On This Day 47 Years Ago, Lazio Won Their First Scudetto After Beating Foggia

On the 12th May 1974, 47 years ago today, Lazio beat Foggia 1-0 to secure their first-ever Scudetto.

The game was won thanks to a penalty scored by talismanic figure Giorgio Chinaglia just after an hour into the match, producing scenes of jubilation across the stands and in Rome as a whole.

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The Biancocelesti ended up playing that match against Foggia with 10 men for the final 25 minutes, creating a tense atmosphere inside the ground as both the players and the fans waited to see if the Roman club would finally win the league title.

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Lazio’s coach that season was legendary club icon Tommaso Maestrelli, who sadly passed away only two years after this great achievement.

The Roman club finished the 1973/74 season with 43 points (in the era when a win only gave two points instead of three), two points ahead of second-place Juventus. Chinaglia finished the season as the league’s top scorer with 24 goals, one ahead of Inter’s Roberto Boninsegna.

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