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Sunday December 22 2013
Line-ups: Verona-Lazio

Hellas Verona defend their extraordinary home record by welcoming a deeply inconsistent Lazio, as Luca Toni faces Miroslav Klose.

The Stadio Bentegodi tie kicks off at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Whatever the result this afternoon, newly-promoted Verona will end 2013 higher up the standings than Lazio, as they are currently six points clear.

Andrea Mandorlini’s side have put the run of three consecutive defeats behind them and won all but one of their home games this season, losing only to local rivals Chievo.

It’ll be a battle of the veteran hitmen, as Toni takes on his German counterpart Klose, while Juan Iturbe is fit to start despite flu symptoms.

Hernanes is suspended for Lazio, while Alvaro Gonzalez and Bruno Pereirinha also miss out.

The Biancocelesti’s away record is dismal, as they are without a win in nine on their travels and have lost their last three visits to Verona in all competition.

Verona: Rafael; Agostini, Maietta, Moras, Cacciatore; Hallfredsson, Jorginho, Romulo; Gomez Taleb, Toni, Iturbe
Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Dias, Cana, Lulic; Ledesma; Candreva, Onazi, Biglia, Ederson; Klose

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