Lazio strengthens 3rd-place position by beating Udinese


Lazio's Felipe Anderson, right, celebrates with his teammate Luis Alberto after scoring his side's 3rd goal during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Udinese, at the Rome Olympic stadium Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)

ROME — Lazio strengthened its third-place position with a 3-0 win over Udinese in Serie A on Wednesday in a match that was postponed from November.

Lazio went ahead with the help of an own-goal midway through the first half from Samir Santos.

With top scorer Ciro Immobile out injured, replacement Nani added another following a perfect cross from Felipe Anderson.

Anderson then finished off a counterattack three minutes from time as Lazio stretched its unbeaten run to six matches.

Lazio moved three points ahead of fourth-place Inter Milan, although still trails leader Juventus and second-place Napoli by eight and seven points, respectively.

In its last five matches, Lazio has outscored the opposition 13-3.

The match was postponed two months ago due to heavy rain and a waterlogged pitch.


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