Simone Inzaghi couldn’t allow a celebration for himself right away. The derby of Rome had been 12 minuted old when Robin Olsen had been rounded by Felipe Caicedo and has scored the opening goal at Stadio Olimpico. Even though the forward hurdled the hoardings of advertisements and rushed to the nearest official for double-checking that the strike is going to stand.

Every goal that is scored in Serie A is going to be reviewed by the VAR booth automatically. They have seen many high-profile reversals. Inzaghi has always been an opponent who is vocal about the technology in previous times and he has contented the fact that it takes away the emotion from football.

When the first half of 2018-19 season came to an end in December, it was time for clubs to sit back and evaluate their performances. The first matches of that part of the year were 19 in total and it showed Napoli and Juventus having gained the first and second positions of the league. The remaining positions in the European championship were free and up for grabs. The eight clubs were on for the race, Lazio, Roma, Milan, Florentina, Inter, Sampdoria, Torino, and Atalanta. These clubs remain eligible to fill spots in Europa and Champions League that are top rungs for Italian football.

The transfer window that opened up in January from 3rd of the month saw each team’s management faced with the task of having to make the right decisions for their respective squads. Lazio was in 4th position in that window. He finally won the relegation race to remain in place in the Champions League. This decision was reached on Monday. The score that Felipe Caicedo achieved help to level the points of Lazio and he has now placed a point behind AC Milan who is fourth in place.

Olympiakos is known to have dumped AC Milan from the European League after it defeated the 7 times European champion by 3-1 in the exciting clash against Greece as fans of Eintracht Frankfurt ran riot during the win of the German side at Lazio. Celtic has been successful in making the knockout stages irrespective of losing at Parkhead to Salzburg.

Chelsea team is through to the Europa League knockout round with Arsenal and Lazio after their 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon. Last season, finalists Marseille are out from the game. Olivier Giroud finished his drought in the game by scoring the goal, the same goal that leads Chelsea 1-0 win on BATE Borisov on Thursday, getting a place in the Europa League knockout stage with two group games available.

Giroud did not score any goal for Chelsea from the past six months, but he is aware of how its net opposite BATE. Last season, France was ahead of goal in both matches against the Belarusian champion when he played for London competitor Arsenal in the second tier competition of Europe. After the 0-0 home draw, the Arsenal made it through the draw was against Sporting marred by Danny Welbeck's injury. The disposable parker was carried on a stretcher after proving to maintain an ankle injury. He was in need oxygen before being taken to the hospital.

Nine-man Lazio tumbled to a 4-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt after two goals from Danny Da Costa and further strikes by Filip Kostic and Luka Jovic held the German club on top of Group H. Lazio had settled through Marco Parolo, but then had Dusan Basta and Joaquin Correa sent out before the hour mark. AC Milan slipped back after signing up early to send Olympiakos 3-1 to San Siro in the Europa League Group F.

Miguel Guerrero grabbed a guinea pig for the visitors only for the Italian giants to drive crazy with a jacket by Patrick Cutrone and one from Gonzalo Higuain. Bayer Leverkusen fought back from a goal down to seal a 4-2 victory over AEK Larnaca at BayArena. Bundesliga outfit swatted aside their poor domestic form to overtake Ivan Trickovsky's opening through strikes by Kai Havertz, Lucas Alario (two) and Julian Brandt, with Dimitris Raspas climbing a second for the Cypriots.

A former coach of Serie A side AC Milan ArrigoSacchi opines that the club can compete with serial champions Juventus as the new term gets underway. He admitted that Juventus were the favourites but he believed that manager GennaroGattuso can make an impact this season.

Sacchi says Gattuso is “a great person and exceptional professional” with the ability to bring about a leap in quality. He is confident that this will make Milan a “real surprise of the Championship” and help them really put up a challenge for the Scudetto this season.

Lazio, the Serie A Italian club, is working round the clock to pry away Alex Iwobi who is the Super Eagles youngster from Arsenal, part of the club. The news outlet ilmessaggero.it issued the news where they stated that Lazio has lined up this move for the 22-year-old as well as his teammate from the Gunners, Lucas Perez. They are also considering options such as Joaquin Correa of Sevilla’s as well as Angel Correa from Atletico Madrid.

The recruitment plans of Lazio involve recruiting the Nigerian who would become a replacement player for Felipe Anderson; the latter has left this summer to join the Premier League club, West Ham. The club transfer fees for his transfer is 36 million pounds.

Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi has said that the club have their destiny in their own hands with victories in their remaining league games assuring them of Champions League football. The Capital outfit have a tricky fixture against Torino this weekend and Inzaghi has urged his players to maintain the focus on the current fixture.

Lazio has placed an incredible price of € 150 million on midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic amidst interest from Manchester United. The Red Devils are reportedly ready to make a move for the Serbian midfielder, who has caught the attention of several top European clubs in the last 12 months.

The representative of Ciro Immobile has suggested that the 27-year-old would have run to Napoli, had the Serie A leaders approached for his signature earlier in his career. The Italy international returned to the Serie A during the summer of 2016 following an average spell with Borussia Dortmund where he managed just 10 goals in 34 appearances across all competitions.

In a report covered by Football Italia, agent Marco Sommella said that Immobile would have accepted a move to Napoli with both hands, if they had enquired for his services while at Dortmund. However, he does not believe his client will pursue a fresh challenge in the summer, should Lazio achieve their objectives for the season.

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