Lazio vs FCSB (Steaua Bucharest) will meet Thursday, 22nd February, 19:00 CET, UEFA Europa League Knockout stage. The match will be liveTEXT on FootballBetExpert and live on TV at ProTV.
The 1-0 win in the first leg gave Steaua a first victory against an Italian team; On Thursday 22nd February, they travel to Lazio looking to score at least once at Stadio Olimpico.
As FootballBetExpert predicted Steaua Bucharest manage to speculate the bad form of Lazio and won 1-0 against an Italian teams for the first time in 14 meetings. Gnohéré scored the only goal of the game. Steaua Bucharest played aggressive in compact structure horizontally& vertically without conceding any goal.
Lazio vs FCSB HOT News: If Steaua Bucharest qualifies they will receive from UEFA a lump sum of EUR 750,000. Half of the amount will go to players and team coach as well as members making it EUR 20,000 each. Steaua Bucharest drawan against rivals Dinamo Bucharest on Sunday. Filipe Teixeira leveled the match at 2-2 in the last second.
FCSB striker Denis Alibec will not play against Lazio on Thursday. The talented Romanian striker is got an hamstring Injury. Also another important absence for Steaua Bucharest will be the captain Pintillii, suspended and will be replaced in line-ups with Cr Tanase. Finally, Filipe Teixeira will enter for sure in the second half.
On the other hand Biancocelesti Lazio, after 3 consecutive games lost in Serie A, have won 2-0 against Verona in Serie A (2 goals Ciro Immobile) and is expected to play against Steaua Bucharest with their best team. Ciro Immobile the Italy forward, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions so far this season is back from his muscular problem and he’s expected to play from the first minute.
Possible Lineups Lazio: Strakosha – Radu, Luiz Felipe, Caceres – Marusici, Murgia, Lucas Leiva, Parolo, Lukaku – Anderson – Ciro Immobile
Poosible Lineups FCSB: A. Vlad – R. Benzar, Găman, Planici, J. Morais – Nedelcu, Cr Tanase – Man, Budescu, Fl. Tănase – Gnohere
Lazio will play with their best team and will attack from the first minute. However, if Steaua Bucharest will repeat the good game played in Bucharest by defending deep and be organised then will have very big chance to score with a devastating counter-attack. In this case Lazio will need to score 3 goals if they want to qualify which will be hard. They have experienced players like Budescu which can make the difference but also they have a very young goalkeeper Andrei Vlad (only 18 years old) without experience in European matches.
Lazio – Steaua Bucharest 2-1 ( Steaua Bucharest qualifies)
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