NEWS
Saturday March 31 2012
Line-ups: Parma-Lazio

Lazio continue their push for Champions League qualification with Tommaso Rocchi and Libor Kozak in tonight’s trip to Parma.

The Biancocelesti are eager to hold on to third place, although for this match they must do without the injured Miroslav Klose, Marius Stankevicius, Senad Lulic and suspended Mobido Diakite.

Coach Edy Reja changed his tactics to a diamond, dropping Hernanes and Antonio Candreva to the bench.

Rocchi partners Kozak with support from Stefano Mauri, despite reports Emiliano Alfaro was due to start.

Parma also desperately need points to avoid being sucked back into the relegation zone and are without a win in eight rounds.

Stefano Ferrario and Raffaele Palladino are unavailable, but Sergio Floccari faces his former teammates alongside Sebastian Giovinco.

Cristian Zaccardo returns from suspension to bolster the defence and MacDonald Mariga recovers from injury.

Parma: Mirante; Zaccardo, Paletta, Lucarelli; Biabiany, Mariga, Valdes, Galloppa, Gobbi; Giovinco, Floccari

Parma: Pavarini, Jonathan, Morrone, Okaka, Modesto, Santacroce, Valiani

Lazio: Marchetti; Radu, Dias, Biava, Konko; Gonzalez, Ledesma, Matuzalem; Mauri; Rocchi, Kozak

Lazio bench: Bizzarri, Scaloni, Hernanes, Cana, Alfaro, Brocchi, Candreva

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