A much more important match than one might think the one that will see Simone Inzaghi ‘s Lazio protagonist in the next round of Serie A.
The biancoceleste team will face Claudio Ranieri ‘s Sampdoria at home , a coach who has already given some displeasure to the eagles in the past. This is why it will be, in all respects, a match that should not be underestimated and which will be able to say a lot about the condition of Lazio from a Champions League perspective .
Next week there will be the first leg of the round of 16 of the top European competition against Bayern Munich , an absolutely formidable opponent against whom a practically perfect match will be needed.
Total emergency for Lazio that will have to do without even a leader like Stefan Radu . In fact, the Romanian will not be there against Sampdoria and not even in the match against the Bavarians. A compact race will therefore be needed to try to bring home the three points.
That’s why there will certainly be the new Mateo Musacchio purchase from the beginning . The Argentine defender arrived in the capital from Milan last January where he practically never played. The doubts are fundamentally linked to his physical condition, to be reviewed today.
But against Ranieri’s team he will be the one to go on the pitch alongside Acerbi and Patric. Both Hoedt due to disqualification and Luiz Felipe and Radu will be missing due to their respective injuries. Parolo , already used several times from the first minute as a central defender, could be guarantees as a replacement for Acerbi or in the middle of the field.
Forward it remains to be seen whether Immobile and Correa will play . Above all, the first is increasingly fundamental for Simone Inzaghi’s team who will hardly choose to deprive themselves of it for such a difficult and complex match.
The doubt remains open even if it seems more likely that Correa will start from the bench by making Immobile play with Muriqi at his side. Just as it is not to be excluded, as admitted by Inzaghi in the presentation conference, that Pereira can play alongside Ciro.
The only discordant note of the period is the bad mood of the goalkeeper Strakosha , now definitively ousted by the more experienced Reina as owner. The Albanian has asked for the sale in view of the summer.