Italian Serie A
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Crotone 3-1 Lazio

Crotone celebrate
Crotone picked up 14 points in their first 29 games - and 20 in the next nine

Crotone completed one of the greatest escapes Serie A has seen by beating Lazio on the final day to stay up.

The minnows - in their first season in the top flight - picked up just two points from their opening 10 games and were eight points adrift of safety at the start of April.

But a run of six wins and two draws in their final nine games kept them up.

They would have gone down had Empoli won, but they lost 2-1 to Palermo to suffer relegation.

Crotone's chances before kick-off did not look good as they faced fifth-placed Lazio, but they were deserved winners.

Andrea Nalini and Diego Falcinelli - their only player to score more than four goals this season - gave them a 2-0 lead before Ciro Immobile pulled one back from a penalty.

But Bastos was sent off for Lazio and Nalini scored a second as Crotone celebrated one of the most famous days in their history.

Line-ups

Crotone

  • 1Cordaz
  • 31Sampirisi
  • 17Ceccherini
  • 13Ferrari
  • 87Martella
  • 6Rohden
  • 18Barberis
  • 8CrisetigBooked at 33mins
  • 9NaliniBooked at 60minsSubstituted forMesbahat 88'minutes
  • 24TonevSubstituted forKotnikat 90+5'minutes
  • 11FalcinelliBooked at 23minsSubstituted forBorelloat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Machado Dos Santos
  • 5Festa
  • 15Mesbah
  • 20Kotnik
  • 22Rosi
  • 23Dussenne
  • 27Acosty
  • 28Capezzi
  • 33Viscovo
  • 42Suljic
  • 92Borello
  • 99Tochukwu Nwankwo

Lazio

  • 1Strakosha
  • 15Jacinto QuissangaBooked at 42mins
  • 13Fortuna dos SantosSubstituted forSpizzichinoat 79'minutes
  • 26Radu
  • 20BigliaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCreccoat 69'minutes
  • 8Basta
  • 96MurgiaBooked at 58mins
  • 21Milinkovic-Savic
  • 4Gabarrón GilBooked at 42mins
  • 10Pereira GomesSubstituted forRossiat 69'minutes
  • 17Immobile

Substitutes

  • 3de Vrij
  • 11Crecco
  • 25Lombardi
  • 31Adamonis
  • 37Cardoselli
  • 43Spizzichino
  • 55Vargic
  • 71Tounkara
  • 97Rossi
  • 99Mohamed
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi
Attendance:
14,594

Match Stats

Home TeamCrotoneAway TeamLazio
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crotone 3, Lazio 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crotone 3, Lazio 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Crotone. Andrej Kotnik replaces Aleksandar Tonev.

Substitution

Substitution, Crotone. Giuseppe Borello replaces Diego Falcinelli.

Corner, Crotone. Conceded by Giorgio Spizzichino.

Attempt saved. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ciro Immobile.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Crotone. Djamel Mesbah replaces Andrea Nalini.

Delay in match Andrea Nalini (Crotone) because of an injury.

Alessandro Rossi (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Rohden (Crotone).

Attempt saved. Gianmarco Ferrari (Crotone) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Andrea Barberis.

Foul by Alessandro Murgia (Lazio).

Diego Falcinelli (Crotone) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alessandro Murgia (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Barberis (Crotone).

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Tonev (Crotone) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andrea Barberis following a corner.

Corner, Crotone. Conceded by Giorgio Spizzichino.

Corner, Crotone. Conceded by Giorgio Spizzichino.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Giorgio Spizzichino replaces Wallace.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Nalini (Crotone).

Ciro Immobile (Lazio) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Federico Ceccherini (Crotone).

Foul by Luca Crecco (Lazio).

Marcus Rohden (Crotone) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wallace (Lazio).

Andrea Nalini (Crotone) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Alessandro Rossi replaces Felipe Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Luca Crecco replaces Lucas Biglia.

Attempt missed. Diego Falcinelli (Crotone) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Wallace (Lazio) because of an injury.

Delay in match Aleksandar Tonev (Crotone) because of an injury.

Foul by Wallace (Lazio).

Diego Falcinelli (Crotone) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Felipe Anderson.

Alessandro Murgia (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aleksandar Tonev (Crotone).

Booking

Andrea Nalini (Crotone) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 28th May 2017

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus38294577275091
2Roma38283790385287
3Napoli38268494395586
4Atalanta38219862412172
5Lazio382171074512370
6Milan381891157451263
7Inter Milan381951472492362
8Fiorentina381612106357660
9Torino381314117166553
10Sampdoria381212144955-648
11Cagliari38145195576-2147
12Sassuolo38137185863-546
13Udinese38129174756-945
14Chievo38127194361-1843
15Bologna38118194058-1841
16Genoa3899203864-2636
17Crotone3897223458-2434
18Empoli3888222961-3232
19Palermo3868243377-4426
20Pescara3839263781-4418
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