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88'
M. Rits
Yellow Card
76'
S. Czyż
Yellow Card
69'
E. Dennis
Yellow Card
42'
H. Vanaken
Penalty Goal
1 - 1
14'
J. Correa
A. Marušić
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
59% 40%
5
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 3
Total Passes 584 398
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Borussia Dortmund BVB Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 13 W D W W W
2 Lazio LAZ Lazio 6 2 4 0 11 7 +4 10 D D W D D
3 Club Brugge CLU Club Brugge 6 2 2 2 8 10 -2 8 D W L L D
4 Zenit ZEN Zenit 6 0 1 5 4 13 -9 1 L L L D L

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8th Finals
UEFA Europa League

Commentary

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The two sides are now joint top of Group F on four points, with Dortmund just behind them on three and Zenit bottom with no points. Club Brugge will now turn their attentions to the Belgian Pro League, as they face Mechelen on Saturday, whilst Lazio travel to Torino on Sunday in Serie A.
It ends all square between Club Brugge and Lazio, with both goals coming in the first half. Correa putting the Italian side ahead, before Vanaken equalised from the penalty spot for the hosts. Both teams had good chances in the second half to win the game, but the better opportunities fell to Brugge, with Dennis, Sobol and Vormer all going close. However, Milinkovic-Savic had an excellent chance for Lazio when he was played through on goal, but he was superbly denied by Mignolet and it ended 1-1.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: CLUB BRUGGE 1-1 LAZIO
90' + 2' Lazio are sitting deep and soaking up the Brugge pressure now as the hosts push forward in search of a winning goal. However, they are struggling to carve out any chances in front of goal.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played.
M. Krmenčík
E. Dennis
88' Another Brugge substitution now late on, with Dennis the man coming off and he has been replaced by Krmencik.
M. Rits
Yellow Card
88' Rits is booked for a late and high challenge on Akpa-Akpro.
86' Dortmund have now taken the lead against Zenit in the other Group F game, meaning they will move up to third, just one point behind both Brugge and Lazio as it stands.
N. Lang
C. De Ketelaere
84' Here is the first Brugge substitution of the game, with De Ketelaere replaced by Lang.
83' There's less than 10 minutes left to play now, can either side nick a late winner here to take all three points?
81' Dennis has been involved in four of Club Brugge’s last six Champions League goals (3 goals, 1 assist). No player has ever scored more goals for the Belgian side in the competition than Dennis (3, level with Hans Vanaken and Gert Verheyen).
79' CHANCE! A big goalmouth scramble ensues in the Lazio six yard box, with a couple of Brugge players flicking the ball towards goal, but Reina blocks and then it falls to Vormer, who can only poke it wide of the goal from a couple of yards out.
77' GREAT SAVE! Mignolet keeps the score level, denying Milinkovic-Savic! The midfielder was released through on goal by a long ball over the top of the hosts defence by Acerbi and he takes a touch and then drills a shot towards goal, but Mignolet rushes off his line to close the angle and makes a superb stop with his chest.
S. Czyż
Yellow Card
76' Czyz hasn't been on the pitch very long but he has already been booked after he blocks Diatta as the Brugge man skips past him down the right wing.
75' The hosts are yet to make any changes here, their manager seems happy with their performance, but perhaps it is time to bring on some fresh legs to make the difference?
73' There isn't much separating the two sides here, they are both struggling to keep the ball in midfield and look short of ideas when they do manage to get into the final third.
71' Decent chance! Pereira whips a deep free-kick into the Brugge penalty area and Muriqi rises highest and heads the ball towards goal, but his effort doesn't trouble Mignolet as it flies over the crossbar.
E. Dennis
Yellow Card
69' A yellow card is shown to Dennis after he catches Milinkovic-Savic late in midfield. There are a few players out there now who are on cautions and need to be careful.
S. Czyż
F. Caicedo
68' Lazio make their third change now, with Caicedo the man coming off the pitch and he has been replaced by Czyz.
66' CHANCE! Sobol sprints into the box and a deep cross from the right wing falls to him after Dennis misses the ball at the near post. The winger had an open goal to aim at, but he somehows misses the goal altogether. He should've at least hit the target then.
64' SAVE! Reina pulls off a great stop to deny Rits' header from the six yard box. The cross came in from the right and it fell to Rits who had to generate the power for the effort and it forces Reina into getting down quickly and making a diving save to his left.
62' Neither keeper has had much to do in this second half so far, apart from the Reina save early on to deny Dennis from close range.
60' This is Lazio’s fifth match against Belgian opposition in European competition (W2 L2), and first since losing 2-3 versus SV Zulte Waregem in December 2017 in the Europa League.
J. Akpa Akpro
Yellow Card
58' Akpa Akpro is booked for catching Vanaken late as the Brugge midfielder flicked the ball away from him in the nick of time.
V. Muriqi
M. Fares
56' Another Lazio substitution now, with Fares the man coming off and he has been replaced by Muriqi.
54' It's the hosts who look more dangerous at the moment, they have Lazio camped inside their own half at the moment, with everyone back behind the ball defending.
52' SAVE! Great chance for Brugge to take the lead, but they are denied by Reina. Rits plays a lovely ball through the Lazio defence into the path of Dennis, who was unmarked and only had Reina to beat from a tight angle. The striker tries to place it in the far corner of the net, but Reina gets a good touch on it and turns it out of play.
51' Almost! Akpa-Akpro tries to feed Caicedo in behind the Brugge defence after a through ball between the lines. However, there is too much pace on the pass and Mignolet comfortably gathers.
50' Slow start to the second half here, with neither team yet to get the ball down and control the game in midfield and we haven't seen any chances in the final third yet.
48' Following their 2-1 win at Zenit last time out, Club Brugge could become the first Belgian side to win both of their opening two Champions League group stage games within a single campaign. However, they’ve only won consecutive matches in the competition once before (Season 2005/06).
46' The second half is under way!
Andreas Pereira
Patric
46' Lazio have made a substitution ahead of the second half, with Patric replaced by Pereira.
The Belgian side grew into the game as it went on, but only had a couple of chances before their penalty goal, with Lazio having the better opportunities. Both teams will want to make it two wins from two in the Champions League this season, especially with Dortmund and Zenit still drawing in the other game.
A late penalty sees Brugge level at the break with Lazio, after Correa had given the Italian side the lead on 14 minutes. Neither side had many chances to score in the opening half as it was quite a scrappy game at times, with Correa and De Ketelaer having the best opportunities for their teams. It looked like Lazio would lead at half-time, however, Patric was pulled up by VAR for a foul on Rits and after a review the penalty was awarded, which was converted by Vanaken.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: CLUB BRUGGE 1-1 LAZIO
45' + 2' Brugge are pushing forward in search of another goal before the break, they are on the front foot and are causing Lazio a few problems at the back.
45' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
W. Hoedt
Yellow Card
45' Hoedt is the latest player to be booked after his late sliding challenge on Dennia, catching the striker on the ankles.
44' Stoppage in play here as Caicedo is down with an injury inside the Brugge penalty area and the medical team are on the pitch. However, it looks like the striker will be fine to continue.
H. Vanaken
Penalty Goal
42' GOOOAAALLL! Brugge are level, it's 1-1! Vanaken steps up to take the penalty and sends Reina the wrong way, sliding the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.
Patric
Yellow Card
40' Patric is also shown a yellow card for his foul that has given away a penalty.
40' BRUGGE PENALTY! The referee has reviewed the footage and has awarded the hosts a penalty! It's a poor challenge from Patric and there can't really be any complaints from Lazio about the decision. However, what a chance for Brugge to get back into the game right at the end of the first half.
40' PENALTY CHECK! The referee is going over to the VAR screen to double check a challenge by Patric on Rits as a corner was delivered into the box. The defender had his arms around the Brugge man and seemed to pull him to the ground as the ball came in. Nothing was given initially, but Brugge could be awarded a penalty now.
38' There's not long left to play at the Jan Breydel Stadium before the end of the first half now, can Brugge find an equaliser before the half-time whistle?
36' There is a coming together in the Lazio box between Hoedt and Dennis, with the Lazio defender pushing the striker away and the referee has to intervene and give both players a warning before allowing a set piece to take place.
M. Fares
Yellow Card
35' Fares is now booked for a late and rash challenge on Diatta, diving in on the winger as he flicked the ball past him and the referee had no choice but to book him.
33' Decent chance! Marusic delivers a lovely ball into the penalty area and Akpa-Akpro gets his head to it before his team mate and tries to glance it into the far corner of the net. However, the effort flies well wide of the goal.
K. Diatta
Yellow Card
32' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Diatta for his late challenge on Fares. The Brugge man isn't happy about the decision.
31' It looked like Fares might have an issue for Lazio, after Diatta catches him late as the pair battle for the ball close to the touchline. However, the winger is back on his feet quickly and will be fine to continue.
29' We're almost at the half an hour mark now and it remains Lazio who lead 1-0, thanks to Correa's lovely strike after 14 minutes and there hasn't been too much more action in the final third.
27' The other game in Group F between Borussia Dortmund and Zenit St Petersburg is goalless in Germany, so as it stands Lazio will be top of the group.
25' Reina hasn't had much to do in the Lazio goal so far, just playing the ball out from the back and observing the game. The closest that Brugge have come to scoring is the De Ketelaer opportunity a couple of minutes ago.
23' CHANCE! Diatta skips past Fares down the right wing and whips a lovely cross into the box, which is met at the near post by De Ketelaer, who takes a touch and then tries to fire the ball into the top left-hand corner of the net. However, he gets the direction all wrong and it flies wide of the goal. He should've done better from there.
22' Lazio are looking to win consecutive Champions League matches for the first time since October 2001, with this season their first appearance in the competition since 2007-08.
20' Lazio seem quite happy to slow the pace of the game down and control proceedings to try and consolidate their lead early on. They are defending well in numbers and the hosts are struggling to break through into the final third.
18' Decent effort! Caicedo manages to meet a cross from the left wing by Acerbi and he heads the ball towards goal, but his effort lacks pace and direction as it flies out of play. However, the striker appeals for a corner, as looking at replays it does seem to strike the back of a Brugge man, however, a goal-kick is given.
16' It will be interesting to see how Brugge react to going behind so early on, as they haven't yet forced Reina in the Lazio goal into making any saves.
A. Marušić
Assist
14' Marusic drifted in from the right wing, played the pass to Correa and then made a run to try and receive the ball back, but Correa instead opted to go for goal himself and scored a superb goal.
J. Correa
Goal
14' GOOOAAALLL! Lazio lead 1-0! Wonderful strike from Correa to put the Italian side ahead after 14 minutes. The striker picked up the ball just outside the penalty area, shifted it onto his left foot and then curled it into the back of the net, with Mignolet having no chance of saving it.
12' The game is quite scrappy at the moment, with a few silly fouls being given away in the middle of the pitch as both sides battle to win back possession of the ball.
10' This is the first time that these two sides have played each other, with the Belgian side facing an Italian team for the first time since a 0-1 loss to Napoli in November 2015 in the Europa League.
8' The pace of the game has been quite slow so far, neither team showing much urgency to get forward and score an early goal here, just feeling each other out at the moment.
6' The hosts are enjoying more of the possession at the moment, keeping it well and forcing Lazio to sit deep inside their own half. However, the visitors are playing a high press and making it difficult for Brugge to progress up the pitch.
4' CHANCE! Correa races down the right wing, he gets in behind the Brugge defence and looks for a team mate to pass to as they begin to catch up with him. However, he opts to go for goal instead, cutting in to the centre of the goal and firing a low shot towards Mignolet, but it's too close to the Brugge keeper, who makes a comfortable save.
3' Decent start to the game here, but neither side have been able to get on the ball and control possession, with much of it coming in midfield and not troubling the opposition defences.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all of the match action!
Ciro Immobile, Lucas Leiva and Luis Alberto are just a few of the players to be missing for the game, after a number of first-team Lazio players were absent from training yesterday, with there yet to be an official explanation as to why yet. They have been replaced in the starting XI by Parolo, Milinkovic-Savic and Caicedo.
Brugge have made six changes to their starting line-up that were beaten at the weekend, with Horvath, Ricca, Michele, Lang, Badji and Schrijvers all dropping out of the side and they have been replaced by Mignolet, Deli, Kossounou, Vormer, Ketelaere and Dennis.
LAZIO SUBS: Marzio Pica, Alessio Furlanetto, Marco Alia, Damiano Franco, Marco Bertini, Szymon Czyz, Vedat Muriqi, Andreas Pereira.
LAZIO (3-5-2): Pepe Reina; Patric, Wesley Hoedt, Francesco Acerbi; Adam Marusic, Marco Parolo, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro, Mohamed Fares; Joaquin Correa, Felipe Caicedo.
CLUB BRUGGE SUBS: Michal Krmencik, Federico Ricca, Eder Balanta, David Okereke, Youssouph Mamadou Badji, Ethan Horvath, Brandon Mechele, Noa Lang, Siebe Schrijvers.
CLUB BRUGGE (3-5-2): Simon Mignolet; Simon Deli, Clinton Mata, Odilon Kossounou; Krepin Diatta, Mats Rits, Ruud Vormer, Hans Vanaken, Eduard Sobol; Charles De Ketelaere, Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis.
Lazio also secured a victory last week against Borussia Dortmund and they followed that up with a 2-1 victory over Bologna at the weekend in Serie A, to move up to 12th in the table after a poor start to the season.
Club Brugge got their Champions League campaign off to a winning start last week, beating Zenit St Petersburg 2-1 away from home, to go joint top in Group F. However, they did suffer a defeat at the weekend against Leuven in their domestic Belgian league to sit second in the table.
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