This Saturday, Lazio continued the extraordinary phase that they live in the Italian Serie A. At the Olympic Stadium, the Roman team thrashed Sampdoria 5-1 and gained even more strength in the fight for the title that the club has not won since the 1999/2000 season.
Once again, the Biancocelesti’s highlight was the striker Ciro Immobile, who grabbed a hat-trick. He is the top scorer in Serie A, with impressive 23 goals scored. The Italian is far ahead of the second place, international star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 14 goals.
Lazio’s party started just six minutes after the beginning of the match. Ecuadorian striker Caicedo took advantage of a rebound by goalkeeper Audero to open the scoring.
Ten minutes later, Immobile swung the net for the first time in the day from the penalty spot. And the number 9 appeared again at the 19th minute to extend Roman’s lead. He controlled a long ball and was cold-blooded to round Audero before scoring. 3-0 and only the first half.
The massacre continued in the second half. At the 53rd minute, Quisanga was assisted by Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva and face to face with the goalkeeper of Sampdoria slotted home at the top corner. At the 64th, Immobile had another penalty to take. The number 9 obviously didn’t miss the opportunity and completed his hat-trick.
At the 69th minute, Sampdoria finally managed to get their consolation goal. Goalkeeper Strakosha gave a rebound and Polish Linetty, from the edge of the area, managed to score with a right-foot strike. However, the reaction stopped there.
This win was Lazio’s 9th victory in a row and their 14th match in a row without defeat. The last time the team lost in the Serie A was on September 25, when they had a 1-0 loss against Internazionale. The three points made the capital team have a total of 45 points, which is three away from Juventus, the leaders of the league, and only one behind the second place, Internazionale.
On the other hand, Sampdoria remains with 19 points, in the 16th position. 5 points ahead of Genoa, the first team in the relegation zone.
The Biancocelesti will now have two difficult games in a row. The first one for the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia, against Napoli away, and the derby against Roma for Serie A’s next round. Sampdoria will have midweek off and on Sunday, they welcome Sassuolo for the Italian Serie A.