Lazio were beaten 2-1 by Roma in a dramatic Derby della Capitale at the Stadio Olimpico in Serie A on Monday evening. Three goals in 12 minutes gave Roma the win, first Juan Iturbe put the Giallorossi ahead on 73 minutes, but that strike was quickly cancelled out by Filip Djordjevic nine minutes later. However, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa restored the lead with just five minutes to play. As a result, Lazio travel to the Stadio San Paolo on the final day of the season knowing that a loss to Napoli will mean they miss out on Champions League football at the expense of the Partenopei. While Roma have secured second place in Serie A. This was a huge Derby della Capitale, as only one point separated them in the race for second, which is the difference between Champions League group phase qualification and a preliminary round. The Aquile needed one point to be sure of a top three finish ahead of […]

LAZIO v AS ROMA Stadio Olimpico, Rome Monday 25th May, 2015, 16:00 GMT *** Lazio and Roma square off for the second time in Serie A this season at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday afternoon, with plenty at stake for both teams. The Biancoceleste head into their penultimate game of the campaign needing a point to assure themselves of at least a third-placed finish and a spot in the 2015/16 qualifying campaign for the Champions League. Should Lazio win, they would leapfrog Roma into second place and be two points clear of their city rivals heading into the final round. A loss, however, would set up a tense last weekend for Lazio because they would then need to avoid falling to defeat at fourth-placed Napoli to maintain third spot. Napoli, who crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Juventus on Saturday to remain three points behind Lazio, would win a head-to-head tie-breaker with Lazio if the sides were to end the […]