LAZIO NEWS

Gian Piero Gasperini insists Atalanta will ‘compete’ with Borussia Dortmund in their Europa League Round of 32 clash.
Simone Inzaghi trusts Felipe Caicedo will fill in admirably for Ciro Immobile against Atalanta, but Lazio “must put all the controversy behind us.”
Christmas is approaching, in what is usually a quiet period for Serie A. Yet with the winter break not until January 6, the Scudetto race is as hot as ever.
Inter are interested in Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij, reports suggest, with the defender out of contract at the end of the season.
Simone Inzaghi welcomed Felipe Anderson back from injury and saw Lazio “interpret” the Coppa Italia victory over Cittadella.
Ciro Immobile urges Lazio to “stay on the same track” after their 4-1 Coppa Italia victory against Cittadella.
Lazio ended Cittadella’s Coppa Italia fairy-tale with a 4-1 result, including goals by Ciro Immobile and Felipe Anderson, and will face Fiorentina.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini discussed his future, as he’s cool on both the Italy job and a move to a different league.
Lazio host giant-killers Cittadella in the Coppa Italia Round of 16, hoping Ciro Immobile and Felipe Anderson can rediscover their old spark.
Stephan Lichtsteiner could reportedly return to Lazio when his Juventus contract expires in the summer.
Piero Giacomelli hasn’t been given a Serie A game this weekend, after his controversial refereeing in the Lazio-Torino game on Monday.
New York City FC tactician Patrick Vieira watched Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli train and said he’d love to work in Italy. “There’s passion for football.”
Davide Astori concedes “it was a battle” as Fiorentina pushed past Sampdoria 3-2 to set up a Coppa Italia Quarter-Final tie with Lazio or Cittadella.
Fiorentina were pegged back twice by Sampdoria, but a late Jordan Veretout penalty sealed the 3-2 win in the Coppa Italia Round of 16.
Serie A has officially given Ciro Immobile a one-match ban for his headbutt during Lazio’s 3-1 defeat to Torino on Monday.
Simone Inzaghi says the ‘injustices’ allegedly suffered by Lazio in their last four Serie A games will fire them up against Cittadella in the Coppa Italia.
Nicola Rizzoli, the Serie A referee designator, is quoted as taking Piero Giacomelli to task for not using VAR.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare looks to move on from the VAR controversy - “I expect a sign of maturity from the squad”.
Urbano Cairo points out Torino were hurt by a VAR error too, and advises Lazio “these things even out”.
Lazio’s spokesman says fans “asked us to carry out acts of protest” with withdrawing from Serie A as “an extreme hypothesis”.