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Saturday April 20 2013
Line-ups: Udinese-Lazio

Lazio go head-to-head with Udinese this evening in their annual battle for European places, as Antonio Di Natale takes on Miroslav Klose.

These teams had an extremely ill-tempered and controversial showdown at the Stadio Friuli last season for a Champions League spot, though this time it’s for the Europa League.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Di Natale and Mehdi Benatia return from their bans, but Luis Muriel is suspended for Udinese.

Lazio welcome back Giuseppe Biava, but Lorik Cana is banned, while Stefan Radu and Senad Lulic joined the injury list. Long-term absentees are Bruno Pereirinha and Cristian Brocchi.

The Aquile switch to a three-man defence and drop Hernanes to the bench, as Andre Dias takes the centre-back role.

Vladimir Petkovic’s men are sliding down the standings in recent weeks, losing four of the last six Serie A games.

The Biancocelesti are also without a win in Udine since 2007, managing three draws and two losses.

Udinese: Brkic; Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Allan, Lazzari, Gabriel Silva; Zielinski, Pereyra; Di Natale

Udinese bench: Padelli; Angella, Heurtaux, Pasquale, Faraoni; Badu, Campos Toro, Merkel, Pinzi, Rodriguez; Ranegie, Maicosuel

Lazio: Marchetti; Biava, Dias, Ciani; Gonzalez, Ledesma, Onazi, Stankevicius; Candreva, Mauri; Klose

Lazio bench: Bizzarri, Scarfagna; Konko, Ederson, Hernanes, Crecco; Floccari, Kozak, Saha, Rozzi

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