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Lazio v Sevilla: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Europa League 2018-19

Varun Nair
ANALYST
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190   //    14 Feb 2019, 13:47 IST

SS Lazio v Empoli - Serie A
SS Lazio v Empoli - Serie A

The Europa League is back, with Lazio set to host Sevilla at the Stadio Olimpico in one of the most eagerly anticipated Europa League round of 32 fixtures.

The Biancocelesti are one of the most consistent performers in the Europa League, having qualified for the knockout stages in 6 of the last 8 seasons.

This time around, Simone Inzaghi and his men qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament after finishing runners-up to Eintracht Frankfurt in Group H. However, they are in good form, having won their last three matches, including a penalty shootout victory against Inter Milan, and will look to continue their impressive run.

The most successful team in the competition since its rebranding, Sevilla are up there with the best in Europe. The Andulasian club are back in the competition for the first time since winning three straight titles (2014, 2015,2016) and qualified for the knockout stages after topping group J. Sevilla in contrast to their opponents, have failed to win any of their last three matches and will be hoping to reverse their fortunes.


Team News

Lazio


Frosinone Calcio v SS Lazio - Serie A
Frosinone Calcio v SS Lazio - Serie A

Lazio find themselves in a spot of bother with first-choice striker Ciro Immobile, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Wallace missing out through injury.  

On the positive side, Luis Alberto and Luis Felipe are expected to be back in contention for a starting berth.

Sevilla

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Nolito is still a long way away from full match fitness.
Nolito is still a long way away from full match fitness.

Maximilian Wober is suspended for this match while Nolito, Aleix Vidal and centre-back Joris Gnagnon are all out injured for Pablo Machin.


Probable Lineups

Lazio (3-5-2):  Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Luiz Felipe; Lulic, Parolo, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Marusic; Correa, Caicedo

Sevilla (3-5-2): Vaclik; Wober, Kjaer, Carrico; Escudero, Mesa, Banega, Sarabia, Promes; Ben Yedder, Andre Silva

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