Lazio Coach Sarri to Start Luis Alberto Against Empoli on Saturday

By Apollo Heyes -

Star midfielder Luis Alberto will start for Lazio in the season opener against Empoli on Saturday.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 28-year-old Spanish midfielder did not start in the final pre-season friendly against Sassuolo last weekend, only coming on in the second half.

Luis Alberto has now recovered from muscle fatigue and the controversy that surrounded him earlier this summer and is now set to start under coach Maurizio Sarri against Empoli later this week.

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The Lazio midfielder returned to squad training yesterday, joining his teammates for the tactical exercises. The 28-year-old Spaniard is keen to impress Sarri and wants to start the Serie A season with a bang.

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Contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2025, the 28-year-old Luis Alberto made 34 Serie A appearances last season, for a total of 2640 minutes. In that time, he scored nine goals and provided two assists.

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