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Saturday March 9 2013
Line-ups: Udinese-Roma

Francesco Totti takes on Antonio Di Natale tonight, as Roma and Udinese go head-to-head for a place in Europe, but the Giallorossi make big changes.

The Stadio Friuli hosts this evening’s Serie A game, which kicks off at 19.45 GMT. Click here for a match preview.

It features two of the grand old men of Italian football, as Totti has 225 Serie A goals and Di Natale 168, so they have a combined 393 strikes between them.

Udinese go into this game without the injured Mehdi Benatia, Giampiero Pinzi, Andrea Lazzari, Giovanni Pasquale and Marco Davide Faraoni.

Di Natale is supported by the tricky Luis Muriel and Maicosuel.

Roma miss Miralem Pjanic, Marquinhos, Mattia Destro and the suspended Michael Bradley.

Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli is looking for a fourth consecutive victory and welcomes back Leandro Castan from a lengthy lay-off.

Intriguingly, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is dropped in favour of Totti as centre-forward supported by Marquinho, Simone Perrotta and Erik Lamela.

This is effectively a return to the Luciano Spalletti era, when Andreazzoli was assistant manager, though could be re-jigged to a 3-5-2 when needed with the same players.

Udinese: Brkic; Heurtaux, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Badu, Allan, Gabriel Silva; Maicosuel, Muriel; Di Natale.

Udinese bench: Padelli, Pawlowski, Angella, Merkel, Rodriguez, Pereyra, Ranegie, Campos Toro, Zielinski

Roma: Stekelenburg; Piris, Burdisso, Castan, Torosidis; De Rossi, Florenzi; Marquinho, Perrotta, Lamela; Totti

Roma bench: Goicoechea, Lobont, Dodò, Romagnoli, Taddei, Balzaretti, Tachtsidis, Lucca, Lopez, Osvaldo

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