Lazio make changes for their lunchtime trip to Ciro Immobile’s unpredictable Torino with a new Felipe Anderson role.
It kicks off at 11.30 GMT at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin.
The Aquile’s chances of qualifying for Europe are very slim indeed after a series of poor results, culminating in Monday’s 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Sassuolo.
They are the only Italian representative remaining in the Europa League and face Sparta Prague on Thursday in the Round of 16.
Mauricio sits out a ban with Dusan Basta, Stefan Radu, Santiago Gentiletti and Stefan de Vrij on the treatment table. Coach Stefano Pioli rings the changes with a new 4-3-1-2 system that uses Felipe Anderson behind strikers Miroslav Klose and Filip Djordjevic.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is not 100 per cent fit, so Danilo Cataldi takes over in midfield, while Federico Marchetti returns in goal after suffering from flu symptoms.
Torino have won just two of their last 13 Serie A games, one in seven, and even the return of Immobile has only slightly improved their fortunes.
Alessandro Gazzi, Danilo Avelar and Pontus Jansson are unavailable, but Immobile and Andrea Belotti lead the attack with Bruno Peres and Davide Zappacosta down the wings.
Lazio have won their last four competitive meetings with Torino, home and away, unbeaten since a 1-0 result here in December 2013.
Torino: Padelli; Maksimovic, Glik, Moretti; Molinaro, Benassi, Vives, Acquah, Bruno Peres; Belotti, Immobile
Torino bench: Ichazo, Castellazzi, Bovo, Gaston Silva, Zappacosta, Obi, Baselli, Farnerud, Maxi Lopez, Martinez
Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Bisevac, Hoedt, Lulic; Cataldi, Biglia, Parolo; Felipe Anderson; Djordjevic, Klose
Lazio bench: Berisha, Guerrieri, Braafheid, Patric, Morrison, Milinkovic-Savic, Onazi, Mauri, Candreva, Kishna, Keita
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