Rome, May 4 (BNA): Lazio secured a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo in Serie A thanks to goals from striker Felipe Anderson and midfielder Toma Pesc on Wednesday, putting Maurizio Sarri’s side back in second place and delaying leaders Napoli’s title celebration.
Lazio came under pressure after Juventus beat Lecce 2-1 earlier but came back one point above them with 64 points. A draw or loss against Sassuolo would have given Napoli an insurmountable lead ahead of their game against Udinese on Thursday.
Confusion reigned eight minutes later when Ciro Immobile got a goal for the first time after a lengthy VAR check, but it was disallowed moments later, Reuters reported.
However, there was no doubt after 14 minutes when Marcos Antonio chipped the ball over goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.
At the end of the first half, Davide Frattesi hit the crossbar from a tight angle, preventing Sassuolo from equalizing.
The result was put beyond doubt by the starting substitute when he crossed home two minutes into injury time.
Inter Milan were ruthless in Hellas Verona, causing the hosts to concede more than five goals at home for the first time in Serie A with a 6-0 victory, which included goals from both Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez. Inter ranks fourth with 60 points.
By canceling Stephan El Shaarawy’s opener with a fine strike from Luca Caldirola, Monza dented Roma’s push to finish fourth with a 1-1 home draw. Coach Jose Mourinho’s team occupies seventh place outside the European qualifying centers, with 58 points.
Milan stumbled against Cremonese, who is threatened with relegation at home. David Okerek gave the visitors the lead before Junior Messias equalized with a free kick in stoppage time with three minutes to end the match 1-1. Stefano Pioli’s team ranks sixth in the standings with 58 points.