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  • Writer's pictureDag Jenkins

Lazio win last home game and Immobile edges nearer Golden Boot

Updated: Feb 29

Game 37, Serie A

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Lazio Brescia 2-0

A routine home win with goals by Correa and European top scorer Immobile

Official SS Lazio photo

An end of season match with not much to say, in an empty stadium but with the incentive for Lazio to get Ciro Immobile to score some goals. The opponent seemed ideal, already relegated and playing with their third keeper.

The game was dominated by Lazio from the start. Brescia however played with pride, were well organized and the keeper had a superb game. They gave Lazio a scare in the 10th minute when Ernesto Torregrossa had a free header from a corner but put it just over the bar.

Immobile had his first chance in the 14th minute when his shot from the edge of the box went just wide.

Lazio took the lead after 17 minutes. This time Immobile was the assist provider for Joaquin "El Tucu" Correa. After a one-two the Argentine danced past a few defenders and hammered in from close range. Lazio 1 Brescia 0.

Lazio were in complete control and had several more chances to score. Luis Alberto aimed for the low left-hand corner but Lorenzo Andrenacci somehow got there and saved into corner. Then Jony put in a perfect cross for an Immobile header but again the "Rondinelle" keeper flew to his left and denied the Lazio striker. Halftime Lazio 1 Brescia 0. Lazio cruising but still had not managed to get Immobile on the scoresheet.

The second half was similar with Lazio constantly forward but Brescia playing hard to break down.

Luis Alberto put Immobile one-on-one with the keeper but he curled it agonizingly close to the post. The visitors defended well and despite Lazio's pressure were stubbornly determined not to concede more.

In the 83rd minute however came what all Laziali were waiting for. Correa returned the favour to Immobile and teed him up with only the keeper to beat and this time King Ciro made no mistake. Lazio 2 Brescia 0 but maybe more importantly Immobile at 35 goals (one more than Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich).

Only at this point did Brescia seem to fall apart and Lazio had several more chances. On one Bobby Adekanye went alone but his shot was parried by Andrenacci and on the rebound Luis Alberto almost cracked the crossbar with a thundering strike. Then Immobile almost got a brace but was again denied by a good save. Final score Lazio 2 Brescia 0.

Three points, a last home win, an Immobile goal and heading for Champions League. All that was needed now was full stadiums again to bring back real football.

Who played for Lazio

Substitutes: Proto, Guerrieri, Armini, Cataldi, D. Anderson, A. Anderson, Moro

Manager: S. Inzaghi

Who played for Brescia

Andrenacci, Sabelli, Papetti, Gastaldello (77' Semprini), Mateju, Spalek, Viviani, Tonali, Zmrhal, Ayè (88' Ndoj), Torregrossa

Substitutes: Alfonso, Cistana, Chancellor, Mangraviti, Ghezzi

Manager: Diego López

Referee: Massimi

Goals: 17' Correa, 83' Immobile



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