The Giallorossi’s start to the Serie A season has not gone as planned, and with the club entering matchday six, the room for excuses and a “wait and see” attitude is quickly fading. Fortunately, Roma have a series of “easier” matches between now and Thanksgiving, allowing them to hopefully rack up some points and climb their way up the table while other big clubs are similarly stalling out. The second of these matches following Roma’s disappointing draw to Torino is today’s match against Genoa, who are currently just outside of the relegation zone in Serie A.
The lineup that José Mourinho has put forward for the match suggests that he’s treating this one as a must-win, or he’s simply not too worried about Roma’s next two matches against Frosinone and Servette FC. Barring the absence of Chris Smalling and Rick Karsdorp, Mourinho is fielding what is ostensibly Roma’s full-strength starting eleven, featuring the return of Lorenzo Pellegrini to the starting lineup after an injury layoff and the pairing of Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku up top.
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