Former Biancocelesti captain Stefano Mauri spoke to RMC Sport about the upcoming Rome Derby on Sunday. Mauri spent 10 years in Rome playing for his beloved Lazio, winning 2 Coppa Italia and 1 Italian Super Cup. You can read an in-depth profile and analysis of Mauri here.
Mauri played many derby games in his time with Lazio, featuring 14 times in Serie A. Out of these, he won 6 times, lost 6 times and drew 2. He scored 3 times and provided 2 assists. However, there is no doubt that his favorite memory of the derby is the 2013 Coppa Italia Final, where Lazio beat Roma 1-0 to win the Cup.
“I’ll be at the stadium on Sunday, Its a special game at a positive time for the 2 clubs. The Giallorossi have done a historic task against Barcelona, while the Biancocelesti have good chances to reach the semi-finals.”
Mauri was asked about his best goal in the Biancocelesti jersey and he answered “It was the goal against Napoli if course, Many people asked me how I had done it, it is simply instinct. I was lucky to hit the ball well, even today I still go back and watch the video many times and in the Biancocelesti dressing room there is still a poster of it.“
What is your Favorite Memory of the derby? What is the best goal Mauri scored in his time with Lazio? Who will win the Rome Derby this Sunday? Let us know your thoughts.
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