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  • Writer's pictureDag Jenkins

Lamon gives hope for new Serie A

Updated: May 17

Game 29, National Division, Group B

Sunday, June 9, 1929

Campo di Corso Marsiglia, Turin

Juventus Lazio 0-1

A Lamon second half goal hands Lazio victory in Turin and keeps them on course for the future single Serie A tournament

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Lazio needed points today to qualify for the next season's first ever single national league (top 8 from each of the two groups), but Juventus were clearly superior, despite recent poor form.

The match was played in the morning as in the afternoon there was a religious event for the canonization of Don Bosco ... different times. Nowadays it would probably be the opposite … they do say football is the new religion.

Lazio were tense due to the importance of the game, while Juventus were resting some players (two were Antonio Vojak and Luigi Cevenini III) in view of the imminent Central European Cup and played with less urgency.

Lazio attacked for the best of the first half but could not find any openings in the Bianconeri's defence. Juventus' Mario Varglien suffered an injury and was forced out on the wing (no substitutions allowed yet). The hosts were dangerous but more thanks to Lazio's backs. On one occasion Luigi Saraceni II miskicked and hit his own crossbar. Halftime Juventus 0 Lazio 0.

An even game, Juventus slightly distracted by future fixtures and Lazio unable to threaten.

In the second half Juventus continued to "experiment" new tactical solutions and changed several players' positions. The "zebras' then lost two players to injury as Carlo Crotti and then Renato Sanero were forced off.

The game seemed to be heading for a goalless draw when in the 70th minute Lazio scored. Silvio Griggio put Gino Lamon through on goal and the forward, despite appeals for offside, beat Gianpiero Combi with a shot in the top right hand corner. Juventus 0 Lazio 1.

Juventus reacted but Lazio were determined to preserve the lead and resorted to a very physical approach with several fouls too, much to the annoyance of the sparse home crowd who thought the referee should be stricter with the Romans.

Anyway the game got dirty and scrappy. Lazio’s physio was sent off and tempers flared. Lazio managed however to resist and win the game. Full-time Juventus 0 Lazio 1.

Not a spectacular game but an important two points for Lazio who still had hope to gain access to next year's first ever Serie A.

Who played for Juventus

Combi, Rosetta, Caligaris, Barale, Varglien, Mosca, Munerati, Galuzzi, Sanero, Crotti, Barisone

Manager: Aitken

Who played for Lazio

Sclavi, Saraceni II, Bottacini, Caimmi, Furlani, Pardini, Cevenini V, Lamon, Spivach, Bodrato, Griggio

Manager: Molnár

Referee: Rovida

Goals: Lamon 70'



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