Fresh off the first sour note of the José Mourinho era, Roma will look to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat to Hellas Verona as they welcome Udinese to the Stadio Olimpico. After losing their marquee playmaker Rodrigo De Paul over the summer, not many pundits had hope for the Zebras of Udinese this season, but with seven points through four matches, Udinese is in the midst of a surprising start to the year.
It's far too early in the season for table watching, but a win today would put Roma back into the top four, while anything less than three points would heap additional pressure on the Giallorossi ahead of this weekend's Derby della Capitale against Lazio.
The lineups are in, so let's see how Mourinho responds to his first-ever defeat as Roma manager.
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