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Two-month lay-off for Marchegiani

Published: Friday 15 November 2002, 18.03CET
S.S. Lazio goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani will out for two months after breaking a bone in his right hand.
 
 
Published: Friday 15 November 2002, 18.03CET

Two-month lay-off for Marchegiani

S.S. Lazio goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani will out for two months after breaking a bone in his right hand.

S.S. Lazio goalkeeper Luca Marchegiani will be out of action for two months after breaking a bone in his right hand after six minutes of Thursday's UEFA Cup match against FK Crvena Zvezda.

Goalkeeping crisis
Lazio advanced to the third round of the competition 2-1 on aggregate, but their celebrations were muted as Marchegiani's injury heralded a minor goalkeeping crisis at the Roman club.

Head injury
First-choice goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi is still recovering from a head injury sustained against Parma AC last Sunday and the injury to Marchegiani - the 36-year-old former Italy goalkeeper who is playing his tenth consecutive season with Lazio - has left coach Roberto Mancini with a selection problem.

Concetti steps in
Peruzzi is doubtful for the match against Como Calcio this weekend but youngster Emanuele Concetti is ready to replace him after a good performance as substitute against the Yugoslavian side in the UEFA Cup.

 
Last updated: 15/11/02 18.11CET

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