Lazio returned from the international break with fire in their feet as they secured a comfortable 4-0 win over Spezia.
The Biancocelesti had a positive start to their season, winning four of their opening seven games and only losing one, and the two-week break for international duty did not see their momentum hampered.
Assistant coach Giovanni Martusciello was in the dug-out, replacing the suspended Maurizio Sarri, and he continued the positivity seen on the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico on a warm October afternoon.
Lazio started the game on the front foot and were immediately awarded a penalty after an Ethan Ampadu foul on Ciro Immobile, but the talismanic forward failed to convert from 12 yards, leaving him scratching his head as the ball sailed over the bar.
Luckily for the home side this didn’t prove to be a bad omen and Mattia Zaccagni found the opener after 12 minutes, making no mistake from only a few yards out after a positive run into the box.
After 24 minutes hometown hero Alessio Romagnoli finally opened his account with his boyhood club, pouncing on a defensive error from Spezia’s Emil Holm to net a cool half-volley, making it 2-0.
The statistics told the full picture at half time; Lazio had 64% of the ball to the 36% of Spezia, seven shots to five, 275 passes to 154 and 28 duels won to 18.
Just after the hour mark Sergej Milinkovic-Savic continued his dominant start to the season, completing a quick attacking move to put the game to bed at 3-0. The Serbian star wasn’t done there, netting a cute chip in the dying minutes of the match to secure his brace.
Lazio controlled the rest of the second half well, limiting the Aquilotti’s chances as they strolled to another positive victory. The team will be hoping to carry this momentum forward to their next game against Sturm Graz on 6th October.