Despite the Nerazzurri being unbeaten in their last seven Serie A TIM games against the Biancocelesti, due to the previous fixture between these two sides which took place earlier in the week (in the Quarter-Finals of the Coppa Italia), many expected Simone Inzaghi’s men to be on the pursuit for revenge.
This is exactly what happened, with Lazio snatching a 3-1 victory thanks to a composed tactical and physical performance.
Atalanta vs Lazio: 0-1
The first goal of this match was scored very early by Adam Marusic; less than three minutes into the fixture to be exact. He cut inside from the left flank and unleashed a thunderous strike towards Atalanta’s goal. The shot flew passed Pierluigi Gollini and into the top right corner to give Lazio the lead.
Atalanta vs Lazio: 0-2
The Biancocelesti doubled their lead early into the second half. A clearance from Pepe Reina was met by Ciro Immobile who flicked the ball onwards towards Joaquin Correa. Timing his run to perfection, he was in on goal, faced one-on-one with Gollini. He took the ball around the goalkeeper and put it into the open net to double his side’s lead.
Atalanta vs Lazio: 1-2
Atalanta continued to try and find a goal and it came through substitute Mario Pasalic just before the 80th minute. After a Luis Muriel shot hit the right post, the Croatian was in the perfect place to tap home the ball into an open net and bring the Nerazzurri back within one.
Atalanta vs Lazio: 1-3
Despite this fixture looking likely to end in a draw, substitutes Andreas Pereira and Vedat Muriqi had other ideas. Entering the match right after Atalanta’s goal, it took them just one minute to put the match out of reach. An excellent through ball was played by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to the Brazilian, who then centered the ball to the Kosovan, who had the simple task of tapping the ball home.
Lazio have now secured five consecutive wins in Serie A and will look to ride this positive run of form into their upcoming fixtures.