Lazio dispatch Pescara

Lazio tucked away three goals in just nine second-half minutes to ease to a 3-0 win over Pescara at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

The early stages were disjointed and featured few chances until the 27th minute, when Ciro Immobile forced a low save from Albano Bizzarri, before Sergej Milinkovic-Savic threatened a minute later.

Gianluca Caprari was brought down in the box by Bastos in the 34th minute, but Albanian midfielder Ledian Memushaj sent his penalty wide as Pescara missed a great chance to take the lead.

The closing stages of the first half saw numerous attempts saved or blocked from Immobile, Bryan Cristante, Gianluca Caprari, Felipe Anderson, Milinkovic-Savic, and Danilo Cataldi, but none of them could break the deadlock before the break.

However, parity would not last long into the second half, when Felipe Anderson sent in a cross for Serbia international Milinkovic-Savic to pick out the top corner with a bullet header in the 67th minute.

Lazio doubled their lead soon afterwards with another header, this time through Romanian defender Stefan Radu, who met a Cataldi corner at the near post to deflect it in past Bizzarri.

Lazio then wrapped it up in the 76th minute when Keita Balde Diao went on a penetrating run down the right flank, getting all the way to the goal-line, before cutting the ball back to the far post for Immobile to tap in.