Lazio won their second game of the season yesterday as they triumphed 1-0 in Tuscany against newly-promoted club Empoli. A goal from Marco Parolo separated the two sides, as well as fantastic goalkeeping efforts from Lazio’s Albanian shot-stopper Thomas Strakosha.
Lazio had 14 ‘goal-scoring opportunities’, with 21 shots throughout the game and, therefore, with just 1 goal, the Biancocelesti achieved a conversion rate of just 4%. 15 of Lazio’s 21 attempts on goal came from open play, 5 from set-pieces and just one attempt from counter-attacks, showing the flow of the game.
Empoli pulled off a pass accuracy of 83% whilst Lazio managed just 78%, although the Biancocelesti wiped the floor with their opponents in aerial duel statistics, Lazio winning 68% of the aerial duels and Empoli therefore just 32%.
Lazio made triple the number of tackles than Empoli did, making 15, whilst possession stats saw Empoli win 55% to 45%. Empoli also played more passes than Lazio, achieving 576 compared to Lazio’s 480 yet the Biancocelesti played more long-balls than their opponents with 66 to 57.