Lazio is surely coming away from its Coppa Italia quarterfinal fixture against Atalanta with plenty of takeaways. The side had numerous what-ifs in the match itself, from defensive errors to missed chances.

For former Italian defender Giorgio Magnocavallo, he believes that there were several opportunities in which Lazio let the game get out of hand. There were a few sequences for him that if Lazio had done a better job to manage them, the Biancocelesti may have wound up advancing to the semifinals instead.

Magnocavallo spoke about Lazio’s Coppa Italia elimination, with comments being relayed by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.

The first ten minutes Lazio weren’t in the game. They recovered, but the approach was not exciting.

For me, Lazio lost it yesterday because with 25 minutes from the end, they should have overturned the game, especially given the numerical superiority.

In midfield, Lazio had one more man not to let Gasperini’s team build the game. From a tactical point of view, the game was well set up; the problem is all in the players’ heads. Both Correa and Immobile had very little impact.

Lazio has had grand successes in the Coppa Italia in recent seasons, but this time around, a multitude of errors derailed the Biancocelesti’s chances of making an appearance in the semifinals of this tournament.