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Catania v Roma

Signs are finally promising on a consistent basis - game to game, not quite yet half to half - and Luis finally looks to be wrapping his head around this whole "calcio business".

Of course sitting just behind Roma in the table is a certain Sicilian team, shepherded by a gentleman once well known in parts yellow and red. A man who was leapfrogged by Luis Enrique for the position he held, if in a caretaker's capacity. And Enrique got the opportunity to build a team completely around his ideologies at that.

This is the best sideline matchup of the season, if only to assess the evolution of the man who was, who could've been, against the man who is.

Plus the Argentine national team can have an informal training session.

Squad

1 LOBONT Bogdan
3 VALDES Josè Angel
4 JUAN
5 HEINZE GaBRIEL
8 LAMELA Erik
10 TOTTI Francesco
11 TADDEI Rodrigo
14 KRKIC Bojan
15 PJANIC Miralem
16 DE ROSSI Daniele
18 CURCI Gianluca
19 GAGO Fernando
20 PERROTTA Simone
23 GRECO Leandro
24 STEKELENBURG Maarten
30 SIMPLICIO Fabio
31 BORINI Fabio
44 KJAER Simon
47 CAPRARI Gianluca
87 ROSI Aleandro

XI

Stekelenburg
Rosi, Juan, Heinze, Taddei
Pjanic, DDR, Gago
Lamela
Totti, Bojan.

i. Yes, once again, that is Roma's best defense. I'm @#$%ing serious.

Make it rain, Walter.

ii. Unfortunately, Borini might not be ready for starter's minutes, thus we're left to Bojan and sixty-odd minutes of "Christ, there's no chance they're going to pick up his option."