Sport Lazio to face Milan without their two main strikers

13:45  03 july  2020
13:45  03 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Lazio has cracked!

 Lazio has cracked! © Supplied by Sports.fr Lazio Lazio quickly led 2-0 before being knocked down by Atalanta Bergamo (3-2). Definitely, Juventus will have had a great day this Wednesday. After the draw between Inter Milan and Sassuolo (3-3), the Old Lady saw her main rival for the title, the Lazio , collapse on the lawn of Atalanta Bergamo (3-2 ). And yet, the Biancocelesti quickly led 2-0, thanks to a counter-camp by Marten of Roon (5th) and a goal by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (10th).

Lazio were without two key men – Luis Alberto and Marco None of this was expected of a team whose budgetlags behind Inter, Juventus, Roma, Milan and Napoli. Their fans, nevertheless, have a long-standing gemellaggio (twinning) with Lazio ’s, which permitted a convivial atmosphere on Sunday.

Milan were four points clear at the top of Serie A after a 1-1 draw with Lecce. Published: 16 Jan 2011. Lazio moved four points clear at the top of Serie A after a hard-fought 1-0 win at Palermo, their fourth away victory in a row. Published: 31 Oct 2010.

Marco Parolo on a football field: FILE PHOTO: Serie A - Torino v Lazio © Reuters/Massimo Pinca FILE PHOTO: Serie A - Torino v Lazio

MILAN (Reuters) - Lazio's Serie A title hopes face a severe challenge when they host AC Milan on Saturday without either of their two main strikers while leaders Juventus must deal with the dreaded early kickoff slot against neighbours Torino.

Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo, who between them have provided 37 of second-placed Lazio's 66 Serie A goals this season, are suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards and their absence could expose their team's lack of strength in depth.

Immobile, Serie A's leading scorer with 29 goals, has been everpresent in Serie A since March last year when he was suspended against Parma.

win against Florence: Lazio stays cool after Ribery goal

 win against Florence: Lazio stays cool after Ribery goal © Imago Luis Alberto (r.) Scored the decisive goal for Lazio Rome pursuers Lazio Rome are also not disturbed by a goal by early Bayern star Franck Ribery brought and celebrated his first victory since the restart of the Serie A . The second in the table from the capital turned the game in the 2-1 (0-1) against Riberys AC Florenz, record champions Juventus Turin are still four points away at the top ( DATA CENTER: Table ). Former Dortmund Ciro Immobile by penalty (66.) and Spaniard Luis Alberto

Gonzalo Higuain’s appeal against a two -match ban was rejected on Friday, leaving AC Milan without their main striker for their Serie A games against Lazio and Parma. The Argentina international was sent off for dissent during a 2 -0 league defeat to his parent club Juventus at the San Siro before the

ROME (Reuters) – Gonzalo Higuain’s appeal against a two -match ban was rejected on Friday, leaving AC Milan without their main striker for their Serie A.

Lazio, with 68 points from 29 games, are four behind Juventus with nine matches each to play.

Two of Lazio's other strikers, Bobby Adekanye and Raul Moro, are both injured, leaving Joaquin Correa, who has scored seven league goals this season, as the only recognised centre forward available.

Lazio also have injury worries elsewhere with Senad Lulic out for the rest of the season and Lucas Leiva suffering the after-effects of a knee operation.

Adam Marusic and Danilo Cataldi have also been on the treatment table although Lazio are hopeful that at least one of them will be ready for Saturday.

Lazio's injury problems have in turn meant more playing time for the rest of the squad which, with the combination of heat and a hectic schedule, means they risk running out of gas.

Torino FC - Lazio Rome | The official lineups

 Torino FC - Lazio Rome | The official lineups © Marco Rosi - SS Lazio / Getty Images Lazio hosts FC Turin Will Lazio stay on its heels in the race for Scudetto Juventus? The Romans make a guest appearance at 7:30 p.m. at FC Torino - Ciro Immobile meets his ex-club. Torino ? | LA FORMAZIONE ? Ecco i nostri undici titolari per #TorinoLazio #SFT pic.twitter.com/YeaU52qk23 - Torino Football Club (@ TorinoFC_1906) June 30, 2020 Lazio #TorinoLazio ? ? Mister #Inzaghi ha scelto l'undici per affrontare il @ TorinoFC_1906 ! #CMonEagles ? pic.twitte

Skip to main content. The Guardian - Back to home. Sportblog Milan prepare to party ahead of 18th league title triumph. Paolo Bandini: With three games left, and holding the head-to-head tie-breaker, Milan need just a Sportblog Roma win and Totti marks an anniversary – but is Lazio 's season over?

Inter Milan fought back from two goals down to snatch a point against Lazio at the San Siro. The Nerazzurri have struggled for form since Roberto Mancini's return in November but their comeback on Sunday evening did at least prevent a third defeat in five games.

Lazio had to come from behind to win their last two games 2-1 against Fiorentina and Torino and made heavy weather of both matches -- a far cry from the flowing football they produced before the coronavirus stoppage.

At least Lazio will have the benefit of the cooler 2145 kickoff slot on Saturday, unlike Juventus who will have to face Torino at 1715 when high temperatures are likely to make it a real struggle for both teams.

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was not looking forward to it.

"A derby is a derby, and if you play it at five o'clock in the afternoon in July, that makes it an even riskier game for us," he said after Tuesday's 3-1 win over Genoa.

"It seems to me an extreme time to play -- there was controversy over the 2145 start time but that is the only time in Italy when you can play football in July and August."

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis)

Ibra, the king of provocation! .
© Provided by Sports.fr Zlatan Ibrahimovic To his advantage on the field, Zlatan Ibrahimovic also made the show in front of the microphones, Wednesday, after the mad victory of AC Milan against Juventus Turin (4-2) on the occasion of the 31st day of Serie A. No club has done better than AC Milan since the resumption of Serie A on June 20. After five games, the Rossoneri have posted four wins and one draw for 15 goals scored and 5 conceded.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 1
This is interesting!