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Serie A

  • March 6, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: G. Gava
  • • Attendance: 25000

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    That's it! Lazio beat Palermo 2-0.
  • 90' + 2'
    Paolucci gets the ball on the edge of the area and drives it low, but it's a poor effort as he sums up Palermo's terrible evening in Rome.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionMatuzalem Javier Garrido
  • 90'
    Neither side are playing any football now as the clock ticks down, but there will be four minutes of added time.
  • 88'
    Cassani with another fine cross into the box, Paolucci anticipates Radu, but he completely misses the target with a poor effort.
  • 86'
    Zarate is furious with Radu who does brilliantly to win back the ball and break-away, but the stopper fails to find the hitman who reacts with anger.
  • 84'
    Palermo still believe, just about. Cassani does well to fire his cross into the box... Muslera comes out to make the save without any real trouble.
  • 82'
    Yellow Card Mauro Zárate
  • 82'
    Great ball from Ledesma who picks out Stendardo#s head... ohhh! Just wide of the mark.
  • 80'
    Yellow Card Guglielmo Stendardo
  • 80'
    Ten minutes remain at the Olimpico with Lazio looking odds on to win here. Palermo have offered little resistance on every level and their threat on goal has been minimal.
  • 78'
    Yellow Card Fabio Liverani
  • 78'
    Liverani brings down Bresciano who has just come on for Hernanes, and the Palermo man is booked for his efforts.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionJosip Iličič Afriyie Acquah
  • 77'
    SubstitutionHernanes Mark Bresciano
  • 76'
    Yellow Card Lionel Scaloni
  • 76'
    Scaloni's goes into the book following a hard tackle on Nocerino. The Lazio stopper has struggled all game.
  • 73'
    Munoz brings down Floccari inside the area... the referee gives nothing to Lazio though as play is waved on.
  • 71'
    Palermo seem tired, while Lazio are holding onto to their lead. It seems both sides want the final whistle now.
  • 69'
    Paolucci comes on for Hernandez who has been poor all game.
  • 68'
    SubstitutionAbel Hernández Michele Paolucci
  • 67'
    Great work from Pastore who dribbles well and opens wide for Cassani's overlap... Ohhh! He crosses hard and low, but no-one is there for Palermo.
  • 65'
    Palermo just cannot sting Lazio tonight as Cassani is stopped by Radu on the right. The Sicilians just haven't been on the ball at all tonight.
  • 63'
    Good defensive cover from Zarate as he wins the ball and goes on a run... his cross is not dangerous enough to trouble Sirigu though.
  • 61'
    Paolucci is warming up on the bench for Palermo as more changes could be in line for the Rosanero.
  • 59'
    Lazio still hanging onto the ball well with a series of good passing as they try and wear Palermo down. The Sicilians are chasing shadows.
  • 57'
    Lazio seem comfortable to sit back and relax as they try and dictate the game here on. Palermo are looking far from dangerous.
  • 55'
    Hernandez finds Pastore who tries to open up wide for Cassani's run, but he fails to pick him out with accuracy.
  • 53'
    Great turn by Ilicic on the edge of the box. He shoots low... Muslera makes the save.
  • 52'
    SubstitutionGiuseppe Sculli Á. González
  • 51'
    Liverani goes in hard on Floccari... the referee doesn't bring out a card though.
  • 49'
    ... Sculli has now gone back down into the dressing rooms looking red-faced. He still seems to be suffering from an allergic reaction.
  • 47'
    Goalscorer Sculli is also back on the pitch after he suffered an allergic reaction at half time, according to news from the Lazio bench.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionSiniša Andelković Fabio Liverani
  • 45'
    Liverani comes on for Palermo as they get the second half underway.
  • 45'
    Half-time. Lazio lead Palermo 2-0 at the interval.
  • 44'
    Pastore is put through by Migliaccio... no, the flag goes up and the forward is caught offside.
  • 42'
    Reja tells Sculli to move over to the right and help Scaloni who is being over-run.
  • 40'
    Free-kick Palermo as Ilicic is bought down by Biava. It's in a dangerous position... Bovo takes it, but the ball is charged down. The ball breaks to Nocerino, but Muslera blocks without any real trouble.
  • 39'
    Yellow Card Ezequiel Muñoz
  • 38'
    Scaloni still having trouble at the back and he just about gets away with if after sloppy play allows Hernandez to almost steal the ball off him inside the box.
  • 36'
    Ohhh! Excellent save from Sirigu who does well to get onto Hernanes' super strike.
  • 34'
    Great save by Muslera on Pastore's header. The goalkeeper plucks it out of the net with magnificence.
  • 32'
    Ohhhh! Palermo penalty shouts are waved away as Pastore goes down in the box... that will get Zamparini talking after the game. Meanwhile, the ball breaks for Hernandez, but Lazio save themselves with Scaloni.
  • 30'
    Great work by Floccari who cuts inside from the left to fizz a cross towards Sculli... Bovo is there to anticipate and clear the danger.
  • 28'
    The game's tempo has dropped slightly. Lazio playing it safe as they back off Palermo who continue to struggle.
  • 26'
    Balzaretti is giving Scaloni a harsh time down the flanks as he combines with Pastore... Biava soon comes in to help for Lazio as he clears.
  • 24'
    Ohhhh! Backheel from Hernandez goes wide of the mark... great work by Ilicic and Balzaretti to create the chance. Unlucky Palermo.
  • 22'
    As expected, Cosmi is up off the bench throwing his cap into the air as he aims to put some life into his players... it's not really working though.
  • 20'
    Two shots, two goals for Lazio. Palermo seem like they still haven't recovered from last week's loss.
  • 18'
    Assist Cristian Ledesma
  • 18'
    Goal Giuseppe Sculli
  • 18'
    GOAL! Sculli is there again as he doubles his and Lazio's tally. Ledesma provides the lob for Sculli to head past Sirigu! Palermo are all over the place again.
  • 17'
    Palermo starting to gain a hand on the affair. It's all Balzaretti as he crosses low from the left... Radu does well to get there.
  • 15'
    Balzaretti again makes himself useful and crosses for Hernandez... The Uruguayan is too slow to it, and Lazio get the ball away. The Palermo hitman is all on his own up front.
  • 13'
    Balzaretti gets Palermo moving. He finds Pastore who tries some magic, but he is stopped by Stendardo.
  • 11'
    Palermo are still under the cosh. Cosmi's side seems non-existent here as Lazio win a corner... Palermo clear the danger.
  • 9'
    Just the start Lazio were looking for. Short, sharp and early. Palermo will be hoping this doesn't turn into another 7-0 defeat.
  • 7'
    Assist Cristian Ledesma
  • 7'
    Goal Giuseppe Sculli
  • 7'
    GOAL! Lazio take the lead with Sculli! Palermo defenders fall asleep as Ledesma finds Sculli who takes a touch and buries past Sirigu. Too easy for Lazio.
  • 6'
    High tempo from both sides as Lazio fans boo former Roma man Serse Cosmi on the Palermo bench. Matuzalem shoots for the homeside... wide of the mark.
  • 5'
    Palermo under pressure early on as Hernanes plays in Sculli, but he is nabbed offside. It's a poor decision though as Bovo was playing him on.
  • 3'
    Lazio will be hoping to get back on track after Udinese moved into fourth place earlier with a 1-0 win over Bari.
  • 1'
    Lazio get the game underway as Zarate returns to the starting line up.
  • Lazio (4-2-3-1): Muslera; Scaloni, Stendardo, Biava, Radu; Ledesma, Matuzalem; Sculli, Hernanes, Zarate; Floccari.
  • Palermo (3-5-2): Sirigu; Munoz, Bovo, Andelkovic; Cassani, Nocerino, Migliaccio, Ilicic, Balzaretti; Hernandez, Pastore.
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