LAZIO NEWS

Lazio will face competition from Tottenham for Basel boss Murat Yakin, according to reports.
Former Inter and Lazio star Dejan Stankovic explains why he turned down the chance to become Serbian FA President.
The Coppa Italia Round of 16 schedule has been drawn up with Roma-Sampdoria and Udinese-Inter on January 9.
Vladimir Petkovic is pleased with Lazio’s Europa League draw against Ludogorets. “It could’ve been worse.”
Napoli, Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina have today been told of their last 32 Europa League opponents. And it could be Juve-Fiorentina in the last 16!
Serie A will be represented by Fiorentina, Napoli, Juventus and Lazio in today’s Europa League last 32 draw.
Vladimir Petkovic thought Lazio deserved even more goals, but Davide Nicola saw a timorous Livorno.
Vladimir Petkovic admits Miroslav Klose “makes everyone raise their game” and confirmed a Keita Balde row.
Fiorentina crushed Bologna, Miroslav Klose’s brace revived Lazio, Sampdoria and Torino earned shock away wins in Udine and Verona, while last-gasp Atalanta held Genoa.
This could be Vladimir Petkovic’s last game on the Lazio bench and he has Miroslav Klose back from the start against Livorno.
Livorno haven’t won away to Lazio since 1943, but Coach Davide Nicola is sure “we can fight it out with anyone.”
Lazio starlet Keita Balde is reportedly dropped for today’s game with Livorno due to a disciplinary matter.
Vladimir Petkovic believes Lazio “realised what they are risking and going through” ahead of their game with Livorno.
After Murat Yakin said “no comment” to rumours of a link with Lazio, it’s reported the Basel Coach could join in January.
Basel boss Murat Yakin has refused to comment on rumours that he will take over at Lazio at the end of the season.
Fiorentina and Napoli will be top seeds in the Europa League draw, but Juventus and Lazio go into the second pot.
Vladimir Petkovic warns “all the negativity isn’t helping” Lazio, but he “expects more from the players.”
Lazio had chances, but their 0-0 draw with Trabzonspor sees them go through as runners-up in Europa League Group J.
Lazio have already qualified, but must beat Trabzonspor to win the Europa League group and end their crisis.
Miroslav Klose is back in the Lazio squad for Thursday’s Europa League match with Trabzonspor.