Saturday January 19 2013
Gasperini rues wasted lead

Gian Piero Gasperini held second-placed Lazio to a draw, but was “left with the usual desperation at not getting all three points.”

The Sicilians scored twice in two minutes to turn the game around, but were eventually caught for a 2-2 final result by the late Hernanes penalty.

“It was an excellent performance, but we are once again left with the usual desperation at not getting all three points,” sighed Gasperini.

“In the second half we really stepped it up a gear. The first goal was fairly strange, while for the rest we allowed Lazio very little and played on a par with one of the more prestigious clubs.”

It was a boost, although Palermo have still earned only two points from the last seven rounds.

“Are we smiling again now? Well, a little, but we were so close to the victory. We were naive on the penalty, as there were four of us on the ball.”

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