Lazio full-back Adam Marusic will not feature in tonight’s pre-season friendly against Sassuolo.

As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti will face the Neroverdi in their final pre-season friendly tonight at the Stadio Benito Stirpe in Frosinone.

The 28-year-old Montenegrin is out with muscle fatigue and only worked in the gym yesterday, not joining the rest of the squad for the training session. The Biancocelesti do not want to take any risks ahead of the start of the Serie A season.


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He will be replaced by former SPAL man Manuel Lazzari, with Elseid Hysaj starting on the left side.

The midfield trio will be composed of Lucas Leiva, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, with the front three being Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile and Raul Moro.

Pepe Reina will likely get the nod over Thomas Strakosha in goal.


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Lazio are currently working on extending Marusic’s contract, which currently expires next year in 2022, but need to unblock the liquidity ratio first before they can officially finalise the new deal.