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Italian Serie A capital club Lazio would be hoping for a better year in 2021 after they ended 2020 with a defeat. In their last game this year, Lazio were beaten 3-2 by league leaders AC Milan in what was the standout game of week 14 in the Italian Serie A.

Lazio have had a good year in 2020 especially in the first half of the year when they emerged as genuine title threat to league champions Juventus before the enforced suspension of the Italian Serie A league in March due to Covid-19. Lazio were not able to maintain their title momentum when the league resumed in the summer but were still able to finish in the top four which guaranteed their return to Champions League football after several years. Lazio finished in fourth position with 78 points at the end of the season. The capital outfit ended the season five points adrift of Juventus who won the Italian Serie A for the eighth season in a row.

Lazio are far away from the pacesetters in the league this season and their inconsistent form could be traced to their involvement in the Champions League. Lazio are through to the last 16 of the Champions League after they finished second behind Borussia Dortmund in their group and are potentially facing a big battle to progress further in the competition. The Italians have been drawn with Champions League holders Bayern Munich in the round of 16. The two teams will battle it out for the right to qualify for the quarterfinals.
For now, the focus is on the league as the Champions League doesn't resume until February 2021. Lazio suffered their fifth league defeat in just 13 games after the loss to Milan in the last game of this year. Lazio now trail the league leaders by 13 points and the final Champions League spot occupied by Sassuolo by five points.

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