Champions League, Lazio party in the final: Immobile knocks out Celtic

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Champions League, Lazio-Celtic 2-0

Lazio defeated Celtic 2-0 on the fifth day of Group E of the UEFA Champions League: a very important result for Maurizio Sarri’s men, accrued però after 80 minutes of almost sterile domination, thanks to Ciro immobile’s double.

The plot of the match è clear from the start: the Scots are entrenched in their half of the field and leave the initiative to the biancocelesti that forò; in the first half, they make themselves scarcely dangerous from the parts of the opponent goalkeeper, the old acquaintance of the Italian league Joe Hart.

In the second half, the script è very similar: Lazio è often over the offensive three-quarter, but fail to sting. It was Ciro Immobile who gave the decisive acceleration in the final: in the 82nd minute, the Biancoceleste captain put into the net an Isaksen’s first shot that was parried by Hart, and three laps of the clock later he made it 2-0 on a feed from the same Dane, thus closing the match and giving three fundamental points in terms of qualification.

In the other '7 p.m. advance match, Shakhtar defeated Antwerp 1-0, with Matviienko’s decisive goal on 12' the Ukrainians are thus back in the game for qualification to the round of 16 in Group H, the one with Barcelona and FC Porto.

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