Lazio took perfect points at home to Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League continued. The Capital City Eagle team won 3-1, with Ciro Immobile taking a stand.
Match day fourth in Group F of the Champions League sees Lazio vs Zenit. The duel between the two teams took place at Olimpico Stadium, Wednesday (20/11/2020) on the morning of WIB.
Lazio immediately opened the scoring in the third minute. Immobile managed to break into Zenit’s goal with a lob that goalkeeper Mikhail Kerzhakov failed to block. 1-0 Lazio takes the lead.
The home team did again in the 22nd minute. This time it was Marco Parolo’s turn to put his name on the scoreboard.
Based on Joaquin Correa’s short pass, Parolo simply sent the ball low to the left of Zenit’s goal. Lazio won 2-0.
Three minutes later, Zenit was able to reduce its position. Artem Dzyuba managed to maximize Yaroslav Rakistskiy’s pass with a shot that hit goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
No additional goals are created until they go into the break. The first half was closed with the advantage of Lazio 2-1.
During the second half, both teams continued to play open play. A golden opportunity for Lazio was created in the 54th minute, after Wilmar Barrios broke Immobile in the forbidden box.
The referee awarded Lazio a penalty. Immobile as the executioner successfully hit Zenit’s net for the second time while changing the position to 3-1 for the hosts.
Lazio tried to increase the score with the remaining time of the second half, but the efforts of Simone Inzaghi’s side failed to score another goal. The game ends with a victory Biancocelesti 3-1.
Another three points means that Lazio is now collecting eight points from the four matches that have been played. The Roma club is in second place in Group F, just behind Borussia Dortmund who have received nine points.[Gambas:Opta]
Lazio: Pepe Reina; Patric, Wesley Hoedt, Francesco Acerbi; Manuel Lazzari, Marco Parolo, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Adam Marusic; Ciro Immobile, Joaquin Correa.
Zenit St. Petersburg: Mikhail Kerzhakov; Yuri Zhirkov, Yaroslav Rakistskiy, Dejan Lovren; Douglas Santos, Daler Kuzyaev, Andrey Mostovoy, Wilmar Barrios, Aleksandr Yerokhin; Malcom, Artem Dzyuba.
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