Lazio vs Roma – Serie A: With Juventus taking over the 1st place and Napoli being the only team that can still put up a fight against them
The balance and the fight on the Italian Serie A is focused on the fight for the podium and on the qualification for the Champions League.
The Roman derby is important because the two teams, AS Roma and Lazio are directly involved on that fight, coming into this 32nd round both with 60 points conquered, only 1 point above Inter Milan that is currently in 5th place and outside of the Champions League’s spots.
That is, of course, still with the chance of AS Roma winning the Champions League this year, which would open up another spot for an Italian club.
But one thing at a time. Lazio suffered a painful defeat this last Thursday, by being eliminated from the Europa League. Having won the 1st leg by 4-2, against FC Salzburg, the trip to Austria was predicted to be relatively quiet.
Well, that ended up not happening. Lazio even scored 1st, taking the lead with a goal from Immobile at the beginning of the 2nd half, but they saw the Austrian side scoring 4 times in 20 minutes.
They’ve said goodbye to Europe and now they turn their focus to the Serie A again, where they have been slightly error-prone, even because of that dedication to the European competition.
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The same might apply to AS Roma. Eusébio Di Francesco’s team is the big sensation of the Champions League, after having knocked out FC Barcelona,
but that success was also built over a lack of focus in the Serie A, that has been put in 2nd place, due to the lack of depth on their roster.
Knowing they still have to play a couple more matches on the Champions League, Roma knows that a loss here might leave them exposed to a final stretch of the season in the Serie A full of anxieties.
That’s something they want to avoid, if possible.
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