MILAN – Lazio will attempt to chalk up their ninth consecutive league win when they visit lowly Brescia on Sunday as they threaten to turn Serie A into a three-horse race.
Third-placed Lazio have moved six points off the leading pair of Inter Milan and Juventus with a game in hand but, more importantly, have exposed chinks in Juve's armour by beating the Turin side twice in the space of just over two weeks.
They handed Juventus a first defeat of the season, beating them 3-1 at home in Serie A, then they overcame them by the same score in the annual Supercup match played in Riyadh.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was surprisingly generous in his praise of Lazio, who he said were experiencing a "magical moment".
"If they carry on like this, there’s not much for anyone else to do," said Sarri, who coaches a team with far superior spending power to Lazio. "For me, right now, physically and mentally, they are the best team in Europe."