The Trofeu Cinco Violinos is an annual tournament held each August at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon. Hosted by Sporting Clube de Portugal, a/k/a Sporting Lisbon, this tournament dates all the way back to 2012, when Sporting squared off against Olympiacos, defeating the Greek giants 1-0. Since then this "tournament" has featured Fiorentina and Lazio, making Roma the third straight Italian participant.
In the more immediate and important sense, this is an actual friendly on European soil, so it carries a bit more weight than Roma's clashes in Australia, particularly as opening day draws closer and closer.
ROMA (4-3-3): De Sanctis; Maicon, Manolas, Castan, Cole; Paredes, De Rossi, Uçan; Iturbe, Totti, Ljajic #SportingRoma— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) August 1, 2015
Sporting XI: Rui Patricio; Joao Pereira, Paulo Oliveira, Naldo, Jefferson; G. Martins, Adrien Silva, Joao Mario, Carrillo; Slimani, Montero
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