Roma vs Ajax LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news for huge Europa League quarter-final clash – latest updates

ROMA can taste a huge Europa League semi-final but must first build on the 2-1 lead they took from their quarter-final first leg clash with Ajax in tonight's huge game.

  • Start time: 8pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: BT Sport 3
  • Roma XI: To follow
  • Ajax XI: To follow

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

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What time does Roma vs Ajax kick-off?

  • Roma's big clash with Ajax will get underway from 8pm UK time on Thursday, April 15.
  • The game will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
  • There will be no fans in attendance at the clash because of coronavirus restrictions.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream?

  • Roma vs Ajax will be shown live on BT Sport 3.
  • You can live stream the action from the BT Sport app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.

Team news

RLeonardo Spinazzola is out of the clash for Roma because of a muscle injury he picked up in the first leg against the Dutch side.

Chris Smalling and Stephan El Shaarawy are also doubts for the Italians because they are both suffering with thigh problems.

Daley Blind and Maarten Stekelenburg are both long-term absentees for Ajax, who are also without Sebastien Haller because of an admin error.

Devyne Rensch is injured so Sean Klaiber will likely start in his place at right-back.

  • Kostas Lianos

    GOOD EVENING FROM ROME

    Welcome to our live coverage of the Europa League quarter-final match between Roma and Ajax at the Olimpico.

    The Romans hold the advantage following their 2-1 victory last week at the Amsterdam ArenA thanks to their two away goals.

    But Giallorossi manager Paulo Fonseca faces a series of selection issues as Leonardo Spinazzola is out after sustaining a muscle injury in the first leg.

    Spinazzola's back-up Bruno Peres is suspended and thus 18-year-old Riccardo Calafiori may have to start in the wings for the hosts.

    Fonseca will have to make a late assessment regarding the fitness of Stephan El Shaarawy and ex-Manchester United star Chris Smalling as they are both nursing a thigh injury.

    Marash Kumbulla and Nicolo Zaniolo are both likely to miss the rest of the season due to a torn meniscus and a cruciate ligament rupture respectively.

    But it's not all bad news for Roma as they will welcome back Bryan Cristante and Rick Karsdorp from suspension, whereas former United and Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan could return from a calf injury and start on the bench.

    Ajax manager Erik ten Hag is also dealing with various selection problems of his own as ex-Red Devils ace Daley Blind is out after suffering a syndesmotic ligament tear.

    Brian Brobbey is dealing with a muscle injury and Devyne Rensch is suspended whereas club record signing Sebastien Haller has been accidentally omitted from the squad list following an unbelievable gaffe by the club.

    Ten Hag is also dealing with a crisis in goal as starting goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended until February 2022 following a doping violation, pending an appeal, and back-up Maarten Stekelenburg is still shaking off a knee injury, meaning that the inexperienced Kjell Scherpen may have to start again

     

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