What to say? losing the derby is always infuriating, painful, depressing or wretched, and sometimes all four. But to lose to *this* Lazio - perhaps the most inconsistent side in the league - that's exceptionally poor. And to go 2-0 down inside the first three minutes of the game? fuck me. you're really taking the piss there.
So I would say: yes Zarate was impressive & his goal was extraordinary; yes Lazio have some real attacking talent; yes the ref was an absolute cunt who made a string of wholly incomprehensible decisions (any game which ends 10 vs 9 is not a great sign). But none of that remotely excuses a bloody pisspoor performance which effectively spells the end of our last remaining Champions' League aspirations for last year. There was a lot of fucking appalling defending (and goalkeeping), there was stupid giving away of the ball, there were some shocking misses (and some impressive last ditch Lazio defending, at times), there was an old, slow, past-it Totti yet again rushed back from injury when he's not ready, and there was a lack of anything that looked like conviction. Lazio more than deserved their win, they stopped us from playing our game (apart from a 20 minute spell in the first half) and were able to take advantage once we fell apart.
bleurgh. horrendous stuff. wins for Fiorentina & Genoa pretty much wrap up the race for 4th place as least as far as we're concerned. Second sending off of the season for Mexes & Panucci means a 3 match ban each. Did I ever mention that football is rubbish?