The starting lineups for this evening’s Europa Conference League clash between Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio and Pascal Jansen’s AZ Alkmaar have been announced.
Recent History & Form
Both sides will be hungry to pick up an important win in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie. Lazio secured their spot in the knockout stages after a play-off win over CFR Cluj, whilst AZ Alkmaar topped their group comfortably, putting the wind in their sails.
Both teams picked up a win on the weekend, with the Biancocelesti securing a 1-0 win over Sampdoria and the Eredivisie outfit beating Vitesse 1-0.
Lazio & AZ Alkmaar Team News
Lazio only have one absence heading into this European tie, but it’s a big one. Star striker Ciro Immobile has been ruled out of the match with a muscle issue and will likely be sidelined for a number of matches, hopefully returning in time for the Derby della Capitale.
AZ Alkmaar cannot count on Sem Westerveld, Sam Beukema, Bruno Martins Indi and Dani de Wit, all of whom are out with various injuries.
Starting Lineups for Lazio vs AZ Alkmaar
Lazio (4-3-3): Maximiano; Lazzari, Casale, Patric, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Felipe Anderson, Zaccagni.
AZ Alkmaar (4-3-3): Ryan; Sugawara, Goes, Hatzidiakos, Kerkez; Clasie, Mijnans, Reijnders; Odgaard; Pavidis, Karlsson.