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Football / Serie A: More Than City Pride Riding On Rome Derby

Posted on: November 15, 2008

Inter coach Jose Mourinho.

ROME: Lazio and Roma will be playing for more than local bragging rights when they meet in the season’s first Rome derby tomorrow.

Delio Rossi’s Lazio have made a strong start to the season, winning seven of their 11 league matches, drawing one and losing three to leave them two points behind leaders Inter Milan in fourth place with 22 points.

One of the main reasons behind Lazio’s form is summer loan signing Mauro Zarate. The Argentine, who is on loan from Qatar’s Al Saad, has hit seven goals so far and is expected to form part of a three-man attack, alongside captain Tomasso Rocchi and Goran Pandev.

Roma sit one place and one point away from the relegation zone, with two wins and two draws to their name.

League leaders Inter Milan meanwhile travel to a potentially tricky away fixture against Palermo, who have won four of their five games at their Stadio Renzo Barbera home so far.
The week has been dominated by the falling out between coach Jose Mourinho and striker Adriano, with the Brazilian expected to be sold in the January transfer window.

Inter are leading on goal difference after Juventus beat Genoa 4-1 on Thursday.

Claudio Ranieri’s team are now level on 24 points with Inter, but have a worse goal difference and have played one match more.

Two first-half goals made the difference, the first from defender Zoltan Grygera and a second from Amauri, his sixth league goal of the season.

Meanwhile, AC Milan will be confident that they can secure all three points when Chievo visit San Siro.

TODAY: Palermo v Inter; TOMORROW: Atalanta v Napoli, Cagliari v Fiorentina, Catania v Torino, Chievo v Milan, Sampdoria v Lecce, Siena v Bologna, Udinese v Reggina, Roma v Lazio. — AFP

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Football / Serie A: More Than City Pride Riding On Rome Derby

Posted on: November 15, 2008

Inter coach Jose Mourinho.

ROME: Lazio and Roma will be playing for more than local bragging rights when they meet in the season’s first Rome derby tomorrow.

Delio Rossi’s Lazio have made a strong start to the season, winning seven of their 11 league matches, drawing one and losing three to leave them two points behind leaders Inter Milan in fourth place with 22 points.

One of the main reasons behind Lazio’s form is summer loan signing Mauro Zarate. The Argentine, who is on loan from Qatar’s Al Saad, has hit seven goals so far and is expected to form part of a three-man attack, alongside captain Tomasso Rocchi and Goran Pandev.

Roma sit one place and one point away from the relegation zone, with two wins and two draws to their name.

League leaders Inter Milan meanwhile travel to a potentially tricky away fixture against Palermo, who have won four of their five games at their Stadio Renzo Barbera home so far.
The week has been dominated by the falling out between coach Jose Mourinho and striker Adriano, with the Brazilian expected to be sold in the January transfer window.

Inter are leading on goal difference after Juventus beat Genoa 4-1 on Thursday.

Claudio Ranieri’s team are now level on 24 points with Inter, but have a worse goal difference and have played one match more.

Two first-half goals made the difference, the first from defender Zoltan Grygera and a second from Amauri, his sixth league goal of the season.

Meanwhile, AC Milan will be confident that they can secure all three points when Chievo visit San Siro.

TODAY: Palermo v Inter; TOMORROW: Atalanta v Napoli, Cagliari v Fiorentina, Catania v Torino, Chievo v Milan, Sampdoria v Lecce, Siena v Bologna, Udinese v Reggina, Roma v Lazio. — AFP

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