NEWS
Thursday March 8 2018
Line-ups: Lazio-Dynamo Kiev

Lazio go all-out against Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League Round of 16 with Ciro Immobile and Felipe Anderson leading the way.

It kicks off at 20.05 GMT and you can follow the build-up and action on the LIVEBLOG.

The Aquile have had a phenomenal campaign so far, but went out of the Coppa Italia semi-final on penalties to Milan last week.

They’re still third in Serie A and in a fight to secure Champions League qualification for next term, despite a heart-breaking last-gasp defeat to Juventus on Saturday.

That means Luis Alberto is rested this evening, but Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Jordan Lukaku bring pace to midfield, with Senad Lulic, Adam Marusic, Martin Caceres and Luiz Felipe all injured.

Coach Simone Inzaghi goes on the attack at the Stadio Olimpico in this first leg, with Felipe Anderson supporting hitman Immobile.

Alessandro Murgia and Dusan Basta step into the midfield amid injury problems.

Immobile has to be careful, as he is a booking away from Europa League suspension.

Dynamo Kiev only squeezed through the Round of 32 on away goals, drawing 1-1 at AEK Athens and held 0-0 at home.

The Ukrainians are missing Georgi Bushchan, Serhiy Sydorchuk and Vladyslav Kalitvintsev, while Dieudonne Mbokani Bezua is not 100 per cent fit and skipped their last three games.

It’s a tightrope for Volodymyr Shepeliev, Denys Garmash, Derlis Gonzalez and Junior Moraes, who are one booking away from a ban.

Moraes is second top scorer in the Europa League this season with six goals, but is only on the bench.

Kiev have found the net in eight of their last nine away games in Europe.

These sides have met before in the 1999-00 Champions League group stage, when Lazio – featuring Simone Inzaghi upfront – won home and away.

Lazio: Strakosha; Wallace, De Vrij, Radu; Basta, Murgia, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lukaku; Felipe Anderson; Immobile

Lazio bench: Guerrieri, Bastos, Patric, Luis Alberto, Parolo, Nani, Caicedo

Dynamo Kiev: Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Kadar, Pivaric; Shaparenko, Buyalskiy; Tsygankov, Garmash, Morozyuk; Besedin

Dynamo Kiev bench: Rudko, Shepeliev, Moraes, Gonzalez, Khacheridi, Mykolenko, Alibekov

Ref: Kruzliak (SVK)

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