Sunday March 11, 2012 Day 27 Finished Stadio Olimpico

Lazio 1 - 3 Bologna

  • Rubin 56’ (o.g.)
  • Portanova 11’
  • Diamanti 28’
  • Krhin 60’

  1. Bologna win as Lazio self-destruct

    Bologna win as Lazio self-destruct

    Lazio lost ground on the top two places in Serie A after they suffered a disastrous 3-1 home defeat to Bologna at the Stadio Olimpico. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Lazio
    • Bologna
    • 90+4' The final whistle goes, and Bologna claim a win that goes a long way towards securing their Serie A safety this season!
    • 90+3' Taider again, this time unmarked inside the box and he finishes past Marchetti... The flag was already up for offside.
    • 90+1' Taider takes a pot shot and sees it loop of a defender and claimed by Marchetti.
    • 90' The fourth official indicates four additional minutes at the end of this game.
    • 88' Kozak is a six-foot-four striker. Can you guess what Reja's plan might be for the final few minutes?
    • 87' Lazio substitution: Libor Kozak replaces Hernanes.
    • 84' Bologna substitution: Saphir Taider replaces Ramirez.
    • 82' Candreva has better luck this time and gets a decent cross in, but Gillet reacts well to come off his line and pluck the ball out of the air.
    • 81' Candreva makes tracks down the left, but is then shephered back and away from goal by two Bologna players. That's a luxury you have when the opposition is two men down.
    • 80' Alfaro is penalised for controlling with his arm as he tries to make a push into the Bologna box.
    • 77' Bologna substitution: Marco Di Vaio gets on the field fo the final 15 minutes, replacing Acquafresca.
    • 75' Bologna are beginning to look a little complacent, with several passes sloppily made. There is still time for Lazio to do the impossible.
    • 73' Ramirez juggles the ball on the byline to keep it in play but then he slices the ball into the air as he went for goal from a tight angle.
    • 72' Lazio substitution: Antonio Candreva replaces Mauri.
    • 71' Ramirez sneaks the ball through to Acquafresca, but he had strayed offside.
    • 69' Ledesma's free-kick is flicked on and Diakite can't get his head to it! The defender was in an offside position anyway.
    • 67' Bologna substitution: Panagiotis Kone replaces Diamanti.
    • 65' Klose gets his shot away at the second attempt, but it's a comfortable save for Gillet.
    • 63' They may be two men down and losing 3-1, but suddenly Lazio are looking rather dangerous.
    • 61' Krhin is booked for removing his shirt as he celebrates his first ever goal in Serie A, but he probably won't care. Surely Lazio can't salvage a point now?
    • 60' GOAL!! LAZIO 1-3 BOLOGNA!! Diamanti's free-kick is struck into the wall but Rene Krhin drills a great low strike from 20 yards out that has Marchetti beaten!
    • 59' GONZALEZ SENT OFF!! LAZIO DOWN TO NINE!! Acquafresca was bursting clean through and is clipped by the defender on the edge of the box! The referee gives the free-kick right on the edge of the box. Replays show it was the rigth decision.
    • 57' Well, is this a lifeline for Lazio now? Another bit of good news for them is that Udinese are currently losing 1-0 at Novara.
    • 56' GOAL!! LAZIO 1-2 BOLOGNA!! Comical own goal from Bologna! Klose is offside and leaves a through ball. Rubin tries to knock it back to Gillet but ends it hitting the ball past the keeper and it rolls agonisingly into the net!
    • 54' Diamanti with a lovely weighted through ball from deep that just runs too far ahead of Acquafresca, and Marchetti slides out of his area to make the clearance.
    • 53' Garrido puts in a diagonal cross and Klose does very well to guide a decent header on target, but Gillet gets down low to make the save.
    • 51' Diamanti's effort clatters into the wall and Garrido helps Lazio clear the ball.
    • 50' Ramirez wins a free-kick in a good position for Diamanti, who will fancy taking a shot from here.
    • 49' Alfaro feeds Mauri and Lazio go ont he counter-attack. Mauri's control allows Bologna to regroup. The eventual shot takes a deflection and trickles through to the keeper.
    • 48' Lazio are down to 10 men temporarily as Gonzalez receives treatment after landing awkwardly on his shoulder.
    • 47' Lazio substitution: Emiliano Alfaro replaces Zauri.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+1' Half-time is called, and the whistle is met by plenty of boos from the home crowd. They may be aimed at the referee, or perhaps at the home team, but either way the natives are restless!
    • 45' Just the one minute of added time is signalled.
    • 44' After vehemently protesting his case with the officials, Matuzalem finally leaves the field and we can finish the half.
    • 43' Things have gone from bad to worse for Lazio. It was more of a hand-off to Diamanti's face than him trying to land a blow of any kind, but the referee had a clear view and gave him his marching orders.
    • 42' MATUZALEM SENT OFF!! The Brazilian puts his hand into Diamanti's face and the referee does not hesitate in showing him the red card!
    • 41' Lazio have hardly had any shots to speak of in this half, for all the possession they have had. Edy Reja has to change something in the second half.
    • 39' Bologna have lost just one of their last 10 Serie A games, 1-3 at home against Udinese, winning four times in the process.
    • 37' Klose holds the ball up well on the edge of the area before laying it off for Gonzalez to strike over the bar! That's as good a chance as Lazio have had in this match so far.
    • 36' Diamanti and Gaston Ramirez combine to feed Acquafresca on the edge of the box. The striker's shot on the turn does not trouble Marchetti.
    • 34' At the Olimpico, the Biancocelesti are unbeaten in their last eight games, and have won their last five (taking into account also the derby against Roma as visiting side).
    • 33' Gillet comes out to catch a cross and drops it. The referee gives the keeper the free-kick, even though it was him who dived into Klose. A let-off for the Belgian there.
    • 32' Klose tries to square the ball over to Mauri but Rubin tracks back to make the block.
    • 30' There is still hope for Lazio, however: last month they came from two goals down at home to beat Cesena 3-2. Match report
    • 29' Diamanti's fourth league goal of the season has given Lazio a mounting to climb.
    • 28' GOAL!! LAZIO 0-2 BOLOGNA!! Marchetti coems out of his area to head the ball away before Acquafresca can reach it, but it falls to Diamanti 35 yards from goal and the midfielder drills it back past the keeper and into the net!
    • 26' Mauri takes a ball over the top on his chest and goes for the far bottom corner... Saved by an outstretched boot by Gillet! Great effort, great save!
    • 25' Klose tries a clever reverse pass into Gonzalez, but he just overhits the ball and it runs through to Gillet.
    • 24' Lazio are unbeaten in their last 11 home meetings with Bologna (eight wins and three draws).
    • 23' Matuzalem bundles over Diamanti. The referee gives the free-kick and looks as though he is about to book the Lazio player before he sees Diamanti waves an imaginary card and decides against showing one!
    • 21' The ball breaks for Mauri in the box after a good ball over from Matuzalem. The midfielder goes for the spectacular overhead kick rather than the simple option, and Gillet catches with ease.
    • 20' Diamanti is causing Lazio all sorts of problems. The home side's defenders seem to be unwilling to tackle him.
    • 19' Matuzalem muscles Diamanti off the ball on the halfway line, but a little too roughly for the referee's liking. Looked like a fair challenge, to be honest.
    • 18' Diamanti's corner has got an insane amount of whip on it, and it goes over Gillet's head and bounces off the top of the crossbar!
    • 17' Andrea Raggi gets down the right flank and his cross yields another Bologna corner.
    • 16' The ball is hacked forward down the left channel by Lazio. Mauri goes for what may have been a cross or perhaps an audacious attempt to chip the keeper, but in the end it's notmuch of either.
    • 14' Lazio resume controlling the possession, but as yet they have not tested Jean-Francois Gillet in the Bologna goal.
    • 13' Bologna have now scored 167 goals against Lazio, more than against any other Serie A opponent.
    • 12' That's Portanova's second league goal of the season, and his first since September.
    • 11' GOAL!! LAZIO 0-1 BOLOGNA!! Lazio completely fail to deal with the corner. Marchetti makes a good initial save but Daniele Portanova is there to finish from close range! There were two Lazio defenders on the line, but the ball was hit powerfully enough to creep over the line after hitting one of them!
    • 10' The free-kick is poor and Bologna break! Diamanti outpaces Javier Garrido and strikes from the edge of the area... The deflected shot is palmed around the post by Federico Marchetti!
    • 9' Matuzalem is tripped ont he left wing. Lazio send several players forward for the free-kick.
    • 8' Mikael Antonsson's poorly-judged pass in midfield leads to Ledesma intercpeting. Klose is sent scampering away with the ball. Despite having three defenders around him, the Germany striker still manages to line up a strike, although it is blocked.
    • 7' There is great balance in the 117 previous meetings between these two sides in Serie A: Lazio lead by 44 wins to 43, with 30 draws completing the record.
    • 6' Alessandro Diamnati bends in a decent diagonal ball for Robert Acquafresca, but the striker can't get his head over the ball to direct it on target.
    • 5' Garics is up again, and play can continue.
    • 4' Stefano Mauri go clattering into Gyorgy Garics as the pair both leap for a high ball. The Austrian coems off worse, clutching his shoulder in pain on the ground.
    • 3' Lazio hogging the possession in the opening couple of miutes or so. The two holding midfielders of Matuzalem and Ledesma give them a solid base from which to do so.
    • 2' The Lazio squad had an audience with the Pope earlier in the week. Will they get divine assistance this evening?
    • 1' Lazio kick off and we're underway!
    • 19:42 The teams are out on the pitch now, going through the obligatory handshakes. We'll be underway shortly.
    • 19:40 We are just a few minutes away from kick-off in Rome. You can share your thoughts on this match with me via Twitter @tony_mabert. Forza!
    • 19:35 Bologna are without Diego Perez due to suspension, while Simone Loria and Archimede Morleo are both injured. Robert Acquafresca starts up front, with Marco Di Vaio only on the bench.
    • 19:30 Lazio coach Edy Reja has been hit by injury and suspension in recent weeks and must contend with an absentee list including Tommaso Rocchi, Marius Stankevicius, Stefan Radu, Abdoulay Konko, Cristian Brocchi, Lorik Cana and Senad Lulic (all injured), plus the banned duo Lionel Scaloni and Giuseppe Biava.
    • 19:25 Lazio: Marchetti; Zauri, Diakité, Dias, Garrido; Ledesma, Matuzalem; Gonzales, Hernanes, Mauri; Klose. Subs: Bizzarri, Salustri, Sbraga, Zampa, Alfaro, Candreva, Kozak /// Bologna: Gillet; Raggi, Portanova, Antonsson; Garics, Taider, Mudingayi, Rubin; Ramirez, Diamanti; Acquafresca. Subs: Agliardi, Sorensen, Cherubin, Pulzetti, Khrin, Kone, Di Vaio.
    • 19:20 This match pits two of fine strikers who are getting on a bit against each other: Lazio's 33-year-old Miroslav Klose and Bologna's 35-year-old Marci Di Vaio. Klose has 12 goals to his name on his first year in Italy, while Serie A stalwart Di Vaio has scored nine in the league so far this term. Serie A top scorers
    • 19:15 Earlier on Sunday, Juventus squandered a number of chances as they dropped four points behind AC Milan after a 0-0 draw with Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Wasteful Juve lose ground on Milan
    • 19:10 Lazio can go two points behind second-placed Juventus with a win over Bologna this evening. Bologna will move up into the top half of the table witha victory in the capital. The situation is more imperative for Lazio as their big rivals for third place, Udinese, are kicking off against lowly Novara at the same time. Serie A table
    • 19:05 Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the Serie A clash between Lazio and Bologna at the Stadio Olimpico!
  • Summary

    • 60' GOAL!! LAZIO 1-3 BOLOGNA!! Diamanti's free-kick is struck into the wall but Rene Krhin drills a great low strike from 20 yards out that has Marchetti beaten!
    • 59' GONZALEZ SENT OFF!! LAZIO DOWN TO NINE!! Acquafresca was bursting clean through and is clipped by the defender on the edge of the box! The referee gives the free-kick right on the edge of the box. Replays show it was the rigth decision.
    • 56' GOAL!! LAZIO 1-2 BOLOGNA!! Comical own goal from Bologna! Klose is offside and leaves a through ball. Rubin tries to knock it back to Gillet but ends it hitting the ball past the keeper and it rolls agonisingly into the net!
    • 53' Garrido puts in a diagonal cross and Klose does very well to guide a decent header on target, but Gillet gets down low to make the save.
    • 42' MATUZALEM SENT OFF!! The Brazilian puts his hand into Diamanti's face and the referee does not hesitate in showing him the red card!
    • 37' Klose holds the ball up well on the edge of the area before laying it off for Gonzalez to strike over the bar! That's as good a chance as Lazio have had in this match so far.
    • 28' GOAL!! LAZIO 0-2 BOLOGNA!! Marchetti coems out of his area to head the ball away before Acquafresca can reach it, but it falls to Diamanti 35 yards from goal and the midfielder drills it back past the keeper and into the net!
    • 26' Mauri takes a ball over the top on his chest and goes for the far bottom corner... Saved by an outstretched boot by Gillet! Great effort, great save!
    • 18' Diamanti's corner has got an insane amount of whip on it, and it goes over Gillet's head and bounces off the top of the crossbar!
    • 11' GOAL!! LAZIO 0-1 BOLOGNA!! Lazio completely fail to deal with the corner. Marchetti makes a good initial save but Daniele Portanova is there to finish from close range! There were two Lazio defenders on the line, but the ball was hit powerfully enough to creep over the line after hitting one of them!
    • 10' The free-kick is poor and Bologna break! Diamanti outpaces Javier Garrido and strikes from the edge of the area... The deflected shot is palmed around the post by Federico Marchetti!
    • 19:25 Lazio: Marchetti; Zauri, Diakité, Dias, Garrido; Ledesma, Matuzalem; Gonzales, Hernanes, Mauri; Klose. Subs: Bizzarri, Salustri, Sbraga, Zampa, Alfaro, Candreva, Kozak /// Bologna: Gillet; Raggi, Portanova, Antonsson; Garics, Taider, Mudingayi, Rubin; Ramirez, Diamanti; Acquafresca. Subs: Agliardi, Sorensen, Cherubin, Pulzetti, Khrin, Kone, Di Vaio.

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  • Lazio

    Manager: Edoardo Reja

  • Bologna

    Manager: Stefano Pioli

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