Scudetto Has Become More Important Than the Derby for Roma

By Riccardo Di Julio
AS Roma
Scudetto Has Become More Important Than the Derby for Roma

The big rivalry between Lazio and Roma is known to everyone. It is not a surprise, in fact, that the so-called Derby della Capitale is, by far, the year’s most important game for both of these clubs. Without a doubt, it is even more relevant than many prestigious titles.

Even more, it involves a very unique scenario in which the game doesn’t only last 90 minutes. As a matter of fact, it is considered that, for both fans and players, this derby lasts for several days, both before and after the actual clash. For the Giallorossi, moreover, the week before the match is even recognized as a sacred period, to fully dedicate to their hate toward the Biancocelesti.

To the surprise of the entire country, however, for today’s Roma training in Trigoria, the fans have paradoxically shown a particular banner, that was explicitly directed to Juventus, instead of Lazio. For sure, this might be the first time in history in which these fans display a sentiment directed to another team only one day before the actual derby.

Of course, the Giallorossi’s hate for the Old Lady is almost as high as the one for their city rivals. Nonetheless, it has always been a feeling that is even forgotten about when Lazio is involved.

What makes this year different, nevertheless, is precisely the fact that Rudi Garcia‘s team is fighting for the Scudetto title right against the Turin side. For the team, furthermore, winning the league has become an actual reality more than a simple dream, considering how well the players have been performing over the course of the season.

Certainly, being able to win the title over the Bianconeri might be the best scenario possible for Roma, especially taking into consideration the incredible misfortunes in the last years. For this reason, for Francesco Totti and the rest of his teammates, not even a superb win over Lazio would equal the prestige of the fourth Serie A title.

Riccardo Di Julio is a Soccer Writer for Follow him on Twitter @Italcatenaccio and add him to your network on Google.

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