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Jose Mourinho gets his Roma Reign in progress with a Europa Conference League Fastening against Trabzonspor on Thursday evening.
Both clubs, who feel they can hold out longer in competition, are looking to gain an advantage ahead of the second leg at Stadio Olimpico next week.
Prediction for this match
With Mourinho appointed as the new Roma coach earlier this summer, the priority will be to make the most of a cheap start to the new Serie A season.
However, the Portuguese is aware that he cannot afford to leave Europe early if he is looking to rebuild his managerial career.
Roma were productive in the transfer market this summer, the supplements of Rui Patricio and Eldor Shomurodov followed by the arrival of Chelsea strikers Tammy Abraham.
While this game may come too early for the England international, it is a letter of intent from a club that only finished seventh in Serie A last season due to goal difference.
I Giallorossi are the clear favorites to get out of this two-legged man, but they can’t underestimate a Trabzonspor team who have three competitive games under their belt.
Although the Black Sea Storm had a penalty shootout against Molde in the preliminary round, they celebrated a 5-1 win over Yeni Malatyaspor at the weekend.
The arrivals from Marek Hamsik, Gervinho and former Roma defender Bruno Peres gave this team a seasoned look as they battle for the Turkish title.
There is a feeling that Abdullah Avci has put together a group of players who can also become the dark horses of this competition if they surprise the playoff round.
However, Trabzonspor have played nine regular-time games without a win in Europe, a clear reminder of the task that awaits them on Thursday.
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Fitness issues aside, Avci will likely name the same Trabzonspor XI that started the game over the weekend.
Another former Roma man, Gervinho, is well rested and leaving after retiring during recess Andreas Cornelius stay on the bench.
Mourinho could stay with the Roma side who scored five goals in Saturday’s friendly against Raja Casablanca.
Patricio would see Matias Vina and Shomurodov all made their competitive debuts Henrikh Mkhitaryan play a central creative role.
If Abraham is part of the traveling squad, the £ 34million newcomer will almost certainly be chosen from among the substitute members.
Trabzonspor possible starting line-up:
akir; Peres, ie, Hugo, Koybasi; Bakasetas, Özdemir, Hamsik; Gervinho, Djaniny, Nwakaeme
Roma possible starting line-up:
Patrick; Karsdorp, Mancini, Smalling, Vina; Cristante, Veretout; Zaniolo, Mkhitaryan, El Shaarawy; Shomurodov
Probability: Trabzonspor 1-1 Roma
Trabzonspor have already played a number of competitive games this season and will feel they have an advantage in this competition.
Still, the added quality of the Roma should bring them at least some of the pre-second leg booty.