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CFR Cluj vs. AS Roma: Lineups & Game Thread

Roma are missing a few key pieces, but can they still do the job in Romania today?

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With all but one central defender injured or ill, Paulo Fonseca really had to get creative ahead of today's Europa League fixture against CFR Cluj. And now that the lineups are in, we have to tip our cap to Roma's Portuguese manager. Rather than shifting formations, Fonseca is running out an intriguing mixed and matched lineup, using Leonardo Spinazzola and Bryan Cristante along the back three next to Juan Jesus.

It was an unexpected wrinkle, but will it work?