Thursday March 7 2013
Petkovic: 'Lazio 51 per cent chance'

Vladimir Petkovic is not getting ahead of himself after Lazio’s 2-0 win away to Stuttgart. “Our chances of qualifying are now 51 per cent.”

The Biancocelesti would have to concede at least two goals at the Olimpico without reply just to push this Europa League Round of 16 tie to extra time, as Ederson and Eddy Onazi netted at the VfB Arena.

“Our chances of qualifying are now 51 per cent,” insisted Coach Petkovic.

“I am happy with the approach we took to the game, as everything went well. I rotated the squad in an intelligent and reasoned way. Those who had the chance to play tonight were most ready for the occasion.”

Lazio are still unbeaten in the Europa League this season with seven victories and four draws.

“We have to be wary of Stuttgart, as they tend to play better on their travels than at home, but if we play like this then I think we can have some satisfying moments in Europe as well as Serie A.

“Now we have to think about Fiorentina, as a victory will be necessary for morale.”

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