Lazio to win their Europa League group to avoid having to face a third placed Champions League team.
As reported by Italian media outlet LazioNews24 earlier today, the Biancocelesti’s 3-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow last night ensured their qualification to the next round of the Europa League, but there is still a big difference between finishing first and second.
Finishing first in the group would send Lazio directly into the Round of 16, whilst finishing second would force Lazio to have a play-off against one of the third-placed teams in the Champions League group stage.
The Biancocelesti’s next Europa League match is against Galatasaray on 9th December. A victory in this match would be enough to see Lazio finish top of Group E.
Both the Roman club and the Turkish side have a goal difference of +4, so the only thing the Biancocelesti would need to focus on is securing all three points.