Maurizio Sarri Lashes Out at Serie A Officials as Lazio Slips Again

Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri believes Serie A undermines his side after forcing them to play in another early kick-off days after an exhausting European clash against Bayern Munich. Biancocelesti capitalized on numerical advantage to beat perennial Bundesliga champions 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Despite making significant strides at Europe’s top table, Lazio can’t be proud of their domestic achievements. While they’ve reached the Coppa Italia semi-finals, a thumping 3-0 defeat to Inter in their Supercoppa Italiana clash and patch Serie A form have put Sarri under heavy scrutiny.

Indeed, Lazio had delivered a mixed bag of performance across three league matches (W1, D1, L1) going into Sunday’s encounter against fellow top-four hopefuls Bologna. Seeking excuses for his side’s troubled spell, Sarri lashed out at Serie A officials over a hectic fixture schedule in the build-up.

We have to move forward match after match, without looking at anything. We sincerely thank the Lega Serie A because they ambushed us again by making us play another match at 12.30 after a Champions League match played on Wednesday evening,” the Lazio boss said, as quoted by TWM.

The objective today is the match, without thinking about the past or the future. The match. We have to look at the situations, at the moment we don’t have many possibilities and we have to grit our teeth.

Whether Sarri was right or wrong, Lazio slipped to another disappointing result as Bologna conquered the Stadio Olimpico. Joshua Zirkzee’s late strike propelled Thiago Motta’s side to a 2-1 win, diminishing the capital outfit’s chances of securing a second straight top-four finish. 

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