Lazio Beat FC Twente 1-0 in Sixth Pre-Season Friendly

Lazio beat Eredivisie side FC Twente 1-0 in a pre-season friendly in the Netherlands yesterday.

Coach Maurizio Sarri picked the following Starting XI for last night’s match:

Lazio (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Elseid Hysaj, Francesco Acerbi, Luiz Felipe, Adam Marusic; Lucas Leiva, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic; Raul Moro, Ciro Immobile, Felipe Anderson.

The Biancocelesti immediately hit the ground running following the kickoff and managed to find an early advantage, thanks to star striker Immobile. 

Serbian midfielder Milinkovic-Savic played an impressive diagonal pass, which beat four players, to the 31-year-old Italian, who calmed slotted the ball home in the far corner, giving Lazio a 1-0 lead.

Lazio remained in the driving seat, with both young talent Raul Moro and Milinkovic-Savic both sharing some chances to double the Roman club’s advantage.

At half time, Sarri took off Akpa Akpro and replaced him with Andre Anderson. Luis Alberto was left on the bench due to a slight muscle injury, which the club didn’t want to risk worsening in a friendly.

A cagey match followed, with the next highlight being the three substitutions made in the 59th minute. Raul Moro, Luiz Felipe and Lazzari came off, with Joaquin Correa, Adam Marusic and Patric coming on in their places.

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Another two changes were made in the 70th minute, with Sarri taking off Immobile and Acerbi, replacing them with Felipe Caicedo and Stefan Radu.

Five minutes later, two more substitutions. Felipe Anderson and Leiva made way for Luka Romero and Gonzalo Escalante.

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In the 80th minute, Milinkovic-Savic almost scored a wonderful goal from the midfield, but the ball just rose above the crossbar. A minute after that, Sarri made his final change, switching Hysaj for Dimitrije Kamenovic.

The game ended with Lazio winning 1-0, thanks to Immobile’s early opener.

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