Lazio returned to winning ways with an important 3-0 win over Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna today.
Maurizio Sarri’s side came into this match fired up following their painful 4-0 Coppa Italia defeat to Milan on Wednesday, and this ferociousness was seen on the pitch, with Ciro Immobile and Mattia Zaccagni driving the team to a victory.
- Lazio (4-3-3): Strakosha; Lazzari, Luiz Felipe, Patric (77′ Radu), Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic (82′ Basic), Leiva (65′ Cataldi), Luis Alberto; Pedro (65′ Felipe Anderson), Immobile, Zaccagni (77′ Moro).
- Bologna (3-5-2): Skorupski; Soumaro (58′ Bonifazi), Medel, Theate; Hickey (77′ Vignato), Svamberg, Schouten, Soriano (45′ Barrow), Dijks (45′ Kasius); Orsolini, Arnautovic.
Lazio started the match on the front foot and their early work was rewarded in the 11th minute, when the team were awarded a penalty following a Soumaro foul on Zaccagni. Immobile made no mistake from the spot, making it 1-0.
The Biancocelesti continued to control the first half well, with Bologna taking their time to get into the match. They did have a few exploratory attempts as the half developed, but they never seemed particularly close.
It was close coming out in the second half, with both teams sharing some early chances after the half time break.
Lazio broke the tension in the 53rd minute, with a nice Luis Alberto ball finding Zaccagni, who was calm as he netted the ball to make it 2-0.
Nine minutes later, the Italian midfielder found his second, finding a nice attacking move to give Lazio a 3-0 lead. The former Hellas Verona man was clearly the best performer at the Stadio Olimpico this afternoon.
In the 84th minute, Manuel Lazzari went down, clutching his hamstring. He required help leaving the pitch, and he looked seriously injured.