Lazio will be looking to book their spot in the Round of 16 of the Europa Conference League with a positive showing away to CFR Cluj.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Cluj and Lazio kicks off at 18.45 local time on Thursday 23rd February at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu in Cluj-Napoca.
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CFR Cluj vs Lazio: Recent History
Lazio shook off their inconsistency and returned to winning ways in their first leg clash with Cluj, edging out a 1-0 win at home.
Maurizio Sarri’s side maintained momentum in Serie A and flew to a comfortable 2-0 win over Salernitana, showing signs of the dominance capable when things click on the pitch.
Cluj bounced back in their Liga 1 clash on the weekend, dispatching Arges Pitesti 3-1. They’ll be looking to make up the 1-0 deficit at home as they fight for a spot in the knockout stages of the Conference League.
When these two teams met in the first leg, defender Patric was shown a red card after 15 minutes and Ciro Immobile scored the only goal in the dying minutes of the first half.
CFR Cluj vs Lazio: Team News
Sarri still cannot count on Stefan Radu and Alessio Romagnoli, both of whom are out injured. Pedro is in doubt after suffering a nose injury and Patric is unavailable through suspension.
Cluj do not have any injuries to contend with, giving coach Dan Petrescu a number of options across the pitch as he looks to pull off the upset.
Expected Starting Lineups
Lazio are again expected to rotate the squad a little for the Conference League outing, resting starters like Ivan Provedel, Danilo Catladi and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Luis Maximiano is set to return in goal and Mario Gila will come in for the suspended Patric. Marcos Antonio will likely have another chance to impress in the midfield.
Cluj (4-4-2): Scuffet; Manea, Kolinger, Burca, Camora; Deac, Muhar, Cvek, Krasniqi; Yeboah, Birligea.
Lazio (4-3-3): Maximiano; Lazzari, Casale, Gila, Hysaj; Vecino, Marcos Antonio, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.