Monday February 25 2019
Lazio: Lucas to play centre-back?

Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva could play in central defence during Tuesday’s Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against Milan.

According to Radio Sei, Lucas presents ‘the only possible solution right now’ to Lazio’s defensive woes, despite Bastos ‘doing all he can’ to recover in time from a thigh injury.

The radio station explains Stefan Radu is suspended and that both Wallace and Luiz Felipe are ‘still some way’ from regaining fitness.

Consequently, the Aquile would have been training with the Brazilian in central defence, placing him in the middle of a back three with Patric and Francesco Acerbi.

The 32-year-old filled in as an emergency centre-half for Liverpool on 17 occasions, which spawned nine wins, two draws and six defeats.

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