Yesterday the team featured in a friendly against a team called Fidene at Formello. Lazio won 4-1. The visitors were first to score. Lazio responded immediatly with an auto-goal scored by a Fidene players. Then Makinwa scored twice to take the team 3-1 after the first half. In the second half, Rossi changed almost the entire team and at the end, it was Manfredini and Zarate who scored for the final result 5-1. Dabo, Firmani, Belleri and Rocchi did not play due to injuries.
Lazio (first half): Muslera, De Silvestri, Siviglia, Cribari, Kolarov, Meghni, Ledesma, Matuzalem, Foggia, Makinwa, Mauri.
Lazio (second half): Degre, Faraoni, Diakite, Tuia, Kolarov (Iozzini), Cinelli, Spuntarelli, Manfredini, Mendicino, Kozac, Zarate
In the other news, Pandev scored twice for Macedonia while Lichtsteiner, Rozenhal and Carrizo all had terrific performances playing for the respective national teams in friendlies.
There is also a bad news. Ledesma`s agent D`Ippolito declared that his client will remain with Lazio this season while there are 99,9 % of changes that next season he will leave, invoking article 17.
Besides Bogdani and Crespo, there is a new named that surfaced today that could interest Lazio after Rocchi`s injury. It is Bruno from Modena. He scored 18 goals last season for the said team.
On Saturday at 20;45, we open the season officially as the team plays Benevento in the 3rd round of Coppa Italia. The match shall be played @ Olimpico.