Rome - With a virtually full squad to choose from and the promise of overwhelming numbers of travelling support, Borussia Mönchengladbach have every reason to be confident heading into their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg against S.S. Lazio on Thursday (kick-off 19:00 CET).

"10.000 fans will be supporting us - that will give us an extra boost", said Spanish centre-back shortly before the Foals flew to Rome, where they're hoping to build on a 3-3 draw from the first leg.

Lazio winless in five


After Juan Arango's late stunning free-kick looked to have given Lucien Favre's side the advantage in last week's spectacular encounter at the Borussia-Park, Libor Kozak’s 94th-minute leveller spoiled Borussia's night.

"We have to score one goal more than the opposition, it's as simple as that", said Oscar Wendt, adding that "Lazio were very effective in the first leg. We'll have to keep it tight in Rome, defend well and use our chances when going forward".

"We can match top teams"


Neither Gladbach nor Lazio have been at their best in recent weeks, with Borussia losing to Hamburger SV last weekend and Lazio, currently fourth in Italy's Serie A, extending their winless streak to five matches following last weekend's 3-0 defeat to cellar-dwellers AC Siena.

Gladbach's positive away record this season serves as source of hope. "We won in Kyiv and at Fenerbahce and clinched a draw in Marseille," captain Martin Stranzl pointed out. "We're aware that we can match top teams away from home."