Our match prediction:
Milan will be looking to build on a hard-fought win over Sampdoria when they square off against Lazio at their Stadio San Siro on Tuesday evening. The Rossoneri returned to winning ways in the Serie A at the weekend, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to join the race for Scudetto. Carlos Bacca came as a substitute and scored the winner against Sampdoria and, no doubt, the Colombian attacker is going to lead the line for the hosts against Lazio. The Biancocelesti outplayed Pescara (3-0) at the weekend and thanks to the triumph the capital club climbed to fourth position in the Serie A standings. Lazio seem to be at the top of their game ahead of the visit of Milan and we predict that the visitors are going to pick up one point from Tuesday’s football match against the Rossoneri.
Highligted Player (Matias Fernandez):
Matias Fernandez was born in Argentina but there was never a doubt that he would turn up for Chile. The 30-year-old attacking midfielder started his senior professional career with Colo-Colo in 2004 and was pivotal to the Chilean club winning the 2006 Clausura tournament. He would then go on to sign for Spanish side Villarreal after spurning advances from many top clubs. But his time at Villarreal was mostly spent on bench eventually leaving for Sporting Clube de Portugal in 2009. He remained an important part of their attacking unit and started earning plaudits for his skills. In 2012 he moved to Italian club Fiorentina. The versatile midfielder is renowned for his dribbling skills and as a free-kick specialist. He already has 71 caps with the Chilean national team and has appeared in the 2010 World Cup and four Copa America tournaments so far. Fernandez was also chosen as ‘South American Footballer of the Year’ in 2006.
Highlighted Team (Lazio Roma):
Lazio are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles. The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals. The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco. The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.