Lazio Primavera beat Reggina Primavera 2-0 in their Primavera TIMVision Cup opener.
Coach Alessandro Calori did well in his preparation for the game and the Roman side remained mostly in control, finally breaking the deadlock late in the second half before securing the winner in the dying minutes.
Below are the two Starting XI’s for the match (via Lazio):
Lazio Primavera (4-2-3-1): Giacomo Moretti; Romano Floriani Mussolini, Enzo Adeagbo, Giacomo Santovito (46′ Fabio Ruggeri), Mirco De Santis; Marco Bertini, Lorenzo Ferro (46′ Antonio Troise); Florient Shehu (61′ Valerio Crespi), Mirco Ferrante, Mirco Mancino; Etienne Tare (61’ Simone Castigliani, 69′ Larsson Coulibaly).
Reggina Primavera (4-2-3-1): Gabriele Ammirati; Emanuele Foti, Gabriele Bongani, Antonino Vigliani, Mirco Musumici; Blerton Kamberi, Alessandro Spitale; Simone Pagni (73′ Emanuele Zucco), Gabriele Carlucci (85′ Lemou Dioum), Francesco Rugnetta; Vincent Nvendo.
The match between Lazio Primavera and Reggina Primavera kicked off after a minute’s silence, in memory of long-time team manager Massimo Bandiera, who sadly passed away a few days ago.
A close first half between the two sides followed, with the Biancocelesti having slightly better chances than their counterparts.
Despite this, no one broke the deadlock, and both teams went into the break tied at 0-0.
The second half continued in the same fashion until the 76th minute when Crespi opened the scoring following a great through ball from De Santis.
The momentum stuck with Lazio and they secured the win in the 90th minute when Crespi found his brace following a nice assist from Mancino.
Below is a video of the highlights of the match: