2019/20 Serie A, Lazio 3-0 Udinese: Match Report

Lazio vs Udinese: Post-Match Review

Lazio vs Udinese, Source- @MattyLewis11
Lazio vs Udinese, Source- @MattyLewis11

Lazio equaled their record under Simone Inzaghi of six consecutive wins when they brushed aside a struggling Udinese by a scoreline of 3-0. The Biancocelesti will now have all to play for next Saturday, with all eyes on the match in Turin against Juventus in Matchday 15.

Lazio vs Udinese: First Half

Luis Alberto got the action underway. The Spaniard tested Juan Musso in the Udinese goal after six minutes. His free-kick curling in the top corner, forcing the Argentinian to make an excellent save. Three minutes later Lazio took the lead, an excellent 30-yard diagonal pass from Manuel Lazzari found Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the box. The Serbian showed his upper body strength, managing to hold off a defender, before squaring to Ciro Immobile who rolled the ball home to make it 1-0.

Ciro Immobile, Source- @MattyLewis11
Ciro Immobile, Source- @MattyLewis11

Udinese had their best chance of the half in the 15th minute. Rolando Mandragora should have put the visitors level after pouncing on a blocked effort from Francesco Acerbi. His strike was just wide of the far post. In the 20th minute, Lazzari played in a fierce cross which was met by Immobile. This time Musso was equal to it, however. In the 34th minute, Luis Alberto played Joaquin Correa into space down the right-hand channel. The Argentinian dribbled the ball into the box and drew a foul from William Troost-Ekong. The referee, Marco Di Bello, consulted VAR; the referee’s original decision stood. Ciro Immobile stood up and slotted home to double his tally, sending Musso the wrong way. 2-0.

Joaquin Correa, Source- @MattyLewis11
Joaquin Correa, Source- @MattyLewis11

Ciro Immobile played Correa in towards goal down the same channel in the 44th minute. This time he was brought down by Bram Nuytinck. Immobile gave Luis Alberto the responsibility from the spot; the Spaniard placed the ball into the same corner as Immobile, sending Musso the wrong way. 3-0.

Lazio vs Udinese: Second Half

In the 52nd minute, Lazzari again showed his marker a clean set of heels and delivered a cross to the back post, Senad Lulic managed to get his head to the ball which Musso saved. With ten minutes to go, Inzaghi opted to call off Luis Alberto and replaced him with Andre Anderson – the Brazilian making his debut for the Biancocelesti. Laziali will be pleased to know that Acerbi did not pick up a yellow card and will be available to face Juventus in Matchday 15.

Lazio vs Udinese: Man of the Match

Ciro Immobile, Source- @MattyLewis11
Ciro Immobile, Source- @MattyLewis11

Ciro Immobile has now scored 17 league goals for Lazio this season alone. Only Angelillo for Inter in 1958/59 and Borel for Juventus in 1933/34 have scored 17 goals in fewer team matches in Serie A history.

This article initially appeared on Golazzo Calcio, Matty Lewis’ blog