It had been five years since Lazio’s last victory in the Derby della Capitale making the weekends victory over their city rivals all the sweeter.
As fate, would have it, the Eagles also seriously dented Roma’s chance of lifting the Serie A title after Juventus stretched their lead to nine points after an entertaining 2-2 draw with Atalanta on Friday night.
The 3-1 win for Lazio over Roma also leaves the Romans just a point clear of third place Napoli with just four games to go and a lot still to play for.
On Sunday night, Roma face another tough test as they travel to the San Siro to face AC Milan in the knowledge that defeat will gift Juventus a 33rd Domestic Italian title.
Both Roma and AC Milan will be ruing missed opportunities this season although at least Roma will have Champions League qualification to show for their efforts.
AC sit three points above neighbours Inter in sixth and should be able to ensure Europa League qualification but it is not where the club requires to be.
A positive result against a stuttering Roma could be the tonic the Milan faithful need to know the club is going in the right direction and they are 9/4 for the home win.
Joe Hart’s season long loan with Torino is coming to a close and the verdict is that it has been a successful campaign for the England stopper.
Before talk heats up about where he will ply his trade next season, there is the small matter of a visit to face the Old Lady on Saturday evening in the Turin derby.
Victory for Juventus will wrap up the title and it is expected Joe Hart and his Torino team mates will be in for a busy night.
The only saving grace is Juventus have a two-legged Champions League Semi-final against Monaco to think about, meaning Saturday night’s game with Torino will not be top of mind for Massimiliano Allegri’s men.
Mid table is secured for Torino meaning the pressure is off which could play into their hands, they are 5/1 to prevent Juventus from officially being crowned champions with Juventus 20/43 to get the job done and claim another Serie A title.
Crotone face rock bottom Pescara on Sunday with a real chance of survival after three wins and two draws in their last five leaves them just four points behind seventeenth placed Empoli.
A fourth win in six will put severe pressure on those above and it is likely to happen with Crotone one of the form sides in the league.
You can back Crotone at 10/17 for the win with Comeon!
Both AC and Roma have been stuttering of late as they prepare to face off at the San Siro.
The draw at 51/20 looks the most likely outcome in this one as both teams aim to end the season on a high.