Monday February 25, 2013 Day 26 Finished Stadio Olimpico

Lazio 2 - 0 Pescara

  • Radu 29’
  • Lulic 35’

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  1. Serie A - Lazio wonder strikes sink Pescara

    Serie A - Lazio wonder strikes sink Pescara

    Two goal of the season contender helped Lazio to a 2-0 victory against relegation threatened Pescara at the Stadio Olimpico. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Lazio
    • Pescara
    • 90+3' FULL TIME: Lazio 2-0 Pescara. Thanks for joining us and check out those strikes on YouTube!
    • 90+2' Lulic fouled. Free kick Lazio. Surely all over now.
    • 90+1' Pereirinha wriggles into the box and then out again, the ball going all the way back.
    • 90' We have three added minutes.
    • 89' It’s been a slightly disappointing second half from Pescara. They haven’t really gone down fighting.
    • 88' Another cross from Caprari is easily fielded by Marchetti.
    • 87' Lulic wins a throw on the far side of the pitch. Lazio with all the possession.
    • 86' Cascione goes down with cramp so we’ll definitely have a few added minutes. On comes Sculli.
    • 85' Free kick Pescara. It’s overhit by Caprari and Marchetti takes.
    • 84' A great first touch and fine ball in from Ederson almost finds Floccari to seal it. Shot comes in from Onazi but it’s easy for Pelizzoli.
    • 83' Cascione fouled, followed by Bjarnason as Pescara press for an unlikely goal to give them hope.
    • 82' Hernanes floats in the corner and not for the first time tonight, the Pescara defence heads clear.
    • 81' That’s Candreva’s last contribution as Ederson comes on to replace him.
    • 80' It will be a tougher test for Lazio at the weekend against Milan as Candreva wins a corner.
    • 78' Lulic looks for Hernanes but Bocchetti gets the block in.
    • 77' A slip from Dias lets Caraglio in and he should be clear through with the defender struggling but his lack of pace lets him down and Dias recovers.
    • 76' The ball sits up nicely for Radu again and he thinks about trying his luck for a second time before laying it off. Lazio taking the pace out of the game now.
    • 75' Aside from those two strikes and Floccari chances, Pescara have not disgraced themselves by any means. They need a goal quickly though.
    • 73' Onazi finds Floccari through the middle in on goal and he has another chance to seal it but his touch lets him down.
    • 72' Pescara immediately looking more of a threat with Caprari and Caraglio on.
    • 71' The header comes in from Caraglio and it’s just wide! Free header, really should have scored.
    • 70' Good play from Caprari down the left and Dias is forced to head behind for a corner.
    • 69' Pescara sub: Celik off for Caraglio
    • 68' Pescara giving it their all but time running out during the match and possibly for life in the top flight.
    • 66' Free kick to Pescara. Caprari plays it in but it’s a poor delivery and headed away by the first defender.
    • 65' Lazio sub: Onazi on for Gonzalez
    • 64' A big let off for Pescara just as they were beginning to get back into it.
    • 63' Floccari clean through on goal and should have made it three but his shot is straight at Pelizzoli.
    • 62' Pescara enjoying a good spell of possession. The centre half is also up and pushing forward, which is what they need.
    • 61' Caprari straight into the action, beating two men before almost playing in Bjarnason.
    • 60' Pescara sub: Abbruscato off for Caprari
    • 59' The free kick is a terrible waste, played short to Hernanes and his shot is easily blocked.
    • 58' Candreva finds Floccari. He gives it back to Candreva who is fouled.
    • 57' Candreva tries for a wonder goal of his own from outside the box but hits it well over.
    • 56' POSSESSION: Lazio 55%-45% Pescara
    • 55' Bjarnason so close to prodding it through to Celik. Lazio counter, Candreva’s shot is blocked.
    • 54' Lazio now beginning to boss the possession again. Pescara must press them into mistakes. Floccari fouls Bocchetti.
    • 53' TOTAL SHOTS: Lazio 9-3 Pescara
    • 52' Pereirinha fouls Bjarnason. Free kick Pescara.
    • 51' Zauri hits a shot from range himself and has Marchetti worried before the effort is blocked in front of goal.
    • 50' Dangerous cross from Zauri and Radu is forced to concede a corner.
    • 49' A terrible ball from Hernanes goes out for a throw. It was to absolutely nobody!
    • 48' In comes the corner from Celik but Lazio clear their lines. Again, Pescara have started the quicker.
    • 47' Celik working hard to win the ball and he wins a throw as Radu clears.
    • 46' Early challenge on Floccari concedes a free kick.
    • 45' We’re back underway here. What do Pescara have in response?
    • 45+2' HALF TIME: Lazio 2-0 Pescara
    • 45+1' Celik caught offside. Not much action left.
    • 45' Abbruscato drives it into the wall. Two added minutes.
    • 44' Pescara attacking towards the end of this first half. Flick on from Celik and Cascione is fouled on the edge of the box. Chance just before the break.
    • 43' LONG PASSES: Lazio 4-11 Pescara
    • 42' Pescara defending deep and in numbers but affording perhaps a little too much space and respect.
    • 41' If Pescara get one back we still have a game on. They mustn’t give up hope. Radu has another go from distance but this effort is blocked.
    • 39' Lulic caught offside. Chance for Pescara to get their breath back.
    • 38' To get one goal of the season contender in a match is special but to get two in six minutes. Lulic comes forward again but Bocchetti reads it well.
    • 37' It’s so tough on Pescara. They’ve defended well and Pelizzoli has been beaten by two outrageous strikes.
    • 35' I don’t think there have been two better strikes in the space of six minutes. It you can think of any, don’t forget to comment!
    • 34' GOAL LAZIO! ANOTHER WONDER STRIKE! Lulic gallops forward and lets fly as the defence backs off. It’s about 25 yards out this time and straight into the roof of the net. Again no chance Pelizzoli.
    • 33' This is developing into a good game. Pescara know they must get something from it. Expect more goals tonight as it opens up.
    • 32' Back come Pescara through Bjarnason and it falls to Bocchetti who fires it wide. Not a great strike but a chance nonetheless.
    • 31' It’s changed the complexion of the game and Lazio look a different side suddenly. Full of confidence.
    • 30' It was a wonder strike and you have to feel sorry for Pescara, well as they’ve played.
    • 29' Well that’s a way past the blue Pescara wall! You won’t see a better strike than that all season.
    • 28' WHAT A GOAL!! It’s an absolute stunner from Radu from Lulic’s set back. It was about 35 yards out and flew into the top corner. No stopping it.
    • 27' Pescara keeping their shape well. Looks no way through that dark blue wall for Lazio at the moment.
    • 26' Pescara will be happy with this first 25 minutes. They’ve coped well but Lazio have looked fairly toothless.
    • 25' Pescara win a free kick. Flicked on but out for a Lazio goal kick.
    • 24' Lazio have upped the tempo. Cascione fouls Hernanes and concedes a free kick. Ledesma floats in the free kick but again, Pescara clear the danger.
    • 23' Candreva runs into trouble and Pescara counter. Celik crosses but Dias clears for Lazio.
    • 22' Wildly ambitious shot from Candreva skews well wide via a deflection. Corner.
    • 21' Cross from Radu easily claimed by Pelizzoli. Lazio yet to engineer a clear cut chance.
    • 20' Candreva gets to the byline and whips in a cross but it’s hacked clear again.
    • 19' Lulic looks for Floccari but again it’s good defending from Pescara.
    • 18' It opens up for Hernanes and he drills a shot just past Pelizzoli who probably had it covered. Close though.
    • 17' Lazio attack and Pelizzoli is up well to pluck the cross out of the sky.
    • 16' Celik’s shot deflected safely into the hands of Marchetti. Lazio have started slowly.
    • 15' Good little spell from Pescara. Playing patiently. Lazio haven’t touched it for a couple of minutes.
    • 13' Pescara not retaining the ball at the moment and they could be punished for that.
    • 11' Lulic charges forward and tries to find Candreva. Shot from Floccari just wide. Good effort.
    • 10' Deflected shot from Cascione into the hands of Marchetti. Wasn’t an easy take, bouncing just in front of him and hit with venom.
    • 9' Lazio launch their first attack but Zauri is on hand to help it back to keeper Pelizzoli.
    • 8' A bright start for Pescara, who will invariably be missing Vladimir Weiss.
    • 7' Well these clubs have a history of dislike towards each other and the fans are making that clear.
    • 6' Ledesma saw Pelizzoli off his line and tries to catch him out with a cheeky free kick from distance. It’s over but quick thinking.
    • 5' Konko looks to be struggling with an injury already. He is replaced by Bruno Pereirinha.
    • 4' Pescara really are scrapping for their lives. On stats they have the worst defence and goal difference in the league. They’re not bottom though.
    • 3' Celik breaks forward down the left and his cross is cut out for a throw. Bright start from the visitors. The pitch doesn’t look in great shape after the weekend’s rugby between Italy and Wales.
    • 2' An early foray forward for Pescara but Lazio win back possession.
    • 1' Away we go at the Stadio Olimpico. A win for Lazio would take them above AC Milan. Pescara are in a battle against relegation. On paper this looks a certainty for Lazio.
    • 19:50 Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Cana, Dias, Radu; Candreva, Gonzalez, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic; Floccari /// Pescara: Pelizzoli; Balzano, Cosic, Bocchetti, Capuano, Zauri; Rizzo, Cascione, Bjarnason; Abbruscato, Celik
    • 19.50 Defender Michael Ciani is serving a one match ban for Lazio with Cristian Brocchi, Stefano Mauri and Marius Stankevicius also on the treatment table. Pescara are missing Damiano Zanon, Manuele Blasi and Vladimir Weiss through suspension with Gaetano D’Agostino, Juan Quintero and Ferdinando Sforzini out injured.
    • 19.45 Pescara lie in the bottom three and are five points from safety having lost five games from six with coach Cristiano Bergodi fighting for his job. Lazio are in a similar slump, having failed to win in five games in the absence of striker Miroslav Klose.
    • 19.40 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Serie A clash between Lazio and Pescara from the Stadio Olimpico. Kick off 20.00 GMT.
  • Summary

    • 84' A great first touch and fine ball in from Ederson almost finds Floccari to seal it. Shot comes in from Onazi but it’s easy for Pelizzoli.
    • 77' A slip from Dias lets Caraglio in and he should be clear through with the defender struggling but his lack of pace lets him down and Dias recovers.
    • 73' Onazi finds Floccari through the middle in on goal and he has another chance to seal it but his touch lets him down.
    • 71' The header comes in from Caraglio and it’s just wide! Free header, really should have scored.
    • 63' Floccari clean through on goal and should have made it three but his shot is straight at Pelizzoli.
    • 34' GOAL LAZIO! ANOTHER WONDER STRIKE! Lulic gallops forward and lets fly as the defence backs off. It’s about 25 yards out this time and straight into the roof of the net. Again no chance Pelizzoli.
    • 32' Back come Pescara through Bjarnason and it falls to Bocchetti who fires it wide. Not a great strike but a chance nonetheless.
    • 28' WHAT A GOAL!! It’s an absolute stunner from Radu from Lulic’s set back. It was about 35 yards out and flew into the top corner. No stopping it.
    • 18' It opens up for Hernanes and he drills a shot just past Pelizzoli who probably had it covered. Close though.
    • 11' Lulic charges forward and tries to find Candreva. Shot from Floccari just wide. Good effort.
    • 10' Deflected shot from Cascione into the hands of Marchetti. Wasn’t an easy take, bouncing just in front of him and hit with venom.
    • 19:50 Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Cana, Dias, Radu; Candreva, Gonzalez, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic; Floccari /// Pescara: Pelizzoli; Balzano, Cosic, Bocchetti, Capuano, Zauri; Rizzo, Cascione, Bjarnason; Abbruscato, Celik
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  • Lazio

    Manager: Vladimir Petkovic

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    Manager: Cristiano Bergodi

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