Matches against S.S. Lazio
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|Nickname|| Aquile (The Eagles)|
(White and sky blue)
|Ground||Stadio Olimpico, Rome|
Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to as Lazio, is a professional Italian football club based in Rome. Founded in 1900, the club has spent most of its history in the top tier of Italian football. Lazio had their first major success in 1958, winning the Italian Cup, and won their first Serie A title in 1974. Since the late 1990s the Roman side has enjoyed the most successful period in its history, winning the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 1999, the Serie A title in 2000, several Italian Cups and reaching their first UEFA Cup final in 1998.
Chelsea first faced Lazio in the 1999-00 UEFA Champions League second group stage, earning a 0-0 in Rome before losing 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. This was the first time Chelsea had lost at home in European competition in the club's history, a record stretching back through multiple European campaigns since the late 1950s, though the Blues progressed to the quarter finals regardless. Chelsea gained revenge for the defeat in the 2003-04 UEFA Champions League group stage, winning 2-1 at home before stunning the Italian side in Rome, running out 4-0 winners at the Stadio Olimpico.