Lazio 6 – Spezia 1- Plenty of goals as The White and Sky Blues get the home win

Lazio vs. Spezia Calcio

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Lazio beat Spezia Calcio with a thumping 6-1 victory on Saturday at the Stadio Olympico. Lazio were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning last match. Spezia, on the other hand, are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. As the table looks today, Lazio and Spezia are 1st, (6 points) and 12th, (1 point), in the league respectively, after 2 matches.

Spezia started strongly in the first half, with an early goal from Daniele Verde in the 4th minute. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Ciro Immobile 5 minutes into the game, brought The White and Sky Blues level. Lazio looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a effort from Ciro Immobile at the 15 minute mark to establish a 2-1. The momentum was now with Lazio, who then scored again through a hat trick effort from Ciro Immobile, at 45 minutes to establish a 3-1. However they weren’t finished yet and Felipe Anderson made it 4-1 just before half-time, which saw the first half end 4-1.

Lazio continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Elseid Hysaj finding the net in the 70th minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Luis Alberto just before the final whistle to make it 6-1.

For Lazio, Adam Marusic, Raul Moro, Danilo Cataldi, Vedat Muriqi and Luka Romero, came on for Manuel Lazzari, Pedro, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ciro Immobile and Felipe Anderson. Spezia brought on Samuel Mraz, Petko Hristov, Jacopo Sala and Janis Antiste, to replace Ebrima Colley, Daniele Verde, Giulio Maggiore and Luca Vignali.

Lazio will next travel to AC Milan, while Spezia will face Udinese at home.

Technical card:
Lazio: Jeroen Zoet, Simone Bastoni, Martin Erlic, Dimitrios Nikolaou, Kelvin Amian, Giulio Maggiore, Luca Vignali, Salva Ferrer, Emmanuel Gyasi, Daniele Verde and Ebrima Colley
Spezia Calcio: Pepe Reina, Manuel Lazzari, Patric, Francesco Acerbi, Elseid Hysaj, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Pedro, Ciro Immobile and Felipe Anderson
Stadium: the Stadio Olympico
Goals: Daniele Verde (0-1, min. 4), Ciro Immobile (1-1, min. 5), Ciro Immobile (2-1, min. 15), Ciro Immobile (3-1, min. 45), Felipe Anderson (4-1, min. 47), Elseid Hysaj (5-1, min. 70) and Luis Alberto (6-1, min. 85)
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