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AS Roma vs FC Porto

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Stadio Olimpico

Date: 12th February 2019

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Roma will be looking to get some of the success they enjoyed in the Champions League last season when they reached the semifinals only to lose to Liverpool.

The Italians haven’t had the most consistent of seasons this time around and their 7-1 loss to Fiorentina in the Italian Cup last week shows just how vulnerable they can be.

This game has always been a tough one for them.  They have not beaten FC Porto in any of the last 4 games they have met in this competition, losing twice.

FC Porto are having a better season as they look to be on course for defending the Primeira Division title they won last season.

The Portuguese champions didn’t get the toughest of draws at the group stage, however, they still managed to drop just two points overall and their fans will be hoping that they can really perform against the big sides in the competition.

FC Porto are coming to this game unbeaten in their last 19 games in all competitions.

As a matter of fact, they were on a run of 16 consecutive wins between October and January.

AS Roma are a solid opponent for Porto to face, however, the Portuguese side can draw some inspiration from having beaten Roma 3-0 in 2016 at the Stadio Olimpico.

Bookmakers have priced Roma up as steady favourites to come out on top in this first leg.

Edin Dzeko is clear favourite with bookies to open the scoring.

This game gets underway at 20:00 BST.

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