Lazio 3-0 Udinese: post match review, statistical analysis & man of the match

Lazio vs Udinese: Post Match Review

Lazio equal their record under Simone Inzaghi of six consecutive wins, the Biancoceleste brushed aside a struggling Udinese 3-0.

Lazio will now have all to play for next Saturday, all eyes will be on the game in Turin as they face Juventus, who dropped points at home to Sassuolo.

Luis Alberto got the action underway, the Spaniard tested Juan Musso in the Udinese goal after six minutes. His free-kick curling in the top corner, forcing the Argentinian to make an excellent save.

Three minutes later Lazio took the lead, an excellent 30 yard diagonal pass from Manuel Lazzari found Milinković-Savić in the box. The Serbian showed his upper body strength, managing to hold off a defender before squaring to Ciro Immobile who rolled the ball home to make it 1-0.

Ciro Immobile has now scored more league goals (17) than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues.

Udinese have their best chance of the half on the 15th minute, Mandragora should have put the visitors level after pouncing on a blocked effort from Acerbi, his strike was just wide of the far post.

On the 20th minute Lazzari played in a fierce cross which was met by Immobile. This time Musso was equal to it.

on the 34th minute Luis Alberto played Joaquin Correa into space down the right hand channel, the Argentinian dribbled the ball into the box and drew a foul from Troost-Ekong. Di Bello consulted VAR, the referee’s original decision stood. Ciro Immobile stood up and slotted home to double his tally, sending Musso the wrong way. 2-0.

Joaquin Correa won two penalties for Lazio vs Udinese

Ciro Immobile played Correa in down the same channel on the 44th minute, this time he was brought down by Nuytinck. Luis Alberto was given responsibility from the spot, the Spaniard placed the ball into the same corner as Immobile, sending Musso the wrong way. 3-0.

Luis Alberto scores against Udinese.

In the 52nd minute Lazzari again showed his marker a clean set of heels and delivered a cross to the back post, Lulic managed to get his head to the ball which Musso saved.

With ten minutes to go Inzaghi opted to call off Luis Alberto and replaced him with André Anderson, the Brazilian making his debut for the Biancoceleste.

Laziali will be pleased to know that Acerbi did not pick up a yellow card and will be available to face Juventus next Saturday.

Centurion Lucas Leiva

On a special note the game was Lucas Leiva’s 100th game in for Lazio.

Lazio vs Udinese: Statistical Analysis

Attack Momentum (SofaScore)

Lazio dominated the game in terms of attacking possession, the home side were rarely put under any pressure form Udinese and as soon as Inzaghi’s side took the lead they never looked as if they would be troubled by Luca Gotti’s side.

Expected Goals (Understat)

Looking at the diagram above, Udinese did manage to attempt seven shots from inside the penalty box, although these were low scoring opportunities the likes of Ronaldo, Higuain and Dybala may have better luck in finding the net.

Lazio managed to score three goals which was slightly higher than there XG figure of 2.92, however if you watched the game I don’t think many people would argue that the three goals margain was unfair on Udinese.

Match Stats (Understat)

Lazio vs Udinese: Man of the Match

Ciro Immobile

The Italian has now scored 17 league goals for Lazio, only Angelillo for Inter in 1958/59 and Borel for Juventus in 1933/34 have scored 17 goals in fewer team matches in Serie A history.