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Team News: Four changes for Lazio, Bayer Leverkusen unchanged

Lazio make four changes ahead of their Champions League playoff first leg against Bayer Leverkusen at the Stadio Olimpico, while the visitors remain unchanged.

Lazio manager Stefano Pioli has made four changes ahead of his side's Champions League playoff first leg against Bayer Leverkusen.

Goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is out injured with broken ribs, so Etrit Berisha starts in goal, with Filip Djordjevic and Edson Braafheid also unavailable and Stefan Radu suspended.

Stefan de Vrij, however, has recovered from a fever to feature in defence, while Marco Paolo and Senad Lulic return after missing the Super Cup and form the midfield trio alongside Ogenyi Onazi.

For the visitors, Omer Toprak and ex-Roma man Tin Jedvaj are sidelined so Roger Schmidt names the same side that dispatched of Hoffenheim at the weekend.

New signing Charles Aranguiz will be forced to wait longer for his Leverkusen debut as he is once again on the bench tonight.

Lazio:: Berisha, Basta, de Vrij, Mauricio, Lulic, Onazi, Biglia, Parolo, Candreva, Klose, Felipe Anderson
Subs: Guerrieri, Gentiletti, Konko, Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Keita, Kishna

Bayer Leverkusen:: Leno, Hilbert, Tah, Papadopoulos, Wendell, Bender, Kramer, Bellarabi, Son, Calhanoglu, Kiessling
Subs: Kresic, Andre Ramalho, Donati, Brandt, Aranguiz, Mehmedi, Kruse

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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