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Stalemate sufficient for Lazio

Published: Friday 4 October 2002, 0.01CET
Xanthi FC 0-0 S.S. Lazio (Agg: 0-4) Enrico Chiesa's return the silver lining for Lazio in Greece.

Match statistics

XanthiLazio

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Friday 4 October 2002, 0.01CET

Stalemate sufficient for Lazio

Xanthi FC 0-0 S.S. Lazio (Agg: 0-4) Enrico Chiesa's return the silver lining for Lazio in Greece.

S.S. Lazio were held to a scoreless draw by Xanthi FC but still advanced 4-0 on aggregate in their UEFA Cup first-round tie.

Second yellow card
The Serie A side had defender Francesco Colonnese sent off after 37 minutes for a second bookable offence but still never looked like conceding against their Greek hosts.

Chiesa returns
Lazio welcomed Enrico Chiesa back into their starting lineup after a year's absence through injury but even he was unable to break the deadlock.

Manfredini menace
Missing nine first-team regulars through injury and absence, Lazio were largely happy to sit back and defend, but Chiesa was involved after just nine minutes, combining with Simone Inzaghi to set up Christian Manfredini, whose effort grazed the post and skimmed wide.

Marchegiani save
Xanthi's first effort of note came after 14 minutes when Stavros Lampriakos's strike was turned behind by Luca Marchegiani in the Lazio goal.

Colonnese off
The home side were given hope when Colonnese was sent off after two challenges in the space of three minutes, but they struggled to make their numerical superiority tell. Indeed, Lazio came closest to scoring at the start of the second half, when Manfredini sent a shot crashing against the crossbar.

Late chance
The nearest the home side got to grabbing a goal was when Jürgen Leitner's shot flew just over the crossbar in added time at the end of the second half, and Lazio were left to celebrate a place in the second round as well as the return of one of their finest players to European action.

Last updated: 04/10/02 11.04CET

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Lineups

xanthi

Xanthi

lazio

Lazio

16
BucekJuraj Bucek
1
MarchegianiLuca Marchegiani
4
ZapropoulosNikolaos Zapropoulos
Yellow Card47
Substitution51
2
ColonneseFrancesco Colonnese
Red Card35
5
PapadimitriouIoannis Papadimitriou (C)
4
D. BaggioDino Baggio
25
VallasSpyros Vallas
Substitution83
6
SorínJuan Pablo Sorín
19
KordonoyrisPanagiotis Kordonoyris
19
FavalliGiuseppe Favalli (C)
Substitution85
13
LabriakosStavros Labriakos
21
S. InzaghiSimone Inzaghi
Substitution46
8
LipaAndreas Lipa
22
OddoMassimo Oddo
Yellow Card89
14
LeitnerJürgen Leitner
23
NegroPaolo Negro
30
SfakianakisStylianos Sfakianakis
Substitution66
25
ChiesaEnrico Chiesa
10
OuakiliAbderrahim Ouakili
Yellow Card68
26
CastromanLucas Castroman
77
BaIsmaila Ba
34
ManfrediniChristian Manfredini

Substitutes

23
AnastasopoulosNikolaos Anastasopoulos
36
BoccoliniAlessandro Boccolini
3
GeladarisDimitris Geladaris
3
CésarCésar
18
PetrouSokratis Petrou
5
StankovićDejan Stanković
12
EliaConstantinos Elia
Substitution66
7
Claudio LópezClaudio López
6
KehagiasNikolaos Kehagias
Substitution83
16
GiannicheddaGiuliano Giannichedda
Substitution80
9
FriesenbichlerGünter Friesenbichler
17
GottardiGuerino Gottardi
Substitution46
Substitution80
7
André BocãoAndré Bocão
Substitution51
24
CoutoFernando Couto
Substitution85

Coach

Nikolaos Karageorgiou (GRE) Roberto Mancini (ITA)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Lubomir Suchy (SVK), Vladimir Medved (SVK)

Fourth official

Anton Stredak (SVK)

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