LAZIO NEWS

Alessandro Diamanti is looking forward to facing Lazio this weekend, as he claims he is a fans’ favourite, despite never having played for the team.
Week 27 sees a makeshift Juventus try to end a run of draws, Lazio attempt to assert themselves in third spot and Roma bounce back in Sicily.
CSKA Moscow are trying to tie Lazio target Keisuke Honda down to a new contract, even as his agent suggests a summer transfer is likely.
Edy Reja’s refusal to rule Lazio out of the title race has received the backing of close friend Fabio Capello, who believes a Scudetto surprise is possible.
Lazio ‘keeper Federico Marchetti is working towards winning his place back in the national squad for Euro 2012.
Federico Macheda reveals why he flew all the way to Rome and back just to watch Lazio win the derby with the ultras. “It was totally worth it!”
A buoyant Edy Reja has not ruled out Lazio’s late and unlikely entrance into the title race after their Derby della Capitale win at the weekend.
Daniele De Rossi admits Lazio “are more of a team than Roma this season” and defended the referee’s derby performance.
Stefano Mauri was overjoyed at scoring his first ever Rome derby goal to seal Lazio’s victory. “We lost too many and to win two in the same season is fantastic.”
Juan showed great class after he was racially abused by Lazio supporters. “It never happened before. I feel sorry for them.”
Edy Reja celebrated like an ultra as he allowed Lazio to do the Derby Double for the first time in 15 years.
Luis Enrique was furious after Roma lost to Lazio again. “It would be nice to end a derby with XI men on the pitch. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve this.”
Roma were reduced to 10 men after just seven minutes, but made a real scrap of the derby that Lazio won 2-1 amid controversy.
Francesco Totti says today’s Derby della Capitale is “the last chance for the Champions League” as far as Roma are concerned.
Roma have a risky set-up with Rodrigo Taddei and Jose Angel in defence against Lazio’s strike force of Miroslav Klose and Hernanes.
January signing Marquinho urges Roma to “win the derby and catch up to Lazio” in his first Derby della Capitale.
Fabio Borini is still buzzing from his senior Italy debut and hopes for the same sensations in his first Rome derby.
Edy Reja confirms the derby “has crucial meaning for the season” as Lazio deal with an ever-increasing injury crisis.
Luis Enrique “knew from the first day that the Rome derby was a special game. I have no problem with Daniele De Rossi.”
The bookmakers may be backing Lazio over Roma in this weekend’s Rome derby, but Cristian Brocchi warns his teammates to respect the Giallorossi.