Lazio’s reliance on star striker Ciro Immobile is obvious when looking at their record without him.
As detailed by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti have lost 13 out of 27 matches when the 31-year-old Italian striker has been absent, across all competitions.
A year ago, Felipe Caicedo was the man who filled Immobile’s boots, scoring a last-minute equaliser against Juventus, with the assist coming from Joaquin Correa. 12 months later, neither player is there, and it’s clear now that Vedat Muriqi is not the man to take on the role of trusted backup.
The Roman club clearly missed Immobile during their 2-0 loss to Juventus on Saturday, with coach Maurizio Sarri’s false nine idea failing to pay off.