The Latest on Juventus v Roma article The latest on Napoli v Juventus (all times local):13:45 Juve 1-0 LazioAthletic director Piero Ausilio has confirmed that the club have lost three players and are on the brink of a transfer ban.
He said: “We have a problem.
It is the worst problem we’ve had in years.”
We’ve lost three members of our squad.
One of them is our captain, Mario Balotelli.
He has a problem with pain.
He’s also not used to playing with pain.
“Lazio have won just three of their 12 Serie A games this season and have failed to qualify for Europe.
Balotelli has scored only once in six league games.
He was suspended for the defeat to Bologna last month.
Lazios head coach Roberto Mancini said: ‘I don’t know what will happen but I think it will be a hard game.’
I think that we need to play with a lot of intensity and it’s difficult because we’re playing with three injuries.’
Barca have won two of their last three games in Serie A.
The result could decide the Champions League spot at the end of this season.
Juventus, meanwhile, will hope to avoid a second successive home defeat by Lazio on Saturday night.
They were held to a goalless draw by Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia last week.