Giannichedda blow for Lazio

Injury will deprive S.S. Lazio of Giuliano Giannichedda for the UEFA Cup matches against FK Crvena Zvezda.

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.

Mancini blow
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.