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UltimateQuaranTeam: Walsall v Roma

21 March 2020

The #UltimateQuaranTeam tournament is set to get underway on Sunday with Walsall taking on Italian giants AS Roma on Monday afternoon.

Saddlers Striker Elijah Adebayo will be representing Walsall as he looks to cause a first round upset.

Here is everything you need to know about our opponents and all the key FIFA 20 related stats on I Giallorossi.

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Club: AS Roma
Founded: June 1927
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico (capacity 70,634)
Manager: Paulo Fonseca


AS Roma are one of Italian football’s leading lights and have a rich history both domestically and in Europe.

They have three Serie A titles to their name, with the most recent of those coming in 2001. They have also won nine Coppa Italia’s and the Suppercoppa Italiana twice.

In Europe, Roma were triumphant in the 1960-61 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, their only European title. They reached the European Cup final in 1984, losing to Liverpool on penalties. They also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2018, again, Liverpool were their conquerors.

They were also beaten finalists in the 1991 UEFA Cup, losing to fellow Serie A side Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate.

On FIFA

Roma have an overall rating of four and a half stars. Their attack is their strongest point area, rated at 84 while their midfield and defence is rated at 78.

According to FUTHEAD.com, Their highest rated player is Edin Dzeko, who is rated at 84 overall.

Other players to look out for are Justin Kluivert, who has 88 pace and The 81-rated Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Saddlers on FIFA

Walsall meanwhile have an overall rating of one and a half stars. The midfield and defence are both rated at 63 while the attack has a rating of 62.

Danny Guthrie and Mat Sadler are the highest rated players in the Saddlers squad, both at 66 overall. Caolan Lavery, Liam Kinsella and James Clarke make up the rest of the Saddlers’ silver players, all at 65.

Walsall’s fastest player is Camerona Pring, who has 82 pace.

Key Battle

Given he’ll be the man picking the team, we anticipate Adebayo will pick himself in the starting XI and he will therefore come up against Roma centre-back Chris Smalling which could prove to be a pivotal battle as we look for a place in the second-round.

The Tourmanent

The competition has been organized by Leyton Orient to give football-starved fans something to cheer about while matches are suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

128 clubs worldwide are participating in the competition that kicks-off today.

The Saddlers will play their opening game at 2pm on Monday afternoon.

A Just Giving page has also been set up by the O’s in a bid to raise money through the tournament to support the EFL and its clubs, MIND and the all-important COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser by WHO.

Click here if you wish to donate.


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