Aug 24

Lazio – Benevento 5-1, Atalanta next

Morning all. You may know by now that we beat Bevento 5 to 1 last night @ Olimpico and thus moved to the fourth round of Coppa Italia, where we face Atalanta next. I could not watch the match, like most of you of course. This is a short report from Channel4. Bad news is that both De Silvestri and Meghni picked us injuries and their extent will be known in the next 2 days. Hope nothing serious. Rossi used the following team:

Lazio (4-3-2-1): Carrizo, De Silvestri, Siviglia (1? St Cribari), Rozehnal, Lichsteiner, Meghni (1? St Manfredini), Ledesma, Matuzalem, Pandev, Mauri (28? St Foggia), Makinwa. (86 Muslera, 49 Cinelli, 10 Zarate, 90 Mendicino)

Delio Rossi’s men thrashed Serie C side Benevento at the Stadio Olimpico, although they got a helping hand to begin with as Cattaneo put through his own net after nine minutes.

Mourad Meghni doubled the advantage and Bueno pulled one back, but in the second half Lazio ran away with it thanks to a Christian Manfredini counter-attack and Goran Pandev brace.

You can watch some pics from the match here. I expected Foggia to play more and Makinwa to score. The latter continues to disappoint and I think a new forward must be brought before the season begins.

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