OFFICIAL: Correa and Basta handed one match ban in UEFA Europa League

Matchday 2 of the UEFA Europa League was quite the blow for Lazio. After winning five consecutive matches, they tumbled backwards losing 3-1 in their own Stadio Olimpico, in the Derby della Capitale on September 29th. Just five days before the European clash with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany, biancocelesti fans were outraged and wanted a better performance from the squad. The ideal chance at redemption, Simone Inzaghi’s side failed once again in a 4-1 thrashing.

A huge factor in this loss was based on the fact that Lazio were playing with 9-men. Off a corner at the end of the first half, down 2-1, Dusan Basta sat at the top of the 18-yard box. As the ball flew in, it escaped him and Eintracht looked to be off on the counter, that is until already yellow-carded Basta decided to intervene, throwing him to the ground. He received a second yellow and was consequentially sent off, much to Laziali’s agony. Following this, things only got worse as Joaquin Correa slid into a challenge studs up to receive a straight red card at the start of the second half.

Now it has been made official: both Basta and Correa¬†have received disciplinary actions for their red card’s on October 4th and will be suspended for just one match. This will come against Marseille on Thursday, October 25th; it is ideal to note that Correa escaped a multiple¬†match ban and was only given the minimum penalty by UEFA.

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