Tour De Force: Palermo – Lazio

As the feature match of the posticipo between Palermo and Lazio, the Rosanero begin a long stretch of home fixtures against some of the toughest teams in Serie A. It all begins with Lazio, fresh off a loss in Europe, the team led by Edy Reja faces some key absences in defense – so bad that Ledesma looks like to feature in the center of the defense.

Nonetheless, tonight is a key match for the continuity of Mutti’s men. It’s been a good run up until the loss last week against Cagliari, but Palermo will need a focused approach against a tricky and unpredictable Lazio side. On good days, they’re amongst the best in the league. On bad days, they look as lacklustre as Cesena. Hopefully, the latter shows up but Palermo will be buoyed by the return of Miccoli and the comfort of playing in front of the home crowd. Time for work to be done.

Official Lineup

Pisano – Silvestre – Mantovani – Balzaretti
Migliaccio – Donati – Barreto
Miccoli – Budan

Bench: Tzorvas; Munoz; Acquah, Della Rocca, Bertolo, Zahavi, Vazquez

Abel Hernandez is a late scratch due to some lingering (but not serious) issues with his hamstring.


9 thoughts on “Tour De Force: Palermo – Lazio

  1. fozz – try firstrowsports … but it’s now 4-nil. WOW what effort ! Has anyone noticed how with Donati, Budan and Mantovani playing regularly with Migs and Silvestre gives us an overpowering presence in the box ? At times we look like Stoke of the Premiership.

  2. I got a sopcast channel and watched the whole match, was brilliant. See them guys in the ultra stand dressed as sheiks?! Ha, brilliant. How close was mantovanis right foot volley? Shame he cant defend as well as he can play football

  3. Fantastic game by the boys. Every player on the pitch had a positive influence and the result was testament to that. We need to maintain momentum and win away from home. Two more victories and we’ll have our 40 points!

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