Saturday January 29, 2011 Day 22 Finished Stadio Olimpico

Lazio 2 - 0 Fiorentina

  • Kozák 69’ (pen.), 73’

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  1. Kozak puts Lazio second

    Kozak puts Lazio second

    Second-half goals by Libor Kozak put Lazio second in Serie A for the night with a 2-0 win over Fiorentina at Stadio Olimpico. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Lazio
    • Fiorentina
    • 90+2 The whistle is blown, Lazio go second for the night at least and Fiorentina languish in mid-table.
    • 90+2 Poor from Hernanes, into the wall. Lazio keep the ball though and run down the clock.
    • 90+1 Behrami fouls Hernanes. Free-kick to Lazio which the Brazilian will take from 27 yards or so...
    • 90' Two minutes added time.
    • 89' D'Agostino swings the free-kick into the box, Kroldrup attacks it but it's deflected wide.
    • 88' Liechsteiner pulls the shirt of Boubacar. His fourth booking of the season.
    • 87' Free-kick to Fiorentina which D'Agostino will take, 30 yads out... Mauri and the wall do their job, clearing with ease.
    • 86' The home fans boo Behrami for having left Lazio for West Ham.
    • 84' All very dull now as neither side shows any interest in pushing for another.
    • 82' Fiorentina have nothing close to inspiration, Montolivo simply cannot find any passes and Gila looks tired.
    • 80' LAZIO SUB: Hernanes on for Gonzalez.
    • 78' Ledesma heads Santana's cross clear as Fiorentina pile men forward...
    • 77' After all that, D'Agostino's ball is poor and Lazio clear to touch.
    • 76' A bit of a stop-and-chat with the ref as Babacar gets a touch shirty. Fiorentina have a free-kick 35 yards out.
    • 74' FIORENTINA SUB: Behrami comes on against his old mates.
    • 73' KOZAK SCORES AGAIN! He's some player this youngster, two goals on his full debut and a cracker on the break. Brocchi won the ball in midfield, a super through-ball to Sculli who crossed a nice hanging ball to the far post, Boruc couldn't reach it - an error from him - and Kozak nodded in at the back stick.
    • 72' Mauri fouls Santana. Lazio will not mind this game getting scrappy.
    • 70' If Lazio hang on to win they will go joint-second with Napoli for now. Fiorentina, meanwhile, will be marooned in mid-table. Babacar replaces Cerci, meanwhile.
    • 69' GOAL LAZIO! Kozak drills the spot-kick into the bottom left for a goal on his full Lazio debut, this third goal overall for the club.
    • 68' PENALTY! Radu bombs forward and slips it in for Kozak, who is tripped by Kroldrup and the referee points to the spot.
    • 67' Lazio are controlling the game now but Boruc hasn't had all that much to do this half. La Viola very deep.
    • 66' Idiot booking for Cerci as he kicks the ball away after being penalised for a shirt-pull.
    • 65' Brocchi and Mauri try some neat exchanges of short passes but D'Agostino clears.
    • 64' Brocchi now on the ball but Lazio have to go back to the defenders. Fiorentina camped in and around their own box.
    • 62' Now Mauri on the left as Lazio press for an opener, his ball bounces in for Sculli who fires straight at Boruc!
    • 61' Late tackle on Sculli warrants a free-kick 40 yards out. Ledesma puts it in, Kroldrup clears.
    • 60' Lazio now have a corner on the left which Ledesma will take but Fiorentina clear as Gamberini's header comes off a Lazio player. Goal kick.
    • 59' Sculli on the left is stopped in his tracks by Gamberini.
    • 58' Gilardino gets a rare touch this half, heading weakly towards goal and easy for Muslera.
    • 56' Brocchi lofts one in for Kozak but Gamberini is right on him and the header is weak into Boruc's arms.
    • 55' Gonzalez on the right tries an early cross but Gulan blocks. Lazio throw.
    • 54' Santana comes forward but his cross is brought away by Radu.
    • 53' Gonzalez floats one in for Kozak but De Silvestri clears.
    • 52' Santana gives it away and Lichsteiner comes forward but there is no movement ahead of him and Boruc easily claims.
    • 51' Cerci cuts inside from the right, trying to shift it on to his left but Radu intercepts. Montolivo on it now, to Cerci as Lazio are hemmed in...
    • 50' Mauri looks long for Kozak but cleared by Fiorentina.
    • 49' This is good football from Fiorentina as they knock it around with confidence for a spell. Montolivo then gives it away though.
    • 48' Cerci shows great determination to keep a high ball in on the right and win a throw.
    • 47' Fiorentina on the offensive now but Cerci's cross is blocked.
    • 46' Lazio start with intent, hemming La Viola back but to no avail as Gonzalez runs into D'Agostino.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 46' FIORENTINA SUB: D'Agostino on for Ljajic.
    • 45'+3 The ref blows up to end an increasingly bad-tempered 45 minutes of football. Lazio the better side for sure, and they probably should have had a penalty right at the end of the half - but Fiorentina are still in it and have shown enough spirit to suggest they are still well in this match.
    • 45'+3 Mauri gets booked for dissent complaining about the penalty incident, then does his level best to try and get sent off by continuing to harangue the referee even after his booking.
    • 45'+2 Big penalty shout for Lazio as Brocchi is bundled to the floor as he races into the box trying to latch on to a through-ball.
    • 45' Three extra minutes to play.
    • 44' Silvestri is caught by Mauri and goes down in agony - but it really didn't look bad. Shame the Oscar nominations have been and gone, he might have been in the frame for a statuette after that.
    • 43' Lazio have clearly had the better of it this half - but with two reserves used already they are unlikely to have a good plan B if we remain deadlocked.
    • 42' Crunching shot by Gonzalez! The ball wobbles through the air and Boruc is forced into an inelegant save effected by flapping his arms as if he's a scaredy cat being chased by a wasp.
    • 40' Awful news for Lazio as Floccari is forced off with a knock. Sculli comes on for his home debut.
    • 39' Lazio's free kick into the box is deftly cleared by the men in purple.
    • 38' Yellow for Donadel for a late challenge.
    • 37' Cerci hits one from out of nothing, a stupendous long-range shot that draws a top-drawer stop from Muslera.
    • 35' The visitors try to make a hole in the Lazio defence with some fancy footwork, though Ljajic's backheel fails to find Cerci.
    • 34' A lively encounter between Ledesma and Santana leads to a Fiorentina free kick.
    • 33' Fiorentina break, and Gulan's cross looks good but is confidently headed away by Biava.
    • 32' Ledesma is denied a chance by a terrible assistant referee decision. These thirtysomething, male linesmen, eh? Do me a favour. They have no clue about the offside rule.
    • 31' Ledesma takes it and it goes out to Floccari, who wins a free kick with a ludicrous dive under minimal pressure from Kroldrup.
    • 30' Gonzalez forces a corner for Lazio on the right.
    • 29' Lazio are sitting back in their own half - keeping the ball well, but Fiorentina are pressing more and more effectively.
    • 27' Mauri plays a nice through-ball for Gonzalez that is fractionally over-hit and goes off for a goal kick.
    • 26' Great chance for Lazio! Outstanding work up the left from Radu and Brocchi ends in a cross that picks out Kozak at the far post. Only a brilliantly-timed jump from Gulan stops the hosts taking the lead.
    • 25' Fiorentina break up the left but Cerci runs the ball out of play.
    • 24' Fiorentina are treble-teaming Floccari at the moment, and it's working - the danger man is being kept under constant pressure and out of the game.
    • 23' Ljajic picks up the ball in the box from the free kick but fails to find any of his team-mates with a weak pass attempt that goes straight to Biava.
    • 22' Gilardino gets a talking to from the ref for a challenge on Gilardino. Another free kick.
    • 21' It's a lovely effort from the free kick in the end, with Adem Ljajic striking a beatiful curving effort that just fails to bend back on target.
    • 20' The ref is given some trouble with the wall delaying the kick.
    • 19' Mauri penalised for shirt tugging, free kick 10 yards outside the Lazio box.
    • 18' The game slows down, getting bogged down in midfield, giving us a perfect opportunity to let you know that Inter have just loaned Sulley Muntari to Sudnerland. Sunderland get Muntari on loan
    • 17' Fiorentina really not in this at the moment, but their defence is coping reasonably well despite being on permanent orange alert.
    • 15' Mauro gets brushed on the hair by de Silvestri, and goes down screaming and holding his head as if he'd been nearly decaptiated. Shameless!
    • 14' Floccari is penalised for shirt pulling on Donadel while in the box - looked 50/50 though.
    • 13' Diakite has to come off, Stendardo replaces him.
    • 11' Treatment for Diakite after he seems to pull something while hitting a long-range effort.
    • 10' Free kick to Fiorentina for shirt pulling on Gilardino by Gulan.
    • 9' Great chance for Lazio! Superb interplay between Floccari and Ledesma see the hosts cut open the Fiorentina defence, and Ledesma's stinging drive whistles just clear of the right upright.
    • 8' Fiorentina come forward for the first time but Gulan is dispossessed just outside the box.
    • 7' Lazio are building thins patiently on the left, then switch to the right where Lichsteiner is there to curl his pass straight at Boruc.
    • 6' The corner almost falls to Kozak, who attempts a cheeky overhead kick - but he can't get enough on it and Boruc stands firm to collect.
    • 5' First chance of the match - and it's Floccari, who picks up the ball just inside the box and hammers a shot at the top right corner. Great stop from Boruc!
    • 4' Alvaro Gonzalez is penalised for chopping down Santana.
    • 3' Lazio debutant Libor Kozak chases up a long ball but Gamberini is there to clear it away.
    • 2' Lazio have started brightly here in front of a paltry crowd - it hardly looks 1/4 full tonight.
    • 1' The match kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico.
    • 16:58 Fiorentina have got former West Ham player Valon Behrami on the bench tonight following his recent move to Serie A.
    • 16:55 Lazio know that they can close to within four points of AC Milan with victory tonight. Kozak gets a first start up front for the home side.
    • 16:50 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Lazio's Serie A clash against Fiorentina.
  • Summary

    • 73' KOZAK SCORES AGAIN! He's some player this youngster, two goals on his full debut and a cracker on the break. Brocchi won the ball in midfield, a super through-ball to Sculli who crossed a nice hanging ball to the far post, Boruc couldn't reach it - an error from him - and Kozak nodded in at the back stick.
    • 69' GOAL LAZIO! Kozak drills the spot-kick into the bottom left for a goal on his full Lazio debut, this third goal overall for the club.
    • 42' Crunching shot by Gonzalez! The ball wobbles through the air and Boruc is forced into an inelegant save effected by flapping his arms as if he's a scaredy cat being chased by a wasp.
    • 37' Cerci hits one from out of nothing, a stupendous long-range shot that draws a top-drawer stop from Muslera.
    • 26' Great chance for Lazio! Outstanding work up the left from Radu and Brocchi ends in a cross that picks out Kozak at the far post. Only a brilliantly-timed jump from Gulan stops the hosts taking the lead.
    • 9' Great chance for Lazio! Superb interplay between Floccari and Ledesma see the hosts cut open the Fiorentina defence, and Ledesma's stinging drive whistles just clear of the right upright.
    • 5' First chance of the match - and it's Floccari, who picks up the ball just inside the box and hammers a shot at the top right corner. Great stop from Boruc!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Lazio

    Manager: Edoardo Reja

  • Fiorentina

    Manager: Siniša Mihajlovic

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • F. Muslera
      • S. Lichtsteiner Yellow Card
      • G. Biava
      • M. Diakité Substitution Out (13′)
      • S. Radu
      • C. Brocchi Yellow Card
      • C. Ledesma
      • Á. González Substitution Out (81′)
      • S. Mauri Yellow Card
      • S. Floccari Substitution Out (38′)
      • L. Kozák Goals×2

      Subs

      • L. Scaloni
      • G. Sculli Substitution In38′
      • P. Foggia
      • G. Stendardo Substitution In13′
      • T. Berni
      • Hernanes Substitution In81′
      • L. Cavanda
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Boruc
      • L. De Silvestri
      • A. Gamberini
      • P. Krøldrup Yellow Card
      • N. Gulan Yellow Card
      • R. Montolivo
      • M. Santana
      • M. Donadel Yellow Card Substitution Out (75′)
      • A. Cerci Yellow Card Substitution Out (70′)
      • A. Ljajic Substitution Out (45′)
      • A. Gilardino

      Subs

      • G. Comotto
      • G. D'Agostino Substitution In45′
      • M. Marchionni
      • V. Behrami Substitution In75′
      • K. Babacar Substitution In70′
      • Neto
      • M. Camporese
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