Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Champions League, as Roma host Porto in the Round of 16.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 20.00 GMT.

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The Giallorossi reached the semi-final last season, but are still trying to put the pain of January’s 7-1 Coppa Italia humiliation to Fiorentina behind them.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s men have got back on track in Serie A, although injury concerns are piling up.

The same can be said of FC Porto, who have drawn their last two games, losing top scorer Moussa Marega, Vincent Aboubakar and Marius, plus suspended Jesus Corona.

These sides have met twice before in Europe and on both occasions Roma were knocked out, in the 1981-82 Cup Winners’ Cup and the preliminary Champions League round in August 2016.

This’ll be Daniele De Rossi’s 58th Roma appearance in the Champions League proper, more than any other player for this club.

For the first time, there will be VAR in the Champions League, with referee Danny Makkelie assisted in the booth by fellow Dutchman Pol van Boekel.

There will be a minute’s silence before every Champions League and Europa League match this week for Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash on his way to complete the transfer from Nantes to Cardiff City.


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Football Italia staff