There’s no question when looking at the numbers that Lazio stole three points on the road in their 2-1 victory over Spezia Calcio.
It was the Bianconeri who dominated the majority of the statistical category. They controlled possession of the ball with 65-percent; Spezia also had four of 15 shots on target and created three big chances.
Despite them generating these offensive numbers, it was their mistakes that did them in and allowed for Lazio to take advantage as Spezia’s manager, Vincenzo Italiano, commented to Sky Sports (via La Lazio Siamo Noi)
It was us who made the game, conceding the two goals to Lazio, in situations where we were ready not to make mistakes. They have phenomenal players, but we could have done differently on their goals. Otherwise, this was our best game ever. In Serie A, playing well in certain situations does not always get you what you wanted…
We could have avoided a few mistakes, that’s all. Today we always had the ball, we managed and created more than all the other games put together, but we collected zero points. If this is the basis, however, between now and the end of the season, we can take away some satisfaction.
The first was a turnover that Spezia did to themselves was in the midfield when Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić picked the ball away from the opponent. Milinković-Savić then found Ciro Immobile for the opening goal. The second came off a foul, which led to a free-kick set-piece play that the Serbia international converted to give Le Aquile a 2-0 lead.
Spezia had everything going for them, but Lazio made the most of their opportunities to allow them to pick up the win.