Genoa 2-3 Lazio: Ciro Immobile scores 27th goal of the season as Lazio close gap on Serie A leaders Juventus
- Ciro Immobile scored his 27th goal of the season as Lazio saw off hosts Genoa
- Adam Marusic and Danilo Cataldi got on the scoresheet for the visitors
- Francesco Cassata and Domenico Criscito scored for relegation worried Genoa
- Lazio have closed the gap to just one point behind Serie A leaders Juventus
Serie A leading scorer Ciro Immobile grabbed his 27th league goal of the season as irrepressible Lazio won 3-2 at Genoa on Sunday to stay on the tail of leaders Juventus.
Lazio, on 59 points from 25 games, stayed one point behind the Turin side as they equalled their points tally for the whole of last season, when they finished eighth, and extended their unbeaten run to 20 league games, including 16 wins.
Third-placed Inter Milan’s match at home to Sampdoria was one of four games postponed on Sunday because of the outbreak of the coronavirus in the regions of Lombardy and Veneto.
Ciro Immobile scored his 27th goal of the season as Lazio beat Genoa 3-2 in Serie A
The win sees Lazio close the gap on league leaders Juventus to just one point after 25 games
Lazio’s Danilo Cataldi scored the winner from a free-kick in the 71st minute
Lazio needed less than two minutes to go ahead when Adam Marusic exchanged passes with Felipe Caicedo and powered through the Genoa defence to score.
Both teams had chances in an end-to-end match before Immobile, who has played in all of Lazio’s games, added the second from Caicedo’s flick in the 51st minute.
Genoa are stuck in the relegation zone with 22 points but they had not lost in their last four matches and pulled one back when Francesco Cassata scored from the edge of the area six minutes later.
Lazio survived a couple of anxious moments before Danilo Cataldi floated a free kick over the wall for what proved to be the winner in the 71st minute.
Genoa grabbed another back with a stoppage-time penalty converted by Domenico Criscito after Manuel Lazzari was adjudged to have handled following a VAR review.
Fans watched the matches with face masks on as coronavirus outbreak has hit Italy
Genoa find themselves still in the relegation zone with 22 points from 25 matches
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