Sunday January 15, 2012 Day 18 Finished Stadio Olimpico

Lazio 2 - 0 Atalanta

  • Hernanes 20’ (pen.)
  • Klose 90’

  1. Lazio see off Atalanta

    Lazio see off Atalanta

    A Hernanes penalty and a stoppage-time clincher from Miroslav Klose saw Lazio end their recent Serie A slump with a 2-0 win over Atalanta. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Lazio
    • Atalanta
    • 90+5' Bellini's cross is punched away by Marchetti and there's the full-time whistle! Lazio end a recent bad run of league form with a laboured win over Atalanta! Thanks for joining us this lunchtime, stick around for more live text coverage of Serie A this afternoon and finally of course the Milan derby this evening. Follow me on Twitter for post-match discussion @liamhappe
    • 90+4' Klose is almost put through again, but Ferri does well to emerge with the ball.
    • 90+3' Marchetti catches the corner comfortably, and a hopeful early cross from the right moments later by Atalanta sails out for a goal kick.
    • 90+2' Atalanta aren't letting their heads go down, however, as Schelotto wins a free-kick which is headed away from Denis and put out for a corner before Moralez can drill in a low cross from the left.
    • 90+1' But that won't happen now! Klose buries the game-clincher low from Lulic's pass inside and it's 2-0 to Lazio!
    • 90' Atalanta have four minutes to salvage something in stoppage time.
    • 89' Tiribocchi's angled pass to tee up a cross from Schelotto is run out of play by the winger.
    • 88' The Lazio boss, perhaps sensing this, brings off Rocchi for Simone Del Nero in the final switch of the game.
    • 87' Rocchi really hasn't made any friends from the Bergamo area today. The tensions between he and various Atalanta players is evident as he both wins and concedes free-kicks inside a minute.
    • 86' Gonzalez hesitates to put a through pass on for Klose, forcing the German to check his run and strike from distance. It's blocked by Peluso.
    • 85' It's cleared only as far as Gonzalez, who chips the ball over the defence looking for a team-mate but only finds a blue and black shirt.
    • 84' Ferri is forced to concede a corner, Lazio's fifth of the game.
    • 83' Atalanta break again but cannot complete the move. Goal kick.
    • 82' Gonzalez is unable to pass to Rocchi who is yards offside, but a tackle from a defender sends the ball the way of the striker meaning the flag does not go up! He's one on one! Great goalkeeping by Consigli to prevent a second goal and then see it out for a Lazio throw!
    • 81' Radu moves into the middle of the pitch and goes on a great run all the way to just in front of the Atalanta 'D', where he feels he is shoved in the back by a defender, but nothing is given and the ball rolls back to the goalkeeper.
    • 80' Moralez will cross in the free-kick himself, but it's again well caught by Marchetti.
    • 79' Zauri wins the ball from Moralez with a slide on the left wing, but it's a dangerous tackle which leads to a free-kick and a yellow card. With all the focus on reckless challenges in football at the moment, that was ill-advised from the right-back.
    • 78' Good cross in from the right by Zauri picks out Klose at the near post! Header caught low by Consigli! Should have ended the contest with that opportunity.
    • 77' Final change for the away side: Masiello is replaced by Simeone Tiribocchi.
    • 76' Atalanta advance up the pitch a couple of yards at a time, thanks once again to the trigger-happy whistle of the official.
    • 75' Good cross by Masiello following a short-taken attacking throw on the right wing, but Marchetti times his run and leap perfectly to catch the ball.
    • 74' Ledesma finds himself boxed in by the right-hand corner flag, and his attempt to somehow scrape out a cross regardless limps tamely into the grasp of Consigli.
    • 73' Now it's Morales on Matuzalem. The referee today really has favoured a stop-start style, and it's harmed the tempo of the game.
    • 71' Ferri brings down Rocchi but Lazio fail to capitalise from the free-kick.
    • 70' Good sustained period of pressure by Lazio ends when Zauri hammers a drive from outside the area inches wide of the near post.
    • 68' Klose tees up Matuzalem, whose shot finds its way into Row Z.
    • 67' Atalanta are actually responding well to the one-man disadvantage. They have set themselves up well tactically and seem galvanised by the controversial nature of Lucchini's second yellow.
    • 65' Moralez embarks on a mazy run but goes down rather easily when he appears to reach a dead-end. The official sees right through it and tells him to get up.
    • 64' Atalanta break from the corner and Diakite deliberately hacks down Schelotto to prevent him finding space for an attack. He rightly earns a yellow card for that.
    • 63' Lulic controls a cross-field pass out on the left and hammers in a strong cross which Masiello heads out for a corner to prevent Rocchi from converting from close range.
    • 62' Bellini's cross goes straight to Marchetti.
    • 60' Looks like Atalanta are going for three at the back in an attempt to go for something out of this game. All or nothing it is for the away side, it would seem.
    • 59' Biava dives low to head away a Schelotto loft through pass into the area.
    • 58' Looks like Lazio won't be forced into a third injury-related change (for now), though, as they bandage Radu up and he carries on as play resumes.
    • 57' Radu was caught in the midst of all that and we have a delay for treatment on a head wound.
    • 56' Early cross comes in from the left for Atalanta, but Denis and Schelotto get in each others' way and the ball ends up with Marchetti.
    • 55' Lucchini was furious as he trudged off, feeling Rocchi dived to get him sent off. And the replays do show that barely any contact was made, if any. Hmm.
    • 54' Matuzalem shoots from the free-kick 25 yards from goal, but it's wide.
    • 53' Gianpaolo Bellini comes on for Marilungo in an attempt by Atalanta to fill the defensive hole left by Lucchini.
    • 52' Cigarini gives possession away cheaply and Rocchi looks to capitalise. He skips past Lucchini who looks to catch him and the referee gives the free-kick. The defender is already on a booking... and that's a second! He's off!
    • 50' Ultimately, it's Lulic who ends the threat by conceding a free-kick after a Matuzalem cross is closed down.
    • 49' Lulic's attempts to move into the Atalanta area are thwarted well by a vigilant back line.
    • 48' Lazio cross in from the right is headed away from danger.
    • 47' ...off comes Carmona, and on in his place is Maximiliano Moralez.
    • 46' Lazio kick off the second half, while Atalanta have made a substitution of their own during the interval...
    • 45+3' And that's half-time. Lazio lead through Hernanes' penalty but now only have one sub at their disposal for the second half with both he and Dias coming off with injuries against a slowly-improving Atalanta side.
    • 45+2' Now it's Denis with a foul on Ledesma as the first half looks to be coming to a scrappy conclusion.
    • 45+1' Zauri brings down Marilungo.
    • 45' Three minutes of added time to be played at the end of the half.
    • 44' The free-kick is out by the right-hand corner flag and is sent into a dangerous area with the final shot coming from Lulic, which Consigli takes.
    • 43' Klose wrongfoots Lucchini, who catches the German on his way past and is put into the book.
    • 42' The hosts will be forced into a second early change as well here, as Dias is hurt from a 50/50 tangle with Schelotto and on comes Mobido Diakite.
    • 41' Hernanes feels he is fine to continue, but he is replaced by Matuzalem nonetheless.
    • 40' Hernanes is down on the floor in agony, and play stops with Atalanta on the ball.
    • 39' Lazio whip a free-kick into the danger zone, but concede a free-kick of their own in the crowded box.
    • 37' Klose plays a through pass for Gonzalez to run onto when the winger wanted it short. The ball goes out for a goal kick.
    • 36' Denis pulls back Gonzalez for a Lazio free-kick inside their own half.
    • 35' It comes to nothing, as the delivery is cleared and passed straight back to Padoin, who after taking the initial corner was offside.
    • 34' The delivery is delayed as the referee has an issue with a rather peculiar set piece initiative by the away side, as their attackers in the box all stick together like a massive conga!
    • 33' Peluso surges forward and wins Atalanta's second corner off Zauri.
    • 32' The same cannot be said of the corner delivery, however, as the visitors hold fort.
    • 31' Klose forces a corner up the pitch as he once again causes problems for the Atalanta back line.
    • 30' Schelotto beats two players on the right before slipping a great ball into the right-hand side of the box for Denis... who fires straight at Marchetti. Good move, that.
    • 29' Gonzalez's through ball into the area is overhit and intended target Rocchi cannot prevent the goal kick.
    • 28' Once again Atalanta get the first head to it, and Dias is booked for deliberate handball in an attempt to scupper Peluso's counter-attack run.
    • 27' Good play by Lulic leads to another Lazio corner at the other end.
    • 26' Marilungo's cross from the right has too much on it for both Carmona and Denis, but the visitors are finally starting to ask questions.
    • 25' Atalanta win their first corner, but it's cleared away.
    • 24' It takes three defenders to take the ball away from Klose, but again the visitors fail to sustain a breakaway through Marilungo.
    • 23' The hosts manouvre into the penalty area again but Rocchi loses possession.
    • 22' Ciagrini fouls Rocchi, and Lazio work the free-kick short from just inside the Atalanta half.
    • 21' The man who put Lazio through to the next round of the Coppa Italia with a stoppage time winner against Verona may well be the hero again today. What will Atalanta do to get back into the game? They'll certainly need to open things up a little more.
    • 20' And now finally, up steps Hernanes. SCORES!
    • 19' This appears to potentially be that game-opening incident. Bit of a pause before the spot kick as Radu is hurt from the foul and is helped off the pitch.
    • 18' Radu gets on the end of a 1-2 and is in the Atalanta box, he's brought down by Masiello! Penalty Lazio!!
    • 17' First real chance for Klose after a good turn but it's straight at Consigli.
    • 16' Ferri heads the ball away from the approach of Hernanes and only concedes a throw instead of the corner.
    • 15' Game yet to leave first gear thus far, may need a goal or a big incident to shake it into life.
    • 13' The hosts cross from the left but it's closed down by Masiello and cleared by Lucchini.
    • 11' Whistle sounds against Rocchi inside the Atalanta box. Think it was more of a foul on his marker than offside, didn't see the flag go up.
    • 10' Ledesma takes it, but Schelotto heads clear. Atalanta counter but the ball ends up safely with Marchetti.
    • 9' Gonzalez wins Lazio the first corner of the game.
    • 8' Denis almost has a big opportunity to try his luck at goal for Atalanta, but is just unable to latch onto the through pass which rolls over the byline for a goal kick.
    • 7' Carmona gets an early booking for a foul on Zauri.
    • 6' Great run by Lulic down the left, and the ball comes inside to Hernanes who sees a gap to run into but before he can pull the trigger Lucchini with a great sliding challenge ends the attack.
    • 5' Marilungo ends the Lazio dominance by intercepting a Hernanes pass and winning a free-kick as he moves forward.
    • 4' Ball in by Klose is hoofed away by Ferri.
    • 3' Schelotto clears the free-kick as it's whipped into the danger zone but is unable to surge forward with the ball soon after.
    • 2' Sharp turn by Gonzales completely fools Peluso who brings him down with a late challenge out on the right. The referee gives him a warning but no card as it wasn't that cynical.
    • 1' After an impeccably-observed minute of silence for those lives lost in the Italian cruise liner tragedy on Friday, Atalanta get the match underway.
    • 11:30 The teams are on the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico, and kick-off is coming up live, next!
    • 11:25 TEAMS – Lazio: Marchetti, Zauri, Biava, Dias, Radu, Ledesma, Gonzalez, Lulic, Hernanes, Klose, Rocchi. Subs: Stankevicius, Alfaro, Matuzalem, Diakite, Del Nero, Carrizo, Zampa. /// Atalanta: Consigli, Masiello, Ferri, Lucchini, Peluso, Schelotto, Ciagrini, Padoin, Carmona, Denis, Marilungo. Subs: Tiribocchi, Bellini, Frezzolini, Moralez, Pinto, Bonaventura, Gabbiadini.
    • 11:20 Consolidation is the sub-title of this battle, with hosts Lazio eager to consolidate their top six position with a win, while three points would do just that for the visitors' respectable mid-table position away from the drop zone. Serie A standings
    • 11:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE text coverage of the Serie A early fixture between Lazio and Atalanta!
  • Summary

    • 90+1' But that won't happen now! Klose buries the game-clincher low from Lulic's pass inside and it's 2-0 to Lazio!
    • 82' Gonzalez is unable to pass to Rocchi who is yards offside, but a tackle from a defender sends the ball the way of the striker meaning the flag does not go up! He's one on one! Great goalkeeping by Consigli to prevent a second goal and then see it out for a Lazio throw!
    • 78' Good cross in from the right by Zauri picks out Klose at the near post! Header caught low by Consigli! Should have ended the contest with that opportunity.
    • 70' Good sustained period of pressure by Lazio ends when Zauri hammers a drive from outside the area inches wide of the near post.
    • 63' Lulic controls a cross-field pass out on the left and hammers in a strong cross which Masiello heads out for a corner to prevent Rocchi from converting from close range.
    • 52' Cigarini gives possession away cheaply and Rocchi looks to capitalise. He skips past Lucchini who looks to catch him and the referee gives the free-kick. The defender is already on a booking... and that's a second! He's off!
    • 34' The delivery is delayed as the referee has an issue with a rather peculiar set piece initiative by the away side, as their attackers in the box all stick together like a massive conga!
    • 30' Schelotto beats two players on the right before slipping a great ball into the right-hand side of the box for Denis... who fires straight at Marchetti. Good move, that.
    • 26' Marilungo's cross from the right has too much on it for both Carmona and Denis, but the visitors are finally starting to ask questions.
    • 20' And now finally, up steps Hernanes. SCORES!
    • 18' Radu gets on the end of a 1-2 and is in the Atalanta box, he's brought down by Masiello! Penalty Lazio!!
    • 6' Great run by Lulic down the left, and the ball comes inside to Hernanes who sees a gap to run into but before he can pull the trigger Lucchini with a great sliding challenge ends the attack.
    • 11:25 TEAMS – Lazio: Marchetti, Zauri, Biava, Dias, Radu, Ledesma, Gonzalez, Lulic, Hernanes, Klose, Rocchi. Subs: Stankevicius, Alfaro, Matuzalem, Diakite, Del Nero, Carrizo, Zampa. /// Atalanta: Consigli, Masiello, Ferri, Lucchini, Peluso, Schelotto, Ciagrini, Padoin, Carmona, Denis, Marilungo. Subs: Tiribocchi, Bellini, Frezzolini, Moralez, Pinto, Bonaventura, Gabbiadini.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Lazio

    Manager: Edoardo Reja

  • Atalanta

    Manager: Stefano Colantuono

  • Line-up

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