The absence of its key striker Ciro Immobile had little effect on Lazio who registered a 1-0 win in a derby over AS Roma on Sunday. With this win, Lazio came third in the Serie A table with 27 points, and AS Roma stands in the fifth position with 25 points after thirteen matches.
Key Takeaways Of The Game
How Maurizio Sarri Coped With Immobile’s Absence?
An injured Ciro Immobile chose to sit between audiences and watch his team playing. But Sarri was looking for a striker for his team. And the former Chelsea coach decided to bet on Mattia Zaccagni, Felipe Anderson, and Pedro as strikers. And his decision proved fruitful when Anderson scored the deciding goal in the first half. The Brazilian defender Roger Ibañez made an incredible mistake but Anderson didn’t miss the opportunity.
What Was The Biggest Challenge For AS Roma?
Considering the ball possession rate and the costly mistake by their defender, it becomes clear that defense was their biggest challenge. They couldn’t take control of the ball as it remained with Lazio for 59% of the game. Also, the individual mistake by Roger Ibañez drowned the morale of the entire team and they couldn’t manage to get the courage to strike a goal. AS Roma has a three-lined defense but it seemed weak in the Sunday fixture.
How Many Players Are Injured?
It was only five minutes into the second half when AS Roma’s captain Lorenzo Pellegrini reported a muscular injury and had to be withdrawn from the game. But it is feared that he could miss the next two matches. Lazio also brought Luis Alberto out when the Spanish midfielder has muscular pain.