Lazio headed to the north of Italy with a crucial matchup against Hellas Verona FC. The Biancocelesti are pushing to squeak into the top four to qualify for the UEFA Champions League competition next season.
However, Lazio would be travelling without Simone Inzaghi, who had tested positive for the coronavirus earlier in the week. Assistant coach Massimiliano Farris would try to guide the squad to victory.
The first half was sluggish as the rain began to play a role in the match. Nonetheless, both sides generated shots; however, none of the three shots for Hellas Verona nor the five total shots for Lazio reached their target.
Furthermore, there weren’t many chances created in the first half. FotMob had Lazio’s expected goal of 0.28; meanwhile, Hellas Verona was at 0.19. Both sides would head into the locker room tied at 0-0.
After a scoreless 45 minutes, it appeared as though Lazio had broken through and scored the first goal of the fixture minutes into the second half.
Nevertheless, there was some confusion as Felipe Caicedo went from celebrating a goal to wondering what was going on in the middle of his celebration.
The referee went to the Video Assistant Referee and saw the 32-year-old commit a foul leading up to the goal. As a result, the goal was disallowed, and Caicedo received a yellow card.
Lazio vs. Hellas Verona: 1-0
As stoppage time began, Lazio was pushing to score a goal as a draw would be a disastrous result for a club looking to make it into the top four. Lazio needed to find a goal, which they did to take all three points.
Stefan Radu placed a cross into the box, and Sergej Milinković-Savić would finish off the pass with a header as the ball found the back of the net to give Lazio a late-winner.
A match in which Lazio didn’t have their manager; it wasn’t pretty, but the squad is heading back to Rome with all three points.