Lazio earn first-leg lead against Salzburg
Lazio 4 - 2 Salzburg

Lazio earn first-leg lead against Salzburg

06/04/2018

Two goals in two second-half minutes helped Lazio beat Salzburg 4-2 and take control of their Europa League quarter-final.

But the two away goals scored by the Austrians kept them in the tie ahead of the second leg next Thursday at the Red Bull Arena.

Senad Lulic gave Lazio an eighth-minute lead with a composed finish past Salzburg keeper Alexander Walke after being teed up by Dusan Basta.

Basta undid his good work in the 29th minute by conceding a penalty for his challenge on Munas Dabbur. Valon Berisha converted coolly to give Salzburg their first equaliser.

Lazio missed the chance to regain the lead before the interval when Sergej Milinkovic's header from close range lacked direction.

The home side did not have to wait long for their second goal of the night, which came four minutes into the second half.

Basta, whose busy night continued, provided a quality assist for Marco Parolo to restore Lazio's lead.

Salzburg drew level for the second time in the 71st minute when Takumi Minamino, just introduced as a substitute, made space for his shot before firing past Thomas Strakosha in the Lazio goal.

Lazio replied, though, with two goals in the next five minutes to ensure they took a two-goal advantage with them to Austria for the second leg.

Felipe Anderson kept his head to round the keeper with 16 minutes remaining and restore the Italians' advantage.

And in their next attack two minutes later, Ciro Immobile got in on the scoring after controlling a pass from the impressive Lucas Leiva to find the back of the net.

Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi praised his players for the way they handled Salzburg twice getting back on level terms.

"My boys were good at managing the nervousness that had arisen after suffering that penalty," Inzaghi said in quotes on the club's website.

"We played in front of a great audience and celebrate the victory with the fans was a must.

"After the penalty suffered, we were good to stay in the game and then take the lead of two goals.

"The team behaved well, we had several players coming back from injuries, but they showed great heart."

Salzburg manager Marco Rose felt his side could have done more to keep the score level going into next week's second leg in Austria.

"I think we could have done better," he is quoted on the club's website.

"We conceded too many easy goals. The two goals keep us in it to some extent.

"It was a hot-blooded match. My team offered a high intensity again and made a fight of it."

Related news

Olivier Giroud double keeps Chelsea perfect with 4-0 win against PAOK

Olivier Giroud double keeps Chelsea perfect with 4-0 win against PAOK

Chelsea made it five wins in five tries in the Europa League with a convincing 4-0 win against 10-man PAOK at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Arsenal youngsters thrash Vorskla to stay top of Europa League Group E

Arsenal youngsters thrash Vorskla to stay top of Europa League Group E

Arsenal maintained their three-point lead atop Europa League Group E on Thursday with a 3-0 win against Vorskla.

AC Milan rally for decisive Europa League win against F91 Dudelange

AC Milan rally for decisive Europa League win against F91 Dudelange

AC Milan came from behind before stepping on the gas to pull away from F91 Dudelange for a 5-2 Europa League win on Thursday.

Arsenal qualify for Europa knockout stage despite drab draw vs. Sporting

Arsenal qualify for Europa knockout stage despite drab draw vs. Sporting

Arsenal qualified for the Europa League knockout stage with a 0-0 draw against Sporting at The Emirates, although striker Danny Welbeck was carried off on a stretcher in the first half with a serious ankle injury.

AC Milan held at Real Betis in Europa League

AC Milan held at Real Betis in Europa League

AC Milan and Real Betis took a step towards qualifying for the Europa League knockout stage with a 1-1 draw in Group F on Thursday.

Olivier Giroud's goal secures Europa knockout stage for Chelsea

Olivier Giroud's goal secures Europa knockout stage for Chelsea

Olivier Giroud ended his drought by scoring the only goal as Chelsea won 1-0 at BATE Borisov on Thursday to clinch a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League with two group games to spare.

Lazio and Frankfurt into Europa last 32, Marseille out

Lazio and Frankfurt into Europa last 32, Marseille out

Arsenal and Chelsea were among seven teams to reach the Europa League knockout stage on Thursday, while last year's runners-up Olympique de Marseille were eliminated at the group phase.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek nets three goals in Chelsea win over BATE Borisov

Ruben Loftus-Cheek nets three goals in Chelsea win over BATE Borisov

Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored three goals as Chelsea dispatched BATE Borisov 3-1 in Europa League action on Thursday.

Antonio Sanabria, Giovani Lo Celso help Real Betis hand AC Milan first group stage loss

Antonio Sanabria, Giovani Lo Celso help Real Betis hand AC Milan first group stage loss

Real Betis stunned AC Milan with a 2-1 win at the San Siro in Europa League group play on Thursday.

RELATED NEWS

Olivier Giroud double keeps Chelsea perfect with 4-0 win against PAOK
Chelsea 4-0 PAOK

Olivier Giroud double keeps Chelsea perfect with 4-0 win against PAOK

Chelsea made it five wins in five tries in the Europa League with a convincing 4-0 win against 10-man PAOK at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Arsenal youngsters thrash Vorskla to stay top of Europa League Group E
Vorskla 0 - 3 Arsenal

Arsenal youngsters thrash Vorskla to stay top of Europa League Group E

Arsenal maintained their three-point lead atop Europa League Group E on Thursday with a 3-0 win against Vorskla.

AC Milan rally for decisive Europa League win against F91 Dudelange
AC Milan 5 - 2 F91 Dudelange

AC Milan rally for decisive Europa League win against F91 Dudelange

AC Milan came from behind before stepping on the gas to pull away from F91 Dudelange for a 5-2 Europa League win on Thursday.

Arsenal qualify for Europa knockout stage despite drab draw vs. Sporting
Arsenal 0 - 0 Sporting

Arsenal qualify for Europa knockout stage despite drab draw vs. Sporting

Arsenal qualified for the Europa League knockout stage with a 0-0 draw against Sporting at The Emirates, although striker Danny Welbeck was carried off on a stretcher in the first half with a serious ankle injury.

AC Milan held at Real Betis in Europa League
Real Betis 1 - 1 AC Milan

AC Milan held at Real Betis in Europa League

AC Milan and Real Betis took a step towards qualifying for the Europa League knockout stage with a 1-1 draw in Group F on Thursday.

Olivier Giroud's goal secures Europa knockout stage for Chelsea
BATE Borisov 0 - 1 Chelsea

Olivier Giroud's goal secures Europa knockout stage for Chelsea

Olivier Giroud ended his drought by scoring the only goal as Chelsea won 1-0 at BATE Borisov on Thursday to clinch a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League with two group games to spare.

Lazio and Frankfurt into Europa last 32, Marseille out
Lazio 2 - 1 Marseille

Lazio and Frankfurt into Europa last 32, Marseille out

Arsenal and Chelsea were among seven teams to reach the Europa League knockout stage on Thursday, while last year's runners-up Olympique de Marseille were eliminated at the group phase.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek nets three goals in Chelsea win over BATE Borisov
Chelsea 3 - 1 BATE Borisov

Ruben Loftus-Cheek nets three goals in Chelsea win over BATE Borisov

Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored three goals as Chelsea dispatched BATE Borisov 3-1 in Europa League action on Thursday.

Antonio Sanabria, Giovani Lo Celso help Real Betis hand AC Milan first group stage loss
AC Milan 1 - 2 Real Betis

Antonio Sanabria, Giovani Lo Celso help Real Betis hand AC Milan first group stage loss

Real Betis stunned AC Milan with a 2-1 win at the San Siro in Europa League group play on Thursday.

11/12/2018
18:55 | Galatasaray - Porto
18:55 | Schalke 04 - Lokomotiv Moskva
21:00 | Club Brugge - Atletico Madrid
21:00 | Monaco - Borussia Dortmund
21:00 | Barcelona - Tottenham Hotspur
21:00 | Inter Milan - PSV
21:00 | Liverpool - Napoli
21:00 | Crvena Zvezda - PSG
12/12/2018
02:05 | Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets
02:35 | Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs
04:35 | Toronto Raptors vs LA Clippers
18:55 | Real Madrid - CSKA Moskva
18:55 | Viktoria Plzen - Roma
21:00 | Ajax - Bayern Munchen
21:00 | Benfica - AEK Athens
21:00 | Shakhtar Donetsk - Olympique Lyon
21:00 | Manchester City - Hoffenheim
21:00 | Young Boys - Juventus
21:00 | Valencia - Manchester United
13/12/2018
01:05 | Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets
01:05 | New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
01:05 | Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers
01:05 | Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
01:05 | Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards
02:05 | Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies
02:05 | Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans
02:35 | Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks
03:05 | Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz
04:05 | Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings
04:35 | Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors
18:55 | Villarreal - Spartak Moskva
18:55 | Sevilla - Krasnodar
18:55 | Olympique Marseille - Apollon
18:55 | Lazio - Eintracht Frankfurt
18:55 | Vidi - Chelsea
21:00 | AEK Larnaca - Bayer Leverkusen
21:00 | Celtic - Salzburg
21:00 | Arsenal - Qarabag
21:00 | Olympiakos Piraeus - Milan
14/12/2018
02:05 | Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets
02:35 | LA Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs
03:35 | Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic
04:35 | Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns
DERBY OF THE WEEK
-
Derby of the week
20:45
31/12/2018
Derby of the week
W -    
   W -
The odds are correct at the time of publishing
- and are subject to change
Football Live Scores
Tennis Live Scores