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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten

Lazio leave it late to consolidate win

Updated: Feb 5

Game 28, Serie A

Sunday, March 28, 1948

Stadio Nazionale, Rome

Lazio Genoa 3-0

The Biancocelesti score early and leave it late to secure the two points

Source Lazio Wiki

Lazio played with Corrado Giubilo in goal instead of Uber Gradella, and Orlando Fantoni IV (younger brother of Juan Fantoni I and Leonido Fantoni III and cousin of Octavio Fantoni II) at the centre of the attack in place of Romano Penzo.

Lazio scored early. In the 16th minute Enrique Flamini passed the ball to Aldo Puccinelli on the left who crossed towards the box. Flavio Cecconi on the right inside the box stopped the ball, aimed and scored in complete solitude.

In the 22nd minute the game had to be stopped because a plane flew over the stadium and covered the ground with paper leaflets. In the 32nd minute, magnificent defensive play by Leandro Remondini who was able to stop Renato Brighenti from equalising. Three minutes later Romolo Alzani cleared the Lazio box after a dangerous skirmish.

Lazio were defending well and at the beginning of the second half almost went two up after a Vittorio Bergamo own-goal attempt. In the 55th minute Riccardo Della Torre’s header went over the crossbar.

The Biancocelesti tried to ease the pressure on the defence and had three shots at goal with Fantoni IV, Flamini and Cecconi, all wide. In the 77th minute Alzani saved the ball on the line and a minute later Della Torre shot wide.

In the 81th minute Lazio closed the game. Flamini, on the right, 18 metres from the goal, gave the ball a big whack. Franco Cardani saved, Puccinelli was quicker than anyone and tapped the ball in.

In the 87th minute there was a free kick for the Biancocelesti. Remondini’s thunderous shot went through the wall and into the net. 3-0 and game over.

Who played for Lazio

Manager: Tognotti

Who played for Genoa

Cardani, Sardelli, Becattini, Grisanti, Cattani, Bergamo, Trevisani, Formentin, Ghiandi, Brighenti, Della Torre.

Manager: Allasio

Referee: Bellé

Goals: 16’ Cecconi, 81' Puccinelli, 87' Remondini



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