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Hernanes pushes Lazio past Legia

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 23.50CET
SS Lazio 1-0 Legia Warszawa
A powerful header by playmaker Hernanes early in the second half gave the home team a winning start in Group J.
by Paolo Menicucci
from Stadio Olimpico
Hernanes pushes Lazio past Legia
Hernanes celebrates in acrobatic fashion ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 23.50CET

Hernanes pushes Lazio past Legia

SS Lazio 1-0 Legia Warszawa
A powerful header by playmaker Hernanes early in the second half gave the home team a winning start in Group J.

SS Lazio grabbed the early initiative in UEFA Europa League Group J by beating Legia Warszawa 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico.

Lazio coach Vladimir Petković rested the likes of Miroslav Klose, Cristian Ledesma and Antonio Candreva in favour of 18-year-old forward Keita Baldé, who made his first senior start. The decision was vindicated seven minutes after the break as Baldé executed a perfect cross for Hernanes to score the game's decisive goal.

A flurry of early corners augured well for the home team with Ederson and Abdoulay Konko both going close. At the other end, Federico Marchetti made a superb reaction save when Jakub Kosecki controlled a long ball and shot with only the Lazio goalkeeper to beat. Kosecki went close again moments later with a curling effort that flew centimetres wide of the far post.

The Biancocelesti stepped up a gear after the break and were rewarded for their intent when Hernanes found the net with a powerful header. The Brazil schemer then struck a post with a low drive after beguiling a couple of Legia defenders. Jan Urban's side pushed hard for an equaliser as the clock ticked down, but Lazio defended stoutly and almost added another when Diego Novaretti's sharp header drew a fine stop from Legia goalkeeper Wojciech Skaba.

Last updated: 21/09/13 0.04CET

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Lineups

lazio

Lazio

legia

Legia

22
MarchettiFederico Marchetti (GK) (C)
84
SkabaWojciech Skaba (GK)
2
CianiMichaël Ciani
Yellow Card65
2
Dossa JúniorDossa Júnior
8
HernanesHernanes
Goal53
Substitution75
7
OjamaaHenrik Ojamaa
10
EdersonEderson
Yellow Card30
Substitution70
9
SaganowskiMarek Saganowski
Substitution68
14
BaldéKeita Baldé
Substitution84
17
BrzyskiTomasz Brzyski
15
GonzálezÁlvaro González
20
KoseckiJakub Kosecki
23
OnaziOgenyi Onazi
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak (C)
Substitution70
27
CanaLorik Cana
25
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
29
KonkoAbdoulay Konko
28
BroźŁukasz Broź
39
Cavanda Luis Cavanda
32
RadovićMiroslav Radović
99
FloccariSergio Floccari
37
FurmanDominik Furman

Substitutes

1
BerishaEtrit Berisha (GK)
93
WienczatekOliwer Wienczatek (GK)
4
CreccoLuca Crecco
3
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
Substitution70
11
KloseMiroslav Klose
13
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
19
LulićSenad Lulić
Substitution75
18
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Substitution68
24
LedesmaCristian Ledesma
Substitution70
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
85
NovarettiDiego Novaretti
Substitution84
33
ŻyroMichał Żyro
87
CandrevaAntonio Candreva
35
ŁukasikDaniel Łukasik

Coach

Vladimir Petković (SUI) Jan Urban (POL)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Johann Gudmundsson (ISL), Gunnar Gunnarsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL)

Additional assistant referees

Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL), Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (ISL)

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