Wednesday April 20 2016
Di Livio: ‘Juventus have character’

Angelo Di Livio praises Juventus’ “character” and urges Lazio to hit them on the break.

The Bianconeri can take a step closer to a fifth-consecutive Scudetto with a win over the Aquile tonight, as they seek to re-establish their nine-point lead over Napoli, who thrashed Bologna last night.

“It will be a good match,” Di Livio predicted in an interview with Laziopress.

“Juventus have completed a remarkable comeback, they’re a team of great quality and above all character.

“For Lazio this is a key test after two wins against Empoli and Palermo, the way they approach the game will be crucial for the Biancocelesti.

“Lazio must play very prudently and take advantage of counter-attacks with fast, quality players like Felipe Anderson and Keita [Balde Diao].”

Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out for six months with a cruciate ligament injury, and Di Livio spared a thought for the Italian international.

“I’m very disappointed for Claudio, he’s a great lad. Looking at the national team it’s terrible news, his absence will be felt very keenly.”