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Europa League 2022/23 Group F Preview: Lazio clash with Conference League runner-ups

Lazio and Feyenoord were drawn in this section and will headline the group.

With SK Sturm Graz and FC Midtjylland in the mix, Group F appears to be one of the most interesting foursomes in the competition’s group stage. Here is our preview:

Europa League Group F Fixtures

Matchday 1 – September 8

  • Lazio vs Feyenoord
  • Sturm vs Midtjylland

Matchday 2 – September 15

  • Midtjylland vs Lazio
  • Feyenoord vs Sturm

Matchday 3 – October 6

  • Sturm vs Lazio
  • Midtjylland vs Feyenoord

Matchday 4 – October 13

  • Feyenoord vs Midtjylland 
  • Lazio vs Sturm

Matchday 5 – October 27

  • Lazio vs Midtjylland
  • Sturm vs Feyenoord 

Matchday 6 – November 3

  • Feyenoord vs Lazio
  • Midtjylland vs Sturm

Europa League Group F Preview

In his first season in the Italian capital, Maurizio Sarri guided Lazio to fifth in the Serie A table, finishing just six points behind Juventus to secure a place in Pot 1 for the draw for the 2022/23 Europa League.

There were plenty of strong clubs in Pot 2, and the Biancocelesti managed to be grouped with one of them in Dutch side Feyenoord.

Sturm and Midtjylland will complete Group C and should not provide too much difficulty for the two favourites in the group.

Lazio progressed to the competition’s round of 16 last season. With the additions of Alessio Romagnoli, Nicolò Casale, and Matías Vecino, they will try to go even further in the knockout stage.

Feyenoord narrowly missed out on winning the Europa Conference League in the inaugural final last season after an impressive but unexpected European run.

The Rotterdam-based club may have lost several key players this summer in Luis Sinisterra, Cyriel Dessers, Guus Til and Tyrell Malacia, but they have brought in several young players with a point to prove.

Midtjylland missed out on last year’s knockout stage by a two-point margin and then lost the Danish Championship by three points months later. 

Sturm failed to win any of their group stage matches last season, and the Austrian club seem destined to finish at the bottom of their group again.

Group F will likely be decided in the final group match days as Lazio will play both games against Midtjylland in October before ending with a visit to Rotterdam. 

If Lazio choose to prioritise their efforts towards achieving a top-four finish over their European run, we could very much see an upset in Feyenoord and Midtjylland finishing above them.

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