Ciro Immobile helps Lazio win at rain-drenched Crotone

Ciro Immobile helps Lazio win at rain-drenched Crotone

Ciro Immobile scored on his return from coronavirus isolation when Lazio beat Crotone 2-0 in torrential rain in southern Italy on Saturday.

Ciro Immobile scored on his return from coronavirus isolation when Lazio beat Crotone 2-0 in torrential rain in southern Italy on Saturday.

Immobile’s header put Lazio ahead in the 21st minute on a soggy pitch after storms on the sole of Italy.
It was the fourth Serie A goal in six games this season for Europe’s top scorer last season, who had missed Lazio’s two previous league games.

The Italian international was also involved in the second goal, sending Joaquin Correa just before time when the rain briefly subsided in Calabria.

Argentina’s Correa shot his first league goal this season from a tight angle through the legs of Crotone goalkeeper Alex Cordaz.

“Ciro is a leader, he scored a very important goal in a difficult match,” said coach Simone Inzaghi, whose team climbed to fifth place in the initial Serie A standings.

“We had problems with Covid and injuries. Today we had important players like Sergej Milinkovic-Savic… those who replaced them gave their best.

“I’m happy for Correa, he scored in the Champions League and today in the League.

“Let’s not forget that he arrived on Friday after two days of travel and with jetlag. I asked him for this great sacrifice and he paid me today. “

Crotone fell to their sixth loss in eight games as they remain winless on their return to the top flight after two seasons in Serie B.

Champions Juventus, in sixth place, host Cagliari later on Saturday looking to close the gap with leaders AC Milan, who play third-place Napoli on Sunday.

Later on Saturday, the visit of Atalanta, seventh classified, promoted Spezia.

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