Fenerbahce vs Lazio Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 4, 2013; Time: 7:05 PM UTC;
Venue: Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu — İstanbul.
Vladimir Petkovic’s team is on 12-match unbeaten run in the Europa League so far this season, so Lazio will try to extend this positive stats. Aykut Kocaman’s men will do their best to end this impressive run of the Italian outfit at their home ground in the quarter-final first-leg on Thursday night.
Fenerbahce stands 2nd in the Turkish Super Lig with 49 points from 27 games. They are just 4 points behind Galatasaray. Their present form has seen 4 wins and 1 draw from last five games. Last five home matches Fenerbahce have finished with 1 draw, 1 loss and 3 wins. In the previous rounds of the Europa League they passed through BATE and Viktoria Plzen. Also, Fenerbahce have won 9 of their 14 league games at home.
Lazio goes 6th in Serie A with 50 points from 30 games. They are fighting for the Europa League zone for the next year and currently are equal on points with 5th-placed Inter and are 1 point behind 4th-placed Fiorentina. Their present form has seen 3 wins and 2 defeats from last five games. Last five matches on the road the Giallorossi have finished with 1 draw, 1 win and 3 losses. Italian clubs usually don’t take this tournament seriously, but Lazio have great results this season and have passed through Gladbach and Stuttgart in the knockout stages of the Europa League.
It is expected that Pierre Webo will lead the attacking line, with support from Sow and Kuyt. Mehmet Topal and Cristian will take place in midfield zone. Ziegler could play instead Hasan Ali Kaldirim on the left. Yobo and Gokhan Gonul will return to the defensive line having missed the match at the weekend.
Michael Ciani is expected to return after missing 2-1 win over Catania at the weekend. He will partner Biava at the back, cause Andre Dias is sidelined. Abdoulaye Konko and Pereirinha are injured, so Gonzalez could play at right-back once again. Miroslav Klose is back to fitness and could return to the starting line-up and replace Louis Saha. Top goal-scorer Libor Kozak could start from the bench, Onazi, Ederson and Cana will play in midfield.
Fenerbahçe line-up: Demirel, Ziegler, Korkmaz, Yobo, Gönül, Meireles, Topal, Ucan, Sow, Webó, Kuyt.
Last three matches:
Fenerbahçe 2 – Akhisar Bld. 0;
MP Antalyaspor 1 – Fenerbahçe 2;
Fenerbahçe 1 – FC Viktoria Plzeň 1.
Lazio line-up: Marchetti, Radu, Ciani, Biava, González, Ledesma, Lulic, Hernanes, Cana, Candreva, Klose.
Last three matches:
Lazio 2 – Catania 1;
Torino 1 – Lazio 0;
Lazio 3 – VfB Stuttgart 1.