Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Basic & Zaccagni to Make First Lazio Starts vs Galatasaray in Europa League Opener

New signings Toma Basic and Mattia Zaccagni are set to make their first Lazio starts vs Galatasaray on Thursday.

As reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, coach Maurizio Sarri is planning to rotate the squad a little in Thursday’s Europa League opener against Galatasaray, deploying the two of the latest Biancocelesti signings from the beginning.

The Croatian midfielder is being given the task to make the midfield more balanced and solid, whilst the Italian midfielder will have more offensive responsibilities, similar to the role he played with Hellas Verona.

Both Basic and Zaccagni appeared as substitutes in Lazio’s 2-0 loss to AC Milan on Sunday and neither were particularly at fault, struggling to make an impact as the Biancocelesti faded out of the match.

Lazio will be hoping for a strong start to their Europa League campaign on Thursday, with the away game to Galatasaray being one of the toughest fixtures in the group.
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