It’s been 20 years since Lazio last won the Serie A title, so you can understand why they aren’t ready to surrender their challenge this year just yet. The team from Rome are currently situated in their best position yet since their last Scudetto back in 2000, to challenge and win what would be only their third-ever title in Italy’s top tier.
Whilst the Serie A isn't quite the diverse and tense battle it was in the 90s and 2000s, just like the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga, the Serie A still hosts some of the biggest clubs in the world. Despite winning the title in 2000, Lazio wasn't usually a part of the title races back, with Roma, Juventus and the Milan sides the usual contestants, whilst Napoli have made a rise in recent years.
However, the Eagles are well clear from the likes of Roma, AC Milan and Napoli in the league table. Indeed, Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan put up a strong shout to be a title contender earlier in the season, but even they have fallen and found themselves eight points below Lazio in third.
The Biancocelesti are now just one point behind Italy's serial winners Juventus after a run of seven games unbeaten in the league that saw them beat Inter 2-1 in a gargantuan Serie A clash.
Here’s why Simone Inzaghi’s men have had a terrific campaign and why they can't be ruled out to be the first team to dethrone Juventus in almost nine years and how they could be contenders in Europe over time.