Nothing beats a late winner.
That’s what Lazio have learned lately, most recently when Felipe Caicedo swivelled his hips and fired a shot into the bottom corner to snatch victory at Sassuolo last weekend.
It was a crucial goal, one that saw the capital club pull two points clear of Roma and Cagliari in third place and continue their outstanding domestic form with a fifth consecutive Serie A victory.
But after the dust settled, there was another great positive to take from the game. Continue reading
Old habits die hard. But what if they refuse to die at all?
That, sadly, appears to be the reality facing Lazio after a week in which a familiar trait reared its ugly head twice in the space of five days.
In mirror-image matches, Lazio took the lead away to technically inferior sides, SPAL in Serie A and Cluj in the Europa League, before whimpering to a pair of 2-1 defeats.
Technically inferior they may be, but those teams taught Simone Inzaghi’s men a lesson in the importance of desire and character.
But what’s the point in even attending lessons if you’re not going to learn? Continue reading