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  02/06/2012: Primavera: Torino - Lazio 1-2 (0-1)
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The Lazio youngsters travelled to Gubbio where the later stages of the Primavera Championship will be played to take on Torino in the Quarter Finals of the competition. Torino also finished second in their division behind their rivals Juventus.

TORINO (4-4-2): Gomis, Isoardi, Chiosa, Panepinto, Fiore, Vita (83' Pinelli), Diop, Diarra, Milani (60' Da Silva), Ruopolo, Verdi (84' Aramo)

Unused subs: Di Martino, Sarraco, Pernice, Cinaglia, Fumara, Gatto

LAZIO (4-3-3): Berardi; Ilari, Crescenzi, Sbraga, Marin; Zampa, Onazi, Cataldi (61' Salustri); Barreto, Rozzi (89' Serpieri), Emmanuel (77' Vivacqua)

Unused subs: Scarfagna, Serpieri, Vilkaitis, Cilfone, De Francesco, Vivacqua, Tira

Goals: 4', 58' Emmanuel (L), 92' Pinelli (T)

Yellow cards: Ammoniti Zampa, Sbraga (L), Isoardi, Chiosa (T)



It only took Lazio four minutes to take the lead when Emmanuel Sani slipped past the Torino defence. Lazio continued to play attacking football and created more chances. Both Onazi and Cataldi tried to beat Gomis in the Torino several times with long range shots.

In the second half Emmanuel Sani again scored for Lazio after a beautiful attack by the Biancocelesti on the right side.

After that Lazio looked like controlling the match. Since the semi finals will be played in a few days the players did not push for the third goal, and Bollini decided to take Emmanuel Sani off before he could complete his hattrick.

Torino managed to make it exciting again when they scored in the 91st minute, but after that they failed to create any more chances and Lazio won the match.

In the semi finals Lazio will play city rivals Roma who beat Varese 4-0 earlier today. Coach Alberto Bollini said on TV after the match that it is so much more then just a semi final and they will do everything to win. He also said that he is proud to be one of the four best primavera teams in the country.



Player Ratings:

Berardi 6.5
Ilari 6 Crescenzi 6.5 Sbraga 6 Marin 6
Zampa 6.5 Onazi 7 Cataldi 6.5
Barreto 6.5 Rozzi 6 Emmanuel 7.5

Man of the Match: Emmanuel Sani

Two great goals for the Nigerian and worked hard on the left side all night. Was taken off early so that he is ready to do the same in the semi finals.

Flop of the Match: Antonio Rozzi

The young striker did not have his best match tonight. Was not much involved. Bollini revealed after the match that he was not fully fit and had not trained the day before the match.

(Eivind Ytreland)
 
 
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Ed 6/12/2012 2:23:57 PM
Now for the big Derby in the semi's - Forza Primavera!
 
 
 
 
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