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Four-goal Lazio leave Maribor as Group J winners

Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 22.57CET
NK Maribor 1-4 S.S. Lazio
Sergio Floccari struck twice and there were also goals from Libor Kozák and Ştefan Radu as the Serie A team strolled to victory and first place in Group J.
Four-goal Lazio leave Maribor as Group J winners
Sergio Floccari (left) helped himself to two goals in Slovenia ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

MariborLazio

Goals scored1
 
4
Attempts on target6
 
10
Attempts off target3
 
10
Corners4
 
4
Offsides2
 
6
Fouls committed10
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 22/01/2013 09:51 CET

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 22.57CET

Four-goal Lazio leave Maribor as Group J winners

NK Maribor 1-4 S.S. Lazio
Sergio Floccari struck twice and there were also goals from Libor Kozák and Ştefan Radu as the Serie A team strolled to victory and first place in Group J.

Sergio Floccari scored twice as S.S. Lazio sealed top spot in UEFA Europa League Group J with an emphatic away victory against NK Maribor.

Libor Kozák and captain Ştefan Radu put the Italian team two goals to the good before Lazio's No99 got on the scoresheet for the first time. His second, a superb solo effort six minutes after the restart, had the visitors on course to equal their 4-0 victory at the Stadion Ljudski vrt in the 1999/2000 UEFA Champions League until Tavares' late consolation.

Ederson, scorer of the winner when the teams met on matchday two, was chief architect as the Biancocelesti constructed a three-goal advantage by the break. His first significant act came in the 16th minute with a measured through pass for Kozák, who delicately lifted the ball over the outrushing Jasmin Handanovič.

With Lazio enjoying themselves, Handanovič was soon called upon to deny Ederson the goal his performance deserved. From Hernanes' ensuing corner, however, Radu evaded marker Nejc Potokar at the front post to head in the visitors' second.

Two quickly became three and again Ederson was to the fore, leading a counterattack and teeing up Floccari, who dispatched a low shot across Handanovič. Then, on the cusp of half-time, Goran Cvijanovič briefly gave the home supporters something to cheer with a fierce drive against the crossbar.

Six minutes into the second period, Floccari charged through from halfway and curled in a delightful left-footed shot. The striker, Ederson, Michaël Ciani and Lorik Cana all had opportunities to extend Lazio's lead, but a combination of lax finishing and inspired goalkeeping prevented a fifth. Indeed, it was the Purples who had the last word through Tavares, who twisted inside the challenge of Ciani and bent a shot past Albano Bizzarri.

Last updated: 08/12/12 0.11CET

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Lineups

maribor

Maribor

lazio

Lazio

33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
1
BizzarriAlbano Bizzarri (GK)
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
Yellow Card37
Substitution56
2
CianiMichaël Ciani
Yellow Card88
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Substitution80
7
EdersonEderson
9
TavaresTavares (C)
Goal84
8
HernanesHernanes
Substitution56
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
18
KozákLibor Kozák
Goal16
Yellow Card22
Substitution78
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
Substitution80
19
LulićSenad Lulić
22
PotokarNejc Potokar
23
OnaziOgenyi Onazi
24
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
26
RaduŞtefan Radu (C)
Goal32
Substitution56
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
27
CanaLorik Cana
32
BeričRobert Berič
39
Cavanda Luis Cavanda
Yellow Card65
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
99
FloccariSergio Floccari
Goal38
Goal51

Substitutes

12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
44
ScarfagnaTiziano Scarfagna (GK)
4
VidovičJovan Vidovič
5
ScaloniLionel Scaloni
Substitution56
21
KomazecNikola Komazec
15
GonzálezÁlvaro González
Substitution56
27
PlojAlen Ploj
20
BiavaGiuseppe Biava
29
T. DodlekTimotej Dodlek
Substitution56
24
LedesmaCristian Ledesma
44
ArghusArghus
Substitution80
25
RozziAntonio Rozzi
Substitution78
92
ČrnicMatic Črnic
Substitution80
87
CandrevaAntonio Candreva

Coach

Darko Milanič (SVN) Vladimir Petković (SUI)

Referee

István Vad (HUN)

Assistant referees

Vencel Tóth (HUN), Istvan Albert (HUN)

Fourth official

Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Tamás Bognar (HUN), Mihaly Fabian (HUN)

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