– Lazio he won 3-0 in the delicate trip to Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow, returning home with 3 heavy points and the certainty of a place at least for the round of 32 of the Europa League. The two goals from Immobile’s penalty and Pedro’s seal were decisive. To aim directly for the second round, Sarri’s team will have to win the last match of the group with leaders Galatasaray, trying to overturn the 1-0 immediately in the first leg.
Very little happens at first, very balanced but devoid of particular emotions. At 23 ‘the hosts try to make themselves dangerous with a right from the edge of Maradishvili, which ended on the back with Reina in control of the trajectory. At the end of the first half, one of the rare Biancocelesti blasts bears the signature of Felipe Anderson, whose powerful but central right is blocked in two halves by the Russian goalkeeper. At 53 ‘comes the episode that unlocks the game: Zaccagni is landed in the area by Silyakov, the referee first lets it continue then with the help of the Var assigns the penalty to Lazio.
Immobile goes from the spot and signs the 1-0 guest. Not even ten minutes later another penalty arrives for the Capitoline, this time whistled immediately for a foul by Barinov on the same building. The Lazio bomber repeats himself and signs his personal double. Lokomotiv is on her knees and in a few moments is likely to collect the trio, but Pedro and Acerbi incredibly fail alone in front of the goalkeeper. The Spaniard redeems himself in the final by making the final 3-0, before Milinkovic touches the poker by hitting the top of the crossbar with a right from distance.