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No Totti, but plenty of intensity for Rome derby

 Lazio's Andre Dias of Brazil, at center, covered by his teammates, celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Palermo and Lazio...
 Palermo's Armin Bacinovic of Slovenia, left, in action with Lazio's Sergio Floccari during the Serie A soccer match between Palermo and Lazio, in Pal...
 Lazio's Christian Ledesma of Argentina, left, in action with Palermo's Mauricio Pinilla of Brazil  during the Serie A soccer match between Palermo an...
 Rome's Leandro Greco celebrates the third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E soccer match between Switzerland's  FC Basel and Italy's AS R...
 Rome's players celebrate their third score, during the UEFA Champions League Group E soccer match between Switzerland's  FC Basel and Italy's AS Roma...

Italy Soccer Serie A

Lazio's Andre Dias of Brazil, at center, covered by his teammates, celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Palermo and Lazio...

Italy Soccer Serie A

Palermo's Armin Bacinovic of Slovenia, left, in action with Lazio's Sergio Floccari during the Serie A soccer match between Palermo and Lazio, in Pal...

Italy Soccer Serie A

Lazio's Christian Ledesma of Argentina, left, in action with Palermo's Mauricio Pinilla of Brazil during the Serie A soccer match between Palermo an...

Switzerland Soccer Champions League

Rome's Leandro Greco celebrates the third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E soccer match between Switzerland's FC Basel and Italy's AS R...

Switzerland Soccer Champions League

Rome's players celebrate their third score, during the UEFA Champions League Group E soccer match between Switzerland's FC Basel and Italy's AS Roma...

Even without suspended AS Roma captain Francesco Totti, there will be no shortage of intensity for Sunday's Rome derby with surprise Serie A leader Lazio.
Lazio enters the weekend with a four-point lead over five-time defending champion Inter Milan, while Roma appears on the rebound after a difficult start to the season and will be eager to put a dent in its city rival's title hopes.
Roma coach Claudio Ranieri says his club will be playing for Totti, while Lazio counterpart Edy Reja noted how emotional the match is, adding that "there's big expectations."
Also this weekend, Inter will attempt to bounce back from its loss to Tottenham against Brescia, AC Milan visits Bari and Juventus hosts newly promoted Cesena.


Updated : 2021-03-01 00:47 GMT+08:00