The Immobile opens
Inzaghi lines up a 3-5-2 with Caicedo and Immobile in attack. On the outside Lazzari and Jony with Milinkovic, Leiva and Parolo in the middle of the field. In defense play Luiz Felipe, Vavro and Acerbi. Lennon responds with 4-2-3-1 with Edouard forward and Forrest, Christie and Elyounoussi to support. Brown and McGregor in front of the defense, Elhamed and Hayes outside with Jullien and central Ajer. Lazio started strong and after 7 minutes it went ahead: a cross from the right of Lazzari, Caicedo prolonged his head and Immobile with his right hand bag on the second post. The game seems to go downhill for the hosts who insist and threaten the Scottish area. As in 21 ′: a great ball by Luiz Felipe that unmasks Immobile only in front of the goalkeeper, control but the bomber is reassembled and stopped. Shortly after, almost an own goal on a corner of the Capital, while Immobile is walled up on the most beautiful.
Slowly Lazio loses field and concedes too much to Celtic who attacks in gusts looking for the right gap. And Lennon's men find him at 38 'even if the defense has so many faults: Milinkovic loses the ball to the limit, then Acerbi's error that he doesn't intercept an Elyounoussi pass; in the area he controls Forrest who with his right slides in a diagonal line. The biancocelesti react and Forster must save by diving into a corner. Corner, ball and digging into goal, but Jullien saves his. The action continues and Parolo di testa from an excellent position sends the high sphere.
Ntcham at the last minute
Celtic starts better the second half and the chances rain. Edouard commits Strakosha, while Forrest and Elyounoussi repeatedly become dangerous. Inzaghi then decides to change: outside Jony and inside Lulic, and inside Luis Alberto instead of Leiva. The new tactical structure of Lazio works and the Capitoline team finally attacks. At 66 ′ Milinkovic launches Immobile which enters the area and concludes. Deviation of Jullien and request for penalty for hand ball, but for the referee everything is regular. A minute later the Serb's header, but rejects Forster. At 74 ′ Luis Alberto takes the pole directly from a corner, while Lazzari cannot find the goal from the outside. On the opposite side Edouard enters the area alone, but with the right plate sends the ball to the bottom. Lazio very dangerous from the end: first Berisha pulls but rejects Forster. Action that continues and Berisha himself serves Caicedo who strikes weakly and badly with his head. Then Luis Alberto tries a right-footed shot, but still saves Forster, so Milinkovic shoots from outside with a little ball out. There are five minutes of recovery and just at the last Celtic passes and wins: a gift from Berisha to Elyounoussi, a ball in the area for substitute Ntcham who controls and with a touch under right Strakosha prank.Lazio-Celtic Glasgow 1-2 (1-1)
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha, Luiz Felipe, Vavro (37 ′ st Berisha), Acerbi, Lazzari, Parolo, Lucas Leiva (13 ′ st Luis Alberto), Milinkovic Savic, Jony (13 ′ st Lulic), Caicedo, Immobile (23 Guerrieri, 4 Patric , 15 Bastos, 34 Adekanye). All .: Inzaghi
Celtic (4-2-3-1): Forster, Elhamed (38 ′ st Bitton), Jullien, Ajer, Hayes, Brown, McGregor, Forrest (44 ′ st Bauer), Christie (32 ′ st Ntcham), Elyounoussi, Edouard. (1 Gordon, 3 Taylor, 11 Sinclair, 16 Morgan). All .: Lennon
Referee: Stieler (Ger)
networks: in pt 7 ′ Immobile, 38 ′ Forrest; in st 50 ′ Ntcham
Corners: 8 to 5 for Lazio
Recovery: 2 ′ and 5 ′
Ammonites: Caicedo, Brown for incorrect play
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