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Tuesday December 12 2017
‘Fans want Lazio to withdraw’

Lazio’s spokesman says fans “asked us to carry out acts of protest” with withdrawing from Serie A as “an extreme hypothesis”.

The Aquile were incensed by the performance of Piero Giacomelli in last night’s loss to Torino, with reports this afternoon that they could even refuse to play the rest of the season.

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Tuesday December 12 2017
Lazio fans mock Giacomelli

Lazio fans have looked to take revenge on referee Piero Giacomelli - by down voting his café on TripAdvisor.

The official drew fury from the Biancocelesti after their defeat to Torino last night, having sent off Ciro Immobile and seemingly ignored a hand ball by Iago Falque.

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Tuesday December 12 2017
Napoli confident for Insigne

Lorenzo Insigne trained alone again today, but it’s reported Napoli are increasingly confident he’ll be fit to face Torino at the weekend.

The Italian international has missed the last two matches with a recurring groin inflammation, having gone off injured against Juventus.

The Partenopei haven’t won any of those matches, with Insigne previously having started 60 games in a row.

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Tuesday December 12 2017
Burdisso: Lazio are liars!

Nicolas Burdisso has denied telling the referee that Ciro Immobile did not headbutt him during Monday’s contentious Lazio-Torino clash.

Marco Parolo and Igli Tare both claimed Burdisso told Piero Giacomelli that Immobile made no contact with him, despite the ref still sending off the striker.

However, the Argentine hit back on Sky Sport Italia: “I never said these things on the pitch.

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Tuesday December 12 2017
Lazio to forfeit Serie A?

Reports suggest Lazio are sensationally considering whether to forfeit the current Serie A campaign after their controversial defeat to Torino.

According to Premium Sport, Lazio President Claudio Lotito [pictured] feels ‘victimised’ by a ‘politically-charged’ campaign to prevent them from finishing in Serie A’s top four.

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Tuesday December 12 2017
Barca eye Lazio-Torino quartet?

Barcelona reportedly sent delegates to Lazio-Torino on Monday to watch Stefan de Vrij, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Andrea Belotti and Luis Alberto.

According to Calciomercato.com via Mundo Deportivo, Barca pair Robert Fernandez and Urbano Ortega attended the Olimpico to keep an eye on the quartet.

De Vrij is reportedly insisting on a €30m release clause in any new contract with Lazio, and the Catalans are keen to bring in a new centre-back as Javier Mascherano is likely to leave in January.

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Tuesday December 12 2017
Baselli plays down Lazio ‘incidents’

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 cried foul play as Iago Falque’s handball offence in the box went punished, before Ciro Immobile saw red – via VAR footage – for jerking his head towards Toro defender Nicolas Burdisso, which was considered to be an attempted headbutt.

“These are incidents that happen,” Baselli said after the game.

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Monday December 11 2017
Tare: 'More than a scandal'

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.”

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Monday December 11 2017
Diaconale: 'Design to damage Lazio'

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.

The 3-1 loss to Torino was dominated by the double incident on the stroke of half-time.

First a penalty was not given for Iago Falque’s handling offence, then the referee sent off Ciro Immobile for what was judged to be an attempted headbutt on Nicolas Burdisso, viewed using VAR.

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Monday December 11 2017
Inzaghi: 'Lazio defrauded yet again'

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.”

The 3-1 defeat to Torino was overshadowed by controversy over Ciro Immobile’s red card for jerking his head towards Nicolas Burdisso and the lack of a penalty for Iago Falque’s handling offence.

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