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Tottenham stalemate ensures Lazio progress

Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 21.28CET
S.S. Lazio 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur FC
The hosts confirmed their place in the round of 32 with a second goalless draw against the north London club in Group J.
by Ben Gladwell
from Stadio Olimpico

Match statistics

LazioTottenham

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target8
 
1
Corners5
 
9
Offsides8
 
3
Fouls committed7
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 05:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 21.28CET

Tottenham stalemate ensures Lazio progress

S.S. Lazio 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur FC
The hosts confirmed their place in the round of 32 with a second goalless draw against the north London club in Group J.

S.S. Lazio secured themselves a spot in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with a second 0-0 draw against Tottenham Hotspur FC in Group J.

The home side came closest to breaking the deadlock, with Libor Kozák guilty of missing their best chances, while Spurs had Hugo Lloris to thank for ensuring they now need just a point at home to Panathinaikos FC on matchday six to progress. Indeed, the French goalkeeper made it another testing night for Lazio against English opposition, the Italian side having failed to score against a Premier League team in their last four attempts.

Prior to the match, Paul Gascoigne received a standing ovation from both sets of fans, who revered him during an illustrious career, but the former England international would not have been impressed with the finishing on display. Spurs started brightly and Gareth Bale's early cross met was at the near post by a stretching Gylfi Sigurdsson, but the Icelandic international's shot was deflected over.

Senad Lulić fired Lazio's first effort of the game over the crossbar on 16 minutes. Cristian Ledesma then went even closer two minutes later with a dipping shot which Lloris pushed onto the angle of post and bar. Federico Marchetti was also called into action to tip Bale's whipped cross over, before Kozák passed up a great opportunity for the Biancocelesti after being sent clear by Luis Cavanda.

The match followed a similar pattern after the break and Kozák, often at the heart of Lazio's attacking play, failed to take full advantage of a slip by Steven Caulker on the hour mark, placing his shot into the side netting with Lloris already committed. The France No1 then saved Spurs with a reflex stop five minutes from time to keep out Michaël Ciani's header.

Last updated: 25/09/14 4.14CET

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Lineups

lazio

Lazio

tottenham

Tottenham

22
MarchettiFederico Marchetti (GK)
25
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK)
2
CianiMichaël Ciani
2
DempseyClint Dempsey
Substitution64
6
MauriStefano Mauri (C)
Yellow Card85
5
VertonghenJan Vertonghen
Yellow Card75
8
HernanesHernanes
Substitution69
10
AdebayorEmmanuel Adebayor
15
GonzálezÁlvaro González
11
BaleGareth Bale (C)
18
KozákLibor Kozák
Substitution79
16
NaughtonKyle Naughton
19
LulićSenad Lulić
Substitution79
22
G. SigurdssonGylfi Sigurdsson
Substitution64
20
BiavaGiuseppe Biava
28
WalkerKyle Walker
24
LedesmaCristian Ledesma
30
SandroSandro
26
RaduŞtefan Radu
33
CaulkerSteven Caulker
39
Cavanda Luis Cavanda
46
CarrollThomas Carroll
Substitution77

Substitutes

1
BizzarriAlbano Bizzarri (GK)
23
CudiciniCarlo Cudicini (GK)
5
ScaloniLionel Scaloni
6
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
7
EdersonEderson
Substitution69
7
LennonAaron Lennon
Substitution64
23
OnaziOgenyi Onazi
18
DefoeJermain Defoe
Substitution64
25
RozziAntonio Rozzi
19
DembéléMousa Dembélé
Substitution77
87
CandrevaAntonio Candreva
Substitution79
20
DawsonMichael Dawson
99
FloccariSergio Floccari
Substitution79
Yellow Card85
29
LivermoreJake Livermore

Coach

Vladimir Petković (SUI) André Villas-Boas (POR)

Referee

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

Assistant referees

Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP), Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP)

Fourth official

José Miranda (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP), Carlos Delgado Ferreiro (ESP)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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