Title-chasing Lazio record Serie A win

Luis Alberto scored the match winner in Lazio's Serie A win over Fiorentina at the Stadio Olimpico.
Luis Alberto scored the match winner in Lazio's Serie A win over Fiorentina at the Stadio Olimpico.

Lazio have fought back from a goal down to beat Fiorentina 2-1 in Italy's Serie A on Saturday and maintain their chase of league leaders Juventus.

Luis Alberto struck seven minutes from time to grab the victory and leave the second-placed capital side four points adrift of champions Juve.

Ciro Immobile converted a penalty to cancel out Franck Ribery's opener for Fiorentina.

Lazio's hopes of claiming a first league title since 2000 took a hit mid-week when their 21-match unbeaten run ended with a defeat at Atalanta, in their first match back after the hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And it seemed as if it was going to slide further when Ribery curled in the opener after a magnificent solo run in the 25th minute.

But Immobile, who is leading the Serie A goal-scoring chart, converted a penalty in the 67th for his 28th of the season after Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski fouled Felipe Caicedo.

Lazio snatched all three points when Luis Alberto surged forward from midfield and an attempted pass to his teammate took a kind deflection back to him and he fired in the winner.

Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic was sent off in stoppage time for an off-the-ball incident and Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi was also dismissed moments later.

Genoa fought back from two goals down to draw at bottom-placed Brescia 2-2 and pick up a vital point in their bid to avoid relegation.

Brescia hadn't won a match since December but went 2-0 up inside 13 minutes thanks to goals from Alfredo Donnarumma and Alessandro Semprini.

Genoa got back into the match seven minutes from halftime when Iago Falque converted a penalty after Andrea Papetti was adjudged to have fouled Cristian Romero.

Genoa levelled with another spot kick, this time by Andrea Pinamonti, after Daniele Dessena handled in the area.

Genoa remained 17th but inched a point clear of Lecce, which occupies the last relegation spot.

There are a number of teams in danger of getting sucked into the relegation battle, including 14th-placed Torino who lost 4-2 at mid-table Cagliari 4-2 to remain six points above the bottom three.

Australian Associated Press