Simone Inzaghi is expected to rest Ciro Immobile for Joaquin Correa and Felipe Caicedo when Lazio face CFR Cluj in the Europa League this evening.
The Belgian 36-year-old Silvio Proto will most likely get the nod in goal, as ever-present Thomas Strakosha is out with a fever, and Jony might get a chance to impress the coach on the flank.
Their leading goal scorer Ciro Immobile looks like he will be rested, and despite a recent niggling injury, Felipe Caicedo might get the call to partner Joaquin Correa up front in a 3-5-2 formation against the Romanian side.
Inzaghi confirmed that he will have one eye on the upcoming match against Udinese on Sunday and admitted that Danilo Cataldi and Marco Parolo will play – whilst Manuel Lazzari must play through a small problem, since Adam Marusic is serving a ban.
Cluj should adopt a Christmas tree formation with their 5-3-2 and protect their lead over Lazio to book a place in the next phase. Coach Dan Petrescu doesn’t have any players out injured, but forward Mario Rondon is suspended.
As well as winning both of their last two fixtures, Lazio need a helping hand from group leaders Celtic, as Cluj are six points better off than the Biancocelesti before their clash tonight.
Lazio (probable): Proto; Bastos, Vavro, Acerbi; Lazzari, Parolo, Cataldi, Berisha, Jony; Correa, Caicedo
Cluj (probable): Arlauskis; Peteleu, Burca, Boli, Cestor, Camora; Bordeianu, Djokovic, Paun; Omrani, Deac
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