A thrilling eight-goal duel between Lazio and Udinese last night saw both teams walk away with a point.
Coach Maurizio Sarri’s side were fired up for the match following the back to back losses to Juventus and Napoli and they responded well after going 2-0 down, but their efforts were mostly in vain as Udinese found an equaliser in the dying seconds of the match.
- Lazio (4-3-3): Pepe Reina, Manuel Lazzari, Patric, Francesco Acerbi, Elseid Hysaj; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile, Pedro.
- Udinese (4-4-2): Marco Silvestri, Nehuen Perez, Rodrigo Becao, Samir, Destiny Udogie; Nahuel Molina, Walace, Mato Jajalo, Gerard Deulofeu; Isaac Success, Beto.
Lazio started the match with the momentum, pushing into Udinese’s final third early, leaving the Bianconeri looking for counter attacks.
It was Udinese who found the advantage first, however, with Beto’s header beating Reina after just 16 minutes to give them a 1-0 lead.
Udinese doubled their lead in the 31st minute following a counter attack, with Beto again managing to beat Reina, making it 2-0.
The Biancocelesti’s smile was short lived, though, as Udinese again found the back of the net in the 43rd minute, with Molina finishing off a counter attack to make it 3-1.
Lazio came out from the break fired up and an early chance by Immobile lead to a corner. Pedro scored from the resulting set play, giving his side a chance still by making it 3-2.
The Roman club tied things up in the 55th minute, when Milinkovic-Savic’s long-ranged effort easily beat Silvestri to make it 3-3.
Barely two minutes after Lazio had clawed their way back to level footing, Patric was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the match.
In the 68th minute Udinese also went down to 10 men, when Molina was also sent off for picking up a second yellow.
Lazio had a goal called off for offside in the 78th minute but after a VAR check it was given, putting the Biancocelesti 4-3 up.
Immobile also had a goal disallowed for offside in the 92nd minute and this allowed Udinese to get back into the game, which they did in the 97th minute when Arslan scored the equaliser to make it 4-4.
A brawl broke out after the game and a red card was brandished to Wallace, ending the night on a tense note.