Lazio hosted Osasuna in a friendly match at the Stadio Olimpico last night, an evening that marked the official presentation of the Italian Super Cup to the Aquile fans.
Approximately 15,000 supporters were in attendance for the contest and the presentation, but they were silenced on 22 minutes when Juanfran opened the scoring for the visitors.
The midfielder pounced on an error made by Aleksandar Kolarov to give his side a well-deserved lead, following a dominant opening to proceedings.
It took the Biancocelesti just under 15 minutes to get back level though, as Mauro Zarate tapped in from close range after some great work by Cristian Brocchi.
The Rome-based club were the better side in the second half, yet they failed to net a second goal, which meant that the match would be decided in a penalty shoot-out.
The Lazio goalkeeper, Fernando Muslera, was undoubtedly the hero of the lottery, as he managed to deny the visitors’ final three spot kicks to assure his side of a come-from-behind victory in the shoot-out.
Lazio (4-4-2): Bizzarri (61’ Muslera); Scaloni (46’ Lichtsteiner), Cribari, Siviglia (46’ Diakite), Kolarov (46’ Radu); Baronio, Brocchi (61’ Dabo), Eliseu (46’ Del Nero), Foggia (71’ Meghni); Cruz (63’ Matuzalem), Zarate.
Osasuna (4-4-2): Ricardo; Miguel Flano (81’ Josexto), Azpilicueta, Sergio, Esparza (62’ Monreal); Ruper (73’ Vadocz), Calleja, Puñal, Juanfran; Pandiani, Aranda (73’ Dady).
Adrian Del Monte, Goal.com