LAZIO NEWS

Lazio have an injury crisis, as Ciro Immobile plays and Lucas Biglia is not even on the bench, but Pepe Reina and Dries Mertens start for Napoli.
Giampiero Ventura called up 23 players for his Italy get-together, including Federico Chiesa, Emerson Palmieri, Davide Calabria and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Luciano Spalletti still believes Roma can challenge Juventus for the Scudetto, as the gap at the top remains six points. “We were perfect today.”
Lazio are without Stefan de Vrij, Senad Lulic and Federico Marchetti, while Lucas Biglia and Ciro Immobile are in doubt against Napoli.
Ciro Immobile’s agent reveals he wanted to join hometown club Napoli this season, but “there wasn’t even a real approach” and he’s happy at Lazio.
Pepe Reina is in the squad for Napoli’s trip to Lazio, joined by Brazilian striker Leandrinho, but Lorenzo Tonelli and Emanuele Giaccherini miss out.
Simone Inzaghi is without Stefan de Vrij, but insists Lazio “are ready to take on Napoli” for third place after knocking Roma out of the Coppa Italia.
Luciano Spalletti insists Roma “diminished the gap with Juventus” during his tenure and are focused on Bologna even after the Coppa Italia exit.
Simone Inzaghi insists “Lazio were in my destiny” and after reaching the Coppa Italia Final, they are targeting Napoli. “Nothing is impossible.”
Napoli face another anxious wait, as goalkeeper Pepe Reina is in doubt for Sunday’s massive clash for third place with Lazio.
Current Venezia Coach Pippo Inzaghi hopes Milan can find his heir in the Number 9 jersey, while admiring Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile.
Lazio medical staff are “optimistic on a rapid recovery” for Lucas Biglia to face Napoli on Sunday, but Stefan de Vrij is in doubt and Federico Marchetti needs surgery.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare says rumours he had a spat with Roma’s Antonio Rudiger are “not true at all”.
Massimiliano Irrati will referee Lazio-Napoli, as the officials are announced for Week 31 of Serie A.
Napoli won 3-2 on the night, but Gonzalo Higuain’s brace at the Stadio San Paolo sent Juventus through to the Coppa Italia Final 5-4 on aggregate.
Join us for the build-up and action as Napoli and Juventus lock horns again, this time for a place in the Coppa Italia Final against Lazio.
Lazio captain Lucas Biglia believes Napoli can pull off a comeback against Juventus “but it won’t be easy”.
Lazio defender Wesley Hoedt says there’s no time to celebrate after beating Roma as “we can even think of third-place”.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s agent assures “he’s totally dedicated to Lazio” amid rumours of a Juventus move.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta will reportedly meet Lazio owner Claudio Lotito over a potential move for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in June.