With the always enjoyable let's-start-the-season-and-then-stop-for-two-weeks international break over, Roma jumped back into action last weekend with a nail-biter against Sassuolo. In a relatively even match, the Giallorossi got the last laugh when Stephan El Shaarawy scored a stunning match-winner in the 91st minute to keep José Mourinho's perfect record as Roma manager intact.
With the team riding high and expectations increasing in kind, Roma officially begins their Europa Conference League adventure today when they welcome CSKA Sofia to the Stadio Olimpico. The ECL will feature plenty of unfamiliar opponents for Roma, but not today's visitors from Bulgaria, who bested Roma over two legs in the 2020-2021 Europa League.
Things have changed dramatically since then, of course, but you can rest assured Roma will want to dispatch CSKA Sofia quickly and completely today. The lineups are in, let's get down to business!