Also, the Biancocelesti will enter the battlefield on Sunday afternoon full of confidence after their most impressive performance of the season so far on Monday, a 3-0 win over European rivals Sampdoria.
But under the tuthg棋牌平台elage of Pioli the 21-year-old’s performances have improved greatly and in the last month the Brazilian has managed to ditch his previous wastefulness to go on a prolific run of four goals and four assists in as many games. Antonio Candreva, now returned from injury, will face a difficult task in trying to regain his place in the side as Anderson now appears to be Lazio’s most likely weapon to puncture the Roma defence.
The Aquile are in the midst of a season-defining run of games, with Napoli and Milan yet to come after the derby. However, there is no doubt that this is the one the fans want the most. Even if Pioli leads his team to wins against Sampdoria, Napoli and Milan but loses to Roma, he will discover that a significant number of supporters will remain disheartened.
If Stefano Pioli was ever in doubt about what this fixture means to Lazio’s supporters, it will become abundantly clear over the following few days as derby fever takes control of the capital. These are the games that can make or break a Lazio Coach’s relationship with the tifosi, as for many fans a positive result in the derby holds far more importance than where the club finishes in the League standings.
More success followed, with a 3-2 victory the following season and then a thrilling 4-2 win in his final campaign ensuring that Rossi will be looked upon fondly for years to come for these memories.
Pioli will be looking to the leadership of derby veterans like Stefan Radu, Stefano Mauri and Cristian Ledesma to guide the team’s shining young lights Stefan de Vrij and Felipe Anderson through 90 minutes in an electric atmosphere. Although he has surprised and impressed in equal measure with his impact at Lazio this season, the crowning jewel for Pioli would be a taste of derby glory.
If thatbbin注册自动送白菜 all sounds a bit intimidating for the relatively inexperienced Pioli, at least he can be reassured by the excellent timing of this fixture. Firstly, he has an advantage over some of his predecessors as unusually the derby arrives in the 18th week of the season, meaning he has had plenty of time to get to grips with the strengths and weaknesses of his squad.
The Derby della Capitale, Italy’s most heated and passionate football rivalry, is upon us once again.
It was yet another stunning performance from young Brazilian Felipe Anderson that ensured Lazio came out on top, as he scored one and assisted two goals to continue his prolific form. He has been the cause of much excitement in the blue side of Rome, as since his €8m arrival from Santos last summer he had often flattered to deceive and fans were concerned that Claudio Lotito’s decision to splash so much of the club’s limited cash on one youngster was about to backfire spectacularly.
For instance, Delio Rossi was a hugely popular Coach despite failing to garner consistent League form from the team as they finished in 12th and 10th place in his final two seasons. However, Rossi ensured that he would en金沙赌城ter derby folklore after a 3-0 victory over Roma in 2006, before which the Coach claimed he would go for a swim in the Gianicolo fountain should his team win. Lo and behold, he was true to his word.
A big loss for the Coach is one of the Biancocelesti’s most recent derby heroes, Senad Lulic. The Bosnian, who scored the only goal in the 2013 Coppa Italia final between the two sides, picked up a knee injury against Samp and is out for 40 days.