Not his most distinguished performance, but provided a couple of important stops. Let down by his defence on Sanchez’s goal and would probably have been left wanting even had he made an effort to stop Denis’ towering header.
Scored for the second home fixture running with an excellent volley from Dias’ knock down. Not quite so convincing at the back, but did just about enough to earn his win bonus.
Again proved an excellent addition to this Biancocelesti line-up, and even added an assist to his palmares in helping Biava put Lazio back in front at 2-1.
Given the runaround for much of the game by Di Natale and particularly Sanchez. Playing out of position, he struggled to come to terms with the pace and trickery of the Chilean and will be pleased when he returns to his more natural centre-back slot.
Gradually came to terms with the threat of Armero and eventually proved more than a match for the pacey Colombian. Would have had an assist to his name had Zarate finished on the counter before the break.
Kept his cool to sidefoot Lazio ahead in the opening couple of minutes, and remained a real handful throughout. Steered an excellent left foot shot into the bar as he forced his side to up the tempo and delivered countless inch-perfect balls which on another day might have seen Lazio win 6-2.
Two excellent left wing corners provided two second half goals, and his set pieces and general ability on the ball made the absence of Cristian Brocchi a mere footnote to Lazio’s gameplan.
Again battled away in the centre of the park and found more space and time to go forward than usual thanks to the presence of Ledesma.
Not as much a stand-out as he has been in most games this season, but did more than his fair share for the Aquile cause. Gave Coda an afternoon to forget with his delicate touches.
Led the line with such with his wily running and intelligence as he allowed the attacking three behind him to create chance after chance. Might have scored himself were it not for Handanovic, but the club skipper will take the no goals and three points.
It was a surprise to most when the No. 10 was replaced by Libor Kozak as he had got into some good positions with the Aquile looking to grab a third lead of the game.
Caught out by his own indecision at times, though he was also responsible for closing out Rocchi more than once and made a strong save from Zarate on the break in the first period and another from Hernanes’ speculative effort late on. Ultimately unable to do anything about the late winner.
Grows with each game, though he was caught out on the break in the first half as Lazio threatened to double their early lead. His defensive positioning at set pieces may also be something coach Francesco Guidolin works on over the winter break.
Guilty of one calamity of a miss as he sidefooted wide when it appeared easier to equalise. His pace, energy and desire make him a delight to watch, but his rough edges were also on show and he faded in the second half before being replaced by Domizzi.
Held firm for the most part in defence as he was let down by those around him. Failed to track Rocchi on a couple of occasions though as the striker caused him problems on the ground and was responsible for the late goal. Whether or not it goes down as an OG, he was guilty of not beating Kozak to the ball in the first place.
Given a rough ride by Hernanes and Mauri as he never really got to grips with the wider defensive position. Much more at home in the centre of the back three.
Continues to watch his reputation fritter away as he again failed to get on top of the midfield battle. Too often his passes never made it more than sideways, and his defensive endeavour was negligible at best.
Some neat passes saw him become one of Udinese’s main hopes in attack, but he failed to really provide the cover out wide off the ball at times.
A second successive game in which he has failed to live up to his usual high standards. Often curtailed in his adventure by the need to cover Armero, he was replaced by German Denis before the hour as Guidolin looked to provide more forward threat.
Linked well with Di Natale to put Udinese in a couple of good positions during the first half. Faded drastically after the break and it was left to Sanchez and Di Natale to create most of the Friulani’s chances.
The Chilean was involved little before twisting his ankle nastily in a 50-50 tackle with Hernanes, immediately after which his excellent skills coaxed a free-kick out of Lichtsteiner. He then scored a rare headed goal early in the second half to briefly bring the Friulani level before providing a superb cross for Denis to score from.
A. Di Natale
Constantly picked up positions that the Lazio backline found hard to deal with, first forcing Muslera into a save and then teeing up Armero for a great chance. In the second half he wasted a good opportunity when attempting to scoop a shot over the keeper and couldn’t quite work his way in on goal as his side looked for a winner.
- 12 T. Berni
- 5 L. Scaloni
- 13 G. Stendardo
- 17 P. Foggia
Late replacement for Matuzalem.
Injury time sub for Rocchi.
Provided an aerial threat which Udinese found hard to deal with late on and will attempt to claim the winning goal despite Zapata’s final decisive touch. Coach Edy Reja will thank him for justifying his introduction in place of Zarate.
- 6 E. Belardi
- 26 G. Pasquale
Replaced Armero for the last quarter of an hour.
- 19 E. Agyemang-Badu
Came on for Isla in stoppages.
To say his impact was instant would be an understatement. Rose superbly to head across Muslera within 60 seconds of his introduction. Provided less of a threat thereafter though as the Friulani slipped up late on after dropping deep in the last 10 minutes.
- 83 A. Floro Flores