Cagliari v Roma
Please refer to the season preview and apply it in miniature, at least in the majority, to this game: excitement, anticipation, confidence, and John Arne Riise as indestructible.
(I'll shut up now.)
As for this game in detail...well, they're really going to test this team depth theory from the go, aren't they? No Mexes, no Mirko, no Taddei, no Riise, no Adriano, nOkaka and Borriello doesn't have 90 minutes in his legs, per Mister Moons.
Well then, this should be interesting little trial by scorching embers. Also looking forward to my now weekly confirmation Daniele De Rossi belongs locked in a padded room.
I love that man.
1 LOBONT Bogdan Iounut
2 DE CESARE Cicero Joao - Cicinho
3 CASTELLINI Paolo
4 JUAN SILVEIRA DOS SANTOS Juan
7 PIZARRO CORTEZ David Marcelo
10 TOTTI Francesco
13 ANTUNES Pacheco Gabriel Vitorino
16 DE ROSSI Daniele
19 J. BAPTISTA Julio Cesar
20 PERROTTA Simone
22 BORRIELLO Marco
23 GRECO Leandro
25 BURDISSO Gulliermo
27 J. SERGIO BERTAGNOLI Julio Sergio
29 BURDISSO Nicolas
30 SIMPLICIO Fabio Henrique
32 DONI MARANGON Donieber Alexandre
33 BRIGHI Matteo
77 CASSETTI Marco
87 ROSI Aleandro
94 MENEZ Jéremy
Cassetti, Burdisso*, Juan, Castellini
DDR, Pizarro, Perrotta
Feels good to get The Paolo Castellini Era up and running early. Kind of like eating your vegetables first.
And the big question: will Baptista, the only available attacker in reserve, make the bench or is he in timeout per Rosella? For some reason, when all seems right with this club, there's still elementary school drama poking its head around the corner, ready to cause a ruckus.
* - Until Little Burdisso gets off my shit list for declaring Lazio his "dream move" last year (it'll be awhile), there will be no differentiation by initial - only Burdisso and That Other Guy Who Looks Vaguely Like Someone Else On The Team.