Sunday October 2, 2011 6th Day Finished Stadio Artemio Franchi

Fiorentina 1 - 2 Lazio

  • Cerci 8’
  • Hernanes 28’
  • Klose 83’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fiorentina
    • Lazio
    • 90+4' FULL-TIME: Lazio hold on - a good come-from-behind victory - and Fiorentina will rue their missed chances. Klose's late header, though, ends up separating the sides.
    • 90+3' Throw in on the right hand side for the home team. This may be their last chance, but they're going backwards...
    • 90+2' Pasqual tries a high and hopeful cross in the direction of Cerci, but that is well beyond the striker.
    • 90+1' Lazio have dominated possession - 58% to 42% - but in terms of chances created it's been more even.
    • 90' Cerci tries to thread in Kharja, but it's a touch beyond his team-mate. Three minutes to play.
    • 89' Hernanes stands over a free-kick on the left - he's in no rush to take this one, dancing around the left hand touchline, running the time down. Shouldn't be too much in the way of stoppages to play.
    • 88' Good hit from Silva but just over the top from 20 yards out.
    • 87' Cerci stopped as he pounds down the right wing - but it comes at a cost - Brocchi has pulled up cluthcing his foot.
    • 86' Yellow for Behrami for a rash challenge - it's virtually his biggest contribution of the day.
    • 85' Lazio looking assured now in possession, they could end the day in the top six if results go their way.
    • 84' Time running out for Fiorentina - they have had their chances in this half.
    • 83' KLOSE SCORES! LAZIO AHEAD! A goal was coming for some time, it could have gone either way but it's Klose with a header after Sculli's nod across goal.
    • 81' Houssine Kharja replaces Lazzari in a change for Fiorentina.
    • 80' CHANCE FOR KLOSE! He was under pressure on the run but still managed to get a shot away - unfortunately for the Lazio man it started just left of the posts and went wider still.
    • 78' HERNANES! Cheeky attempt from fully 40 yards - only just over the top as Boruc scrambled back.
    • 77' Matuzalem almost surprises Boruc with a low shot from the corner of the area - the Fiorentina stopper has to tip it around the post for a corner.
    • 76' Cisse, who's had a pretty quiet afternoon, is off, replaced by Matuzalem.
    • 75' Don't look away from this pulsating game too long - but you can keep up with all the scores and scorers in Serie A by clicking here
    • 74' It opens up for Jovetic to have a shot as the Lazio defenders back off him. But Marchetti gets down to it to makes another key save.
    • 73' Cerci looking for a foul as he storms to the byline, but nothing doing. Lulic stood up to him well.
    • 72' Lazzari picks out Jovetic with a pearler of a pass - the Montenegrin plays it back to him, but Lazzari's whipped cross from the centre is not read by Silva.
    • 71' Biggest surprise of the half so far is that we haven't seen a goal - chances aplenty, with Lazio now back in Fiorentina's final third.
    • 70' Ah no - replays show that Marchetti didn't make the stop - it was Lulic, atoning for his own mistake with a lunging block! Either way - Lazio save themselves from a mess of their own making.
    • 69' Horrible piece of defending from Lulic, who let that one slip under his feet to release Cerci.
    • 68' WHAT A SAVE FROM MARCHETTI! Cerci picked out in space on the right and left one-on-one with the keeper - he gets down so well to turn the placed finish around the post. Corner as Fiorentina enjoy a really good spell.
    • 66' Silva goes down, looking for a penalty as he jostles with Stankevicus. Would have been very soft indeed, but in the end all the referee awards is a goal kick.
    • 65' Confusion as Lazio make a change - Dias thought he was coming off, but it was Radu - and Sculli is the man to replace him.
    • 64' Silva felled right under the referee's nose - unsurprisingly Ledesma is warned for it.
    • 63' Marchetti almost spills a ball into the path of Fiorentina's Cerci - but gets back down to it in the nick of time.
    • 62' Clumsy tackle from Behrami on Cisse, and Lazio have the free-kick. It's been a very lively second half, a huge improvement on the first period.
    • 61' SILVA SHOULD SCORE! Magnificent pass with the outside of the boot from Cerci - arrives to Silva on the edge of the six-yard box and Marchetti does so well to smother the shot
    • 60' Lazio make a switch - Lulic replaces Gonzalez.
    • 59' CERCI AT THE OTHER END! Fiorentina break and Cerci almost applies the finish, shimmying into some space on the right and trying a curling shot from just instead the area which only just goes over the top.
    • 58' KLOSE! Chance for the Lazio man who crashes in an effort from Gonzalez's cross, but it's well blocked by Natali.
    • 57' Cerci plays a crafty pass for Jovetic - too crafty - the Montenegrin cannot reach it. Game opening up.
    • 56' First change of the day - Vargas off for Fiorentina, replaced by Silva.
    • 55' A reminder - you can keep up to date with the scores from all the other games in Serie A live by clicking here.
    • 54' Good hit from Cerci - but again from outside the box and again Marchetti is more than a match for it.
    • 53' Montolivo has a right-footed effort from distance blocked as Fiorentina attempt to get back into the game.
    • 51' Stankevicus tries a shot from the far side as the ball breaks his way but it is far enough out not to worry Boruc, who covers at the near post.
    • 50' Ledesma caught now, midway inside the Fiorentina half. Lazio in control so far since the resumption.
    • 49' SO CLOSE FROM DIAS! He arrived unmarked on to the corner, and should have done better - his header was straight at Boruc, who tipped over.
    • 48' Nice play by Lazio as they scythe down the right - Klose tries to play in a cross, but has to settle for a corner instead.
    • 47' Vicious challenge from Natali on Klose from behind. The German is down and the defender is in the book.
    • 46' The second half begins in Florence!
    • 45' HALF-TIME: And the action ends after just a couple of seconds of stoppages - honours even. Fiorentina started better, but Lazio were on top by the end of the half. Scoresheet says there is all to play for, and it should be a fascinating second half.
    • 44' Lazio probing, but honours even - both sides will be glad of the interval on a hot October day.
    • 43' Lazio have had the better of the possession in this half - roughly 60/40 in favour of the visitors.
    • 42' Radu takes a throw for the visitors, but it goes out soon after and Fiorentina have the chance to throw it in.
    • 41' Lazzari hurting after clashing with Stankevicus - not sure the defender did much wrong though in holding off the Fiorentina man.
    • 40' Stankevicus on the ball, looking to carry Lazio out of their half. Gonzalez locked in a battle on the right to deliver the cross, and ultimately fails.
    • 39' Hernanes tries a shot at the other end but Fiorentina swarm around him and deny him room to take aim.
    • 38' Great ball in to Lazzari, and he makes full use, hitting a low cross-come-shot low across goal! Marchetti and Jovetic move for it - it squeezes somehow through them both and away to safety!
    • 37' Lazio have rebounded from their slow start to really have the better of this game - and Hernanes has been instrumental, pulling the strings in almost every chance they create.
    • 36' GONZALEZ CLOSE! And he might have done better - Hernanes lays it in, and Gonzalez takes aim at the far corner from about 12 yards - but misses wide of the post.
    • 35' Montolivo looks to sweep a long crossfield ball to Vargas but Konko has it covered.
    • 34' Cisse looks for a way past Gamberini - looks to be going nowhere until he exchanges a one-two with Hernanes, but his subsequent cross is a poor one.
    • 33' Teasing ball played in for Jovetic - Konko gets there first but his underhit passes with keeper Marchetti make things a bit edgy at the back.
    • 32' HERNANES CLOSE! So nearly a second with his head after Klose's cross - but a wonderful save from Boruc to force a corner.
    • 31' Not been a game of many chances - but already two goals from the only two shots on target.
    • 30' Gonzalez fouls Lazzari as Fiorentina try to get back on the front foot.
    • 29' The Viola have never netted more than a single goal in their last 13 meetings with Lazio in Serie A. (Opta)
    • 28' GOAL! HERNANES! IT'S ALL SQUARE! A great finish, who teases De Silvestri before firing left-footed past Boruc low into the far corner. Credit to Klose for picking out the pass to his team-mate.
    • 26' Long overhit cross from Brocchi - it's left to Radu to keep the move alive for Lazio.
    • 25' Lazzari fouled, and Dias, who's been involved in a couple of nasty challenges, is pulled up for it. Yellow card.
    • 24' Here's Hernanes on the left - a couple of tricks and a superb low ball into the middle - very dangerous, but Gamberini does well to clear.
    • 23' A reminder - you can check all the scores from Serie A by clicking here
    • 22' Moment of brilliance from Jovetic to skip around two tackles and into the penalty area, but he cannot quite carry on.
    • 21' Natali leaps to get on the end of a corner, but he does so unfairly, climbing all over Stankevicus.
    • 20' Howls from the home fans as Dias brings down Jovetic. Only a free-kick given though.
    • 19' Cisse tries to thread a ball for Hernanes down the left, but he had no hope at all of getting on the end of it. The Lazio playmaker has been subdued so far.
    • 18' Vargas and Konko clash again - could be an interesting afternoon on that flank.
    • 17' Nasty foul from Lazzari on Ledesma - and that brings up the first yellow card of the day.
    • 16' Great ball down the channel sends Vargas on the run, but Konko shows strength to hold him off, and he wins a free-kick for his troubles.
    • 15' The Viola have kept three clean sheets in the first four match-days played in this Serie A campaign (Opta). This is not going to be easy for Lazio.
    • 14' Lazio responding to conceding the early goal. Hernanes links up with Dias as the visitors build patiently.
    • 13' HALF A CHANCE! Cisse close from range after a mazy run and pullback from Gonzalez. But Cisse will want those chances further upfield..
    • 11' Cerci looking a real handful so far - cutting in from the right, he's worried Dias more than once with his pace and dribbling.
    • 10' Lazio need to regroup. The men in white work their way down the right hand side. Cisse tries a volley after Brocchi's ball bounces his way, but it's blocked.
    • 9' A hint of offside to that goal? Certainly Fiorentina players were ahead of the play - but Vargas was a close call.
    • 8' GOAL! FIORENTINA 1-0 UP! Angled finish from Cerci - Fiorentina sent the corner deep, outside the box, it was lifted back in, and cut back by Vargas and lashed home!
    • 6' Stankevicus concedes a corner and Fiorentina send men forward.
    • 5' Fiorentina starting to settle after that chance. It's been a sedate beginning in the heat.
    • 3' A blisteringly hot day in Florence - the Lazio defence caught napping in it as Cerci picks a pocket and almost plays a killer ball in for Jovetic.
    • 2' Lazio happy on the ball in the opening exchanges - Brocchi probing on the right hand side, but the cross doesn't lead to much of a chance.
    • 1' The first half begins in Florence!
    • - A reminder - you can follow all the goals as they go in across Serie A by clicking this link!
    • - Match odds: Fiorentina 11/10, Lazio 3/1, Draw 12/5
    • - Players out on the field, play not far from starting.
    • - FIORENTINA: Boruc - De Silvestri, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual - Behrami, Montolivo, Lazzari - Cerci, Vargas, Jovetic /// LAZIO: Marchetti - Konko, Stankevicus, Dias, Radu - Ledesma, Gonzalez, Hernanes, Brocchi - Klose, Cisse
    • - Early days in Serie A, but victory for Fiorentina could (if they win by a big enough margin) put them top. Lazio too could make a big leap up the table. Latest standings in Serie A
    • - Good portent for Lazio: They are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Fiorentina in the league (two draws, followed by two defeats). (Opta)
    • - Lazio boss Edoardo Reja: "We will be glad to see the back of September because it has not gone well. (Against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League) we played well in the second half. They pressed and we put in some good balls. We deserved at least a draw, but the record will say a defeat."
    • - Fiorentina boss Sinisa Mihajlovic: "For years I have always been a Lazio fan, except of course tomorrow. The match against Lazio is the first in a series of final exams that await us in the coming weeks."
    • - Lazio have a quartet of players on the injured list, with defender Giuseppe Mauri, midfield duo Francelino Matuzalem and Stefano Mauri and striker Simone Del Nero all sidelined for the trip to Tuscany.
    • - FIORENTINA: Fiorentina are still without injured striker Alberto Gilardino for the visit of Lazio. The Italy striker has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a knee injury sustained in the 2-0 defeat at Udinese a fortnight ago. Better news for La Viola comes in the form of wing duo Juan Manuel Vargas and Alessio Cerci both returning to match fitness.
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    • - Good afternoon everyone and welcome to live text commentary of Fiorentina's Serie A clash with Lazio at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. I'm Mark Patterson and I'll be steering you through this one.
  • Summary

    • 83' KLOSE SCORES! LAZIO AHEAD! A goal was coming for some time, it could have gone either way but it's Klose with a header after Sculli's nod across goal.
    • 80' CHANCE FOR KLOSE! He was under pressure on the run but still managed to get a shot away - unfortunately for the Lazio man it started just left of the posts and went wider still.
    • 78' HERNANES! Cheeky attempt from fully 40 yards - only just over the top as Boruc scrambled back.
    • 68' WHAT A SAVE FROM MARCHETTI! Cerci picked out in space on the right and left one-on-one with the keeper - he gets down so well to turn the placed finish around the post. Corner as Fiorentina enjoy a really good spell.
    • 61' SILVA SHOULD SCORE! Magnificent pass with the outside of the boot from Cerci - arrives to Silva on the edge of the six-yard box and Marchetti does so well to smother the shot
    • 59' CERCI AT THE OTHER END! Fiorentina break and Cerci almost applies the finish, shimmying into some space on the right and trying a curling shot from just instead the area which only just goes over the top.
    • 58' KLOSE! Chance for the Lazio man who crashes in an effort from Gonzalez's cross, but it's well blocked by Natali.
    • 49' SO CLOSE FROM DIAS! He arrived unmarked on to the corner, and should have done better - his header was straight at Boruc, who tipped over.
    • 38' Great ball in to Lazzari, and he makes full use, hitting a low cross-come-shot low across goal! Marchetti and Jovetic move for it - it squeezes somehow through them both and away to safety!
    • 36' GONZALEZ CLOSE! And he might have done better - Hernanes lays it in, and Gonzalez takes aim at the far corner from about 12 yards - but misses wide of the post.
    • 32' HERNANES CLOSE! So nearly a second with his head after Klose's cross - but a wonderful save from Boruc to force a corner.
    • 28' GOAL! HERNANES! IT'S ALL SQUARE! A great finish, who teases De Silvestri before firing left-footed past Boruc low into the far corner. Credit to Klose for picking out the pass to his team-mate.
    • 13' HALF A CHANCE! Cisse close from range after a mazy run and pullback from Gonzalez. But Cisse will want those chances further upfield..
    • 8' GOAL! FIORENTINA 1-0 UP! Angled finish from Cerci - Fiorentina sent the corner deep, outside the box, it was lifted back in, and cut back by Vargas and lashed home!
    • - FIORENTINA: Boruc - De Silvestri, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual - Behrami, Montolivo, Lazzari - Cerci, Vargas, Jovetic /// LAZIO: Marchetti - Konko, Stankevicus, Dias, Radu - Ledesma, Gonzalez, Hernanes, Brocchi - Klose, Cisse

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    Manager: Siniša Mihajlovic

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    Manager: Edoardo Reja

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