ROMA – It is the day of derby number 155 in Serie A between Lazio and Rome, which meet at 6 pm at the Olympic Stadium. It is the first derby in the capital for the technicians of the two teams, Maurizio Sarri and José Mourinho, landed in the Eternal City only a few months ago. Last season, with the stadiums closed due to Covid, the home factor was respected: in the first leg the Biancocelesti won 3-0, with a brace from Luis Alberto, and in the return the Giallorossi responded by winning 2- 0. The good news this year is the return of the public to the stands, albeit still at 50 percent of the capacity. One more reason to enjoy the passion and colors of the derby.
Lazio-Roma, towards the derby: update the live broadcast
Lazio-Roma, the day of the live derby
13.10: Although he cannot play the derby because he is disqualified, the Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini he trained this morning in Trigoria for about half an hour.
13.00: Roma are retiring in Trigoria: after the muscle awakening at 12, the Giallorossi team is at lunch. Here is the detailed program studied by Jose Mourinho for the derby.
12.40: There is only one precedent among the coaches Maurizio Sarri and José Mourinho: it is dated 20 October 2018 when the current Lazio coach was at the helm of Chelsea and the ‘Special One’ was on the Manchester United bench. That match, valid for the ninth day of the Premier League, ended 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
12.25: Jordan Veretout, Roma midfielder, also spoke about the derby in an interview with the French of Telefoot: “It will be exciting. We will give our all, we will try to win this match for the coach. Mourinho has something more. We really feel it behind us, he wants us to do well. It is up to us to stick to this discourse to go as high as possible“.
12.00: Derby numbers: the Lazio has not lost in their last 15 Serie A home games, collecting 13 wins and 2 draws. The Biancocelesti are also unbeaten in the last four Serie A derbies played as the host team. There Roma instead he found the goal in the last 9 consecutive games in the league.
11.30: In the 154 derbies played so far in the single-group Serie A Roma has won 55 times, the Lazio 39 while there were 60 draws. As for the goals scored, 193 for the Giallorossi and 151 for the Biancocelesti.
11.00: Also Stephan El Shaarawy e Joao sacramento, Mourinho’s deputy, watched the first minutes of the Roma Primavera match in Trigoria. The same Jose Mourinho he looked out for a few minutes on the sidelines, near the corner flag, to take a look at De Rossi’s boys.
10.45: The Roma midfielder Ebrima Darboe, who today will be among the players available to Mourinho on the bench for the derby, appeared at the ‘Agostino Di Bartolomei’ field to watch the warm-up of Alberto De Rossi’s Roma Primavera, engaged in Trigoria in a morning league match against the Verona.
10.30: The expectation of the derby on social media is rising by the Lazio fans who ask their team to defeat Roma to give a positive turn to the championship: “Let’s beat Roma and become great“. There is no shortage of replies from the Giallorossi supporters who ask Mourinho’s boys to win even without captain Pellegrini.
10.00: “In view of the Capitoline derby, which will be played at the Olympic stadium at 18, to allow quick and safe access to the sports facility, all fans are recommended to present themselves at the checkpoints, equipped, where possible, with digital versions of the ticket and the required documentation introduced by the anti Covid-19 regulations“It was announced yesterday Rome police headquarters.”To ensure safer access, thus avoiding gatherings near the access gates, fans are invited to follow the instructions on the ticket, dictated in order to staggering the entrances to the structure. You will want to follow the same logic to approach the so-called prefiltrings – the note continues – Lazio supporters, with a ticket for the Tribuna Tevere, will be able to access mainly from the gate of Piazza Dodi to ensure differentiation of the influx. Finally, it is recommended that all fans respect the now consolidated division of parking: Piazzale Clodio for the Romanists and the area of the XVII Olympics for the Lazio“.
9.55: Danilo Cataldi, who today will be among the biancocelesti backups, spoke to the Lazio match program: “I expect a tough and difficult derby – the words of the Sarri midfielder – two teams who want to face each other openly will compete. We do not feel the confrontation between the technicians; certainly they are two strong personalities, but the derby is always Lazio against Rome, there is no player or coach who can be greater than this comparison“.
9.45: In Rome, the left-back should start from the beginning Matias Viña, who trained with the group yesterday after missing three games with a knee problem. Mourinho himself, at a press conference, announced that the Uruguayan will most likely be part of the match.
9.30: There will be 30,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium to attend the Lazio-Roma match. The gates will be open at 3.30 pm: you can enter only with a ticket, green pass and mask.
9.15: Warm up your engines in Lazio Ciro Immobile, aiming for the record as the best Lazio scorer in the Rome derby. The captain of Sarri’s team has scored 6 goals for the Giallorossi (4 in the league and 2 in the Italian Cup) since joining Lazio. The primacy in the Capitoline derby, for a biancoceleste, is by Silvio Piola with 7 goals (6 in the league and one in the Italian Cup).
9.00: Here are the probable formations of the derby between Lazio and Rome, scheduled for 6 pm Lazio should rely on a 4-3-3 formed by Reina; Lazzari, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Hysaj; Milinkovic, Leiva, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Immobile and Felipe Anderson. There Roma he should respond with the usual 4-2-3-1 formed by Rui Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Ibanez, Viña; Cristante, Veretout; Zaniolo, Mkhitaryan, El Shaarawy; Abraham.
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