With a three-nil lead heading into the second leg of their Europa League Round of 16 matchup against Shakhtar Donetsk, the smart money is on Roma advancing to the quarterfinals. To his credit, Roma manager Paulo Fonseca wasn't making any assumptions in his pre-match press conference, deflecting questions that suggest Roma will take a passive approach in today's match.
Fonseca spoke in certain terms: “We want to win. It will be important to defend well, but we want to score too. We are not coming here just to shut up shop.”
The lineups are in, so let's see if Fonseca will be true to his word.