Thursday February 16 2012
Klose, Hernanes start against Atleti

Lazio and Atletico Madrid both field strong starting line-ups for their Europa League Round of 32 clash at the Stadio Olimpico.

Entering the knock-out stages of the competition, both Edy Reja and former Aquile man Diego Simeone have picked almost the best starting XIs respectively available for the first leg of their knockout fixture on Thursday evening.

Reja welcomes back Modibo Diakite into central defence alongside Giuseppe Biava, whilst Miroslav Klose starts in attack with Hernanes behind him.

Last season’s competition top-scorer Radamel Falcao starts up top for Atleti and will be supported by former Juventus playmaker Diego.

The game kicks off 6pm UK time.

Starting line-ups

Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Diakite, Biava, Zauri; Ledesma, Matuzalem; Gonzalez, Hernanes, Candreva; Klose

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe; Suarez, Gabi; Adrian, Diego, Koke; Falcao


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