Genoa vs Lazio: Inzaghi’s expected starting eleven
Lazio loses 1-0 in the Europa League to Sevilla at home. Already coming into the match shorthanded, the Biancocelesti will be adding three more players to the injury reserve: Luis Alberto, Marco Parolo and Bastos have all picked up problems in the match.
The Spaniard was stopped in the 44th minute due to a problem with his adductor: he requested a substitution as a “precautionary” measure before “definitive damage” occurred. The extent of his injury is still to be assessed, but he will most likely miss the Genoa match this coming weekend trying to recover form for the return against Sevilla. The Italian twisted his right ankle early on in the match and left limping from the stadium: he will certainly miss the trip to the Ferraris Stadium. Lastly, the Angolan left in the 57th minute due to a muscular problem in his right thigh. His conditions are to be assessed as well – they have scheduled appointments in the coming hours. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic remains sidelined with a first-degree injury to his left thigh, as well as Wallace, and Jordan Lukaku. Also to be evaluated is Valon Berisha, who was stopped during the finishing training yesterday. The aforementioned 7 players will miss the match against Genoa.
What about Ciro Immobile? Inzaghi’s striker should be available again after missing the matches against Empoli and Sevilla. Igli Tare stated: “He could have played in the Europa League clash, but we did not want to risk injuring him. He will be match-fit for the match against Genoa”.
For Genoa vs Lazio, Inzaghi will have to be creative with his lineup. The likely starting eleven will be Strakosha in goal, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi and Radu in defense, one of Marusic or Romulo on the right, Durmisi on the left, Lucas Leiva, Cataldi, and Lulic in the middle, and Correa and Immobile in the attack.