Juve calls, Lazio answers. Simone Inzaghi’s team beat Fiorentina 2-1 in the 28th matchday and redeems the defeat suffered Wednesday in Bergamo against Atalanta. The biancocelesti return to -4 from Juventus and keep the games for the Scudetto open 10 days from the end. Suffered victory of Lazio, against an excellent Fiorentina for 60 minutes until he had Ribery petrol. With the physical collapse of the French champion, Iachini’s team ended up giving too much field to the hosts who took advantage of it. Ribery’s third goal, an authentic gem, is not enough. Immobile’s goal number 28, yet another on penalty, and Luis Alberto’s fifth allow Lazio to take home three precious points. After three draws in a row, Fiorentina falls and remains dangerously entangled in the relegation zone.
Simone Inzaghi is playing the Caicedo card for the Lazio redemption after the knockout against Atalanta. The Ecuadorian striker plays alongside Immobile in the 11th Olimpico holder, another novelty is the presence of Parolo in the middle of Cataldi’s place while Jony confirmed on the left. In Fiorentina, Iachini finds Milenkovic from the beginning in defense while in attack they remain outside the Church (not even on the bench) and Vlahovic with Ghezzal and Cutrone alongside Ribery. Before the game, a touching musical tribute to the victims of the coronavirus with the guitar of the young musician Jacopo Mastrangelo on the notes of Ennio Morricone. Worthy of note is the tribute to Zanardi on the Olimpico posters with the words ‘Forza Alex’.
In the desolately empty Tiber tribune, there is a huge inscription ‘”You will never be alone’. A way to push the boys of Inzaghi, who in fact leave immediately to attack with the initiatives of Luis Alberto and Milinkovic-Savic. First good opportunity after 5 ‘with Caicedo, who only sends a header high in the center of the area. Fiorentina, well placed, relies above all on the deadly starts orchestrated by Ribery who is not always properly assisted by his teammates. Iachini, disqualified, suffers Lazio doesn’t seem to want to force the pace, not to repeat Bergamo’s mistake with Atalanta, so Viola tries to take advantage of it. Dalbert tries from the outside first, then at 25 ‘Ribery invents a goal as an authentic champion with a right from the center after dribbling Lazio’s defenders like pins. Lazio replied immediately, with Parolo engaging Dragowski head to corner. Then again Caicedo has the good ball, but again his aim is to head is wrong.
One change per side in the interval: Igor for Dalbert in Fiorentina, Radu for Bastos in Lazio. Inzaghi’s team tries to tighten the times, but Fiorentina is still dangerous: purple close to doubling first with Castrovilli, then with a sensational cross by Ghezzal. The reply of the hosts with two attempts by Lazzari and Jony. With the passing of the minutes, the forcing of Lazio begins to become incessant with the viola more and more squashed behind. The Biancocelestre equal is mature and arrives on time in the 67th minute signed by Immobile, on a penalty awarded by foul of Dragowski on Caicedo. The top scorer of the championship suffered the opportunity for doubling, but wasted on assist by Lazzari. On the opposite side, still dangerous Ghezzal with his poisonous left. Lazio insisted and eventually found the winning goal with a right shot from Luis Alberto’s limit in the 83rd minute. Fiorentina then closed in 10 for the expulsion of Vlahovic. The comeback is complete, the Lazio Scudetto dream is still alive.