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Sunday January 12 2014
Line-ups: Roma-Genoa

Roma need to recover after losing their unbeaten record and host a revived Genoa outfit with Radja Nainggolan.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Rudi Garcia suffered the first defeat of his tenure and it was a heavy one, 3-0 in the Scudetto showdown with Juventus.

They made a small step forward midweek, beating Sampdoria to reach the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, and gave ex-Cagliari midfielder Nainggolan his debut.

He’s in the starting XI again today, as Daniele De Rossi, Leandro Castan and Adem Ljajic are all suspended with Federico Balzaretti injured.

Alessandro Florenzi is back in the front three alongside Francesco Totti and Gervinho.

Genoa are also forced into changes, as top scorer Alberto Gilardino sits out a ban with Alessandro Gamberini, Juraj Kucka and Mario Alberto Santana sidelined.

Gian Piero Gasperini throws Cabral straight into the starting XI just two days after he arrived from Sunderland on loan.

The Grifone have not won at the Stadio Olimpico since a 1-0 result in January 1990.

Roma: De Sanctis; Maicon, Benatia, Burdisso, Dodò; Nainggolan, Strootman, Pjanic; Florenzi, Totti, Gervinho

Genoa: Perin; Antonini, Manfredini, Marchese; Vrsaljko, Biondini, Cabral, Antonelli; Matuzalem, Bertolacci; Calaiò

Roma: De Sanctis; Maicon, Benatia, Burdisso, Dodò; Nainggolan, Strootman, Pjanic; Florenzi, Totti, Gervinho

Genoa: To follow

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