The transfer window has closed and there’s no turning back. Palermo takes on Lazio at the Olimpico – a place that hasn’t been kind to the Rosanero. Enthusiasm amongst Palermo fans is at one of its lowest levels ever in the Zamparini era. After an opening 3-0 defeat to Napoli and a disappointing close to the transfer window, a positive result against Lazio would do a lot of good to bring back some of that good feeling back to the faithful.
Pisano – Cetto – Von Bergen – Garcia
Giorgi – Barreto – Kurtic – Bertolo
Ilicic – Miccoli
Palermo bench: Benussi; Milanovic, Morganella, Munoz, Labrin; Arevalo Rios, Donati, Viola, Sanseverino; Dybala, Abel Hernandez, Budan
The tale of the transfer window will be reserved for later, but the point is Palermo need to have more hunger, grit and desire than their opponents each time they step onto the pitch. This is a team that can no longer rest on the backs of several stars. Rather, they need to play and move as a team. Lazio has had a positive start to their year under their new coach, winning their opener and advancing in the Europa League. Palermo will hope to erase the memory of last game against a very good Napoli side. The Olimpico hasn’t brought much success (22 games, 3 wins, 5 draws, 14 losses), but then again, this is a brand new Rosanero side ready to move forward.
SIAMO TERRONI E CE NE VANTIAMOOOOO!!!!!!!!!