Published On: Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013

Lazio to face Crystal Palace in pre-season friendly

Lazio LogoLazio have released their pre-season fixture list as they prepare for their first competitive match of the upcoming 2013-14 campaign.

The Biancocelesti had to change their plans to give them time to prepare for the Italian Super Cup game with Juventus on August 18.

The club revealed on their official website that they will take on Spezia, Panathinaikos and Crystal Palace.

The Stadio Olimpico side will first receive visitors Spezia at their training ground of Auronzo di Cadore on July 24.

This is in then followed up by a high-profile trip to Athens to play Panathinaikos on August 4.

The Aquile will then conclude their pre-season friendlies with a trip on August 10 to Selhurst Park where they will play the ‘Eagles’ of south London, Crystal Palace.

Vladimir Petkovic’s side’s last trip to the English capital saw them draw 0-0 with Tottenham Hotspur in September 2012 in the Europa League group stages before achieving the same result in the reverse fixture.

Lazio also faced Panathinaikos in the same Europa League group, beating the Greek side 3-0 in Rome and drawing 1-1 in Athens.

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