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  10/03/2013: On This Day
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If you were born on this date and you are hoping for positive historical achievements for Lazio across this date, then look away now. Or let us surprise you with more frustrating records.

Lazio hosted a friendly game and were lucky to concede only two goals to Barracas in 1929. If you think we were going easy on the team that came across the sea from Buenos Aires, then you are wrong.  Barracas were a strong, fast Argentine team that made Lazio look slow and clueless on the pitch.

Sunday, 10 March 1935. This was week 19 of Serie A when Lazio were defeated 0-1 by Alessandria. If your parents were unlucky enough to have you on this unfortunate date, you are exactly 78 years old now, and if you have never had a haircut, it would be 11.367 meters long today. And this is good business if you can make several colorful wigs to sell to Nicki Minaj, one of the current American Idol judges, if you care.

Chuck Norris was born on this date in 1940, and Lazio on traveling to Novara in week 22 of Serie A was more “Missing In Action” than any Chuck Norris joke, as the game ended in a goalless draw. The Missing in Action trend continued in 1957 when Lazio were defeated 1-2 by Spal on this date.

Finally, it was Tommaso Maestrelli who brought a little happiness to us with a single victory on this date for Lazio, beating Cesena 2-0 in 1974. This was a year of glory for Lazio, as it was crowned Champion of Italy, but don't read too much into that stat if we win against Fiorentina.

Bari helped us to another goalless draw at San Nicola in 1991. Not sure anyone watched the game with the Gulf War, and CNN broadcasts of 'Breaking News' throughout the day. Football wasn't very appealing and that game was the antithesis of a war.

Antonio Conte, current Juventus manager and someone with just as much interest in your hair as Nicki Minaj, scored one of four goals, when Lazio were defeated heavily 4-2 by Juventus at the Delle Alpi stadium in 1996. Under allenatore Zeman (that explains everything), Lazio scored two goals courtesy of Favalli and Casiraghi.

It seems that March 10 is a day when current Serie A managers liked to find the net against Lazio when they were players. Now, what current Serie A manager did you hate seeing score against us? And on what date do you think he fired four goals past Peruzzi?

Vincenzo Montella, the AS Roma striker back in 2002, nicknamed L’Aeroplanino (The Little Airplane), in a reference to his small stature and trademark goal celebration, where he spreads his arms like wings, unbelievably celebrated it four times. It goes without saying that this was the greatest tragedy to occur on this date in 2002, when Lazio humiliated by AS Roma 1-5 at home on Derby della Capitale. Today, the same Montella as Fiorentina manager is in Rome bringing his strong squad to face Lazio at 20.45 CET. Are you worried the same tragedy will be happened again today? Don’t be - the snake is the mythical animal for a year today if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology. In 2002, it was the horse.

Author: Ali Alkatiri
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