Lazio mock Roma after Ibanez’s transfer to Saudi Arabia


Lazio have mocked Roger Ibanez and Roma following the official announcement of the defender’s sale to Saudi side Al-Ahli on Thursday evening.

Roma sent a short message confirming Ibanez’s departure on Thursday, to which Lazio responded with a crying emoji, much to the delight of thousands of supporters on social media.

During his three-and-a-half-year stay at the Stadio Olimpico, Ibanez has had a tough time against Lazio, especially in Serie A.

In January 2021, he made two costly errors which led to goals from Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto during a 3–0 win for Lazio.


Last season, an individual mistake cost Roma all three points as Felipe Anderson’s strike sealed a 1-0 win for the Biancocelesti.

Then, in March, Lazio wrapped up another win over their city rivals, with Ibanez sent off for a second yellow card after just 32 minutes.