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All is fair in ‘The Battle for Serie A title’ as Ciro Immobile slaps Arturo Vidal in Team clash

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Lazio’s hopes of a comeback were dented in the 69th minute as Immobile, who managed just one shot from 26 touches in a frustrating individual display, saw red for slapping Arturo Vidal.

Inter almost snatched the points in the closing stages when Marcelo Brozovic struck the woodwork, before Nerazzurri substitute Sensi received his marching orders for hitting Patric


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Torino 1-2 Lazio, Captain Immobile helps close juve’s gap

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Ciro Immobile gave away an early Torino penalty, but made up for it with the equaliser before Marco Parolo’s deflected strike completed another Lazio comeback.

Simone Inzaghi had to watch from the stands due to a touchline ban, as the Aquile fought to stay in the Scudetto race after Atalanta ended their 21-round unbeaten run with Massimiliano Farris on the bench. Senad Lulic, Luiz Felipe, Lucas Leiva and Bobby Adekanye were still out of action, while Marco Parolo shook off a knock. Torino were struggling just above the relegation zone and Simone Zaza wasn’t fit to start, so Simone Verdi stepped in.

It took just five minutes to break the deadlock, as Ciro Immobile used his arm to charge down Nicolas Nkoulou’s header on a free kick, allowing Andrea Belotti to convert. To make matters worse, the yellow card means Immobile will be suspended for the next match against Milan.

Immobile should’ve made up for his error by equalising on 22 minutes, but after springing the offside trap, he just clipped the crossbar one-on-one with Salvatore Sirigu.

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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic also blasted over from a promising position and Felipe Caicedo was booked, so he too will be suspended for the Milan match.

Immobile again fired off target after a quick one-two to burst into the box, while Sirigu took the sting out of a Parolo header at the end of a long Lazio attacking move, raining crosses into the box.

Caicedo sprung the offside trap on a ball over the top, but his first touch let him down. When Francesco Acerbi did get the ball in the net on the stroke of half-time, he was in an offside position.

Immobile did get the equaliser at the dawn of the second half, this time running on to a Luis Alberto through ball and toe-poking it into the far bottom corner, wrong-footing Sirigu.

With 29 goals in 29 Serie A rounds, Immobile is the most prolific striker since Antonio Valentin Angelillo had 31 by this stage in 1959.

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Torino were even more pinned back than before, Milinkovic-Savic and Immobile attempts off target, Joaquin Correa’s charged down, then Sirigu used his legs to parry from Milinkovic-Savic.

Eventually, Parolo’s snapshot from the edge of the box took a decisive deflection off Bremer to wrong-foot the goalkeeper at the near post and turn the game around completely.

Correa’s low cross-shot flashed all the way across the face of goal, Sirigu getting just enough on it to turn that away, while Koffi Djidji flung himself in the path of another Correa attempt.

Torino finally put some pressure on in the last five minutes, but it was too little, too late, and Lazio again picked up all three points from a trailing situation.

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Manchester United sets ‘Tricky Deal’ for Immobile this summer


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Manchester United sets ‘Tricky Deal’ for Immobile this summer

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Manchester United are keen on a move for in-form Lazio ace Ciro Immobile this summer, according to reports.

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The 30-year-old is in the midst of a prolific campaign across several fronts, having scored 30 goals in 33 games from Serie A, the Coppa Italia, Europa League and the Italian Supercup.

And his exploits in front of goal haven’t gone unnoticed, with Calciomercato reporting that Old Trafford chiefs are eyeing up a potential swoop over the coming months.

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Immobile is even on track to set a new all-time record of goals in the Italian top flight, having netted 27 times in the league alone, and he has also been linked to both Liverpool and Napoli.

The frontman would reunite with his former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, and Napoli are also considering a move due to being Immobile’s hometown club.

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However, as suggested in the same report, it is unlikely that Immobile would leave Lazio now with the Serie A giants on the verge of clinching Champions League qualification.

He is understood to have confirmed his willingness to remain in the Italian capital for the foreseeable future.

The Italy international also has three years remaining on his contract, and Lazio are unsurprisingly determined to keep hold of their prized asset.

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United’s sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan last summer reportedly means that the club are actively searching for another striker in the upcoming transfer window, with Immobile on their shortlist.

But despite their potential interest, no negotiations have begun for what could prove to be a tricky deal.

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Lazio look to reward Immobile with captaincy and a new deal until 2025


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Lazio look to reward Immobile with captaincy and a new deal until 2025

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Lazio are allegedly looking to reward Ciro Immobile with the captaincy and a new deal, tying him to the Olimpico until 2025.

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The leading goalscorer has suggested to end his career with the Aquile, who seem ready to grant the Italy international’s wish and give him further responsibility on the pitch.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the idea is to renew the current contract and extend the expiration date until June 2025, when Immobile will have turned 35 years old.

Senad Lulic, who has played 20 games in Serie A this term, turned 34 in January and the Bosnia international will pass on the armband to Immobile when his contract expires in June.

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Immobile has declared his wish to remain with the Biancocelesti and will be a natural choice for the captaincy, as he has been leading the line with his valuable contributions in front of goal in recent years.

Only this term, the 30-year-old has scored 27 goals in Serie A and has contributed seven assists in his 26 matches, playing 93 per cent of the minutes available in the League so far.


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1-0: Lazio trashed Napoli


Lazio confirmed their title credentials on Saturday evening with a dogged 1-0 victory over Napoli, but the Eagles were gift-wrapped the three points through a howler from goalkeeper David Ospina.

The two sides played out a tense first half, in which the hosts had the better of play, with chances falling to the feet of both Felipe Caicedo and Ciro Immobile, though both Lazio forwards fluffed their lines.

Napoli looked more organised under new coach Gennaro Gattuso but they lacked imagination and creativity in front of goal, while occasionally gifting possession to their opponents in dangerous areas.


The second half was as equally hard-fought as the first, and despite struggling to carve out many chances, Napoli almost pinched a dramatic lead through Piotr Zielinski. The Polish midfielder danced through a couple of tackles and aimed a bending effort towards goal, but his curler hit the post and rebounded to the feet of a Lazio defender.

The away side grew into the game and Gattuso’s men looked the more likely to break the deadlock as the minutes ticked by. And in a game that could only be decided by a moment of brilliance or comedy, the latter struck in the hosts’ favour.

Napoli shot-stopper Ospina dallied in possession in his own penalty area, and rather than booting the ball into the stands, the Colombian tried to play his way out of trouble.

Lazio striker Immobile was not fooled by Ospina’s footwork, however, and having dispossessed the second-choice goalkeeper, the striker lashed the ball into an empty net to send the home fans into pandemonium.


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It was a moment to forget for Ospina, but unfortunately for Gattuso and his shot-stopper, it was the decisive action in a tense match.

Victory for Lazio sees them close the gap on Juventus and Inter to three points, with their title rivals set to face tough challenges themselves in the shape of Roma and Atalanta respectively.

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