SOFIA (BULGARIA) – Roma arrive in Sofia with the hope of overtaking Bodo Glimt, closing the group in first place, immediately gaining access to the second round of the Conference League without going through the February playoffs. Mourinho is anxiously awaiting the transfer market in January but first he will have to try to cheer up the morale of a group back from the internal blow against Inter: “The negative results are explained by the problems we are facing in this period. – explained the Portuguese coach at the press conference – I imagined there would be difficulties but I did not expect so many together between injuries, suspensions and Covid. This is not easy“. Mourinho, however, considering the adverse weather conditions, leaves three big shots at home:”Rui Patricio, Smalling and Mkhitaryan are not called up. With all the accidents that have happened to us we have to be careful“.
Where to see CSKA Sofia-Roma on TV and streaming
The match between CSKA Sofia and Roma will be staged at 18.45 at the Vasil Levski national stadium in Sofia and will be visible on Dazn, Sky Sport 253 and free-to-air on TV8.
The probable formations of CSKA Sofia-Roma
CSKA Sofia (4-3-3): Busatto; Turitsov, Lam, Mattheij, Mazikou; Geferson, Muhar, Vion; Yomov, Caicedo, Wildschut. ALL.: Mladenov.
Available: Evtimov, Galabov, Donchev, Catakovic, Bai, Krastev.
ROMA (3-5-2): Fuzato; Mancini, Kumbulla, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Cristante, Diawara, Villar, Vina; Abraham, Mayoral. ALL.: Mourinho.
Available: Boer, Mastrantonio, Ndiaye, Tripi, Calafiori, Veretout, Darboe, Bove, Zalewski, Zaniolo, Shomurodov, Voelkerling Persson.
REFEREE: Walsh. Linesmen: Stewart e Spence. Fourth official: Steven.