Goals and Highlights: Lazio 1-0 Napoli in 2020 Serie A
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Highlights from tonight's match!
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Full Time | Lazio 1-0 Napoli
Lazio wins its tenth consecutive match and is, at this time, only three points away from the leaders of the table.
Llorente heads it, but the ball hits a defender as it looked to be headed for the back of net!
Three minutes of added time.
90' | Napoli Substitution
Insigne is replaced by Lozano.
Strakosha with an amazing save to a great volley by Insigne!
89' | Lazio Substitution
Rodríguez comes in instead of Luis Alberto.
Luis Alberto makes a fantastic run down the middle and attempts to assist Inmobile, but his pass is a little too long!
87' | Napoli Substitution
Callejón is replaced by Elmas.
Inmobile shoots but this time Ospina responds well.
Milic tries a shot from distance which forces Strakosha to dive and send it to corner kick.
Mario Rui fouls Inmobile and is shown a yellow card.
83' | Napoli Substitution
Allan is replaced by Llorente.
82' | Lazio GOOOOOOOOAL!
Ospina loses the ball insie the box to Inmobile. The striker goes for goal and despite Di Lorenzo's efforts to keep it out, the ball hits the back of the net!
80' | Lazio Substitution
Berisha takes Lucas Leiva's spot on the pitch.
Attempt by Fabian is off-target.
Insigne shoots looking for the far post, but Strakosha does well to save it!
Lazzari makes a good run down the right wing. He tries to assist one of his teammates inside the box, but the ball is sent to corner kick.
Luis Alberto's shot is blocked by Hysaj.
Zielinski shoots and hits the post!
Interesting cross looking for Milinkovic, but he's unable to reach the ball.
62' | Lazio Substitution
Cataldi replaces Caicedo.
Lazzari is awarded a foul despite diving. The Napoli defenders strongly protest the play.
Mario Rui clears a very dangerous ball inside Napoli's box with a nice header.
Inmobile with a first time shot which is deflected by Hysaj.
Fabian shoots over the cross bar.
Hysaj was building a nice play, but his attempt is blocked.
45' | Second Half Begins
We're underway with the last 45 minutes of this match between Lazio and Napoli.
Half Time | Lazio 0-0 Napoli
We go to the break with no changes in the scoreboard.
Two minutes of added time.
New attempt by Luis Alberto. Ospina is well-positioned to save.
Milinkovic finds a rebound inside the box. His shot is saved right on the goal line by Di Lorenzo.
Milinkovic shoots from outside the box. Ospina dives to contain it.
Manolas is carded after pulling on Inmobile's shirt.
Allan recovers the ball in midfield. He dribbles a few times and attempts a powerful shot. His attempt is well over the crossbar.
Milinkovic heads the ball just over the bar!
Insigne goes for goal on the free kick, but Strakosha does great to send the ball over the bar.
Yellow card for Lazzari for a strong challenge.
Caicedo was close to stealing a ball from Fabian inside the box, but the defender did good to recover it.
Lulic attempts a cross looking for Inmobile. Again Ospina has to go out to stop any danger.
Now Napoli has gained control of the ball, but is yet to create any clear chances.
Ospina dives to punch out a dangerous ball that was looking for Inmobile.
Lazio takes control of the game with long ball possessions. Napoli, however, does good to group men near the box to defend.
Ospina and Milinkovic collide while fighting for a ball. The game is temporarily stopped so the medical staff can look after the players.
Caicedo passes to Inmobile who tries to strike with his left, but Mario Rui blocks the shot before it could reach the goal.
Strakosha is able to get his hands on a dangerous corner kick.
Interesting ball looking for Caicedo, but Hysaj gets to the ball before the striker could go one-on-one with the keeper.
The ball is mostly played in midfield during these first few minutes of the match. Both teams place many men in their midfield line.
0' | Kick-Off!
We're underway with the match betwen Lazio and Napoli!
Both teams have stepped onto the pitch for the start of the game!
Amazing atmosphere to celebrate Lazio's 120th Anniversary!
Lazio wil wear their traditional sky blue kit for this match, while Napoli's uniform for today features a majority of green.
Milinkovic has been awarded the December 2019 Most Valuable Player of Serie A award.

We're less than ten minutes away from the start of the match!

Don't go anywhere!
Colombian keeper David Ospina will have a chance to start tonight's game as Meret will be unavailable for the match!

The home team has also stepped onto the pitch to prepare for the match.


Callejón and the rest of the Napoli squad have begun their warmup at Stadio Olimpico.

Everthing set from a beautiful Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

We're less than half hour away from kick off in this Week 19 match between Lazio and Napoli.

Gattuso on Lozano
The Napoli boss has decided to put Hirving Lozano on the bench for tonight's match.

In a press conference, he said the following about the Mexican winger: "About Lozano, I think he is very, very strong, but he must prepare himself better. The biggest problem is that he cuts his paths. When he manages to have a good leg, he will give us enormous help. I want him to make more accelerations than he can do today matches".
Napoli: Starting XI
Ospina; Hysaj, Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Mario Rui; Fabian, Allan, Zielinski, Callejon; Milik, Insigne.

Lazio: Starting XI
Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Luiz Felipe; Lulic, Lazzari, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Milinkovic; Inmobile, Caicedo.

New signing for Napoli
Napoli have recently announced the signing of German rising star Diego Demme from RB Leipzig!

The transfer  had a reported fee of  $13.68 million dollars.

Lazio has made its arrival to Stadio Olimpico at Rome!


Big date for Lazio!
Lazio are celebrating their 120th anniversary! Their foundation took place on January 9th, 1900.
Napoli's goalkeeper Alex Meret is out of the game today  after he fractured his wrist trying to save Romelu Lukaku's 111km/hr shot in their match against Inter last Monday.


Today's match is quite important for Lazio as Juventus and Roma, who are in 2nd and 4th place, will face each other tomorrow and will drop points.

If Lazio wins and Roma manages to defeat Juventus, they'll be only three points away from reaching the bianconeri.

Referee for today's game
Daniele Orsato will be the man in charge when Napoli visit Lazio at the weekend.

The referee will be assisted by Tegoni and Galetto with Giua acting as the fourth official and Pairetto and Schenone on VAR duties.

Napoli: Projected Lineup
(4-3-3): Ospina; Mario Rui, Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Hysaj; Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz, Allan; Insigne, Milik, Callejon.
Lazio: Projected Lineup
(3-5-2): Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Luiz Felipe; Lulic, Luis Alberto, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lazzari; Caicedo, Immobile.
Napoli's squad
These were the 19 men Genaro Gattusso called for the game against Lazio.


Napoli arrives to Rome
The away team arrived to the Italian capital today.
Napoli's league table position
On the other hand, Napoli has struggled this season being in the 8th. place with only 24 points. They have lost three out of their last five games.


Lazio's league table position
Lazio is currently the third best team in the Serie A with 39 points. They have won their last five games in the Italian competition.

Last meeting
The last time these two teams faced each other at Lazio, Napoli came out victorious with a 2-1 win.
Arena and kickoff
The game will be played at the Stadio Olimpico and the kickoff is expected to be at 12pm ET.
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