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Roma vs. Young Boys: Lineups & Game Thread

Amadou Diawara, Riccardo Calafiori and Carles Perez each get rare starts as Roma looks to lock up Group A in Europa League Matchday 5.

Frosinone Calcio v AS Roma - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Thanks to an unbeaten run through their first four group matches, Roma have already qualified for the Europa League Round of 32 and need only a draw today against BSC Young Boys to win the group. That may seem academic, but winning the group would give Roma a slightly more favorable draw in the Round of 32, not to mention providing the benefit of hosting the back half of the home-and-home fixtures.

While Roma would be the presumptive favorites regardless of who Paulo Fonseca trots out there, with a top of the table clash against Sassuolo looming on Sunday, Roma's manager opted to rest many of his regulars for this match.

So, can Roma's second unit make quick work of Young Boys or will Fonseca be forced to turn to his starters in the second half?

We're about to find out...