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2016/2017 Italian Serie A
  • Keita Baldé (29')
  • Senad Lulic (90')

Lazio 2-0 Empoli

Balde Diao Keita and Senad Lulic were both on target as Lazio secured their second home win of the season in Serie A by defeating Empoli 2-0.
Striker Keita fired home in the 29th minute and Bosnian midfielder Lulic made sure of the points by heading home in the final minute as Lazio climbed up to fifth place in the table. Empoli remain in the bottom three.
Manuel Pucciarelli went close to giving Empoli a first-half lead but his effort was saved in the bottom corner by Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.
Keita then edged Lazio ahead with an emphatic low finish from inside the penalty area.
Pucciarelli's angled shot hit the crossbar early in the second period and the striker also had another goalbound effort saved in the closing stages, but Lazio had the final word through Lulic's close-range header.
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