Lazio is set for a key Serie A fixture against Benevento on matchday 12. This could be a pivotal fixture for Lazio as it seeks to begin to turn its season around. Benevento has come away with just one win in its last eight league contests.
The one notable storyline to watch is the clash between Benevento manager Filippo Inzaghi and Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi. This will be the second managerial battle between the two brothers with the lone other one coming while Filippo Inzaghi was managing Bologna over the 2018-2019 campaign.
Benevento manager Filippo Inzaghi looked ahead to squaring off with his brother once again in pre-match comments relayed by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.
It will be difficult to have him close as an opponent, for the esteem and for the love that is there. Of course, we will think about the respective teams hoping to win the game. We will enjoy the moment knowing that our families, our parents and our grandchildren will get excited. They will always remember this day.
Benevento is coming off of winning Serie B last season, which clinched the side a spot in Serie A this season. Inzaghi knows the uphill battle that his side will have in staying in Italy’s top-flight.
It annoyed me to read that Benevento was relegated even before starting. What we did last year in Serie B confirms that we deserved more credit. Patience, I know how hard we are working and what satisfactions these guys are giving me.
Inzaghi also confirmed that forward Gabriel Moncini will be out for the contest due to injury, which could end up playing a key factor in the fixture itself.