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All eyes will be on Stadion Wankdorf when Young Boys and Roma face off in the new Europa League opening match. AS Roma flying high in Serie A will direct their attention to the Europa League as Swiss champions Young Boys are waiting for them.

The Swiss club have placed their place in the group stage by beating Tirana 3-0, but they will have a much bigger challenge facing Roma here. As always, the mainstay to watch in the home team will be Cameroon player Jean-Pierre Nsame, who is capable of commanding extremely good defense. The home side has a lot of pre-match injury concerns, with Christopher Pereira, Michel Aebischer, Sandro Lauper, Gianluca Gaudino, Esteban Petignat and Marvin Spielmann all absent. In addition, Mohamed Camara and Ulisses Garcia are still in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Young Boys are capable of creating surprises at home - they beat Juventus 2-1 in 2018 - while striker Jean-Pierre Nsame has scored 4 goals this season.

Roma missed out on a Champions League spot last season, but they'll definitely dedicate 100% of their energy to the 2020/21 Europa League campaign. The Giallorossi will most likely maintain an attacking style, and even if Smalling, Pastore and Zaniolo have to retire due to injury, the Serie A side will find their opponent's net in Bern. Paulo Fonseca's men made a comeback to beat Benevento 5-2 at the weekend in Serie A with Edin Dzeko scoring a brace and Carles Perez netting a superb solo goal. They hope to continue in the same way Thursday ahead of last season's Swiss Super League champions who are currently on a six-match unbeaten streak in all competitions. La Magica has not had Chris Smalling and Riccardo Calafiori back from injury, while Amadou Diawara is still recovering from COVID-19 after testing positive on international duty. Nicolo Zaniolo and Javier Pastore are long-term absent and won't return before 2021. Pedro, signed on to a free transfer from Chelsea, has proven to be a worthy addition, having scored in both games. play so far, while Dzeko is regaining his form as well. 




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