A have a look at what’s taking place round European soccer on Friday:
Roma shall be seeking to put stress on the highest two in Serie A when it visits Lazio within the capital derby. Roma is third within the standings, three factors behind Inter Milan and 6 under league chief AC Milan. Roma drew towards Inter in its final match, which got here on the again of three successive victories. Nevertheless, Lazio is discovering its toes after accidents and Champions League commitments took their toll. Lazio has received its previous two matches and risen to eighth within the league, 5 factors under the highest 4.
Third-place Bayer Leverkusen faces a troublesome process away at Union Berlin, which is exceeding all expectations in fifth after a powerful begin to the season. Leverkusen was briefly the Bundesliga chief final month however hasn’t received any of its three league video games since, although there was a morale-boosting 4-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt within the cup on Tuesday. Will probably be Leverkusen’s first sport since finishing the signing of Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United on Wednesday. Accidents to different gamers imply he may make his debut towards Union.
Monaco travels to play Montpellier with its assault clicking after 10 objectives in three video games. Coach Niko Kovac took some time to seek out the suitable stability in his first season in cost. However he appears to have found out use France striker Wissam Ben Yedder and German ahead Kevin Volland as a entrance pairing. Volland has netted in his previous 4 video games, and the return of attacking midfielder Aleksandr Golovin from harm also needs to assist Monaco’s push to interrupt into the highest three. Monaco is in fourth place and might shut the hole on third-place Lille to a few factors if it wins at Stade de la Mosson, the place Montpellier’s dwelling kind has been much less robust than in latest seasons.
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