Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio strolled to a comfortable 3-0 win in their home match against Salernitana yesterday.
The Biancocelesti’s win never looked in doubt as they dominated the struggling Campania-based side, with two first-half goals almost guaranteeing the three points.
Below are the two starting lineups in the match (via Lazio):
- Lazio (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Elseid Hysaj, Luiz Felipe, Francesco Acerbi, Adam Marusic; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile.
- Salernitana (4-3-1-2): Vid Belec; Nadir Zortea, Norbert Gyomber, Stefan Strandberg, Luca Ranieri; Joel Obi, Francesco Di Tacchio, Andrea Schiavone; Franck Ribery; Simy, Federico Bonazzoli.
Lazio got off to a flying start in the match, with three strong chances in the first 20 minutes of the match setting the tone.
In the 31st minute, the Roman club finally broke the deadlock, Immobile connecting with Milinkovic-Savic‘s cross to head home the opening goal, making it 1-0. Only a couple of minutes later, Lazio doubled their lead as Pedro took advantage of a defensive error, putting the Roman club 2-0 up.
It was a strong and comfortable first half for the Biancocelesti, who were cruising to a victory against the newly promoted Salernitana.
Early into the second half, the Campania side hit the crossbar, with Djuric’s header from a corner almost finding the back of the net, before bouncing off the woodwork. In the 65th minute, Lazio were again saved by the goal frame, with Ribery’s shot colliding with the post.
In the 88th minute Immobile almost secured his second of the match, but the post denied him his brace.
The Roman club easily closed out the match, staying comfortable in possession and not allowing Salernitana a chance to get back into the game. It was a solid win for Lazio, who are now fifth in the Serie A table, one point behind fourth-placed Atalanta.