Lazio Pick Up a Point in Bergamo After Tense & Physical 2-2 Draw vs Atalanta

Lazio only managed to pick up a single point in Bergamo after conceding a last minute equaliser in their 2-2 draw with Atalanta this afternoon.

Coach Maurizio Sarri was hoping to see a good response from the team following their 1-0 win over Fiorentina on Wednesday, but despite Immobile’s record-matching goal, the Biancocelesti only left the Gewiss Stadium with a single point.

Below are the two starting lineups in Lazio’s 2-2 draw against Atalanta:

Lazio (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Elseid Hysaj, Luiz Felipe, Francesco Acerbi, Adam Marusic; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile, Pedro.

Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Juan Musso; Matteo Lovato, Marten de Roon, Merih Demiral; Davide Zappacosta, Teun Koopmeiners, Remo Freuler, Joakim Maehle; Mario Pasalic, Josip Ilicic; Duvan Zapata.

Video: Pedro Slots Home Rebound Against Atalanta to Put Lazio in the Lead

A tense first half kicked off in Bergamo, with Atalanta having an early chance in the ninth minute from a corner, but Demiral wasted the chance.

Lazio warmed into the game a little and in the 18th minute broke the deadlock. Immobile had a golden chance but Musso’s outstretched body was enough to deny the Italian.

Unfortunately for Atalanta, the ball bounced over to a sprinting Pedro, who smashed home the rebound to make it 1-0.

A gritty and physical spell of play followed, with neither side having particularly dangerous chances as the match developed.

Just before half time, Atalanta talisman Zapata showed his talents by using his strength to hold off Marusic whilst pushing into the box, before driving the ball past Reina to make it 1-1.

The stats show how even the first half was, with Lazio having 44% of the ball and five shots compared to Atalanta’s 56% possession and four shots.

Video: Duvan Zapata Scores Brilliant Individual Goal for Atalanta Against Lazio

In the second half Atalanta had the first real chance in the 49th minute, with Freuler’s long-range effort being effortlessly saved by Reina.

A few minutes later and Lazio had their own chance, with Cataldi’s quick free kick finding Immobile, who again failed to beat Musso.

In the 68th minute Sarri made his first chance, switching out a disappointing Luis Alberto for Toma Basic.

Muriel produced another chance for the Bergamo based side in the 70th minute but Lazio remained calm, the defence doing their job.

In the 74th minute a quick counterattacking move by Lazio was finished by talisman striker Immobile, who netted his 159th goal for the club to tie Silvio Piola’s all-time top scorer record.

Following the goal, Sarri made two more changes, switching Felipe Anderson and Danilo Cataldi for Raul Moro and Lucas Leiva.

Lazio had another chance in the 81st minute as Immobile led a counter attack against La Dea, serving up a chance to Moro, who couldn’t beat Musso.

Atalanta responded with a chance of their own in the 85th minute, with Zapata’s pass finding an unmarked Muriel, whose shot from the edge of the box went inches wide.

Sarri made his final substitution in the 86th minute, taking off the record-matching Immobile and replacing him with Vedat Muriqi.

Reina was booked in the 90th minute for time wasting, before he was hit in the head by an object thrown by the Atalanta fans.

Disaster struck in the 93rd minute, with De Roon sending the fans wild following his late minute equaliser, tying the game up at 2-2.

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