Francesco Acerbi has quickly become a fan favourite at Lazio. He has appeared in 42 games out of 43 played by Lazio this season, 149 games in a row without stopping to rest. Only his suspension against Napoli, considered harsh, has stopped his run. In just a few games the memory of de Vrij was forgotten, now a distant memory. Simone Inzaghi pressured Claudio Lotito last summer strongly for the defender, who was initially not willing to spend €11m on a 30-year-old defender. However, the facts have clearly shown that Inzaghi was right without a shadow of a doubt.
Seen in the stands of Stadio Luigi Ferraris was Fabio Paratici, the Director of Sports for Juventus. During the weekend, the Juventus director was keeping an eye on certain players, focusing in particular on the matches between Sampdoria and Lazio, and Fiorentina and Sassuolo. He arrived in Genoa to see Dennis Praet, but also Acerbi, reports the Radiosei press review. Martín Caceres, who was brought in to replace Medhi Benatia, will not be bought in the summer transfer window. Andrea Barzagli will retire at the end of the season and Giorgio Chiellini has suffered from multiple injuries despite a good season, which suggests that Juventus need to look for strong defenders if they are to challenge for the Champions League next season. Acerbi seems to be a player Juventus are interested in, but Lotito considers the player unapproachable after the investment made last season. The former Sassuolo man will not move from the capital.