WEDNESDAY: UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals ROMA-MAN. UNITED (TV: ESPN2, live, 2:30 pm
ET, ESPN Deportes, delay 4:45 pm ET)
After knocking off five-time French champion Lyon in the round of 16, Roma heads into Wednesday's game against Manchester United at the Olympic
Stadium brimming with confidence.
"United have shown they are in great form in their league," said Roma's Brazilian winger, Mancini
, "but we can
really push them. Our win over Lyon told us we are capable of beating anyone."
Romanian Cristian Chivu
is expected to move into the Roma midfield
to replace the suspended David Pizarro
, while Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic
, who is likely out for the season with a
broken collarbone, and Korean Park Ji-Sung
, sidelined with a minor knee injury, are the only notable players absent from the United squad that traveled to
Rome. PROBABLE LINEUPS:
32-Doni; 77-Cassetti, 21-Ferrari, 5-Mexes, 2-Panucci; 16-De Rossi,
13-Chivu; 11-Taddei, 20-Perrotta, 30-Mancini; 10-Totti. Man. United:
1-Van der Sar; 6-Brown, 5-Ferdinand, 22-O'Shea, 4-Heinze; 7-Cristiano Ronaldo,
11-Giggs, 16-Carrick, 18-Scholes; 8-Rooney, 20-Solskjaer. Referee:
Herbert Fandel (Germany).