Lazio’s 5-3 win over Benevento on Sunday, was hard fought at the Stadio Olympico. Lazio were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two matches against Hellas Verona away and Spezia Calcio at home, by 1-0 and 2-1 respectively. Benevento, on the other hand, lost 1-0 in the last match they played against Sassuolo. After today’s result, Lazio are in 6th place, with 58 points from 31 matches, while Benevento sit in 16th, with 30 points from 31.
The first half of the game started well for The White and Sky Blues, with Fabio Depaoli giving Lazio the lead in the 10th minute. Lazio looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Ciro Immobile, 20 minutes in to establish a 2-0. The momentum was now with Lazio, who then scored again through a goal from Joaquin Correa in the 37th minute to establish a 3-0. Benevento in turn, then responded just before half-time increasing their lead with an effort from Marco Sau, which saw the first half end 3-1.
The White and Sky Blues started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, thanks to an early calamitous own goal from Lorenzo Montipo in the 48th minute. However, Benevento weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Nicolas Viola at the 63 minute mark. The momentum was now with Benevento, who then scored again through a goal from Kamil Glik, 85 minutes in to establish a 4-3. Lazio in turn, then responded just before the final whistle increasing their lead with a 2nd effort from Ciro Immobile and seeing the game end 5-3.
For Lazio, Marco Parolo, Senad Lulic, Jean Akpa, Vedat Muriqi and Wesley Hoedt, came on for Lucas Leiva, Mohamed Fares, Luis Alberto, Joaquin Correa and Jean Akpa. Benevento brought on Bryan Dabo, Gianluca Lapadula, Luca Caldirola, Nicolas Viola and Iago Falque, to replace Marco Sau, Adolfo Gaich, Gaetano Letizia, Pasquale Schiattarella and Artur Ionita.
There were bookings for Jean Akpa and Marco Parolo from Lazio. For Benevento, Lorenzo Montipo, Pasquale Schiattarella and Kamil Glik saw yellow.