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Thursday April 11 2013
Line-ups: Lazio-Fenerbahce

Lazio will try to overturn a 2-0 first leg defeat to Fenerbahce behind closed doors in tonight’s Europa League quarter-final.

It kicks off at 20.05 UK time (19.05 GMT) at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Aquile had been the only remaining unbeaten side in the tournament before a controversial 2-0 loss in Istanbul. Eddy Onazi had been sent off in the first half.

Onazi and Stefano Mauri are suspended for this fixture, while Andre Dias, Abdoulay Konko, Cristian Brocchi and Bruno Pereirinha are injured, plus Louis Saha is not on the UEFA list.

There were fitness doubts over Miroslav Klose, Alvaro Gonzalez and Stefan Radu too, so only the Romanian starts and Giuseppe Biava is re-routed to right-back.

Libor Kozak takes the centre-forward role, hoping to add to his eight goals in the Europa League so far this season.

The game is played behind closed doors, as Lazio complete their two-match ban for persistent racist chanting from a small section of the supporters.

Fans have sent a message to the squad anyway, over 1,500 gathering at the Formello training ground to accompany the team bus all the way to the Stadio Olimpico like a pre-match parade with cars and mopeds.

Fenerbahce have to do without the injured Moussa Sow, introducing Caner Erkin instead.

Pierre Webò is chosen in attack after scoring in the first leg, while ex-Juventus flop Milos Krasic is on the bench.

Fenerbahce have played six times on Italian soil, losing every match by at least two clear goals.

Lazio: Marchetti; Biava, Ciani, Cana, Radu; Candreva, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic; Ederson; Kozak

Lazio bench: Bizzarri, Crecco, Gonzalez, Cataldi, Klose, Floccari, Rozzi

Fenerbahce: Volkan Demirel; Gokhan Gonul, Egemen Korkmaz, Yobo, Ziegler; Selcuk Sahin, Raul Meireles; Kuyt, Cristian, Caner Erkin; Webò

Fenerbahce bench:Mert Gunok; Bekir Irtegun, Hasan Ali Kaldirim, Mehmet Topal, Salih Ucan, Mehmet Topuz, Krasic
 

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