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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten

It's Caicedo time

Updated: Feb 29

Game 13, Serie A

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Mapei Stadium, Reggio Emilia

Sassuolo Lazio 1-2

A late goal in injury time from Caicedo secured a fifth consecutive win for Lazio. Immobile put Lazio deservedly in front, but a defence blunder allowed Caputo to equalise right at the end of the first half.

Official SS Lazio photo

Lazio started the match very strongly. In the 8th minute Joaquin Correa’s shot was saved by Andrea Consigli. Seven minutes later, a Luis Alberto-Correa one-two gave the Spaniard a splendid chance, but his shot was miraculously saved by the Sassuolo goalkeeper.

Nothing much happened until the 34th minute. Unfortunately for the Emilia Romagna side Consigli was unable to block the ball on a seemingly innocuous Ciro Immobile shot, following a Correa assist, and it was 1-0 for the Biancocelesti. It was Ciro’s 15th goal of the season so far.

Sassuolo woke up at this point and Alfred Duncan had a chance from outside the box two minutes later, but it was Lazio again with Correa who could have put the Biancocelesti two ahead but he was denied by Consigli in the 43rd minute. In the last minute of the first half there was a corner for Sassuolo. Federico Peluso headed the ball over to the far post and Francesco Caputo, unmarked, tapped the ball in.

A shock for Lazio, who was in complete control of the game. Sassuolo realised they could actually win the match and the Biancocelesti went into difficulty. But there were no really clear chances until the dying moments of the game.

In the first minute of injury time Felipe Caicedo and Luis Alberto passed the ball a few times between them. Caicedo, back to the goal, managed to turn around and put the ball in the far corner. 2-1 for Lazio and fifth consecutive win.

Who played for Sassuolo

Consigli, Toljan, Romagna, Marlon, Peluso, Locatelli (74' Bourabia), Duncan, Magnanelli, Djuricic (69' Kyriakoupoulos), Caputo, Boga (88' Raspadori).

Substitutes: Russo, Muldur, Tripaldelli, Traorè, Mazzitelli, Obiang.

Manager: De Zerbi.

Who played for Lazio

Substitutes: Proto, Guerrieri, Vavro, Parolo, Cataldi, A. Anderson, Jony, Adekanye.

Manager: Inzaghi

Referee: Chiffi

Goals: 34’ Immobile, 45’ Caputo, 90 + 1’ Caicedo



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