Almeria-Lazio 2-0: bitter friendly, Sarri ends the year with a knockout


Almeria-Lazio 2-0: bitter friendly, Sarri ends the year with a knockout
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8:21 PM

90’+2′ – The game ends, Lazio are defeated

The biancocelesti lose 2-0 against Almeria. Performance not in line with the others shown by Lazio in the two previous friendlies in Turkey.


75′ – Sarri inserts other fresh forces

Lazio triple change: Cancellieri, Radu and Luka Romero enter; Immobile, Lazzari and Felipe Anderson exit. Pedro also hoped to leave, but no replacement for him. Shortly after Mario Gila in and Patric out.


64′ – More substitutions for Lazio

Luis Alberto and Cataldi outside and inside Basic and Marcos Antonio. Sarri designed a completely new midfield in the second half.

7:44 pm

55′ – Almeria close to scoring the third goal

Fast action and ball for Ramazani, good at returning and trying to place with his right foot. Provedel stretches well this time and puts in a corner.

7:34 pm

46′ – Doubling of Almeria

Almeria immediately scored with a great action by Ramazani, who goes away on the left to Patric, returns and shoots with his right foot. Provedel lets the ball slip from under his hands and it’s 2-0 for the hosts.

7:34 pm

46′ – The second half starts again

The second half now begins with the first ball for Almeria. Immediately change for Sarri: out Vecino and inside Milinkovic.

7:18 pm

45’+1′ – The first half ends

The first half of the game ends now with Lazio down 1-0. Patric’s own goal in the 35th minute. Reaction of the biancocelesti after going behind, but no equalizer.


38′ – Lazio responds with Immobile

First ring from Ciro Immobile who from outside the area releases his right foot deflected for a corner by the goalkeeper. Felipe Anderson tries on the developments of the corner. Low ball.


35′ – Almeria goes ahead: Patric’s own goal

Pozo’s low cross where Tourè arrives with his heel. Fatal deflection by Patric who sends the ball into the net mocking Provedel. Lazio down 1-0.


26′ – Two yellows in a very short time for the Spaniards

Yellow card for Ramazani for a hard foul on Lazzari and shortly after another card for Cesar for an intervention from behind on Luis Alberto.


20′ – Mild rhythms, lots of Lazio possession

Rhythms not very high after twenty minutes of play. Lazio tries to play the game with a lot of ball possession and a dense network of passes. At the moment however, there hasn’t been a clear goal chance. Underserved property.

6:42 pm

10′ – First shot also for Almeria

Wrong exit from Lazio, Cesar takes advantage of it and kicks from the edge of the area with the right winger. Provedel blocks without any particular problems.


8′ – Lazio still dangerous

The biancocelesti play the game and arrive in the Almeria area with ease. Excellent maneuver between Pedro, Felipe Anderson and Vecino: the Uruguayan gets to shoot, but it’s too weak. Saved.


4′ – First chance for Lazio!

Nice action orchestrated by Lazio between defense and midfield, then pocketed for the shot of Luis Alberto, who tries the lob from a tight angle. Shot blocked, on the edge of the area, by Fernando.


1′ – We’re off, Almeria-Lazio has begun

The friendly match between Almeria and Lazio has begun. First ball for the biancocelesti touched by Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto.


Lazio, space still for Luis Alberto

Sarri launches again Luis Alberto holder. Midfield made up of Vecino (in place of Milinkovic), Cataldi and the Magician. No starting shirt for the Sergeant, however, who is not yet at his best after the World Cup and the discomfort in his ankle. Sarri will only give him space during a match in progress.


Almeria-Lazio, the official formations

ALMERIA (4-3-3): Fernando; Pozo, Chumi, Babic, Akieme; Robertone, Cesar, Melero; Ramazani, El Bilal, Lazaro. Available: Pacheco, Kaiky, Eguaras, Portillo, Embarba, Sousa, Baptistao, Marezi, Arnau, Alex Centelles, Samu, Mendes, Fuoli. All.: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicily.

LAZIO (4-3-3): provedel; Lazzari, Patric, Romagnoli, Marusic; Vecino, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Pedro. Available: Maximiano, Adamonis, Gila, Radu, Kamenovic, Bertini, Marcos Antonio, Milinkovic, Basic, Romero, Cancellieri. All.: Maurice Sarri.


The absences of Lazio

THECasale was available, who was present at Mancini’s internship and is training with the national team in Coverciano. They won’t be there either Zaccagni, struggling with some flu symptoms, e Hysaj for a muscle problem.

Lazio, third and last winter friendly

Lazio closes the cycle of winter friendlies in Spain againstAlmería. The biancocelesti after the successes with Galatasaray and Hatayspor face the team that plays in Liga. Sarri wants more progress to close the retreat in the best possible way and project himself to the day of the resumption of the championship scheduled for January 4th against Lecce.

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