As Roma fans, we're no strangers to uncertainty and controversy enveloping the club. How many times have we witnessed a manager facing a do or die match with his job on the line? How many times have we read rumors of Roma's manager losing the lockerroom? And how many times have Roma's various managers had fallen out with club ownership?
Paulo Fonseca's tumultuous week in the capital is certainly nothing new for Roma, but the pandemic and the recent change in ownership do cast his struggles in a new light; none of his disposed predecessors had to deal with circumstances quite like that.
We'll never know the extent to which this week's deluge of rumors are true, but one thing is absolutely certain: Roma needs a win today. Full stop.
The lineups are in, so it's either time to collapse or unite.