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Lecce 2-1 Lazio: Patric sent off in defeat for visitors for biting

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Patric's red card came in the 93rd minute with Lazio already 2-1 down

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.

Line-ups

Lecce

  • 21Vasconcellos FerreiraBooked at 56mins
  • 7DonatiBooked at 43mins
  • 5Lucioni
  • 6Paz
  • 27Calderoni
  • 8Mancosu
  • 4PetriccioneBooked at 65minsSubstituted forDeiolaat 72'minutes
  • 72Barak
  • 10FalcoSubstituted forRispoliat 72'minutes
  • 30BabacarSubstituted forMajerat 52'minutes
  • 18SaponaraSubstituted forFariasat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Vera
  • 11Shakhov
  • 14Deiola
  • 15Monterisi
  • 17Farias
  • 22Vigorito
  • 29Rispoli
  • 34Maselli
  • 35Rimoli
  • 37Majer
  • 39Dell'Orco
  • 40Sava

Lazio

  • 1Strakosha
  • 4Gabarrón GilBooked at 90mins
  • 33Acerbi
  • 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

Substitutes

  • 3Ramos Marchi
  • 5J Lukaku
  • 8Anderson
  • 15Jacinto Quissanga
  • 21Milinkovic-Savic
  • 23Guerrieri
  • 24Proto
  • 28Pomilio Lima da Silva
  • 32Cataldi
  • 34Adekanye
  • 52Falbo
  • 93Vavro
Referee:
Fabio Maresca

Match Stats

Home TeamLecceAway TeamLazio
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home15
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home3
Away15
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lecce 2, Lazio 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lecce 2, Lazio 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Fabio Lucioni.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Gabriel.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrea Rispoli (Lecce) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Francesco Acerbi (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Felipe Caicedo.

  8. Dismissal

    Patric (Lazio) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danilo Cataldi.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Gabriel.

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Lazio. Bobby Adekanye replaces Manuel Lazzari.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Andrea Rispoli.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Francesco Acerbi.

  16. Booking

    Ciro Immobile (Lazio) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Lecce. Conceded by Luiz Felipe.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Diego Farias (Lecce) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Rispoli.

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Alessandro Deiola.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus31243465303575
2Lazio31215567333468
3Inter Milan30197463313264
4Atalanta30196583394463
5AC Milan31147104339449
6Roma301461054421248
7Napoli30146104840848
8Hellas Verona30119103736142
9Bologna30118114347-441
10Sassuolo30117125552340
11Cagliari30109114846239
12Parma30116134140139
13Fiorentina30810123743-634
14Sampdoria3095163651-1532
15Udinese3088142743-1632
16Torino3094173456-2231
17Lecce3177174071-3128
18Genoa3069153758-2127
19Brescia3056192758-3121
20SPAL3054212353-3019
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