Lazio defeated Frosinone 1-0 yesterday evening to claim their first win of the season, after back-to-back defeats to Napoli and Juventus. Finally off the mark, Lazio perhaps should have won by a more comfortable margin but the three points were ultimately awarded to the Biancocelesti and thus the result should be celebrated.
Taking a closer look at the numbers, Lazio had 17 shots in total, with just 5 on target – showing a wastefulness in front of goal. However, Lazio dominated with 67% possession and a total distance travelled of 107.7 kilometres; showing that Frosinone were never really in the game and the Biancocelesti were on top throughout.
Senad Lulic showed his defensive contribution at its maximum as he recovered 15 balls, over twice what the next closest recovered; Lucas Leiva recovering the ball 6 times. Lulic also had six attempts on goal; with 48% of attacking movements emerging from the left flank of the field, where Lazio’s Bosnian midfielder was positioned. Lulic also registered the fastest shot of the match, clocking in at 31.97 km/h.
Lucas Leiva completed 5 tackles and 4 pushes forward, as well as breaking Lazio’s 5-year record for the most touches in a game at 119. Meanwhile, in defence, Francesco Acerbi demonstrated his abilities once again, making 8 tackles and winning four aerial duels. Marco Parolo rounds off the statistics with the most distance travelled at nearly 12km and the most accurate passing at 94.1%.
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