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Lazio beat Sampdoria 1-0 with a goal from Luis Alberto

Lazio beat Sampdoria 1-0 this Saturday in the 23rd round of Serie A, and was provisionally placed in fourth place, the last one in Italy to qualify for the Champions League.

Spaniard Luis Alberto Romero scored the only goal of the match, in the 24th minute, seamlessly ending a counterattack after being assisted by Spanish-born Serbian Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

With 43 points, Lazio surpasses Juventus in the table (5th, 42 points), who will host bottom Crotone on Monday and who is leaving the ‘Champions zone’ for now.

Lazio also equals points with Roma (3rd), who will visit Benevento (15th) on Sunday.

Simone Inzaghi’s team thus recovered from the defeat suffered last round by 3 to 1 against Inter Milan.

He also gains confidence before the complicated match he has on Tuesday, in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, where he receives Bayern Munich, the defender of the continental title.

Sampdoria remains in tenth place, now four points behind ninth, Hellas Verona, who left the victory in the final discount and ended up drawing 2-2 at Genoa (11th).

Hellas took the lead twice, with goals from Serbian Ivan Ilic (17) and Marco Davide Faraoni (61), but the Genoese were able to balance both times, with targets from Uzbek Eldor Shomurodov (49) and Croatian Milan Badelj ( 90 + 4).

This Saturday another match is played on the 23rd day of ‘Calcio’, between Sassuolo (8th) and Bologna (13th).

On Sunday the star match of the weekend will take place in Serie A, between the top two finishers, AC Milan (2nd) and Inter Milan (1st), who star in a derby in style.

Before that match, Inter are one point ahead of Milan, so the leadership will be at stake at the San Siro.

– Results of the 23rd round of Serie A:

– Friday:

Fiorentina – Spezia 3 – 0

Cagliari – Torino 0 – 1

– Saturday:

Lazio – Sampdoria 1 – 0

Genoa – Hellas Verona 2 – 2

(19h45 GMT) Sassuolo – Bologna

– Sunday:

(11h30 GMT) Parma – Udinese

(14h00 GMT) Milan – Inter

(17h00 GMT) Atalanta – Naples

(19h45 GMT) Benevento – Rome

– Monday:

(19h45 GMT) Juventus – Crotone

Classification: Pts JGEP GF GC Dif

1. Inter 50 22 15 5 2 54 24 30

2. Milan 49 22 15 4 3 45 25 20

3. Rome 43 22 13 4 5 47 35 12

4. Lazio 43 23 13 4 6 38 30 8

5. Juventus 42 21 12 6 3 41 19 22

6. Naples 40 21 13 1 7 45 21 24

7. Atalanta 40 22 11 7 4 49 29 20

8. Sassuolo 34 22 9 7 6 36 33 3

9. Hellas Verona 34 23 9 7 7 30 26 4

10. Sampdoria 30 23 9 3 11 33 34 -1

11. Genoa 26 23 6 8 9 26 33 -7

12. Fiorentina 25 23 6 7 10 25 35 -10

13. Bologna 24 22 6 6 10 29 36 -7

14. Udinese 24 22 6 6 10 23 31 -8

15. Benevento 24 22 6 6 10 25 42 -17

16. Spezia 24 23 6 6 11 30 41 -11

17. Torino 20 23 3 11 9 33 41 -8

18. Cagliari 15 23 3 6 14 24 41 -17

19. Parma 13 22 2 7 13 15 43 -28

20. Crotone 12 22 3 3 16 23 52 -29

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