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Inzaghi leads Lazio fightback

Published: Thursday 28 November 2002, 20.16CET
SK Sturm Graz 1-3 S.S. Lazio Two goals from Simone Inzaghi put Lazio in control.

Match statistics

SturmLazio

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target1
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 28 November 2002, 20.16CET

Inzaghi leads Lazio fightback

SK Sturm Graz 1-3 S.S. Lazio Two goals from Simone Inzaghi put Lazio in control.

S.S. Lazio produced a battling second-half display as they fought back from a goal down to beat SK Sturm Graz 3-1 at the Arnold Schwarzenegger stadium in their UEFA Cup third round first-leg tie.

Wholesale changes
Lazio coach Roberto Mancini made no fewer than nine changes from the team that beat Modena FC 4-0 on Sunday, retaining only goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi and defender Paolo Negro. Understandably Lazio struggled to find their rhythm as Sturm pressed forward, eager to make the most of home advantage.

Early nerves
The Italian side looked shaky in the early stages, and only the alertness of Peruzzi prevented Imre Szabics giving Sturm the lead after nine minutes. Sturm continued to have the better of things, and they got their reward on the stroke of half-time as Szabics set up Ghanaian striker Charles Amoah to fire the ball past a helpless Peruzzi.

Immediate response
Lazio got straight back into it after the break, though, as Fabio Liverani picked out an unmarked Enrico Chiesa with a fine pass, and the charismatic striker made no mistake.

Inzaghi double
Chiesa turned provider ten minutes later, laying on a beautiful ball for Simone Inzaghi to give Lazio the lead from a tight angle. And three minutes from time it got even better for Lazio as Inzaghi made the most of a slip by goalkeeper Heinz Weber to add his second of the night.

Lazio almost there
With three away goals, the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico should be little more than a formality for Lazio, as their impressive season shows no signs of coming off the rails.

Last updated: 28/11/02 23.19CET

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Lineups

sturm

Sturm

lazio

Lazio

1
WeberHeinz Weber (GK)
70
PeruzziAngelo Peruzzi (GK)
6
MählichRoman Mählich (C)
4
D. BaggioDino Baggio
7
StrafnerGerald Strafner
6
SorínJuan Pablo Sorín
Substitution70
10
BrzeczekJerzy Brzeczek
Substitution80
15
PancaroGiuseppe Pancaro
Yellow Card28
13
AnganDidier Angan
20
LiveraniFabio Liverani
14
GolemacRobert Golemac
21
S. InzaghiSimone Inzaghi
Goal56
Goal87
15
WetlArnold Wetl
Substitution59
22
OddoMassimo Oddo
18
MasudiAlain Masudi
Yellow Card34
23
NegroPaolo Negro (C)
Yellow Card84
19
SzabicsImre Szabics
24
CoutoFernando Couto
30
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ
Yellow Card36
25
ChiesaEnrico Chiesa
Goal46
Substitution84
33
AmoahCharles Amoah
Goal44
Substitution76
26
CastromanLucas Castroman
Substitution70

Substitutes

22
HoffmannDaniel Hoffmann (GK)
99
ConcettiEmanuele Concetti (GK)
11
KorsósGyörgy Korsós
Substitution59
2
ColonneseFrancesco Colonnese
Substitution84
20
MujiriDavid Mujiri
Substitution76
3
CésarCésar
Substitution70
32
RauterHerbert Rauter
Substitution80
34
ManfrediniChristian Manfredini
Substitution70
5
PetrovicAnto Petrovic
5
StankovićDejan Stanković
8
HeldtHorst Heldt
7
Claudio LópezClaudio López
21
BosnarEddy Bosnar
9
FioreStefano Fiore

Coach

Franco Foda (GER) Roberto Mancini (ITA)

Referee

Jacek Granat (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Rafal Rostkowski (POL)

Fourth official

Krzysztof Slupik (POL)

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