Maicon and Leandro Castán start for Roma as they face Hellas Verona at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi
Maicon and Leandro Castán are in from the start as Roma travel to the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi to face Hellas Verona.
The Brazilian duo have retained their places following impressive showings in the mid-week Coppa Italia victory against Juventus.
A win for Roma would move them within six points of the Bianconeri at the top of Serie A, after the leaders were held to a 1-1 draw at Lazio on Saturday.
Verona manager Andrea Mandorlini has named his strongest line up, with three Brazilians included: Goalkeeper Rafael, defender Rafael Marques and the in-form Rômulo.
Hellas Verona: Rafael; Fabrizio Cacciatore, Rafael Marques, Domenico Maietta, Alejandro González; Rômulo, Massimo Donati, Emil Hallfreðsson; Juan Manuel Iturbe, Luca Toni, Juanito.
Roma: Morgan De Sanctis; Maicon, Mehdi Benatia, Leandro Castán, Vasilis Torosidis; Radja Nainggolan, Daniele De Rossi, Kevin Strootman; Adem Ljajić, Mattia Destro, Gervinho