Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri has only ever faced Roma coach Jose Mourinho once in his career.
As noted by stats portal Transfermarkt, the 62-year-old Italian coach’s first meeting with the Portuguese coach came in the 2018/19 season when Sarri’s Chelsea drew 2-2 with Mourinho’s Manchester United in the Premier League.
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Today’s derby between Lazio and Roma will be the two coaches’ second-ever meeting, in one of the most important games of both of their calendars.
Mourinho’s season with the Giallorossi has started better than his counterpart, having won four of the five opening games of the campaign, with the only loss coming to Hellas Verona 3-2 last weekend.
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Sarri’s start with Lazio, in comparison, has been a little more difficult, with two wins, two draws, and one loss against AC Milan 2-0.
Both teams will be looking to make a statement at the Stadio Olimpico today, which is set to be extremely lively as over 30,000 fans are set to attend.