LAZIO NEWS

Lazio’s Brazilian midfielder Matuzalem has been handed a two-game suspension for the red card he picked up at the weekend.
Edy Reja concedes third place for Lazio would be “a miracle” between injuries, bans, fatigue and two red cards in tonight’s defeat to Bologna.
Bologna caused a shock with their first win at the Olimpico in 15 years, as Lazio lost their heads and went down to nine men.
Lazio make more changes in their push for third place, but Bologna have surprisingly switched strikers.
Stefano Pioli’s Bologna have upset numerous big clubs recently and he’s confident they can “continue this positive moment” against Lazio too.
Edy Reja won’t rule out a Scudetto push for Lazio. “Milan and Juventus are superior, but if we get our injured players back, we can have our say.”
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.