Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 31

Player ratings

Having carefully watched the opening Lazio fixture, I rate as follows the players involved against Sampdoria: Muslera: 5 – Brilliant until the moment of the second goal; However, can not deserve more as he was to blame for Sampdoria`s second goal; Biava: 6,5 – The best of three defenders that night. Having to deal with …

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Aug 29

Sampdoria 2 – 0 Lazio: match report

The match at Marassi just ended. Sampdoria won 2-0 with Cassano scoring from the penalty kick and Guberti who sent a loose ball in Lazio`s net. An extensive match report tomorrow. Sampdoria: Curci; Zauri, Gastaldello, Lucchini, Ziegler; Semioli (Mannini 92), Palombo, Dessena; Guberti (Koman 75); Pazzini, Cassano Lazio: Muslera; Biava, Dias, Radu; Lichtsteiner (Rocchi 74), …

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Aug 28

Sampdoria vs. Lazio – preview

[UPDATE 2] Short of any last minute surprises, Lazio team will tonight be fielded like this: [UPDATE 1] After today`s training session, this is the list of players called up for the match against Sampdoria: Goalkeepers: Muslera, Berni Difendors: Radu, Stendardo, Andrè Dias, Diakitè, Cavanda, Biava, Lichsteiner. Midfielders: Hernanes, Del Nero, Ledesma, Mauri, Brocchi, Matuzalem. …

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Aug 27

Daily round-up

Just a brief one today before the match preview vs. Samp is published tomorrow. It appears Lazio will move for Santa Cruz and we failed to meet the deadline given by Trezeguet`s agent. The latter is expected to sign with a Spanish side Hercules Alicante or sth like that. All paths now lead towards finalizing …

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Aug 25

Works underway on all fronts

I start this daily roundup with new rumors that surfaced today in almost all Italian sport dailies, that apparently David Trezeguet, who fell out of favor at Juventus inquired through his agent about a possibility to join Lazio. His agent Caliendo and pres. Lotito have an agreement but the ultimate decision falls on mister Reja …

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Aug 24

Lazio sign Roque Santa Cruz

Latest report suggest that Lazio has signed Paraguqyin with Spanish passport, Roque Santa Cruz from Manchester City! The player will arrive on loan with Lazio having an option to make the stay permanent for 8,5 mil Euros. Because the player`s salary is beyond what Lazio can pay, it is believed that Manchester City will partially …

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Aug 24

Ledesma finally extends!

The saga is finally over! Cristinal Ledesma has signed a contract extension with Lazio until 2015! He will be paid from 1.2 or 1.6 milion Euros per season (figures vary from one source to another and it is not clear yet of that amount includes bonuses or not). If you are a Lazio fan or …

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Aug 23

Lazio vs. Deportivo: 3-1

And do the long awaited debut of Hernanes took place last night as Lazio took on Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna, in a friendly match that showed some glimpses that this team might actually be decent! This match also served as official presentation of the Brazilian ace who had a NBA-style introduction before the fans. …

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Aug 21

Talking tactics

Possible tactical solution if we play 3-5-2; or 3-4-1-2

Aug 20

Hernanes returns to Rome

It was a pleasant surprise. Hernanes returned from Brazil one day prior to his scheduled arrival. After completing issues related to bureaucracy at the Italian Embassy in his native country, he took the first flight back to Rome. He immediately went to Formello and joined his new team mates for his first training. Reports suggest …

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