Partial at the end of the first 45
The balance remains in the Olympic Stadium in Rome: Lazio and Torino The first half ends in a 0-0 draw. Not an exciting game so far, with few scoring chances from either side. In a Toro team that started the match for the first time with a dual striker, Bongiorno’s injury took its toll, as he had to make a substitution after 25 minutes due to a muscle problem and was replaced by Sazonov.
Picks: Sanabria-Zapata from 1′
The big news in Juric’s selection is that Sanabria and Zapata were together from the first minute in a trio completed by Vlasic as an attacking midfielder in a 3-4-1-2 formation. Ritchie returns to the midfield alongside Tamese, while Ilicic sits on the bench; Confirmed abroad Bellanova and Lazaro. Few options in defence, where once again there are Shores, Bongiorno and Rodriguez. Instead Lazio responds with an Anderson-Imobile-Zaccagni spear.
First half: Good morning, Balat
In the fifth minute, Vlasic immediately tried a left-footed effort from the outside, finding a clumsy clearance from Providel, but Zapata failed to score the winner. The home side appeared dangerous in the 16th minute through Casale, who sent the ball high after a series of rebounds inside the penalty area. In the 25th minute, Bongiorno raised the white flag due to a thigh injury: Sazonov made his debut in his place, placing himself in the heart of the three-man defence. A few minutes later, the yellow card was given to Bellanova, who touched Zaccagni forcefully to prevent him from turning. In the 40th minute, Lazio attempted a free kick taken by Luis Alberto in the middle of the field, after a decisive corner kick from Lazaro. Tamese also received a yellow card after an untimely challenge on Zacajne in the middle of the field. After a rebound from Vlasic, the ball came back up but Zapata was unable to head the ball well. Three minutes into stoppage time, we entered the first half with a scoreless result.
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