Serie A: Lazio vs Casteddu



Lazio hosted Cagliari on Thursday night looking to prevent a five-match winning streak that ended their hopes of winning the Serie A title. Although the home team was safe in the middle of the table, they participated in this match at the Stadio Olimpico after 6 consecutive matches without winning so they were also very thirsty 3 points. 

Luis Alberto was one of Lazio's players who were absent due to an injury, which led to Inzaghi not being able to fill his bench for the final match. Although Patric returned to the dispute after the ban, Inzaghi was able to keep the same starting lineup that had lost to Juve 1-2 recently. While Simone Inzaghi has received praise for the work he has done with Lazio this season, the former striker has to go through a critical phase to end the campaign when 4 games have been lost after the last 5 matches. including the failure of the first team Juventus, has made Lazio in fourth place, 11 points behind the defending champion. Luckily for Biancocelesti, the Roma opponent in fifth position is unlikely to risk losing their final Champions League position, however, with second place is still a realistic possibility.

Carboni's dismissal at the start of the second half against Sassuolo will result in Zenga making at least a few changes to his trip to Rome. Former Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan is likely to return to the defense of Cagliari, while Giovanni Simeone is trying to recapture the starting line in the attack, the return of the Argentine striker will probably cause Gaston Pereiro must be content with a spot on the bench. Like their hosts, Cagliari are increasingly desperate to end a protracted period without victory that has lasted since June 27. However, 4 of their last 6 appearances have been ending with a tie, including the match against Sassuolo, which was flying high on Saturday night in a match they were missing from the 48th minute and the squad was playing under newly appointed captain Walter Zenga. Although arguably the toughest candidate among the 20 teams, Cagaliri now has the ambition to end the campaign in the upper half of the table.


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