Date: Saturday, 14.05.2011 (18;00 hrs)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
In the penultimate week of this Serie A season, Lazio hosts at Stadio Olimpico Genoa. The latter team has nothing to play for, as they are safe from relegation zone but yet, far in points for European competitions. This does not mean that a win is guaranteed here, in particular considering the recent results and performance for that matter of Lazio.
Edy Reja will have a difficult task to assemble players to play in defense. Dias is suspended for this match, whereas Radu and Diakite are gone for the season. This leaves only Biava and Stendardo as center backs with the latter still having fitness problems and has not played in last month. To make things worse, Stephan Lichsteiner has fractured his arm and will miss the Genoa clash. It appears from the current state of affairs at Formello that Reja will field Scaloni on the right, Biava and Stendardo at the center and Garrido on the left.
In the middle, Ledesma and Mauri will start, with probably Bresciano or Gonzales alongside them, given the suspension of Brocchi. Hernanes will play there too.
Up front, Tomasso Rocchi is expected to start after a really long time, but don`t be surprised if Reja gives up on this idea and again goes with Zarate – Floccari.
As we start this week, it is imperative to win and thus pressure roma and Udinese in their respective matches. The chances that we win and at the same time both those team fail to win are pretty slim, but we are Lazio and NON MOLLARE MAI.