Leonardo Menichini’s Lazio Primavera team will face Borussia Mönchengladbach in the UEFA Youth League, according to a report from Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi earlier today.
The report details how the format for this season’s youth competition has changed, removing the traditional group format, where Lazio would have faced Zenit, Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge, with a first team draw.
It will be a knockout system all the way until the final on the 20th May. Other teams that the Biancocelesti could have been drawn against include Barcelona, Liverpool, Marseille, Lokomotiv Moscow, Dinamo Kiev and Ferencvaros.
There were no seeded teams and the match against Borussia Mönchengladbach will be played in Germany.
Lazio will only be able to use three 19-year-old players who have at least two years’ experience with the club, which includes Nicolo Armini, Szymon Czyż, Alessandro Cerbara and Tyro Nimmermeer.