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UCL: Lazio vs BVB


In Group F, Lazio just returned to the Champions League after more than a decade with Dortmund for the fifth consecutive season in the group stage, but they will face each other in their debut against Group F. There are also Zenit St Petersburg and Club Brugge in the group stage. This is considered weaker, so 3 points at the Stadio Olimpico will help 1 of the 2 teams have a great advantage to continue

Simone Inzaghi's team won only 1 of the first 4 Serie A matches of the season, with their declining form continuing to be a cause for concern. Lazio entered this match with undoubtedly diminished confidence, following a horrible 3-0 defeat to Sampdoria on Saturday. In the absence of star striker Ciro Immobile because of a suspension, their attack was almost harmless, only Joauqin Correa was the highlight, this match he would meet the old team before joining Lazio himself. In this match they lacked Andreas Pereira and Adam Marusic and Felipe Caicedo due to injury, Lazio returned to the group stage of the Champions League since 2007-08, after finishing fourth Serie A last season with Ciro's European Golden Boot. Immobile when he scored 36 goals

Borussia Dortmund have won their last 3/4 matches without conceding but they have a bit of a headache in the back line. Erling Haaland will return to the starting lineup after taking a break at the weekend while captain Marco Reus netted the decisive goal from the bench over the weekend and is trying to regain a place in the starting lineup. play. Lukasz Piszczek was forced to leave the field after the game against Hoffenheim in the 21st minute and is unlikely to be present, and Jude Bellingham could make his Champions League debut from the bench. It is not clear who will start in goal because Marwin Hitz started before Roman Burki in Dortmund's last 2 matches. Manuel Akanji tested positive for COVID-19 on October 7 and will miss the match here if he goes through a full 14-day self-isolation period. With only two suitable midfielders, Dortmund may have to use a 4-defender scheme against Lazio. Borussia Dortmund appear to have recovered from their defeat to Augsburg in their 2nd Bundesliga game this season, after defeating Freiburg and Hoffenheim since. 




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