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UEFA Europa League

  • November 22, 2012
  • • 1:00 PM
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes
  • • Attendance: 23318

Europa League Preview: Lazio - Tottenham

Either side can reach the knockout stage with three points - but Spurs also need Maribor not to beat Panathinakos - with the hosts unbeaten at home since September.



Konko, Ciani, Biava, Radu
Cana, Ledesma
Gonzalez, Hernanes, Ederson

Walker, Caulker, Dawson, Vertonghen
Lennon, Huddlestone, Sandro, Bale

Andre Dias (thigh) has been ruled out for up to a month for Lazio after injuring himself in the recent 0-0 draw against Juventus. Michael Ciani is likely to step in.

Fellow midfielder Ederson (muscle tear) is unlikely to return to the first-team fold, otherwise Vladimir Petkovic has a fully-fit squad.

Michael Ciani and Lionel Scaloni could come into the backline in place of ex-Sevilla man Abdoulay Konko veteran center back Giuseppe Biava after the weekend result.

Emmanuel Adebayor is banned for three domestic games after his red card again Arsenal so, with just Jermain Defoe the only other recognized striker in the first-team squad, the Togo international is expected to feature in the Europa League.

Steven Caulker missed the north London derby with a knock picked up while on international duty with England, but could return to fitness in time for the trip to Italy.

Elsewhere, Scott Parker (Achilles) and Mousa Dembele (hip) continue to near a return from injury, while Younes Kaboul (knee) and Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) remain out for the foreseeable.

  • Lazio has lost just one home match in Serie A this season - against Genoa in September.
  • The Biancocelesti have conceded just twice in six European games this season including group games and qualifiers.
  • Lazio has not won any of their last eight games against English opposition.
  • Three points will guarantee the Italian outfit first place in Group J.
  • Tottenham has faced Italian eight times in European competition (Champions League/Europa League/UEFA Cup) and has lost just twice - away to Udinese in 2008 and Inter in 2010.
  • Spurs had the highest passing accuracy in the Europa League last season with 87.9 percent.
  • The away side could also qualify with a win, provided Panathinaikos either win or draw at home against Maribor.


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Europa League ‎(EL)‎ Nov 22, 2012 Lazio 0 - Tottenham 0
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Europa League ‎(EL)‎ Sep 20, 2012 Tottenham 0 - Lazio 0
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22Federico MarchettiGoalkeeper
2Michael CianiDefender
20Giuseppe BiavaDefender
26Stefan RaduDefender
39Luis CavandaDefender
6Stefano MauriMidfielder
15Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
19Senad LulicMidfielder
24Cristian LedesmaMidfielder
27Libor KozákStriker
1Albano BizzarriGoalkeeper
4Lionel ScaloniDefender
23Ogenyi OnaziMidfielder
87Antonio CandrevaMidfielder
25Antonio RozziStriker
99Sergio FloccariStriker
25Hugo LlorisGoalkeeper
5Jan VertonghenDefender
16Kyle NaughtonDefender
2Kyle WalkerDefender
45Steven CaulkerDefender
11Gareth BaleMidfielder
-Gylfi SigurdssonMidfielder
46Thomas CarrollMidfielder
2Clint DempseyStriker
10Emmanuel AdebayorStriker
23Carlo CudiciniGoalkeeper
5Michael DawsonDefender
8Tom HuddlestoneMidfielder
7Aaron LennonMidfielder
19Mousa DembéléMidfielder
14Jake LivermoreMidfielder
18Jermain DefoeStriker

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