Lecce, led by an outstanding Samuel Umititi in defense, He achieved a golden point in his fight for permanence in Serie A after surprising a Lazio who tied at the discount (2-2) at the Olímpico and, from being an escort for the champion Napoli, he had a serious fear for his participation in the next Champions League.
So far the team Maurizio Sarri which came from receiving three defeats in the previous four days, is third, but has two points on Inter and Milan, four, in the absence of both playing their matches tomorrow. For its part, Lecce (16th) is 5 points from the relegation zone.
Lecce started the better in a closed first half, with few chances, and managed to go ahead after Elseid Hysaj’s penalty on Alexis Blin, but Gabriel Strefezza wanted to adjust his shot so he missed the post (23′).
From the missed penalty to Immobile’s 1-0
Maurizio Sarri celebrated furiously on the bench and Lazio took advantage of the rush to open the scoring with their first clear chance. Luis Alberto linked up with Ciro Immobile with a great pass filtered low and the Italian gunner, after good control, beat goalkeeper Wladimiro Falcone (34′).
Immobile, last season’s top scorer with 27 goals, achieved 11th in this Serie A and end his four-game scoreless streak. He also came off scoring just one in nine games.
The end of the first part was emotional. Umtiti’s loss when he hit the ball, his only mistake of the whole game, did not end in a goal thanks to the fact that falcon his right foot covered the cross shot of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (44′).
Lecce is back
And from 2-0 it went to 1-1 in stoppage time with a well-worked Lecce counterattack that saw Frenchman Remi Oudin end up with a left-footed whiplash after Valentin Gendrey’s tackle on the flank of place.
It was the first shot between three sticks by a Lecce who did not lose face in the game and won a prize for his audacity and bravery against a theoretically superior opponent who was also playing in front of his fans.
After the break, Lecce were not satisfied and continued with another goal in a play that came from effective pressure on Luis Alberto. Strefezza placed the ball in the area and Oudin, without thinking about it, nailed it into the net with precision (51′). The Frenchman, who has not scored this season, signed an Olympic double.
Lazio, who have lacked freshness in recent weeks, were turned upside down after being brought in by Sarri Pedro Rodríguez instead of a missing Felipe Anderson.
With more heart than head, the Roman team closed in on Lecce, but sometimes due to haste and other times due to lack of success, the goal was resisted.
falcon, As in the first part, he was disappointed again on his feet by a clear local occasion in the boots of Not moving (76′) and also blocked a dangerous shot from Pedro’s turn (87′).
Pedro made it 2-2
Already at a discount, the former Barça player, key in this final phase, hit the post with a shot from outside the area and still had time to put in a poisoned cross that Simone Romagnoli cleared with great difficulty and Milinkovic-Savic, with a header, saved a point.
Less bad for a disappointing Lazio who don’t know how to show their consistent football, while Lecce, very disciplined and with intractable Umtitithe tie is less well-known to him, although it brings him closer to becoming permanent in Serie A a year after his promotion.
Source: La Verdad
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