Lecce-Lazio 2-1: Immobile is not enough, Sarri opens the year with a knockout


90’+7′ – The match ends, Lecce wins in a comeback

Triple whistle at Via del Mare, Lecce wins with goals from Strefezza and Colombo. A few sparks at the end of the game, but calm returns shortly after.


90′ – Recovery announced

In Via del Mare there will be 7′ of recovery. World-style extratime.

6:18 pm

85′ – Last substitution for Sarri

The Lazio coach also plays the Luka Romero card, inside in place of Basic.

6:13 pm

80′ – More changes for Sarri

Inside Marcos Antonio and Cancellieri for Cataldi and Zaccagni. Just before warned Hjulmand, tactical foul on Felipe Anderson.

6:08 pm

71′ – Lecce takes the limelight!

Di Francesco’s ball from the left-handed lane, Colombo shows up at the appointment in the area and scores the 2-1 goal. Lazio in doll, landlords in celebration.

5:59 pm

66′ – Chance Immobile doesn’t work

Cataldi’s punishment for Romagnoli’s head, good at making the side for Still, who can’t find the goal with his right foot in the area. He asks for a detour, but in vain.


62′ – Two substitutions for Sarri

Lazio make two substitutions. Milinkovic and Pedro out for Vecino and Felipe Anderson. Sarri tries to get back on track.


57′ – Strefezza scores, Lecce scores 1-1

Di Francesco kicks hard and finds a good answer from Provedel, but the ball goes to the other side for a shot Streffeness who makes no mistake and scores 1-1. Fair draw, Lazio are lacking in this start to the second half.

5:47 pm

54′ – Lazio restarts, Zaccagni is unlucky

Zaccagni starts and duets with Immobile, then the striker still needs the ex Verona in the area but finds opposition from Hjulmand. There isn’t even a corner, the last touch from the Lazio winger.


47′ – An immediate opportunity for Di Francesco

Wrong support from Cataldi and Di Francesco, from the edge, kick hard and find the answer by Provedel. Lazio is at risk in this beginning of the recovery. Shortly thereafter yellow card for Gallo for a foul on Lazzari.


46′ – The second half between Lecce and Lazio begins, immediately a substitution for Baroni

The recovery starts now with Lazio ahead. A change for Lecce: outside Banda and inside Di Francesco.


45’+1′ – The first half ends

The first half of the game ends with Lazio taking the lead thanks to Immobile’s goal.


38′ – Nervousness on the pitch, Romagnoli doesn’t fit

Zaccagni on the ground for a blow to the head and ball put out by Lazio. Lecce didn’t fit in and instead of giving the ball back, they put it out on the side. Romagnoli gets angry, Marinelli is needed to appease spirits.


37′ – Yellow card for Casale

Marusic misses the support on Immobile and Umtiti restarts his team. Colombo leaves, Casale knocks him out: yellow card for the Lazio defender.


35′ – Lecce ask for a penalty

Cataldi touches with his shoulder Gendrey in the area, all of Lecce ask for a penalty. Baroni booked on the bench. All regular for the referee and Var.

4:58 pm

25′ – Lazio counterattack, Basic has no impact

Great restart by Lazzari, who then serves Zaccagni, but misses the stop. Ball lands on Basic’s left-handed: high shot. Potential opportunity for Lazio. Sarri despairs.


24′ – First chance for Lecce

The hosts try and find the first pitch with Gonzale. He ball Provedel’s gaze out and under control.

4:51 pm

17′ – Property close to the double!

Magical assist from Milinkovic for Still, who on the fly, in the penalty area, tries the right foot. High ball, the attacker, falling, is unable to impact the ball well.

4:48 pm

14′ – Goal Lazio, Immobile scores!

Casale serves Immobile in depth, who kicks with a right foot and bags behind Falcone. There is no offside, it’s all good. Lazio goes on!


11′ – Potential opportunity for the Biancocelesti

Beautiful pocket from Pedro for the introduction of Basic, but he’s good Falcon outgoing to anticipate the Croatian and free. The pace of the game picks up.


7′ – What an opportunity for Lazio!

Cataldi free-kick for the head of farmhouse, who headed off from an excellent position and found a great response from Falcone. Corner.


6′ – First yellow card for the match

Lazzari starts on the right, Banda enters hard from behind and knocks him out. For Marinelli there is yellow.

4:37 pm

4′ – Lecce started the match well

Good offensive plot from Lecce who maneuver well on the left with Gallo. Cross inside, Basic is in a good position to free the headspace.

4:33 pm

1′ – The match between Lecce and Lazio begins

Let’s go! Lazio with white uniform and blue inserts, Lecce with classic red and yellow shirt. First ball for the biancocelesti. Just before kick-off observed a minute of silence in memory of Pele.


The numbers of Lecce-Lazio

Although Lazio have won three of their last five league games against Lecce (D1, L1), the Apulian side found success in the most recent one (2-1 on July 7, 2020). The Salentini could go unbeaten in two consecutive Serie A matches against the Biancocelesti for the first time since 2005 (three in that case).

4:00 pm

Property pawing, Lecce warned

Ciro Immobile is back in the starting lineup after the physical problems at the end of 2022. He scored against Sturm Graz on 13 October and after 3 days the strain that forced him into a long stop. He wants goals to climb the scorers chart and get back in the top positions. He can’t wait.


Lazio will not be alone

The 1000 tickets made available at the Via del Mare, they were pulverized within an hour and a half on the day of their sale (December 27). Lazio fans will be heard in a sold out stadium anyway. A super climate for the first match of 2023.


Lecce-Lazio, the official formations

LECCE (4-3-3): Falcon; Gendrey, Baschirotto, Umtiti, Gallo; Gonzalez, Hjulmand, Blin; Strefezza, Colombo, Banda. Available: Bleve, Brancolini, Pongracic, Askildsen, Tuia, Di Francesco, Oudin, Voelkerling, Maleh, Ceesay, Lemmens, Pezzella, Rodiguez. All.: Marco Baroni.

LAZIO (4-3-3): provedel; Lazzari, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic, Cataldi, Basic; Pedro, Immobile, Zaccagni. Available: Maximiano, Adamonis, Patric, Hysaj, Radu, Floriani M., Marcos Antonio, Vecino, Bertini, Felipe Anderson, Cancellieri, Romero. All.: Maurice Sarri.


Lazio, the words of Pedro

“It’s always difficult to get back on the pitch after such a long break. We’ve worked well in recent weeks and today we have a good opportunity to resume our journey in the best possible way. It will be a difficult match against a team that plays well, especially at home. Nice. having the support of the people is certainly a stimulus for us”. He spoke like this Pedroto the microphones of Lazio Style Channel, in the pre match of Lecce-Lazio.


Lazio, restart your championship

After almost two months, Lazio are also starting the championship again. We start again from Lecce with fourth place in his pocket and a great desire to do well. Second best defense in the league, a solidity that Sarri hopes to rediscover immediately: “You have to go back to the league with your head working 100 per cent more than your legs.” 83 days after the last goal, Ciro Immobile is also back in the starting lineup. Injuries behind him, he can’t wait to go back to cheering.

Lecce, Ettore Giardiniero Stadium-Via del Mare

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