Lazio is set to take on Fiorentina in a key Serie A encounter. Both teams have been among the most disappointing over the first half of the season so far. Lazio has not been able to mirror last season’s success while Fiorentina currently stands at the bottom half of the table.

Former Serie A defender Gonzalo Rodriguez is much looking forward to this upcoming clash between the two sides. As a former defender with Fiorentina, he has played in fixtures against Lazio and knows that significance when these two sides go head to head.

Rodriguez provided his thoughts on this upcoming fixture, with comments relayed by the Italian-based La Lazio Siamo Noi.

The matches between Lazio and Fiorentina are always beautiful and with heavy points at stake. We are talking about two teams that usually start with the same goal: qualify for the European cups.

More so, Rodriguez signaled out Lazio’s Francesco Acerbi and Fiorentina’s German Pezzella as two players to watch in this fixture. He notes their prowess as top defenders in this season.

We are talking about two great defenders, with an important personality. They are also dangerous in the head, especially on set pieces in the opponent’s area.

Both teams could use a key win in this upcoming fixture.