Lazio vs Fiorentina

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Experience the exhilarating showdown between Lazio and Fiorentina by catching the complete match replay and the most electrifying highlights.

The action ignited with a thrilling KICK-OFF slated for 19:45 GMT on Monday, October 30, 2023. Overseeing the proceedings with precision was the skilled referee, Matteo Marcenaro.

This monumental clash unfolded at none other than the iconic Stadio Olimpico in the heart of Rome. It was a pivotal fixture in the enthralling Italy Serie A, marking Matchday 10 of the 2023/2024 season. This match was a spectacle that left fans and enthusiasts yearning for more!

Lazio vs Fiorentina Full Match Reports

Ciro Immobile’s dramatic last-minute penalty strike sealed a 1-0 Serie A triumph for Lazio over Fiorentina at the Stadio Olimpico, extending La Viola’s dismal record with just one victory in their last 14 encounters against the Biancocelesti.

Maurizio Sarri, Lazio’s manager, was seeking a quick turnaround following their disappointing 3-1 loss to Feyenoord in the UEFA Champions League. He faced a Fiorentina side that had enjoyed a dominant 6-0 victory over Čukarički in the UEFA Europa Conference League. In the first half, there were glimpses of attacking prowess from the Biancocelesti, as they created a few promising opportunities. However, their finishing was lacking, exemplified when Luis Alberto smashed an attempt into the side netting from close range.

Meanwhile, Fiorentina came much closer to breaking the deadlock before halftime. They found the net through summer signing Lucas Beltrán, but the Argentine was deemed to have handled the ball before calmly rounding Ivan Provedel and tapping into an empty net, leading to the goal being disallowed. Beltrán also struck the post with a header in his quest to add to his two European competition goals from Thursday, his first for his new team.

In the second half, the hosts posed the greater threat. After launching an attempt well over the crossbar, Taty Castellanos’ shot and turn was parried to safety by Pietro Terracciano. Terracciano also thwarted Alberto’s low shot with his feet midway through the half. Despite the introduction of the prolific Immobile, Lazio initially struggled to find the net. Provedel preserved his clean sheet with relatively straightforward saves from M’Bala Nzola and Maxime Lopez.

Just as it appeared that both teams would have to settle for a draw, Matías Vecino’s header struck Nikola Milenković’s outstretched arm in the penalty area, prompting referee Matteo Marcenaro to award a penalty. Immobile, from the penalty spot, maintained his composure, slotting the ball into the corner for his third goal of the season. This outcome provides a significant boost to Lazio’s quest for a top-four finish, particularly against a side that is expected to be a fellow contender. For Vincenzo Italiano’s team, this is a bitter defeat, and they will need to recover quickly as they host second-placed Juventus at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in the upcoming weekend.

Man of the Match: Matteo Guendouzi (Lazio).