Italian Serie A
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Lazio 2-0 Bologna: Simone Inzaghi's side go top for first time since 2010

Luis Alberto
Luis Alberto scored Lazio's opener before setting up their second

Lazio went top of the Serie A table for the first time in almost a decade thanks to victory over Bologna.

They took advantage of the fact previous leaders Juventus' game against third-placed Inter Milan on Sunday was postponed because of coronavirus.

Luis Alberto gave Lazio the lead from just outside the box from Ciro Immobile's pass and then set up Joaquin Correa's deflected strike.

Bologna had two goals disallowed by the video assistant referee.

Stefano Denswil's effort was ruled out for handball, with Takehiro Tomiyasu penalised for offside.

Lazio last topped the Serie A table after 10 games in 2010-11. The last time they were top in the second half of a season was when they won the league in 1999-2000, which was only their second Italian title.

Simone Inzaghi's side are two points above Juve - having played a game more - and could go five points clear next Saturday at Atalanta, with Juventus not playing Bologna until Sunday.

The last time anyone other than Juventus won the Italian title was 2010-11 when AC Milan finished top.

Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic
Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic had a great reception from the home fans, having played for Lazio between 1998 and 2004

Line-ups

Lazio

  • 1Strakosha
  • 4Gabarrón Gil
  • 3Ramos Marchi
  • 26RaduBooked at 83mins
  • 29Lazzari
  • 21Milinkovic-Savic
  • 6Leiva
  • 10Romero AlconchelSubstituted forParoloat 61'minutes
  • 22Rodríguez Menéndez
  • 11CorreaSubstituted forCataldiat 75'minutes
  • 17ImmobileSubstituted forCaicedoat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5J Lukaku
  • 8Anderson
  • 15Jacinto Quissanga
  • 16Parolo
  • 20Caicedo
  • 23Guerrieri
  • 24Proto
  • 28Pomilio Lima da Silva
  • 32Cataldi
  • 34Adekanye
  • 49Soares Silva
  • 93Vavro

Bologna

  • 28Skorupski
  • 13BaniBooked at 4mins
  • 23LarangeiraBooked at 54minsSubstituted forSkov Olsenat 71'minutes
  • 4Denswil
  • 14Tomiyasu
  • 16Poli
  • 30SchoutenBooked at 11minsSubstituted forSansoneat 58'minutes
  • 99Barrow
  • 7OrsoliniSubstituted forSantanderat 59'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 21Soriano
  • 24Palacio

Substitutes

  • 1da Costa Júnior
  • 5Medel
  • 6Bonini
  • 8Domínguez
  • 9Santander
  • 10Sansone
  • 17Skov Olsen
  • 25Corbo
  • 26Juwara
  • 34Baldursson
  • 97Sarr
Referee:
Rosario Abisso
Attendance:
40,000

Match Stats

Home TeamLazioAway TeamBologna
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Lazio 2, Bologna 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lazio 2, Bologna 0.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Nicola Sansone.

Foul by Roberto Soriano (Bologna).

Manuel Lazzari (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Nicola Sansone (Bologna) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Federico Santander (Bologna).

Manuel Lazzari (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Nicola Sansone (Bologna) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Jony.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Felipe Caicedo replaces Ciro Immobile.

Booking

Stefan Radu (Lazio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Musa Barrow (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stefan Radu (Lazio).

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Stefano Denswil.

Attempt missed. Rodrigo Palacio (Bologna) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicola Sansone with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Danilo Cataldi replaces Joaquín Correa.

Rodrigo Palacio (Bologna) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jony (Lazio).

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Andreas Skov Olsen replaces Danilo.

Danilo (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joaquín Correa (Lazio).

VAR Decision: No Goal Lazio 2-0 Bologna.

GOAL OVERTURNED BY VAR: Takehiro Tomiyasu (Bologna) scores but the goal is ruled out after a VAR review.

Offside, Bologna. Andrea Poli tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

Booking

Federico Santander (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Federico Santander (Bologna).

Stefan Radu (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Federico Santander (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Musa Barrow.

Attempt missed. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Leiva following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Marco Parolo replaces Luis Alberto.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Luiz Felipe.

Attempt blocked. Musa Barrow (Bologna) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Santander.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Federico Santander replaces Riccardo Orsolini.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Nicola Sansone replaces Jerdy Schouten.

Attempt missed. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jony with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Mattia Bani.

Booking

Danilo (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danilo (Bologna).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 29th February 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lazio26195260233762
2Juventus25193348242460
3Inter Milan24166249222754
4Atalanta24136563323145
5Roma25126747321542
6Napoli2611694136539
7AC Milan2510692732-536
8Hellas Verona249872824435
9Parma2410593230235
10Bologna2697103842-434
11Cagliari248883836232
12Sassuolo2485113839-129
13Fiorentina2578103236-429
14Udinese2576122137-1627
15Torino2583142845-1727
16Lecce2567123249-1725
17Sampdoria2465132643-1723
18Genoa2557132946-1722
19Brescia2544172246-2416
20SPAL2543181944-2515
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