Lazio's Dominant 2-0 Win against Sassuolo in Serie A
|Luis Alberto of SS Lazio competes for the ball with Gregoire Defrel of US Sassuolo during the Serie A TIM match between US Sassuolo and SS Lazio at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on October 21, 2023 in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy.(Image-Getty)
Lazio displayed a commanding performance in their latest Serie A encounter, securing a convincing 2-0 victory over Sassuolo on Saturday, marking their first consecutive wins of the season under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri.
The scoring spree commenced with Felipe Anderson seizing an opportunity in the 28th minute, capitalizing on a defensive blunder by Sassuolo. With a swift finish inside the box, Anderson swiftly converted a well-placed pass from Taty Castellanos, putting Lazio in the lead.
Luis Alberto further bolstered Lazio's lead just seven minutes later, showcasing his clinical finishing skills from close range. A potential third goal loomed when substitute Danilo Cataldi's strike narrowly missed the target, ricocheting off the post before the hour mark.
Amidst their dominant display, Lazio encountered a brief scare when their goalkeeper, Ivan Provedel, received a red card in the 62nd minute for what seemed to be a handball outside the box. However, after a thorough VAR review, the decision was rescinded, allowing Lazio to maintain their numerical advantage.
Following this triumph, Lazio, who are set to face Feyenoord in the upcoming Champions League fixture, surged to the seventh spot in the Serie A standings, marking a significant leap of six places with 13 points to their credit. On the other hand, Sassuolo currently holds the 13th position with 10 points, aiming to regain momentum in the upcoming matches.