Saturday August 10 2013
Klose takes Crystal Palace

Miroslav Klose netted the winner as Lazio warmed up for the Italian Super Cup with a victory away to Crystal Palace.

The Biancocelesti begin their season on August 18 against Juventus for the Super Cup, so this was their final friendly ahead of that clash.

Vladimir Petkovic started out with a 4-2-3-1 system at Selhurst Park with Lucas Biglia partnering Cristian Ledesma and Hernanes in a trequartista role.

Lazio took the lead after just 12 minutes, as Antonio Candreva’s long-range blockbuster was only parried into the path of Klose for a tap-in.

Senad Lulic thought he had made it 2-0, but Dean Moxey performed a decisive goalline clearance.

Giuseppe Biava’s diving tackle intercepted a dangerous Moxey cross for Aaron Wilbraham and Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni was again tested by Biglia.

Federico Marchetti was called upon in the second half for saves on Dwight Gayle and Kevin Phillips to preserve the victory.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Lazio

Scorers: Klose 12 (L)

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward (Dikgacoi 46), Gabbidon (Ramage 46), Delaney (Boateng 77), Moxey (Jerome Williams 74), Jedinak (Wynter 69), Garvan (O'Keefe 46), Jonny Williams (Bolasie 46), Dobbie (Grandin 46), Thomas (de Silva 22) (Gayle 46), Wilbraham (Phillips 46)

Lazio: Marchetti, Konko (Onazi 64), Biava (Novaretti 46), Dias (Cana 46), Radu, Biglia (Cavanda 64), Ledesma (Ederson 46), Hernanes (Gonzalez 77), Candreva (Rozzi 88), Lulic, Klose (Floccari 64)

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