Lazio squad
Lazio squad

Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira was loaned out this summer by Premier League side Manchester United where he fell out of favour. The 24-year-old joined Italian club Lazio on a season-long loan deal.

Lazio found the perfect way to fit Pereira in the squad picture. Football enthusiasts were quick to find Lazio's squad picture in which Pereira was photoshopped using his FIFA 21 Ultimate Team card. Embarrassing, or perhaps pure genius are the two ways how Lazio's act can be seen.

Pereira is yet to make an appearance for Lazio, who will play against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage fixture on Wednesday, October 20.

And maybe that is the reason Lazio had to photoshop Pereira into the squad picture, or, the fact that the picture was taken before the midfielder's arrival.

It remains unknown as to over whose face was Pereira photoshopped.

Lazio, meanwhile, are set to make their Champions League appearance for the first time in 13 years. Their recent form, though, has been quite underwhelming after a spectacular performance in the last season which saw Simone Inzaghi's side script 79 goals.

This season, Lazio stand 15th in the league table, with just one win in their last four games.

Ciro Immobile, Lazio's top striker, missed his side's 3-0 thrashing to Sampdoria due to suspension. But his return could mean Lazio could bring back their form. The game against Borussia Dortmund will be a reunion for the Italian striker who last played for the German side in 2016.

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