Match ends, Lecce 2, Lazio 1.
Lecce 2-1 Lazio: Patric sent off in defeat for visitors for biting
Lazio's Patric was sent off for biting late on in a loss at Lecce that dealt a massive blow to their title hopes.
Defender Patric was shown a straight red card for biting Lecce's Giulio Donati on the arm in injury time.
Felipe Caicedo had scored a fifth-minute opener for the visitors but Khouma Babacar headed in Filippo Falco's cross to level on 30 minutes.
Struggling Lecce completed the turnaround after half-time, as defender Fabio Lucioni headed in from a corner.
Simone Inzaghi's Lazio remain seven points behind leaders Juventus, who themselves lost 4-2 against AC Milan.
A disappointing evening for Lazio was further soured by Patric's indefensible bite on Donati, identified clearly by a video assistant referee review.
As the Lecce defender organised his team-mates to defend a set-piece with outstretched arms, Patric lent in from behind and bit Donati just above the elbow,
The hosts had responded well to their early set-back, having also seen Marco Mancuso's third-minute goal disallowed by VAR due to a handball in the build-up.
Mancuso then blazed a penalty over the bar at the end of a lively first half, after the ball had struck Patric on the arm.
Serie A's leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile was denied at close range by Lecce goalkeeper Gabriel as Lazio suffered a third defeat in five games since the league restarted.
- 21Vasconcellos FerreiraBooked at 56mins
- 7DonatiBooked at 43mins
- 4PetriccioneBooked at 65minsSubstituted forDeiolaat 72'minutes
- 10FalcoSubstituted forRispoliat 72'minutes
- 30BabacarSubstituted forMajerat 52'minutes
- 18SaponaraSubstituted forFariasat 59'minutes
- 4Gabarrón GilBooked at 90mins
- 26RaduBooked at 44minsSubstituted forRamos Marchiat 45'minutes
- 29LazzariSubstituted forAdekanyeat 85'minutes
- 10Romero Alconchel
- 6LeivaSubstituted forMilinkovic-Savicat 45'minutes
- 16ParoloSubstituted forCataldiat 70'minutes
- 22Rodríguez MenéndezSubstituted forJ Lukakuat 45'minutes
- 20CaicedoBooked at 22mins
- 17ImmobileBooked at 81mins
- 3Ramos Marchi
- 5J Lukaku
- 15Jacinto Quissanga
- 28Pomilio Lima da Silva
- Fabio Maresca
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Lecce 2, Lazio 1.
Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Fabio Lucioni.
Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Gabriel.
Attempt saved. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Bobby Adekanye with a cross.
Attempt missed. Andrea Rispoli (Lecce) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Francesco Acerbi (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Felipe Caicedo.
Patric (Lazio) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
Attempt missed. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danilo Cataldi.
Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Gabriel.
Attempt saved. Bobby Adekanye (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesco Acerbi with a cross.
Substitution, Lazio. Bobby Adekanye replaces Manuel Lazzari.
Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Andrea Rispoli.
Attempt saved. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Francesco Acerbi.
Ciro Immobile (Lazio) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Lecce. Conceded by Luiz Felipe.
Attempt blocked. Diego Farias (Lecce) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Rispoli.
Attempt saved. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danilo Cataldi with a cross.
Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Alessandro Deiola.