MILAN - AS Roma have ensured a fifth Italian Cup final in six years against Inter Milan tomorrow will be anything other than dull after saying Jose Mourinho's side should be ashamed of Sunday's league win at Lazio.
Leaders Inter prevailed 2-0 to go two points clear of Roma in the Serie A title race, but the game was overshadowed by Lazio fans cheering the goals against them given their bitter city rivals slipped off top spot.
Lazio, still not mathematically clear of relegation with two games left, pushed Inter in the first half but once they conceded the match petered out as a contest.
"After what we have seen, to call our championship the most beautiful in the world is absurd. If I was Inter I would be ashamed of winning like that," Roma president Rosella Sensi told reporters.
The final at Rome's Stadio Olimpico was already shaping up to be an epic duel without the added spice. With the two teams also again tussling for the scudetto, victory tomorrow could mean the first step in a possible double for Roma or the first part of an unprecedented Italian treble for Champions League finalists Inter.
They have played each other often in cup finals in recent years, with Roma winning two and Inter two.
"It will be hard in the Cup (tomorrow) because Roma are on form and they aren't giving up, but we will give everything to win the first trophy available to us," Inter's former Roma defender Walter Samuel said. - Reuters