Immobile And Acerbi Ready To Return To Play Against FC Porto

Two Lazio stars, striker Ciro Immobile and defender Francesco Acerbi are reportedly ready to return to action in the second leg of the play-off round of 16 against Portuguese representatives, FC Porto which will take place on Thursday (24/02) evening local time at the Olimpico.

According to reports by Italian newspaper La Repubblica revealing that two Italian players, Ciro Immobile and Francesco Acerbi missed the match against Udinese last Monday night, the striker is still experiencing flu symptoms and Acerbi is still struggling with a hamstring injury.

However good news is received by Lazio as Immobile and Acerbi are very likely to be back in the home game Thursday (24/02) evening local time against FC Porto, an important match as the Biancoceleste are looking to qualify for the last 16 of the Europa League after losing 2-1 in the Champions League. Portugal.

The 32-year-old Italian striker has reportedly almost recovered from flu symptoms so he is ready to return to training with Maurizio Sarri's squad, while Acerbi has finally fully recovered from his muscle injury.

Previously coach Maurizio Sarri was forced to field Felipe Anderson as a false nine when his team was held to a 1-1 draw by Udinese on Monday night local time and the winger contributed his goal in the match. Meanwhile, against Porto, the idea was not successfully implemented by the coach.

Apart from the good news, the hosts have also been confirmed without the midfielder who has been in impressive form of late, Mattia Zaccagni, who was hit by an accumulation of cards and had to miss Thursday night's second leg match. Spanish winger, Pedro is also in doubt after having to be substituted early in the match against Udinese after a bruised leg.

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