Leaders Roma to taste life without Totti

ROME. Title-chasing Roma are going to find out what life is like without talisman Francesco Totti on Sunday as their 100 percent record comes under the spotlight on a tricky trip to Udinese.

Saturday

Sampdoria    vs    Atalanta    6pm

Inter    vs    H Verona    8:45pm

Sunday

Napoli    vs    Torino    1:30pm

Parma    vs    Milan    4pm

Chievo    vs    Fiorentina

Juventus    vs    Genoa

Bologna    vs    Livorno

Udinese    vs    AS Roma

Catania    vs    Sassuolo

Lazio    vs    Cagliari    9:45pm

ROME. Title-chasing Roma are going to find out what life is like without talisman Francesco Totti on Sunday as their 100 percent record comes under the spotlight on a tricky trip to Udinese.

The former Italy international is out for up to a month after limping off with a thigh injury during Roma’s 2-0 defeat of title rivals Napoli last Friday.

Roma are further hurt by an injury suffered by in-form Gervinho in the same game, meaning that they will have to rely on new signing Adem Ljajic and out-of-favour Marco Borriello to lead up front.

The 37-year-old Totti has been in sparkling form this season, scoring three goals and leading Roma to an unprecedented eight wins in their eight opening matches which put them five points clear at the top of Serie A.

Defender Mehdi Benatia believes they will cope without their evergreen captain in Sunday’s game, however.

“We score goals because of everyone’s hard work, from the captain up front right back to (Morgan) De Sanctis behind me,” Benatia told the Corriere Dello Sport.

Udinese are in 11th place on 10 points, all of which have come in their four home matches, although they have yet to play anyone in the top half of the table.

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