First Derby della Capitale for New Lazio Fan Favourite

The upcoming Derby della Capitale will be extra special for Lazio’s hometown hero Alessio Romagnoli.

The 27-year-old Italian centre back, who is known to be a lifelong Biancocelesti supporter, joined the Roman club in the summer transfer window on a free transfer, signing a five-year contract. Romagnoli has immediately hit the ground running with Lazio, proving his defensive and leadership qualities under Maurizio Sarri.

As highlighted by Il Tempo (via LazioNews24), Romagnoli is gearing up for his first ever Derby della Capitale match for Lazio, ready to face Roma in one of the most important games of the season.

The Italian defender is even more important than usual as the derby approaches, being the clear leader on the pitch as both Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are unavailable. The derby is an important opportunity for Romagnoli to stamp his authority on the match and guide his teammates to victory against their bitter rivals.

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