Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lazio Smash Sampdoria 3-0

Felipe Anderson scored one and set up two others as Lazio thrashed Sampdoria 3-0 to go clear in third place.
Samp suffered only their second defeat of the entire Serie A season.
The 21-year-old Brazilian had never found the net in his first Serie A season, but has now contributed to eight of Lazio’s last 10 goals. Including the Coppa Italia, he has scored five goals in five games.
“We know that we are a great team and are aware of our quality, so we can work calmly,” Anderson told Sky Sport Italia.
“We managed to keep our heads in the first and second half. We are on the right track and must keep our feet on the ground, but we are also aware that we can go far.
“We proved not just today, but from the start of the season, that we have quality. We need to keep going like this.”
After creating the first goal for Marco Parolo and then rifling home a 25-metre shot just before halftime, the inspired Brazilian capped his performance by running 50 metres to lay the third on a plate for Filip Djordjevic.
Although the sides began the match level in joint third alongside Napoli, Sampdoria were ultimately outclassed and seemed certain to get a roasting from coach Sinisa Mihajlovic who watched most of the second half with an angry, fixed stare.
Pedro Obiang summed up their frustration when he kicked away a drinks container in disgust after being substituted in the second half as Sampdoria suffered only their second league defeat of the season.
Lazio broke through seven minutes before halftime when Anderson burst down the left and laid the ball off for Marco Parolo to volley home.
Three minutes later, the 21-year-old, signed from Santos 18 months ago, doubled Lazio's lead with a low, diagonal shot which flew past Emiliano Viviano and into the left-hand corner, his fourth goal in as many Serie A games.
Not content with that, Anderson then ran from his own half, skipped past a couple of tackles and laid the ball off for Djordjevic to tap into an empty goal midway through the second half.
Lazio moved onto 30 points from 17 games, six behind second-placed AS Roma and a further three adrift of leaders Juventus

Sunday is the Derby

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Lazio 3 Sassuolo 2

The incredibile Night Of protest against Claidio Lotito began hours before the match and went threw into the late night, hopefully he will begin to understand he needs to sell the team to someone that has interest in bettering the team an stead of making his profits.

The game began very slow until Ștefan Radu lashed a spectacular effort beyond Sassuolo keeper Gianluca Pegolo ten minutes before the break, as the neroverdi's defensive work was undone in an instant.

It was the lone spark in a half without any clear-cut chances whatsoever. Lazio weren't good enough to break Sassuolo's defence down; Sassuolo weren't good enough to string more than a couple of passes together. The result was a dour midfield battle in which no one ever looked like scoring, and in which the biggest excitement resulted from Radu's slight scuffle with Aleandro Rosi.

Cristian Ledesma in midfield sparked a quick neroverdi counter-attack with 20 minutes remaining, eventually culminating in Sergio Floccari stroking home first-time from inside the area; returning to haunt his former club. Unfortunately for the Emilians, their joy was short-lived.

It took just a couple of minutes for Lazio to reassert their advantage, after a slip by Sassuolo substitute Reto Ziegler was pounced upon by Álvaro González. He played Klose in, who made amends for his earlier miss by slotting past Pegolo in a one-on-one. Surely this time, the neroverdi wouldn't have a response ...

Amazingly, they did. The game had rapidly transformed from a miserable midfield skirmish to a late goalfest, with the flurry continuing courtesy of a brilliant free-kick from Sassuolo substitute Antonio Floro Flores. Sassuolo coach Alberto Malesani scurried excitedly about the touchline, perhaps believing his job had just been saved.

Then Lazio sealed the win with a 3rd goal, and this time without reply. Radu hadn't scored a goal all season before this match, but added his match-winning second in the last few minutes, albeit in slightly fortuitous circumstances. His cross from the left flew straight through Paolo Cannavaro and Antonio Candreva, deceiving Pegolo and creeping inside the far post.

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Lazio: Berisha; Radu, Dias (Ciani 56'), Biava, Konko; Lulić, Ledesma, González (Onazi 90+4'); Mauri (Biglia 65'), Candreva; Klose.

Goals: Radu (36', 83'), Klose (74').

Sassuolo: Pegolo; Ariaudo, Cannavaro, Mendes; Longhi, Magnanelli, Biondini, Chibsah (Ziegler 46' [Floro Flores 79']), Rosi; Zaza (Berardi 61'), Floccari.

Goals: Floccari (72'), Floro Flores (79').

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Lazio 0 - 0 Roma

Lazio 0 - 0 Roma
Serie A Week 23 - 9 Feb 2014
Stadio Olimpico

Both Lazio and Roma wasted golden opportunities in this Derby della Capitale
The Fan choreography was amazing as usual from the Curva Nord. Tension of losing Hernanes to Inter was swept away by a convincing victory at Chievo, which confirmed Keita Balde Diao’s remarkable talent. With Lucas Biglia suspended, Ederson and Helder Postiga injured, Edy Reja mirrored Roma’s 4-3-3 system with Senad Lulic in midfield. Miralem Pjanic and Alessandro Florenzi started ahead of Radja Nainggolan and Adem Ljajic.
Stefano Mauri was available again for the first time since the Coppa Italia Final victory over Roma on May 26 2013, as his ban in a betting scandal expired this week.
Morgan De Sanctis flapped a dangerous cross off the head of Miroslav Klose and Florenzi’s volley was just off target. Douglas Maicon allowed a cross through and Mehdi Benatia had to charge down Klose’s effort.
Gervinho thought he had opened the scoring, but his goal was correctly ruled offside when pouncing on a Berisha save from Maicon.
Mauri made his comeback in place of Keita, his first game since beating Roma in the Coppa Italia Final last May.
Pjanic skimmed the base of the upright on a Totti assist, then the captain blasted just over again as the Giallorossi were dominating.
Michel Bastos made his Serie A debut and Andre Dias clattered into De Sanctis when trying to get on the end of a Candreva cross.
Eddy Onazi horribly wasted a counter-attack from a Roma corner, his pass for Klose intercepted by Vasilis Torosidis when it was two-against-one.
A draw was the fair result.

Lazio: Berisha; Konko, Biava, Dias, Radu; Gonzalez (Onazi 79), Ledesma, Lulic; Candreva, Klose, Keita (Mauri 46)
Roma: De Sanctis; Maicon, Benatia, Castan, Torosidis; Pjanic (Ljajic 79), De Rossi, Strootman; Florenzi (Bastos 63), Totti (Destro 83), Gervinho
Ref: Orsato


Monday, November 11, 2013

Parma vs. Lazio, final score 1-1


Parma and Lazio played out a 1-1 draw at the Ennio Tardini, a fair result in an encounter where neither side looked destined to really take control. After losing 1-0 to Juventus last week, Roberto Donadoni elected to make four changes to his side, with Felipe, Aleandro Rosi, Joel Obi and Raffaele Palladino playing in the places of Pedro Mendes, Jonathan Biabiany, Walter Gargano and Amauri. Vladimir Petković also made four changes to his side that lost 2-0 at home to Genoa, with Diego Novaretti shaking off a knock to join Lorik Cana at centre-back, Hernanes slotting into midfield and Balde Keita coming into the attack, in the places of Luis Pedro Cavanda, the suspended Michael Ciani, Alvaro Gonzalez and Bryan Perea.
Neither side began the match with much in the way of urgency and possession swung back and forth without anyone really taking hold of the encounter. Both sides seemed content to pass the ball around their opponents' penalty area. Lazio only really threatened from free kicks, with both Antonio Candreva and Hernanes sending efforts wide.
The first real chance of the match came in the 23rd minute, after a quick Lazio counter-attack, Miroslav Klose played in Balde Keita, his effort saved and then spilled by Antonio Mirante however he was able to recover before Candreva was able to make it to the ball.
Chances were at a premium in the first half and it took until five minutes before the break for another to present itself, this time to the hosts as some clever build-up play saw Raffaele Palladino end up with a turn and shot that Federico Marchetti had to be quick to get down and save.
The second half was slightly livelier, with substitute Nicola Sansone doing his best to inject some pace for Parma. Five minutes after the resumption of play, he burst forwards before cutting in from the left and his effort was palmed wide by Marchetti. The resulting corner was cleared as far as Candreva who broke up field with pace. Balde Keita joined him and a lucky ricochet landed the ball at the feet of the Senegalese player who then rounded Mirante and slotted into the empty net for his first Serie A goal.
Almost immediately from the resulting kick off, Parma nearly equalised as Antonio Cassano took advantage of a sleeping Lazio defence to get in behind but his shot curled wide of Marchetti's left-hand post.
Parma were soon level however, Alessandro Lucarelli rising highest to beat Lorik Cana and head in Sansone's corner at the near post, a deserved equaliser given the balance of play.

Europa League: Lazio move closer to last 32 with a 2-1 win over Apollon Limassol

Sergio Floccari: In action for Lazio                                   

Lazio moved a step closer to a place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a 2-1 triumph over Apollon Limassol on Thursday evening in Rome.
Sergio Floccari put the Italians ahead in the 14th minute and the veteran striker scored his second on 37 minutes.
Fotis Papoulis reduced the deficit before half-time but the visitors could not find the equaliser despite having numerous chances.
The result has lifted Lazio to second in Group J, two points adrift of leaders Trabzonspor, who won 2-0 at Legia Warsaw in the other pool game.
Apollon, who held Lazio to a goalless draw in Cyprus two weeks ago, are third, four points behind the Italians with two games remaining.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Lazio 2 Udinese 1

Lazio start new season win  3 golden points

Hernanes and an Antonio Candreva penalty put the Biancocelesti in cruise control early in the first half. Substitute Luis Muriel replied in the second half for the visitors, but it's Lazio who get the points on the board after the first weekend of the new Serie A season.

Udinese were upset by Slovan Liberec in the Europa League in midweek and were without first choice goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic due to injury. The home side missed injured quintet Abdoulay Konko, Bruno Pereirinha, Vinicius, Felipe Anderson and Emiliano Alfaro. Lazio captain Stefano Mauri was in the stands, as he waits on an appeal to overturn a six month ban for failing to report alleged match fixing from 2011. New signings Diego Novaretti and Lucas Biglia did make their debuts for the Eagles.
Lazio came out of the blocks the faster of the two sides and Hernanes opened the scoring on 13 minutes. The Brazilian found space out wide and blasted a fierce shot past Ivan Kelava, beating the reserve goalkeeper at his near post.
Kelava's nightmare start continued three minutes later as he brought down Miroslav Klose in the box and was lucky just to be booked. Candreva stepped up and doubled the advantage from the spot.
Udinese used the interval to regroup and found a way back into the match on the hour mark. Naldo dispossessed Hernanes on the edge of the box and launched a quick counter-attack. Luis Muriel got ahead of the Lazio defence to run clear and coolly lifted the ball over Federico Marchetti to half the deficit.
A mistake by Andre Dias almost gifted Udinese an equaliser with 15 minutes left to play. Maicousel picked the Brazilian defender's pocket and squared for Piotr Zielinski, only for the Pole to sky his shot after the ball hit a bobble inside the Lazio box.
Lazio: Marchetti; Cavanda, Novaretti, Cana, (Andre Dias 46) Radu; Candreva, Gonzalez, (Onazi 76) Biglia, Hernanes, Lulic; Klose (Floccari 82)
Udinese: Kelava; Naldo, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Pinzi, (Zielinski 68) Badu, Pasquale; Maicosuel, Pereyra; (Lazzarri 59) Di Natale (Muriel 46)
Goals: Hernanes 13 (L) Candreva pen 16 (L) Luis Muriel 60 (U)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Candreva not for sale, not to Manchester United, not Napoli not anyone!!!!

LAZIO have dashed Manchester United's hopes of signing Antonio Candreva by stating that the player is not for sale.

Manchester United were rumored to be interested in the midfielder after missing out on Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara, who ultimately opted to join Bayern Munich.

Napoli were also thought to want to sign the 26-year-old who put in some impressive displays in Serie A last season.
But Lazio president Claudio Lotito has now moved to end speculation about Candreva's future.

Antonio Candreva

He said: "He's not for sale.

"Napoli? They have never called me, but if they do, I'd say he's not for sale."

Lotito also moved to dispel the notion that Lazio needs to sell any of its players ahead of the new season.

He added: "Lazio are the only club who have bought players without selling.
"We wanted to strengthen the team again. I can also say that we have achieved all the market targets we had."Candreva recently played for Italy at the Confederations Cup on the back of an impressive season with Lazio, that culminated in beating city rivals Roma in the final of the Coppa Italia.
Antonio Candreva

Antonio Candreva played for Italy at the Confederations Cup
Antonio Candreva, right, celebrates with the Coppa Italia

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Crystal Palace FC host Lazio August 10

Celebrate the start of the new season in style as Italian Cup winners Lazio come to

Selhurst Park on Saturday August 10th.

Tickets are available for this game NOW in the Main Stand, Holmesdale Road

To buy your tickets for hospitality booking options please call 020 8768 6004.

All prices will increase by £5 when purchased on the day of the game.

Please note: Tickets for this game are only on sale to home fans who are either season ticket holders, members or have a buying history with the club.


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