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Roma vs. Napoli: Lineups & Game Thread

It's time for the Derby del Sole!

AS Roma v Empoli FC - Serie A Photo by Luciano Rossi/AS Roma via Getty Images

Roma has made headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past week or so. First, there was the club's bitter and controversial 1-0 defeat to Juventus at the Allianz Stadium last weekend, which was followed up by an even worse showing in Norway on Thursday, where Roma was easily dispatched by Bodø/Glimt in a 6-1 Europa Conference League shellacking. These combined defeats plus some rather contentious comments in his recent press conferences have given José Mourinho his first genuine taste of what it's really like managing Roma.

The manner in which he's able to respond may tell us a lot about Mourinho's ability to cope with the notoriously fickle Roman atmosphere and whether or not he truly is the right man to lead this club to glory. Can he use last week's controversies as fuel to motivate his side or will he succumb to the doom and gloom?

So far, the results around the league—Lazio and Atalanta losing—have fallen in Roma's favor, so can the Giallorossi strengthen their grip on an early-season place in the top four?

We're about to find out!