Lazio’s upcoming Champions League clash against Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg will have 16,000 fans present, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport.

The report details how the Russian government, in compliance with their Covid-19 safety regulations, have allowed to stadium to reach 30% capacity, giving Zenit the support of 16,000 fans.

The Lazio squad will now have to brave both freezing cold temperatures and 16,000 passionate and lively home fans, ready to cheer on their team in one of the biggest games of their season so far.

Lazio won their first game in the competition against Borussia Dortmund, beating them 3-1 at home. Their second game was slightly more disappointing, a 1-1 draw away to Belgian side Club Brugge.

Simeone Inzaghi’s side know that coming away from Russia with three points would put them in a good position to progress to the next stage of the competition.