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Fantasy AnalysisThis is a huge blow for Roma, who went from a crowded midfield to one that's searching for answers, after Strootman's injury and the January sale of Michael Bradley to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.
Fantasy AnalysisStrootman had to be stretchered off the pitch, and the Roma medical staff confirmed after the game that he at least suffered a sprained left knee. He was seen leaving Stadio San Paolo using crutches, and is scheduled to have more tests Monday. It would be a huge blow for Roma, who previously had enough midfield depth to send Michael Bradley to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer. After the loss, Roma is now 12 points behind leaders Juventus, with a game in hand, and are only three points ahead of Napoli.
Fantasy AnalysisGomez lasted 76 minutes but managed to take only one shot. He has been slowly working his way back from a knee injury, and he will be heavily relied upon until Giuseppe Rossi can return from his own knee issues.
Fantasy AnalysisBalotelli had missed more than two weeks with a shoulder injury, but returns just in time for Milan's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. It's been a rough season for the Italian giants, but if they can score in Spain, they have a shot at advancing to the round of eight.
Fantasy AnalysisTevez's goal gave him 15 on the season, putting him one ahead of Fiorentina's Giuseppe Rossi for the Serie A lead. The Argentine, who is playing in his first season for Juventus after moving over from Manchester City last summer, also has six assists, which trails only seven other players in Italy.
Fantasy AnalysisBalotelli has not faced Juventus since the spring of 2010, and it appears that streak will continue. He struggled for much of the early part of the season, but seems to be picking it up in recent matches. The Italian striker has 10 goals and three assists in 18 Serie A matches this season.