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  19/09/2013: Europa League: Lazio - Legia Warsaw
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The time for the international competitions has come and after the Champions League openers it is now Europa League teams' turn to enter the group stages. Lazio's opener will be against Polish champions Legia Warsaw and will be played at Stadio Olimpico at 21.05 Thursday evening.

Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic has been busy finding a good balance for the squad rotation that is expected as the EL game happens only three days before the crucial Derby della Capitale. The expectations are that Lazio will win the game no matter what players are played, but from previous experience it should be clear that no team is anylonger an easy opponent and the Poles will be fired up to show their worth. 

Lazio have started the league campaign with two wins and one loss, whereas Warsaw are topping the Polish table with five wins and 15 points in seven games played. No doubt the Poles have the quality to upset Lazio, but the favourites to win the game are the Romans and with the home ground advantage this is also the outcome everyone is expecting.

Possible line-ups:
Lazio: Marchetti, Cavanda, Ciani, Cana, Konko, Onazi, Hernanes, Gonzalez, Ederson, Floccari, Keita.
Legia Warsaw: Skaba; Broz, Rzeźniczak, Dossa Junior, Brzyski; Vrdoljak, Furman; Ojamaa, Radović, Kosecki; Saganowski.
Author: Khashayar Kashefi
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