LAZIO NEWS

Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus’ opponents in the Champions League last 16, have moved top of the UEFA club rankings.
Reports suggest Lazio are sensationally considering whether to forfeit the current Serie A campaign after their controversial defeat to Torino.
Barcelona reportedly sent delegates to Lazio-Torino on Monday to watch Stefan de Vrij, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Andrea Belotti and Luis Alberto.
Torino midfielder Daniele Baselli felt “VAR acted the way it was meant to” after his side’s controversial 3-1 win at Lazio on Monday.
Lazio director Igli Tare called the refereeing in their 3-1 defeat to Torino “more than a scandal. We were clearly damaged and we demand respect.”
Lazio spokesman Arturo Diaconale suggested “there is a design to hobble our campaign” and it becomes difficult to “believe in the good faith” of referees.
Simone Inzaghi said Lazio “feel defrauded for the fourth week in a row and it makes you think. This was the hardest half-time talk of my career.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic shrugged off the refereeing controversy in Torino’s 3-1 win at Lazio, but confirmed Adem Ljajic was dropped for “bad behaviour.”
Marco Parolo blamed the referee for Lazio’s 3-1 home defeat to Torino after the Ciro Immobile dismissal. “Hopefully we can play against 11 men and not 12.”
Torino got their first victory away to Lazio since 1993, but it all turned on controversial VAR decisions and Ciro Immobile’s red card.
Luis Alberto was furious at Ciro Immobile’s red card and the lack of a penalty against Torino. “Maybe people don’t like Lazio in the top four.”
Lazio director Igli Tare insists they must believe in Scudetto potential. “The table says we are up there and we have to believe all the way.”
Adem Ljajic is not even on the Torino bench against Lazio this evening amid reports of a row with Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.
Adam Marusic wants Lazio to beat Torino this evening “so we can be close to the top of the table.”
Cristian Molinaro insists Torino “know Lazio’s strengths very well and worked hard all week on preparing for them.”
Lazio have the opportunity to catch Roma in fourth place with a victory, but Ciro Immobile faces his old Torino teammate Andrea Belotti.
Steaua Bucharest owner Gigi Becali says “the odds are very low” for beating Lazio in the Europa League.
The referees have been announced for this week’s Coppa Italia games, with Juan Luca Sacchi taking charge of Inter-Pordenone.
Felipe Anderson is back in the Lazio squad for tonight’s game with Torino.
There were mixed fortunes for the Italian teams in the Europa League draw, with Atalanta facing a tough tie with Borussia Dortmund.