Lazio heading in the right direction for 2nd trophy of season in Italian Cup


By: AP | Rome |
Printed: December 27, 2017 11:49 am

Lazio’s Jordan Lukaku celebrates together with his teammates after he scored his aspect’s first aim throughout an Italian Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Crotone, in Rome’s Olympic stadium, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. (AP)

Lazio remained heading in the right direction for its second trophy of the season after beating Fiorentina 1-Zero on Tuesday to advance the Roman squad to the Italian Cup semifinals. Captain Senad Lulic scored early on with an professional in the reduction of and angled shot from inside the realm. Goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha preserved the benefit by pushing broad a curling shot from Federico Chiesa halfway via the second half on Fiorentina’s solely vital probability. Coach Simone Inzaghi’s aspect already upset Juventus to win the Italian Tremendous Cup in August and was runner-up to Juventus in final season’s Italian Cup.

“This is a competition we believe in,” Lazio midfielder Marco Parolo mentioned. “We want to play in another final.” The match was the primary of many in Italy this week as a part of an experiment of taking part in in the course of the holidays.

Within the semifinals, Lazio will face Inter or AC Milan, who meet in a derby on Wednesday. Within the different quarterfinals subsequent week, Napoli hosts Atalanta and Juventus meets Turin in one other derby.

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