Cyclone Simeone hits Lazio and disintegrates it. The Cholito scores a poker, an event never succeeded by the Argentine striker in his career who had stopped at the hat-trick against Napoli. Bentegodi in jubilation in front of a Hellas who is not afraid even in front of the duck of Montipò. Lazio really disappointing and that far from the Olimpico is very little and takes another serious defeat, confirming Sarri’s concerns about the lack of continuity: it is significant that today’s defeat came after a good victory in the league, against Inter. , and a few days from a Europa League match.
Tudor insists with the 3-4-2-1 with Barak and Caprari in support of the ‘Cholito’ Simeone. In midfield space for Veloso and Ilic flanked by Lazovic and Faraoni. Behind the usual Montipò protected by Gunter, Dawidowicz and Casale. Sarri relies on his usual 4-3-3: the defense will be reworked due to the absences of Luiz Felipe and Acerbi. Space therefore for Patric and Radu together with Marusic and Hysaj. In midfield, Milinkovic-Savic is untouchable together with Leiva, while Luis Alberto loses his place in favor of Akpa Akpro. Usual trident in front, consisting of Felipe Anderson, Immobile and Pedro. First bench for the young Floriani Mussolini, his surname in spite of himself which gives him attention to the reading of the formations.
Lively race right from the start. At the start, to review a contact between Veloso and Milinkovic-Savic with the Portuguese who touches the Serbian launched at the net. Despite his position as the last man, the director only extracts the yellow. Lazio, then, must be careful of the Serbian danger because Hellas builds the best opportunities first with Lazovic and then with Ilic always on the left but the aim is fallacious like that of Barak who throws a nice cross to the wind with the plate. Caprari. But Verona seems more determined and finds the advantage. Caprari punishes a badly positioned defense and rewards Simeone’s cut. Easy for the Cholito to beat Reina. But the doubling is a bad mistake of the Spanish goalkeeper who is wrong with his feet. Veloso to the limit for Simeone who on his right places a big blow at the intersection.
Game closed? It takes less than a minute for Lazio to reopen it at the beginning of the second half. Milinkovic’s deep throw for Immobile who defiled on the left kicks low. Ball that passes under the body of an obvious culprit Montipò. Lazio definitely raises the pace and center of gravity of the game, Sarri then throws more quality on the pitch with the grafts of Lazzari and, above all, Luis Alberto. But the Verona has an inexhaustible Caprari in the engine. The Roman and former Romanist is a perpetual motion and pulls out yet another assist to the kiss for Simeone who realizes the trio. Lazio is on the edge of the ravine but does not fall. Montipò redeems himself and deflects a header from Patric, the crossbar instead says no to Milinkovic’s gored. At the stroke of recovery time the good opportunity is on the right of Lazzari, Montipò opposes and on the credits it is poker Hellas. Veloso at the kiss for Simeone who heads the Bentegodi into raptures.