S.S. Lazio midfield player Giuliano Giannichedda will miss the UEFA Cup second-round matches against Yugoslavian side FK Crvena Zvezda because of injury.
Five week absence
The 28-year-old will be sidelined for around five weeks after he damaged his right thigh in training yesterday - ruling him out of tomorrow's first leg at the Olimpico and the return leg in Belgrade on 14 November.
Former Udinese Calcio player Giannichedda has been a regular in Roberto Mancini's side this season. His absence will be a blow to the coach who does, however, recover Argentinian and Italian internationals Diego Simeone and Fabio Liverani. Both are back from injury to face Crvena Zvezda.
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