advance to the Round of 16.

Manchester City’s lineup is weakened thanks to injuries to several key players, while Roma have two of their best players on the bench as both teams look to move on in the Champions League.

Vincent Kompany, Yaya Touré and Sergio Agüero will all miss out on today’s match, leaving Manuel Pellegrini to piece together a group of eleven players that he hopes can do enough to salvage their Champions League hopes. Martin Demichelis starts in the defense, while Fernandinho takes over for Touré in the midfield. Eden Džeko gets the start up top in place of Agüero

Roma will be without Ashley Cole who didn’t even make the bench for the match, giving José Holebas another start at fullback. Daniele De Rossi does not start either and he joins Kevin Strootman and Mattia Destro on the bench. Seydou Keita gets the start in De Rossi’s place in the midfield.

AS Roma (4-3-3): Morgan De Sanctis; José Holebas, Konstantinos Manolas, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Maicon; Seydou Keita, Radja Nainggolan, Miralem Pjanić; Adem Ljajić, Francesco Totti, Gervinho.

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Gael Clichy, Martin Demichelis, Eliaquim Mangala, Pablo Zabaleta; Fernandinho, Fernando; Samir Nasri, James Milner, Jesus Navas; Eden Dzeko.

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