EUROPA: Europa League – Group Stage
Match start: 22:05(GMT+2)
Two weeks ago in frames of the first Euro Cup battle between the teams of Lucien Favre and Simone Inzaghi at Allianz Riviera the guests had won with the score 1:3. But the hosts after the two-move by Wesley Sneijder and Mario Balotelli were the first who scored at the 4th minute.
But then, Biancocelesti had scored three times during two halves. Sergej Milinković-Savić was the author of a double and one more goal was scored by Felipe Caicedo.
Tournament position of the 11th quartet
After such victory the team of Simone Inzaghi had increased its total score up to 9 points and became the only leader of group K:
Lazio – 9 points, Nice – 6, Vitesse – 1, Zulte Waregem -1;
As we see, two participants of the group are nowhere. And this means that during two rounds both Lazio and Nice can officially arrange their participation at the first play-off round in February. By the way, the hosts of Stadio Olimpico can become untouchable by the results of the forthcoming battle.
Ciro Immobile’ striking series
During this season the gaming characteristics of Ciro Immobile is perfect. As according to the results of 11 rounds Ciro had scored 14 goals. It is natural, that the forward of Biancocelesti is the best goalscorer of Serie A and, simultaneously, one of the main challengers for the new Golden Shoe:
Contrary to Lazio that is fighting for the highest places its nearest opponent during this championship of France has not only taken it lying down but also is the main challenger for the chief disappointment of the season. After one more defeat at Parc des Princes (3:0) the team of Lucien Favre is going with Metz, Lille, Strasbourg and Amiens to the relegation zone. Bearing in mind absolutely different level of football that is demonstrated by the rivals, the victory of the hosts of Stadio Olimpico is obvious.
Lazio – 1.55, draw – 3.90, Nice – 6.50;