Lazio vs Atalanta: statistics show how lacklustre Biancocelesti fell to defeat

Simone Inzaghi, Source- Official S.S. Lazio

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Lazio fell to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat at home to Atalanta yesterday; the Bergamo side having the share of the spoils after a lacklustre Lazio failed to follow through despite leading the match 1-0. An early goal from Marco Parolo set the Stadio Olimpico alight but an equaliser from Duvan Zapata, a 58th minute goal from Timothy Castagne and an own goal from Wallace gave Gian Piero Gasperini’s side all three points as they look to keep up their pursuit of Champions League football.

Lazio Page have provided their regular statistics of the Lazio game, with the website reporting that the game saw 7 chances created by the home team and 8 shots on goal; meagre in comparison to the 16 shots on goal from the Bergamo club. Lazio dominated the game in possession, with 56% of the overall match possession – just not enough to see the three points through.

In terms of distance covered, Lazio travelled 110.281km throughout the game whilst Atalanta travelled 111.207km. Luis Alberto had both the highest amount of shots (3) and touches of the ball (90); as well as creating 2 opportunities, recovering 7 balls and winning three tackles – making him the Biancocelesti’s stand-out performer statistically.

Lucas Leiva was the top passer, with 56 completed from 62 attempted; whilst Parolo, covering 11.864km, ran the furthest distance over the course of the match. Additionally, with an average speed of 7.6km/h, Parolo was the fastest and hardest worker on the field.

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