Lazio picked up their first win of the new year with a confident 3-0 victory away to Salerntiana this evening.
The Biancocelesti found themselves 2-0 up after only 10 minutes following a strong opening by the squad, with star striker Ciro Immobile netting a brace.
A Manuel Lazzari goal in the second half secured all three points for Maurizio Sarri’s side, with the result hardly looking in doubt. The team will be fired up heading into their next game against Udinese in the Coppa Italia next week.
- Lazio (4-3-3): Thomas Strakosha; Elseid Hysaj, Luiz Felipe, Patric; Adam Marusic; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Ciro Immobile, Mattia Zaccagni.
- Salernitana (3-5-2): Vid Belec; Filippo Delli Carri, Andrei Motoc, Frederic Veseli; Wajdi Kechrida, Joel Obi, Francesco Di Tacchio, Andrea Schiavone, Luca Ranieri; Federico Bonazzoli, Cedric Gondo.
Milinkovic-Savic pulled off an amazing assist for Immobile after only seven minutes, securing an early 1-0 lead for Lazio.
The Roman club controlled the ball well following this explosive start, looking confident in possession and giving Salernitana little space.
In the 36th minute an Immobile header rattled off the crossbar following a Luis Alberto free kick, with the 31-year-old Italian striker hungry for his hattrick.
Sarri couldn’t go into the half-time break in the highest of spirits, however, as Pedro suffered a right calf injury in the 40th minute, forcing him to bring on Felipe Anderson in place of the Spaniard.
The two teams went into the break looking tired, with Lazio controlling a tough first half in Salerno.
Salernitana threatened some attempts on goal early into the second half, but the wind was taken out of their sails in the 66th minute following a Lazio counter attack; Felipe Anderson’s accurate pass found a charging Lazzari, who made no mistakes to put the Roman club 3-0 up.
Lazio remained in control for the rest of the match, looking confident and calm under the watchful eye of Sarri.