Zaccagni is answered by Viti, Biancocelesti in the Europa League

Zaccagni is answered by Viti, Biancocelesti in the Europa League
Zaccagni is answered by Viti, Biancocelesti in the Europa League

The party at the Olimpico only takes place before and after the match. First Sven Goran Eriksson gets the applause, then Felipe Anderson. In between another 90 colorless minutes…

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The party atOlympic it’s only there in the pre-match and post-match. Sven Goran gets the applause first ErikssonThen Felipe Anderson. In between another 90 colorless minutes that bring the Lazio to a miserable draw (1-1) against the relegated team Sassuolo. One Zaccagni subdued he finds the joker on a free kick, but shortly after he responds to him Screws dampening the enthusiasm of the 52 thousand fans present. Tudor brings home the point needed to secure qualification for the Europa League, but returns to the locker room only to boos.

Lazio-Sassuolo, tribute to Eriksson. The manager of the 2000 championship is moved: «Never had such a strong team»

Boring first half: 0-0 and whistles from the Olimpico

Tudor confirms all the players expected on the eve of the match, while Ballardini sends out a rather experimental eleven given the now certain relegation. Lazio starts strong and in the 3rd minute Cragno it is decisive in exiting on Hysajfound perfectly by a filter of Gila. Sassuolo responds with some potentially dangerous advances, but the real skill lies in closing the spaces to the Biancoceleste team, who were far too composed to the point that they only made a dangerous appearance once again in the 31st minute. Kamada arrives punctually on the cross of Pilgrimsbut Cragno he is once again decisive in saving the neroverdi from scoring. The first half ends with only 2 shots on target for the hosts: this explains the boos of the 52 thousand of theOlympic.

Zaccagni deceives, but Viti ruins the party for the Biancocelesti

The second half starts as slow as the first. Lazio needed an invention to break the deadlock and it arrived in the 60th minute. Zaccagni, a ghost up to that point, finds the target directly from a free kick, taking advantage of the error of the opponent’s block and Cragno. A flash that seems to be able to resolve the situation, but Sassuolo is not of the same opinion and in the 66th minute they daringly find the equalizer with the first goal of Screws in Serie A, favored by a clumsy push by Romagnoli. Tudor’s team needs a reaction and is also looking for it from the bench. Enter Guendouzi, Felipe Anderson, Lazzari, Pedro and Motionlessbut the main danger for Cragno only came in the 85th minute with the captain, imprecise face to face, while the neroverdi caused fear on the counterattack especially with the substitute Lauriente. A point was needed for the certainty ofEuropa Leaguebut the Olimpico expected something completely different on the last day against a relegated team.


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