Goal! A precise cut back on the goal line from Adam Marusic finds Luis Alberto (Lazio) right in front of goal, and he easily buries the ball into the bottom right corner. 0:1.
Lazio take a quick free kick and immediately restart play.
Luis Alberto (Lazio) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Michael Fabbri no option but to blow his whistle. Cagliari win a free kick.
CHANCE! Luis Alberto (Lazio) picks up a perfect pass inside the box, makes himself some space for a shot, but his effort goes just over the crossbar. The ball goes out of play and Cagliari will have a goal kick.
Senad Lulic (Lazio) breaks past challenges inside the box, but puts too much pace on his pass to Felipe Caicedo.
Michael Fabbri rightly pulls out a yellow card and shows it to Milan Badelj (Lazio).
Fabrizio Cacciatore (Cagliari) runs onto a good long pass and tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort flies high over the bar. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Lazio.
Michael Fabbri interrupts the game for a tactical foul by Marco Parolo (Lazio).
Felipe Caicedo (Lazio) expertly controls the pass inside the penalty area and shoots, but it's inadvertently blocked a defender.
Alessio Cragno makes a brilliant save! Luis Alberto (Lazio) easily weaves through the defence and unleashes a shot from just outside of the box. His effort goes towards the bottom left corner but is saved by the keeper!
Marco Parolo (Lazio) attempts to find one of his teammates inside the box with a chip pass, but one of the defending players reacts superbly and intercepts the ball.
Luiz Felipe (Lazio) sends over a cross from the side into the penalty area in order to find one of his teammates, but he fails and the opportunity goes begging. The ball goes out of play and Cagliari will have a goal kick.
Michael Fabbri blows his whistle. Nicolo Barella (Cagliari) commits a foul after dangerous play.
Luca Cigarini (Cagliari) puts a cross into the box from the free kick but it's cleared.
Marco Parolo (Lazio) commits an ugly tackle on his opponent, but there is no caution from the referee.
The free kick is delivered by Luca Cigarini (Cagliari) but it's not one of his best and is easily cleared.
Stefan Radu (Lazio) will miss the next game.
Stefan Radu (Lazio) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Michael Fabbri didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
Senad Lulic (Lazio) sends a cross into the box, but Alessio Cragno comes off his line to gather the ball.
A pass into the box finds Joao Pedro (Cagliari) unmarked. He carefully places a shot towards the middle of the goal, but a brilliant last-ditch save by Silvio Proto denies him.
Lazio didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Luiz Felipe (Lazio) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted. Lazio force a corner. They send men into the box.
Felipe Caicedo (Lazio) sends in a shot from a promising distance after a precise pass. His effort goes inches over the crossbar.
Nicolo Barella (Cagliari) fizzes over a cross which doesn't cause any problems.
Here we go, today's match is starting right now.
The players are out at last! Cagliari will take the kick-off.
Let us introduce today's referee to you, and it's Michael Fabbri.
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