Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio Beat Serie C Side Triestina 5-2 in Third Pre-Season Friendly

Lazio beat Serie C side Triestina 5-2 in this evening’s pre-season friendly in Auronzo di Cadore.

Coach Maurizio Sarri picked the following starting XI for today’s match:

Thomas Strakosha; Adam Marusic, Luiz Felipe, Stefan Radu, Elseid Hysaj; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Vedat Muriqi, Raul Moro.

The Biancocelesti kicked off the match, with the Roman club taking the lead after only three minutes, with Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto scoring from a well-placed shot to the far post, making the game 1-0.

In the 21st minute, Kosovan forward Vedat Muriqi headed home a good cross from Luis Alberto, giving the Roman club a 2-0 lead.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic put Lazio 3-0 up, finding the back of the net from a low shot to the left.

Just before half-time, Romanian veteran Stefan Radu scored a header to give the Biancocelesti a 4-0 lead.

At half-time coach Sarri made some changes, bringing off Adam Marusic, Stefan Radu, Luis Alberto, and Vedat Muriqi. They were replaced by Manuel Lazzari, Patric, Danilo Cataldi and Felipe Caicedo.

In the 51st minute, Sarri made two more changes, replacing Raul Moro and Luiz Felipe with Jony and Denis Vavro.

Seven minutes later and the 62-year-old Italian coach made more substitutions, putting on Gonzalo Escalante, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Luka Romero and Dimitrije Kamenovic in place of Lucas Leiva, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Felipe Anderson, and Elseid Hysaj.

Jony’s cross into the box saw Triestina score an own goal in the 69th minute, giving Lazio a 5-0 lead.

Just as the game was drawing to a close, Alessio Di Massimo found the back of the net in the 87th minute, giving Triestina a consolation goal to make the game 5-1.

In the dying minutes of the match, Di Massimo found his second, with the game finishing 5-2, a strong result against Sarri’s squad as they continue their preparations for next season.

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