Late rally sees Lazio past Udinese

Lazio scored twice in the last 20 minutes as they came from behind to beat Udinese 2-1 and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia.

Stefano Pioli's Lazio side dominated large stretches of the match, although they frequently failed to hit the target – and found Udinese goalkeeper Alex Meret in their way when they did.

Alessandro Matri and Mauricio had solid chances to put the hosts in front, but Meret denied both of them prior to the break.

Lazio's failure to finish looked set to be their undoing when Panagiotis Kone scored a stunner of a goal in the 67th minute, controlling the ball smartly before acrobatically volleying into the far corner.

That goal served only to galvanise the hosts, however. 

Matri equalisied after a bit of good fortune just three minutes later, and Danilo Cataldi completed the turnaround in the 79th minute, finding himself perfectly placed to head home a close-range rebound after Meret had saved a volley.

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