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Roma vs. Bologna: Lineups & Game Thread

Serie A, Round 35 sees the return of Ainsley Maitland-Niles to the starting lineup as Roma keeps one eye on the league and the other on Thursday's return leg against Leicester City.

AS Roma Training Session Photo by Luciano Rossi/AS Roma via Getty Images

After their somewhat frustrating trip to Leicester on Thursday for the first leg of the Europa Conference League semifinal against Leicester City, Roma once again turns their attention to Serie A, where, ironically, the goal remains the same: qualify for the Europa League. Whether they gain entry into next season's EL via the domestic or Conference League route, Roma's fate seems sealed. Before the Giallorossi rejoin the ranks of the truly elite (read: Champions League clubs), they have one more wrung to climb on the European ladder.

Having the honor of closing out this weekend's matches, Roma had the pleasure of watching their chief rivals for 5th place, Lazio, eke out a dramatic victory over Spezia in a seven-goal thriller thanks to a 90th-minute goal from Francesco Acerbi, making today's tilt against Bologna a must-win for José Mourinho and Roma.

The lineups are in, so let's see if the club can get back to its winning ways!