Nice and Lazio take on each other in 2017/18 UEFA Europa League, Group Stage on Thursday at 1:00 PM EST in Allianz Riviera, Nice. This will be the first encounter between the two teams.
Date and Time: October 19th, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Venue: Allianz Riviera, Nice
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The last two outings for Nice was not that nice they lost both of them in their domestic campaign of French Ligue 1. However, in the two UEFA matches played so far they lead the table with 6 points and a goal difference of 7.
Head coach Lucien Favre has stated that star striker Wesley Sneijder has trained well and is fit for Thursday’s clash.
An 18-man squad has been called up for the match:
Goalkeepers: Cardinale and Benitez
Defenders: Jallet, Burner, Dante, Marlon, Souquet, Sarr, and Le Marchand.
Midfielders: Walter, Lees-Melou, Koziello, Mendy, and Lusamba
Forwards: Sneijder, Balotelli, Plea, and Srarfi.
The Italian giants Lazio placed 4th in their domestic league with 6 victories, 1 draw, and 1 defeat. Lazio is coming off a prestigious win in Turin, over last year finalist of the Champions League Juventus (2-1). The coming from behind win was possible with two second-half goals from Ciro Immobile that extended their four-match winning streak.
Hoping to build on with the quality display in France, Lazio will be playing the third match of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
Coach Simone Inzaghi may use the same 3-5-2 formation that led their big win over the Juvs.
Expected line up: Strakosha; Bastos, Radu, de Vrij ; Marusic, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic, Lulic ; Luis Alberto, Immobile