Lazio slip behind neighbours Roma after finishing season with a defeat.
Cagliari defeated Lazio 1-0 at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste. The away side took control of the match early on, but it was Federico Marchetti who was called into action first. The Lazio goalkeeper saving well to his right from a dipping Thiago Ribero shot.
Libor Kozak had the Biancocelesti’s first opportunity at goal, but his header was straight at Vlada Avramov. Thiago Ribero was the Rossoblu’s main goal threat, but he failed to test Marchetti regularly enough, though, was linking well with Victor Ibarbo.
After the break the game was no more exciting in the opening exchanges, though, Cagliari did look the more likely.
Candreva was trying his best to create something for Lazio, but one shot was easily saved by Avramov, while a dangerous cross had no one attacking the ball. Sergio Floaccari had a header go just wide, while Lorik Cana smashed a long range shot into the palms of Avramov.
But then with 15 minutes left of the match a Dessena header from an Andrea Cossu cross saw the home side take the lead. Lazio though had no answer for that blow and looked to have ran out of steam and the home side took home all three points.