Roma: Fazio recovers from COVID, Smalling out against Cluj

Federico Fazio has reportedly recovered from COVID but has not been included in Roma’s squad list to face Cluj, Chris Smalling is also out with an injury.

The former Tottenham defender has reportedly recovered from Coronavirus and needs to undergo general medical examinations before resuming training with the rest of the team.

Chris Smalling has been left out of Roma’s squad list for Thursday’s Europa League game in Romania and the same is true of Roger Ibanez.

The former Manchester United defender has a problem at his knee while Ibanez has picked up a muscle injury.

“A four-man defence is a possibility. We are missing some central defenders, Riccardo Calafiori will play,” Paulo Fonseca said on the eve of the game.

Roma’s squad list vs. Cluj:

Goalkeepers: Pau López, Berti, Mirante
Defenders: Karsdorp, Juan Jesus, Bruno Peres, Spinazzola, Calafiori
Midfielders: Cristante, Pellegrini, Villar, Veretout, Diawara, Milanese, Tripi, Mkhitaryan
Attackers: Džeko, Pedro, Borja Mayoral, Carles Pérez, Ciervo

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