An Italian top-flight fixture between Lazio and Udinese last night saw both teams walk away with a point. So, in Thursday night’s Serie A football news, Lazio and Udinese drew in an eight-goal thriller, which ended in 4-4.
Coach Maurizio Sarri’s side we responded well after going 2-0 down. But their efforts were mostly in vain as Udinese found an equaliser in the dying seconds of the match.
Serie A Football News – Lazio and Udinese Drew in an Eight-goal Thriller
The First Half
Lazio started the match with momentum, pushing into Udinese’s final third early, leaving the Bianconeri looking for only counter attacks.
It was Udinese who found their lead first, however. Beto’s header beat Reina after just 16 minutes to give them a 1-0 lead.
The Biancocelesti continued their attacking efforts, with Luis Alberto and Acerbi both just missing the mark on a few occasions.
Udinese doubled their lead in the 31st minute following a counter attack, with Beto again managing to beat Reina. So, not only did he make it 2-0, he also secured a brace for himself.
Lazio responded well to this, however, and Immobile finished off a strong move by Felipe Anderson, reaching a 2-1 consolation.
However, soon after, Udinese again found the back of the net again in the 43rd minute. We saw Molina finishing off a counter attack to make it 3-1.
The Second Half
Lazio returned from the half-time break fired up and an early chance by Immobile lead to a corner. Pedro scored from the resulting set play, giving his side a chance by putting them up 3-2.
The Roman club equalized again in the 55th minute, though, when Milinkovic-Savic’s long-ranged effort easily beat Silvestri for 3-3.
Barely two minutes after Lazio had clawed their way back to another deadlock, Patric received a yellow card. And because it was his second of the match, he had to quit the playing field.
In the 68th minute Udinese also went down to 10 men, when Molina also picked up his second yellow card.
A potential Lazio goal in the 78th minute was seemingly offside, but VAR allowed it, putting the Biancocelesti 4-3 up.
Immobile also had a goal go offside in the 92nd minute and this allowed Udinese to get back their edge.
They scored in the 97th minute when Arslan slotted in the equaliser to make it 4-4.
A brawl broke out after the game and Wallace faced a red card, ending the night on a tense note.
Lazio 4 – 4 Udinese
Lazio (4-3-3): Pepe Reina, Manuel Lazzari, Patric, Francesco Acerbi, Elseid Hysaj; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile, Pedro.
Udinese (4-4-2): Marco Silvestri, Nehuen Perez, Rodrigo Becao, Samir, Destiny Udogie; Nahuel Molina, Walace, Mato Jajalo, Gerard Deulofeu; Isaac Success, Beto.