Lazio shook off their painful 5-1 loss to FC Midtjylland with a dominant performance in a 4-0 win away to Cremonese.
The Biancocelesti embarrassed themselves at the MCH Arena in Denmark earlier this week, looking a shadow of their usual selves as they suffered a terrible Europa League defeat, but they did not let this result linger in the back of their minds for too long.
Maurizio Sarri needed his squad to respond after their European defeat and they duly responded in Cremona, flying to a commanding 4-0 win over Cremonese. Lazio took the lead after just seven minutes, when a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic through ball was deftly met by Ciro Immobile, who made no mistake in the penalty area as he guided his strike into the back of the net.
The Roman club doubled their advantage in the 21st minute after being awarded a penalty – Immobile was confident from 12 yards out and struck the ball into the bottom right corner, giving the team a comfortable cushion to work from.
Just before the half time break, Milinkovic-Savic put himself on the scoresheet with a delightful chip, allowing the team to head into the second half with a smile on their faces.
Cremonese could do little in front of their home fans as Lazio continued to manage the match in the second half, allowing Pedro to kill off the game in the 79th minute, when he put the away side 4-0 up.
After a disappointing mid-week drop, Lazio bounced back with a strong and decisive win, allowing them to regroup after a difficult moment.