One hell of an operation. By winning Thursday night at home against Monza (1-0), Lazio Rome regained the Serie A podium. Better: Maurizio Sarri’s men pass in front of AC Milan, with the same number of points ( 30), in the game of goal difference and thus become the dolphins of Naples.
In this meeting of medium intensity, it was the visitors who proved to be the most dangerous in the first period, when they thought they opened the scoring (13th) through their center forward Andrea Petagna. But his goal was disallowed for offside. Faced with this promoted without complex, who obtained several situations in counter-attack, Lazio had difficulty in imposing his game. Evidenced by the possession of the ball, to the advantage of Monza (54%).
Romero goalscorer at 17
However, it was the Romans who opened the scoring (69th) thanks to Luka Romero who followed well on a poorly repelled strike. The player became, at 17 years and 357 days, the second youngest goalscorer in the history of Lazio in Serie A (behind Alessandro Capponi, 17 years and 129 days).
Despite this result, Monza remains 15th, with 13 units. For the last meeting of the year, before the World Cup (November 20-December 18), the Romans will travel to Turin on Sunday evening (9 p.m.) to meet Juve there. Monza will host the Salernitana on Sunday (3 p.m.).