SS Lazio defeated Pescara 2-0 to raise their hopes of a late challenge to Napoli’s hold on second spot in Serie A.
A fine individual performance from SS Lazio striker Senad Lulic helped the Rome team to all three points at Stadio Olimpico.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international forward scored the first goal and made the second for left back Stefan Andrei Radu to bring Lazio two points clear of AC Milan in third place in Serie A, with each team having played 26 games each.
Vladimir Petkovic’s side will now look to chase down Napoli, who are five points ahead, and the fact that Edinson Cavani et al having dropped points away to Udinese is a real boost to Lazio’s hopes.
The victory over Pescara brings Lazio out of their worst form of the season, having lost three and drawn two of their last five matches.
The Italian capital side’s fans will hope that it was just a classic midseason lull – and that there are no more blips to come.
Watch official Serie A highlights video of the match below.
First half highlights:
Second half highlights: