Lazio aimed to pick up its 11th straight Serie A home win of the season when it hosted Genoa for a matchday 34 encounter.
Lazio were just a mere days removed from its massive 3-0 win over AC Milan. The likes of Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa led the way for the Biancocelesti in the match.
On the other hand, Genoa still looked to create even more separation away from the relegation zone this late in the season.
Lazio 1-0 Genoa: Correa Takes Advantage of a Genoa Error
Joaquin Correa opened the scoring for Lazio in this contest. The Argentine forward was able to take advantage of a deflection in Genoa’s own penalty box, where he did the rest by calmly scoring for the third time in the Biancocelesti’s last four league matches.
This was just the score that Lazio needed after a chaotic opening 30 minutes in the contest.
Lazio 2-0 Genoa: Immobile Scores Vintage Penalty Goal
Lazio doubled their lead later in the first half courtesy of a Ciro Immobile goal.
Luis Alberto was the catalyst for this goal as while he did not record an assist or even log a key pass in this sequence, the Spanish midfielder did find Immobile in the penalty box with a keen one-time pass.
Genoa defender Ivan Radovanovic brought down Immobile a mere seconds later and with no hesitation, match referee Piero Giacomelli awarded the Biancocelesti with a penalty attempt.
Immobile did the rest by notching the fourth penalty goal of his season.
Lazio 2-1 Genoa: Lazio Miscue Gifts Genoa With a Score
Five goals were scored over the second half of this league encounter. The first of these goals was scored by Adam Marusic. But to the displeasure of Lazio, Marusic wound up slotting home an own goal.
Paolo Ghiglione was able to patrol into the penalty box with ease and sent in a keen ball past an outstretched Pepe Reina. Marusic was able to reach the ball but managed to deflect in an own goal following a nifty finish.
To Marusic’s credit, this was a superb finish from him but a score that he would like to forget immediately.
Lazio 3-1 Genoa: Alberto Wows at the Stadio Olimpico
Luis Alberto has scored plenty of top-class goals over the course of the ongoing campaign. The Spanish playmaker added another such goal to his collection during the second half of this match.
With Lazio aiming to regain its two-goal cushion, Alberto dazzled with a curling goal from just inside the penalty box. Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin made no effort to even save the shot attempt as he watched in awe of Alberto’s goal of matchday contender.
Lazio 4-1 Genoa: Correa Clinches the Win
Over Lazio’s recent league encounter with AC Milan, Alberto managed to finally end his assist drought when he dished off a keen pass to Correa during the second half of the match. Alberto went on to record his second league assist of the season during this duel with Genoa.
Alberto can thank Correa for stat-padding his assist tally as this goal was all made possible by the Argentine’s quality on-ball technique.
Correa managed to beat Perin with this curling attempt. One can make the case that Perin could have done more to handily save the attempt, but for Correa, he will take this goal any day.
Correa logged his second straight double for the first time this season.
Lazio 4-2 Genoa: Biancocelesti Defensive Errors Keep on Coming
Even with Genoa trailing by three goals in the match, the side did not throw in the towel.
A harsh foul by Danilo Cataldi on Milan Badelji gifted Genoa with a penalty attempt in the late stages of the contest. Gianluca Scamacca stepped up to the plate and scored the attempt for his seventh league goal of the season.
Lazio 4-3 Genoa: Anxious Final 10 Minutes
A mere one minute of Genoa scored the pivotal penalty attempt, the Italian side responded with another goal to the concern of Lazio.
Eldor Shomurodov managed to slip in behind Lazio’s backline after receiving a through ball from midfielder Badelji. Without much of a challenge from a Lazio defender, Shomurodov latched off his attempt for the goal.
In the end, Lazio managed to hold on to its slim one-goal lead for the massive home win. Lazio has now extended its impressive league home winning streak to 11 straight matches, which is now a new club record.
More importantly, the Biancocelesti remains in the race for a Champions League qualification spot in the league table.