(Sporting Alert) — Radja Nainggolan has been handed his AS Roma debut for Thursday night’s Coppa Italia Round of 16 clash against Sampdoria at Stadio Olimpico.
Nainggolan, who only arrived on loan from Cagliari this week, goes straight into the starting line-up for Roma and will play alongside Rodrigo Taddei and Daniele De Rossi in midfield.
Also getting their debut for AS Roma is Lukasz Skorupski, who will start in goal.
American Michael Bradley has reported agreed this week to join MLS side Toronto FC and was not included into the starting squad, while winger Gervinho, attacking midfielder Francesco Totti, Kevin Strootman and defender Maicon all start on the bench.
The three-man attack includes Adem Ljajic, Mattia Destro and Alessandro Florenzi.
Starting Line-ups – Coppa Italia Live Soccer Scores
Roma: Skorupski, Torosidis, Burdisso, Castan, Dodo, Nainggolan, De Rossi, Taddei, Florenzi, Destro, Ljajic.
Sampdoria: Fiorillo, Rodriguez, Salamon, Fornasier, Castellini, Maresca, Obiang, Wszolek, Bjarnason, Sansone, Pozzi