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Sunday August 4 2013
Lazio held to Panathinaikos draw

Lazio could not manage more than a goalless draw against Panathinaikos in Athens this evening.

The Biancocelesti are warming up for the Italian Super Cup with Juventus on August 18, but fielded Sergio Floccari as centre-forward to begin with.

Zeca almost gave the hosts an early lead when pouncing on an Abdoulay Konko backpass, but narrowed the angle too much to get round Federico Marchetti.

The Lazio goalkeeper was kept busy by Marinakis, while Floccari nodded over and Ederson had a shot charged down in the six-yard box. The Brazilian pulled back for Senad Lulic, forcing a great save out of Kapino.

Marchetti needed a one-handed reaction save to deny a Karelis curler from distance, but straight after the restart a Nano goalline clearance prevented Andre Dias from heading in the opener.

Dias was also decisive at the other end when Dinas looked likely to score and substitute goalkeeper Albano Bizarri fingertipped another Dinas cross-shot on to the bar.

In stoppages, Dias almost snatched a winner with a volley that scraped the upright.

Panathinaikos 0-0 Lazio

Panathinaikos: Kapino (Kotsolis 73); Marinakis (Spyropoulos 81), Koutroubis (Triantafylloupoulos 46), Schildenfeld (Risvanis 81), Nano; Mendes da Silva (Lagos 78), Zeca, Abeid (Donis 73); Bajrami, Karelis (Berg 58), Dinas (Mouzakitis 85)

Lazio: Marchetti (Bizzarri 69); Konko (Cavanda 69), Biava, Dias, Radu; Biglia, Ledesma (Gonzalez 56); Candreva (Hernanes 46), Ederson (Rozzi 83), Lulic (Vinicius 89); Floccari (Keita 89)

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