Sunday November 14, 2010 Day 12 Finished Stadio Olimpico

Lazio 2 - 0 Napoli

  • Zárate 15’
  • Floccari 61’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Lazio
    • Napoli
    • 90'+3 And that's the final whistle! Lazio have beaten Napoli 2-0 through strikes by Zarate and Floccari! The Biancocesti hit the top of Serie A. The gauntlet is thrown down to Milan! Thanks for joining us at the Olimpico!
    • 90'+3 Last minute. Zuniga has it. Looks for Sosa on the touchline. Poor ball and that’s a Lazio throw. They’ll take their time over this one.
    • 90'+2 In it comes! That’s delivered to the far post, but just eludes everyone.
    • 90'+2 Sosa hasn’t given up though! Tries a shot from the edge of the area! Deflected out for a corner!
    • 90'+1 There’ll be three minutes of added time.
    • 90' We’re in the last minute of normal time. Lazio are returning to the top of Serie A. At least for the moment!
    • 89' Yellow card for Sosa. Cynical chop on Stefan Radu!!
    • 88' CAVANI!! Tries the snapshot!! Muslera has everything behind it! Worth a pop though!
    • 87' Sub for Lazio. Javier Garrido is on for Floccari.
    • 86' Zarate is enjoying himself here! Tries a cheeky cross to Bresciano, but the sub can’t bring it down. Goal kick.
    • 86' Case in point! Muslera spills a simple take and CAVANI!! Over the bar!! It came to him quickly, but he may well hold his head!! That was a great chance!
    • 85' Lazio have begun to sit back in these last few minutes. It could be a dangerous strategy!
    • 84' Bresciano concedes the throw. It finds Sosa, who tries to wriggle through, but he’s crowded out.
    • 83' Lavezzi tries to find Cavani. Dias is there to smack the ball clear.
    • 82' Whistles again ring out as Napoli play it back to De Sanctis. It’s the wrong end for the visitors!
    • 81' It’s with Vitale at the back. He has plenty of time to play it across the pitch.
    • 80' We’re in the last 10 minutes. Can Napoli get anything from this match? You’d have to say not on this present showing!
    • 80' Sub for Napoli.. Hamsik is replaced by Nicolao Dumitru.
    • 78' Great break by Lazio. Bresciano races into the Napoli half. Zarate now. Floccari is forced backwards, but the ball is eventually played out to ZARATE!! He’s hit the bar off Campagnaro!! So close to 3-0!!
    • 77' The corner comes to nothing, but that’s another nothing long ball by Napoli. Muslera will amble out to collect that one.
    • 76' In it comes. That’s not the greatest header by Bresciano but De Sanctis has to tip the dipping ball over the bar!! Almost an instant impact by the sub!
    • 75' Floccari hits the deck under Zuniga’s challenge. Free-kick Lazio.
    • 74' Sub for Lazio. Mauri is off and on comes Australian Mark Bresciano.
    • 73' This is better though! Good work by Sosa, makes the space, SHOOTS!!! Inches wide of Muslera’s post!! Great effort!!
    • 72' Cleared, but again they give it away! Napoli just cannot afford to concede possession so cheaply!
    • 71' In comes the free-kick. Looking for Floccari and that’ll be a Lazio corner off Zuniga.
    • 70' Foul by Lavezzi. Hauls Ledesma to the floor.
    • 69' Speculative effort by Yebda some 35 yards out. It sails way over Muslera’s bar.
    • 69' ZARATE!! Napoli just can’t hang on to the ball! Zarate attackss two defenders and shoots narrowly wide of De Sanctis’s post!!
    • 68' Floccari for Lazio as the Biancocelesti try to put this game out of sight. Poor pass this time hands the ball back to Napoli.
    • 67' CAVANI!! Poor effort! Tried to curl it over the wall, but never got the angle right!
    • 66' Poor tackle by Vitale on the racing Lavezzi! Free-kick to Napoli some 25 yards out!
    • 64' Instant change for Mazzari. Jose Ernesto Sosa is on for Napoli. Grava makes way.
    • 63' GOAL LAZIO!! Hermanes finds Zarate on the edge of the box. He squares it to FLOCCARI who side-foots it into the net!! 2-0 Lazio and that's been coming!!
    • 62' Still Lazio come forward. Napoli are giving them so much space in the middle of the pitch!
    • 60' That’s wasted and Lazio break. Floccari storms down the right. Gets the cross away, demands a corner off Campagnaro. Nothing doing, says the ref.
    • 59' Good interplay by Lazio. But it breaks down just inside the Napoli half. And that’s a foul on Grava. Free-kick Napoli, just in their own half.
    • 58' Ooooh! Awful challenge on Zarate by Grava!! That was late and a deserved yellow card!!
    • 56' Change for Napoli. Maggio is off and on comes Juan Camilo Zuniga.
    • 55' FLOCCARI!! Runs across the edge of the box, beats three defenders, but just can't get the angle on the shot to trouble De Sanctis!!
    • 54' Hernanes with another speculative effort from distance, but that barely travelled three yards before it was blocked. He had no chance of clearing the defender!
    • 53' Dias concedes a free-kick with another hefty challenge on Cavani and that’s a yellow card!
    • 52' Whistles ring around the Olimpico as Napoli go backwards. Not sure if that’s the Lazio fans or Napoli’s!
    • 50' Hernanes again!! Finds Ledesma in space!! Drags the shot wide under pressure, but this has been a bright start to the second period by the hosts!
    • 49' Hernanes now for Lazio. Hugo Campagnaro makes the interception. Too much on that pass though and it’ll be a Lazio throw deep in their own half.
    • 48' Great run by Lichtsteiner. The Switzerland man tries the shot, but drags that one way, way wide of De Sanctis’ goal!!
    • 47' Good ball across the pitch for Maggio but he directs his header into nowhere. Lazio will pick up the loose ball.
    • 46' No changes at the break for either team.
    • 46' And the teams are back. Lazio get us underway!
    • 14:34 matteos.maserati says: "Lets go Lazio! 1st place rightfully back to us please." They'll be there if it stays like this!
    • 14:33 We're still waiting for the teams to come out for the second half. Shot there of Mobido Diakite. Wonder if we'll see him in action today?
    • 45'+3 And that’s the final action of the half. Referee Bergonzi blows the whistle and it’s Lazio 1-0 Napoli at the break!
    • 45'+2 Good work by Lichtsteiner in defence this time. Concedes the throw. Taken quickly but Hamsik is bundled into the ball and that’ll be a Lazio goal kick.
    • 45'+1 There’ll be three minutes of added time in the first half.
    • 45' Straight up the other end. Great play by Lavezzi to set up Cavani!! The Uruguayan is just a little slow of the mark and Dias mops up the danger!!
    • 44' Lazio win possession straight from the throw. Lichtsteiner to the corner flag!! Great skill to deceive Grava!. Drives into the box! Stabs it towards the near post where De Sanctis falls on the ball! But what a superb back-heel to leave Grava clutching thin air and set up the chance for himself!!
    • 43' Hernanes hugs the Napoli left touchline. He’s well marshalled by two Napoli men and eventually concedes the throw. The Brazilian ran into a blind alley there!
    • 42' That’s floated in. Cleared by the Napoli back line.
    • 41' Stephan Lichtsteiner finds Floccari. Dragged to the floor and that’ll be another Lazio free-kick just inside the Napoli half.
    • 40' Hernanes goes to ground now under Yebda’s challenge. Free-kick to Lazio.
    • 39' It’s Matuzalem who replaces the luckless Lazio man.
    • 38' No he’s not! He tries to chase a ball and immediately signals to the bench.
    • 37' Brocchi's fit to continue as we go into the last ten minutes of the half.
    • 36' Brocchi tries to cut out a long ball acrobatically. Looks like he's felt something after that stretch. He'll come to the touchline for a bit of treatment.
    • 35' Napoli again on the attack. It finds Yebda on the edge of the box. Blocked by a wall of blue and white!
    • 34' Just seen the replay of the penalty incident. It looked a good tackle by Grava. Perfect timing.
    • 33' ZARATE!!! Tries the snapshot. De Sanctis had everything behind that one!!
    • 32' Zarate with the shot, that’s blocked, but it’s fallen to SERGIO FLOCCARI!! He goes to ground under Grava’s challenge!!! No penalty says the ref - much to the Lazio man’s disgust!!
    • 30' Narrow escape for Lazio. This has been a good spell for the visitors.
    • 29' Still Napoli press! Hassan Yebda’s shot is blocked! Falls to LAVEZZI!! He’s hit the bar!! What a strike. Twisted and turned and delivered a curling shot as he fell to ground!! So close!!!
    • 27' Christian Maggio plays in EDINSON CAVANI!! Fires wide!!. Good chance but he had a difficult angle for the finish!!
    • 27' In it comes. That’s headed away. Not too far though…
    • 26' Ledesma gives away the corner. Another chance for Napoli to put pressure on the Lazio goal.
    • 25' Quick break by Lazio. Too quick and Napoli have possession again.
    • 24' This is better by Napoli. Some time on the ball at last. But that’s given away again.
    • 23' That’s another ball looking for Zarate. Too much on that one and De Sanctis will gather comfortably.
    • 22' Zarate takes on Grava and beats him, Played to the edge of the box, but that’s a poor effort by Hernanes! Skied way over the top of De Sanctis’ bar.
    • 20' Again they come forward. This is a patient build up. Napoli haven’t touched the ball in the last minutes.
    • 19' Good play by Lazio. They’re spraying the ball around the pitch at the moment.
    • 17' It’s been an even match so far, and you get the feeling there’s more goals in this one.
    • 16' Ooooh!! So close to an instant reply by Napoli!! The unmarked Hamsik looks offside as the ball is played into the box by Christian Maggio !! There’s no flag, but the ball just eludes his outstretched leg. Inches away from 1-1!!
    • 15' GOAL LAZIO!!! Superb long ball over the top by Stefano Mauri to Zarate!! He’s onside, shrugs off the defender and slots home!! Lazio lead 1-0! Hint of handball though, but in fairness, no protest from Napoli.
    • 13' That’s cleared and Lazio will look to go forward again.
    • 11' Corner for Napoli.
    • 10' That’s headed on by Sergio Floccari into the path of ZARATE!! He’s in! No!! Stabbed wide by a defender!! Corner! No it isn’t! The ref has signalled for a goal kick. He thinks Zarate stabbed it wide there!
    • 9' Lavezzi’s everywhere at the moment! Clatters Giuseppe Biava and that’ll be another Lazio free kick.
    • 8' Finds it’s way through to LAVEZZI!! Gets his shot away, but there’s not enough power to trouble Muslera. First clear sight of goal.
    • 7' Cleared long by Morgan De Sanctis in the Napoli goal.
    • 6' Lavezzi is floored by a high tackle courtesy of Andre Dias. That’ll be yet another free-kick. There’s no flow to the game at the moment!
    • 5' That’s more good approach work by Lazio, the ball is played into the box but there’s Marek Hamsik in the right place to make the clearance. The Biancocelesti have made an assured start in the early exchanges.
    • 4' That’s the first touch for any keeper. Fernando Muslera receives the pass back and Lazio will build again.
    • 3' Lazio win it back. That’s a long ball looking for Mauro Zarate and Paolo Cannavaro bundles the Lazio man to the floor. No card, but that was a cynical block.
    • 2' That’s cleared but not too far as Strefan Radu makes progress. In comes the cross, headed away and Ezequiel Lavezzi wins a throw for Napoli.
    • 1' Cristian Ledesma tries to get Lazio down the right and that's an early free-kick to the hosts.
    • 1' And Napoli get us underway!
    • 11:29 Our referee today is Mauro Bergonzi.
    • 11:28 And here they come! Lazio are in their traditional sky blue and white, while Napoli will play in all dark blue.
    • 11:24 The sun is out in Rome as we wait for the teams to emerge.
    • 11:21 Napoli: De Sanctis; Grava, Cannavaro, Campagnaro; Maggio, Yebda, Pazienza, Vitale; Hamsik; Cavani, Lavezzi. Subs: Iezzo, Cribari, Santacroce, Blasi, Zuniga, Sosa, Dumitru.
    • 11:17 And the teams are in! Lazio line up as: Muslera, Lichtsteiner, Dias, Biava, Radu; Brocchi, Ledesma, Zarate, Hernanes, Mauri; Floccari. Subs: Berni, Diakitè, Garrido, Matuzalem, Bresciano, Foggia, Rocchi.
    • 11:11 Last season’s encounters resulted in two stalemates. The match at the Stadio San Paolo ended 0-0, while the return at the Olimpico ended 1-1. Sergio Floccari gave Lazio the lead after four minutes, only for Marek Hamsik to level ten minutes before half time.
    • 11:09 History favours the hosts today. Lazio have won 29 matches against Napoli, lost 16 and there have been 23 draws.
    • 11:08 But Walter Azzurri’s Napoli are also eyeing the summit. A victory at the Olimpico could see them leapfrog Lazio and replace Milan as leaders if the result at the San Siro goes their way.
    • 11:05 And the Biancocelesti could regain top spot at the end of the day if Milan lose at Internazionale this afternoon.
    • 11:03 Lazio boss Edoardo Reja will be looking to get back to winning ways after two defeats on the spin against Roma and Cesena.
    • 11:00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of today’s Serie A clash between Lazio and Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico.
  • Summary

    • 90'+2 Sosa hasn’t given up though! Tries a shot from the edge of the area! Deflected out for a corner!
    • 88' CAVANI!! Tries the snapshot!! Muslera has everything behind it! Worth a pop though!
    • 86' Case in point! Muslera spills a simple take and CAVANI!! Over the bar!! It came to him quickly, but he may well hold his head!! That was a great chance!
    • 78' Great break by Lazio. Bresciano races into the Napoli half. Zarate now. Floccari is forced backwards, but the ball is eventually played out to ZARATE!! He’s hit the bar off Campagnaro!! So close to 3-0!!
    • 76' In it comes. That’s not the greatest header by Bresciano but De Sanctis has to tip the dipping ball over the bar!! Almost an instant impact by the sub!
    • 73' This is better though! Good work by Sosa, makes the space, SHOOTS!!! Inches wide of Muslera’s post!! Great effort!!
    • 69' ZARATE!! Napoli just can’t hang on to the ball! Zarate attackss two defenders and shoots narrowly wide of De Sanctis’s post!!
    • 67' CAVANI!! Poor effort! Tried to curl it over the wall, but never got the angle right!
    • 63' GOAL LAZIO!! Hermanes finds Zarate on the edge of the box. He squares it to FLOCCARI who side-foots it into the net!! 2-0 Lazio and that's been coming!!
    • 55' FLOCCARI!! Runs across the edge of the box, beats three defenders, but just can't get the angle on the shot to trouble De Sanctis!!
    • 50' Hernanes again!! Finds Ledesma in space!! Drags the shot wide under pressure, but this has been a bright start to the second period by the hosts!
    • 48' Great run by Lichtsteiner. The Switzerland man tries the shot, but drags that one way, way wide of De Sanctis’ goal!!
    • 44' Lazio win possession straight from the throw. Lichtsteiner to the corner flag!! Great skill to deceive Grava!. Drives into the box! Stabs it towards the near post where De Sanctis falls on the ball! But what a superb back-heel to leave Grava clutching thin air and set up the chance for himself!!
    • 33' ZARATE!!! Tries the snapshot. De Sanctis had everything behind that one!!
    • 32' Zarate with the shot, that’s blocked, but it’s fallen to SERGIO FLOCCARI!! He goes to ground under Grava’s challenge!!! No penalty says the ref - much to the Lazio man’s disgust!!
    • 29' Still Napoli press! Hassan Yebda’s shot is blocked! Falls to LAVEZZI!! He’s hit the bar!! What a strike. Twisted and turned and delivered a curling shot as he fell to ground!! So close!!!
    • 27' Christian Maggio plays in EDINSON CAVANI!! Fires wide!!. Good chance but he had a difficult angle for the finish!!
    • 22' Zarate takes on Grava and beats him, Played to the edge of the box, but that’s a poor effort by Hernanes! Skied way over the top of De Sanctis’ bar.
    • 16' Ooooh!! So close to an instant reply by Napoli!! The unmarked Hamsik looks offside as the ball is played into the box by Christian Maggio !! There’s no flag, but the ball just eludes his outstretched leg. Inches away from 1-1!!
    • 15' GOAL LAZIO!!! Superb long ball over the top by Stefano Mauri to Zarate!! He’s onside, shrugs off the defender and slots home!! Lazio lead 1-0! Hint of handball though, but in fairness, no protest from Napoli.
    • 10' That’s headed on by Sergio Floccari into the path of ZARATE!! He’s in! No!! Stabbed wide by a defender!! Corner! No it isn’t! The ref has signalled for a goal kick. He thinks Zarate stabbed it wide there!
    • 8' Finds it’s way through to LAVEZZI!! Gets his shot away, but there’s not enough power to trouble Muslera. First clear sight of goal.
    • 11:21 Napoli: De Sanctis; Grava, Cannavaro, Campagnaro; Maggio, Yebda, Pazienza, Vitale; Hamsik; Cavani, Lavezzi. Subs: Iezzo, Cribari, Santacroce, Blasi, Zuniga, Sosa, Dumitru.
    • 11:17 And the teams are in! Lazio line up as: Muslera, Lichtsteiner, Dias, Biava, Radu; Brocchi, Ledesma, Zarate, Hernanes, Mauri; Floccari. Subs: Berni, Diakitè, Garrido, Matuzalem, Bresciano, Foggia, Rocchi.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Lazio

    Manager: Edoardo Reja

  • Napoli

    Manager: Walter Mazzarri

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • F. Muslera
      • S. Lichtsteiner
      • G. Biava
      • A. Dias Yellow Card
      • S. Radu
      • C. Brocchi Substitution Out (39′)
      • C. Ledesma
      • M. Zárate Goal
      • Hernanes
      • S. Mauri Substitution Out (74′)
      • S. Floccari Goal Substitution Out (86′)

      Subs

      • T. Rocchi
      • M. Bresciano Substitution In74′
      • P. Foggia
      • J. Garrido Substitution In86′
      • T. Berni
      • M. Diakité
      • Matuzalém Substitution In39′
    • Starting line-up

      • M. De Sanctis
      • G. Grava Yellow Card Substitution Out (63′)
      • P. Cannavaro
      • H. Campagnaro Yellow Card
      • M. Pazienza
      • H. Yebda
      • C. Maggio Substitution Out (55′)
      • L. Vitale
      • M. Hamšík Substitution Out (79′)
      • E. Lavezzi
      • E. Cavani

      Subs

      • M. Blasi
      • G. Iezzo
      • F. Santacroce
      • S. Cribari
      • J. Sosa Substitution In63′ Yellow Card
      • J. Zúñiga Substitution In55′
      • N. Dumitru Substitution In79′
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