Ciro Immobile on target as irrepressible Lazio win again at Genoa


By: Reuters | Genoa |

Updated: February 23, 2020 8:43:11 pm

Lazio’s Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring their second goal. (Source: Reuters)

Serie A leading scorer Ciro Immobile grabbed his 27th league goal of the season as irrepressible Lazio won 3-2 at Genoa on Sunday to stay on the tail of leaders Juventus.

Lazio, on 59 points from 25 games, stayed one point behind the Turin side as they equalled their points tally for the whole of last season, when they finished eighth, and extended their unbeaten run to 20 league games, including 16 wins.

Third-placed Inter Milan’s match at home to Sampdoria was one of four games postponed on Sunday because of the outbreak of the coronavirus in the regions of Lombardy and Veneto.

“We scored three goals and we could have scored more,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi. “The regret is that we didn’t finish the game off because we risked complicating it towards the end.