Roma: Szczęsny; Rüdiger, De Rossi, Manolas; Florenzi, Pjanić, Keita, Nainggolan, Digne; Salah, Džeko.
Out: Capradossi (knee)
Doubtful: De Rossi (calf), Totti (calf)
Misses next match if booked: De Rossi, Nainggolan
Real Madrid: Navas; Marcelo/Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Danilo; Modrić, Kroos, Isco; James Rodríguez, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Out: Bale (calf), Pepe (foot), Abner (knee)
Doubtful: Marcelo (shoulder)
Misses next match if booked: Casemiro
Carpi 1-3 Roma (Lasagna 61; Digne 56, Džeko 84, Salah 85)
After Lucas Digne’s long-range strike was cancelled out, Mohamed Salah set up Edin Džeko before quickly adding another himself as Spalletti’s men sealed a fourth successive win.
Real Madrid 4-2 Athletic (Ronaldo 3 87, James Rodríguez 37, Kroos 45; Eraso 10, Elustondo 90)
The hosts took their tally to 37 goals in their last seven Liga home fixtures, Cristiano Ronaldo’s double bookending the Madrid scoring. The Merengues are six undefeated under Zidane.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Real Madrid: WWWDWW
Zidane spent five seasons in Italy with Juventus (1996–2001), winning two Serie A titles. His combined record against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico as a player with Juventus and Madrid was W3 D3 L1