Wednesday August 8 2012
Lazio fans’ pre-season attack

Lazio ended their pre-season losing streak yesterday at Salernitana, but the game was marred by pre-match clashes between the fans.

The match was won comfortably by Vladimir Petkovic’s side 3-0, thanks to goals from Cristian Ledesma, Stefano Mauri and Mauro Zarate, ending a three-game losing streak for the team.

These clubs, who are both owned by Claudio Lotito, are strong rivals historically and an organisational mix-up before kick-off saw two of the coaches carrying Lazio fans pass through the home end of the stadium.

Salernitana fans reportedly threw stones and other objects at these coaches, prompting a ‘general confusion’ and stampede outside the ground, resulting in three people - a steward, policeman and Lazio fan - sustaining unspecified injuries.