Lazio vs Sevilla Match Info
Date: Thursday February 14 2019
Kick-off time: 5.55pm
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Lazio vs Sevilla Head-To-Head Record
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Lazio vs Sevilla Stats
- Lazio have played nine previous matches at home to Spanish clubs in European competitions and won three, drew four and lost two
- Sevilla have played five previous away matches against Italian clubs in UEFA competitions and won one, drew one and lost three
- Lazio are through to the Europa League round-of-32 for the sixth time in eight seasons
Lazio vs Sevilla Match Preview
Sevilla’s record in the Europa League, and its predecessor the UEFA Cup, over the last 14 years is phenomenal – but they have been done no favours by the draw for this season’s first knockout round.
The Spanish club won the equivalent to this competition in 2006 and 2007, then completed a hat-trick under the new format when coached by current Arsenal manager Unai Emery between 2014 and 2016.
In both of the two campaigns since then, Sevilla reached the Champions League knockout stage and so the last time they tried and failed to win the Europa League was in 2011-12 when knocked out in the qualifying rounds by Hannover.
However, this time they have been given a very tricky round-of-32 opponent in Lazio, who are regulars in the knockout stage themselves with a best recent performance of reaching the quarter-finals last term before losing to Red Bull Salzburg.
A particularly encouraging thing for Lazio is their home record in Europe – they have won 21 of their last 31 continental games at the Stadio Olimpico and lost only four, and in recent times especially they have not found goals difficult to come by.
It may not necessarily be enough to guarantee Lazio will advance from this tie, but the Biancocelesti are fancied to take a first-leg advantage over to Spain next week when Sevilla will hope to produce more of their Europa League magic.
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