Wednesday December 19 2012
Diakite returns for Lazio

Modibo Diakite is making his seasonal debut for Lazio in this afternoon’s Coppa Italia tie against Siena.

The stopper has been named in the starting line-up of the Italian Cup last 16 encounter at the Stadio Olimpico.

The defender, 25, had yet to be used by boss Vladimir Petkovic this term following a contract row.

Diakite is only tied to the club until June 2013 and talks over a renewal had stalled given the difference between his demands and Lazio’s offer.

The Frenchman has been linked with a January move to Genoa.

Lazio (3-5-2): Carrizo; Diakitè, Cana, Ciani; Cavanda, Brocchi, Hernanes, Onazi, Lulic; Floccari, Kozak. (Marchetti, Bizzarri, Biava, Konko, Radu, Scaloni, Ledesma, Mauri, Gonzalez, Klose, Rozzi)

Siena (4-3-1-2): Farelli; Contini, Neto, Paci, Belmonte; Valiani, Vergassola, Del Grosso; D’Agostino; Bogdani, Reginaldo. (Pegolo, Dellafiore, Felipe, Rubin, Coppola, Bolzoni, Mannini, Rosina, Rodriguez, Verre, Calaiò, Larrondo

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