Beating Galatasaray & Winning UEL Group Has Two Important Benefits for Lazio

Winning the Europa League group and beating Galatasaray would be incredibly valuable for Lazio.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, victory against the Turkish side would secure another €3 million for the Biancocelesti, adding to the €9 million already secured so far this campaign.

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Beating Galatasaray would also see Lazio avoid the play-offs against a team relegated from the Champions League, which would be played on the 17th and 24th February.

Considering that the Europa League Round of 16 will be played on the 10th and 17th March, winning against Galatasaray gives Lazio significantly more time to dedicate to the league, freeing up their schedule a little.

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In their first meeting in September in Turkey, Lazio lost 1-0 after goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha made a terrible mistake to gift the Istanbul side the three points.

With their next meeting in Rome, coach Maurizio Sarri will be hoping that his side will be confident and clinical enough to secure the victory.

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