Lazio have lost almost half of their matches played without star striker Ciro Immobile, highlighting their dependence on the Italian.

As reported by Italian newspaper La Repubblica (via LazioNews24) earlier today, out of the 26 matches the Biancocelesti have played without the 31-year-old Italian striker, they have only won seven times.

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They have also only drawn seven of those, meaning the remaining 12 matches played without Immobile were all losses. 

The absence of the Lazio captain was heavily felt in the lethargic 2-0 loss to Bologna yesterday, with backup striker Vedat Muriqi failing to match the level of the 31-year-old Italian star.

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Immobile has scored six goals in six Serie A games so far this season, already finding good form under coach Maurizio Sarri.

In his five years with Lazio so far, Immobile has scored 156 goals and provided 44 assists in 227 appearances, being a leader and figurehead in the squad.

The Italian striker is only three goals behind Silvio Piola’s all-time goal record of 159 with the club.