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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten

Last gasp

Updated: Jun 13

Game 25, Serie A

Sunday, May 10, 1942

Stadio del PNF, Rome

Lazio Juventus 2-1

A goal from Romagnoli II thirty seconds from the end gives Lazio a deserved win

Source Lazio Wiki

Lazio were not doing too badly. At the end of the first half of the season they were 9th, not too far from the relegation zone (+3) but neither that way off fourth place (-3). Before today’s match they were fifth with the same points as their opponents, Juventus.

The match

Lazio started the game very well. They were fast and powerful and Juventus were in difficulty. In the 4th minute Silvestro Pisa dribbled past most of the Juve defence but once in front of Egidio Micheloni kicked the ball straight into his arms. Not to worry. Two minutes later Salvatore Gualtieri received the ball from Enrique Flamini and found himself hindered by a number of attackers and defenders just five metres from the goal. He managed to pass the ball to the right where in came Giuseppe Baldo who scored. 1-0 for Lazio.

Juventus started playing football after the first half an hour and Lazio were in difficulty. With one minute to the end of the first half, the Bianconeri equalised. Pietro Rava to Lelio Colaneri who stopped the ball and volleyed it behind Uber Gradella. A great goal.

In the second half Lazio lost Alberto Fazio due to injury and played in ten men (no substitutions at the time). Juventus attacked but to no effect and gradually tired. In the last minute there was a corner for Lazio. The Bianconeri’s defence managed to clear the penalty box but the ball got to Italo Romagnoli II who shot. Micheloni's vision was obstructed by his defence and he did not see the ball until it was in the back of the net.

A great win for Lazio.

Who played for Lazio

Manager: Popovic

Who played for Juventus

Micheloni, Foni, Rava, Depetrini, Parola, Locatelli, Colaneri, Varglien II, Rabitti, Lushta, Sentimenti III

Manager: Monti

Referee: Scarpi

Goals: 6’ Baldo, 44’ Colaneri, 89’ Romagnoli II



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