When the final whistle sounded at the Stadio Friuli last Sunday, Lazio’s players were – justifiably – furious at witnessing Udinese net their second goal through Roberto Pereyra. Lazio obliged to the childhood mantra of ‘play to the whistle’ but unfortunately the chimes originated from the crowd and not referee Mauro Bergonzi. Yet their frustrations and reactions – costing a €20,000 fine - in the immediate aftermath smacked of a despera...More
Only four rounds remain and the race to secure the final Champions League position is still wide open. Five sides – Lazio, Napoli, Udinese, Inter and Roma – are in the hunt but after respective runs of pitiful form, are crawling towards the finish line. Two direct matchups take place this weekend, making Round 35 pivotal in the final reckoning.
Somehow still third, Lazio – 55 points – travels north to face Udinese (fifth, 52). Whilst...More
Long before Alessandro Nesta, Juan Sebastian Veron and that agonising yet ultimately memorable wait for news from Perugia in 2000, Lazio fans had another generation of heroes to worship. The class of 1973/74 led the capital club to their first Scudetto with players such as Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Wilson, Luciano Re Cecconi and Vincenzo D’Amico standouts. Yet one man shone above the rest – Giorgio Chinaglia. A great player and character, he died...More
There's no denying the task performed by Edy Reja on a weekly basis is nothing short of miraculous. Having taken over the role as Coach of Lazio from the hapless Davide Ballardini in 2010, the 65 year old rescued the team from near relegation. This was followed by the Biancocelesti narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification to Udinese on goal difference.
With Reja disappointed with the club failing to reach the lucrative...More
The addition of Miroslav Klose to the Lazio squad in the summer could have been seen as an expensive gamble, but it has paid off for the Rome club with the German now contributing both on the pitch and behind the scenes.
Making a 33-year-old your highest earner is rarely the best idea, worse still when they have been shunned by their current club for the past two seasons and have produced a meagre 11 goals from 64 games – most of wh...More
A second derby win of the season has brought the kind of joy to Laziale that hasn’t been felt since the reign of Sven Goran Eriksson in 1997/98, a tenure that ultimately brought the Scudetto to the blue side of Rome. A Derby della Capitale is never complete without controversy, and Sunday’s encounter was no exception as fans witnessed a penalty, red cards for both sides, bookings in abundance, and an electric atmosphere.
However, it ...More
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