Italian Journalist Cucchi: “Lazio’s Win Over Borussia Dortmund Was a Turning Point”

Ciro Immobile / S.S. Lazio / UEFA Champions League
Ciro Immobile / S.S. Lazio / UEFA Champions League

Italian journalist Riccardo Cucchi discussed Lazio’s current form and Ecuadorian striker Felipe Caicedo when speaking on the show ‘Diciotto e quattro minuti’, hosted by Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio earlier today.

There was a moment when Lazio’s season changed, that was the game against Borussia Dortmund. The desire and character to bring home the win was something that they had missed a little, and they returned from a complicated moment.

The spirit that emerged in Bruges and yesterday against Torino is reminiscent of Lazio a few months ago.

He then moved onto discussing 32-year-old Biancocelesti forward Felipe Caicedo, who scored the winner against Torino yesterday in the 4-3 comeback in the 98th minute.

Caicedo is emblematic of this Lazio team, made of will, determination and humility. It’s a little complicated for him with someone like Immobile ahead of him in the pecking order, but he plays his role to perfection.

Finally, Cucchi complained about the constant discussion of refereeing decisions, like the suggestions that the Granata deserved a penalty in the game.

I’m tired, at the end of a match like the Torino game, the referee’s decisions can’t be accepted. I want to talk about football.

It seems to me that controversy is always there, whether the referee goes to review the footage or not. The referee’s decisions must be accepted, we can only express opinions.

Lazio’s win over Torino yesterday sees them sit 9th in the table, with 10 points. They are only two points behind third place Juventus, showing how compact the league table is currently.

The Biancocelesti’s next game is against Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday, before they face Juventus ahead of the international break.

Last season, Simone Inzaghi’s side beat the Bianconeri 2-1 at home, but fell 2-1 in Turin.