Serie A: Lecce-Lazio 2-1

By Score More

Lecce stages a comeback and beats Lazio 2-1 today, August 20, 2021, in the match scheduled for the first round of the Serie A 2023-2024 season. The Biancocelesti, coached by Sarri, take the lead with Immobile, but in the final moments, within 120 seconds, they are struck twice by Almqvist and Di Francesco, who secure the victory for the team from Apulia.

Lazio begins with an aggressive approach, yet the first opportunity belongs to Lecce. In the 11th minute, Strefezza takes aim, narrowly missing the target. The home team maintains consistent pressure, but they face repercussions in the 26th minute.

Luis Alberto finds space and time for a precise through pass, and Immobile, facing Falcone, doesn’t miss: 0-1. Lecce endeavors to respond and maintains a high tempo. However, the tables turn towards the end of the first half, with Lazio gaining ground. Immobile and Lazzari fail to capitalize on the chance to double the lead.

The Salento side seeks to replicate the same script early in the second half, creating two opportunities with Ramadani (48′) and Strefezza (50%): the former misses the target, while the latter is thwarted by an alert Provedel. The match ignites, presenting opportunities for both teams.

Luis Alberto poses a threat multiple times, while Rafia and Baschirotto attempt to pierce Lazio’s defense. Between the 67th and 69th minutes, Provedel is called into action twice to deny Banda and Ramadani from scoring. Lecce persists, albeit offering space to the Romans.

In the 82nd minute, Immobile could seal the deal, yet his shot is deflected onto the post by Falcone. The goalkeeper’s miraculous save becomes a prelude to the stunning yellow-red comeback.

Within 2 minutes, Lecce turns the tide. In the 85th minute, Almqvist receives from Gallo and fires from outside the box: Provedel beaten, 1-1. Lazio finds themselves in disarray and capitulates again in the 87th minute. A scramble in the biancoceleste penalty area, and Di Francesco scores with a turn: 2-1, Lecce celebrates.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *