Lazio, the European campaign begins in Istanbul.  Against the former Muslera

Lazio, the European campaign begins in Istanbul. Against the former Muslera

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Lazio, the European campaign begins in Istanbul.  Against the former Muslera

Sarri’s team is expected from the Europa League away match at Galatasaray. The precedents are in favor of the Capitoline club

After the knockout against Milan, Sarri’s Lazio restarts from the Europa League. Thursday the trip to Istanbul to face Galatasaray: kick-off at 18.45. The biancocelesti will try to climb to group E also facing Marseille and Lokomotiv Moscow. Fresh from the experience in the Champions League last season, out in the round of 16 against Bayern Munich, Lazio need to start strong by immediately earning points. Terim’s men will try to make the debut of Immobile and his companions complicated.


Two wins and one defeat is Lazio’s league balance. The ranking says seventh position, but the journey is still long. With Sarri’s arrival on the bench, the team needs to break in. In Super Lig, the Turkish club has collected two successes and as many draws: the last is the 2-2 scored last day against Trabzonspor. Terim’s group faced much of the qualification process to get to the groups: eliminated by PSV in the Champions League preliminaries, Galatasaray were “relegated” to the Europa League, where they beat the Scots of St. Johnstone and Randers Danes. Defending the poles of the Turks is the former of the challenge: Fernando Muslera. In Serie A from 2007 to 2011, he made 113 appearances with Lazio. Out due to injury the expert Arda Turan.


There are four precedents between Galatasaray and Lazio: two Biancocelesti successes, one draw and one victory for the Turks. In the 15/16 season the last double confrontation between the teams in the round of 32 of the Europa League: 1-1 in Istanbul, 3-1 at the Olimpico. The goals of Parolo, Felipe Anderson and Klose were decisive. Then the other matches in the Champions League group stage 01/02. Possible chance for Zaccagni, new biancoceleste arrival, already on the pitch as a substitute against Milan. Sarri could slightly rotate the men for the European commitment, so as to dose the energies in view of the next championship matches. In a week there are three matches on the calendar: Cagliari, Turin and the derby with Roma. Before the second match in Europe against Lokomotiv Moscow. The tour de force has started.

September 14 – 19:43