Saturday August 10 2019
Immobile brace conquers Celta Vigo

Lazio beat Celta Vigo at the Estadio Balaidos to win the Memorial Quinocho with an early Ciro Immobile brace.

The Aquile have now won all nine of their pre-season friendlies and seem to be in good shape approaching the Serie A opener.

Immobile broke through within seven minutes, making the most of a magnificent Jony Rodriguez cross.

Denis Suarez and Denis Vavro forced saves, but Lazio doubled their lead at the end of a well-worked move.

It was another summer signing, Manuel Lazzari, who provided the assist this time for a spectacular Immobile volley.

Celta Vigo fought back and Thomas Strakosha horribly fumbled a Beltran effort from the edge of the box that he really should’ve kept out.

Lazio wasted too many chances in the second half, with Ruben Blanco rushing out to clear from Joaquin Correa, then both Francesco Acerbi’s header and a Felipe Caicedo strike thumped the crossbar.

Strakosha did better with a fingertip save on Iago Aspas and Ruben Blanco denied Danilo Cataldi’s ferocious finish.

Celta Vigo 1-2 Lazio

Immobile 7, 25 (L), Beltran 39 (C)

Celta Vigo: Ruben Blanco; Kevin Vazquez (Molina 75), Aidoo, David Costas, Olaza; Brais, Beltran (Bermejo 83), Lobotka (Carreira 75), Denis (Pione Sisto 83); Iago Aspas, Lautaro (Losada 75)

Lazio: Strakosha; Vavro (Patric 68), Acerbi, Radu (Bastos 59); Lazzari, Parolo, Leiva (Cataldi 59), Luis Alberto (Berisha 76), Jony (Adekanye 68); Correa, Immobile (Caicedo 59) (Andrè Anderson 70)

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