Lazio continue to ignore their off-the-pitch troubles to record another away win which takes them top of Serie A.
The financially-stricken club maintained their 100 per cernt winning run away from home when they fought back from a 2-0 deficit to record a 3-2 win at Piacenza. The win leaves Roberto Mancini”s side top, a point clear of three clubs, Inter, Milan and reigning champions Juventus.
Christian Vieri was in devastating form for Internazionale FC today, scoring all four goals as his side beat Brescia Calcio 4-0. No mercy Inter had dropped to fourth in Serie A after last week’s defeat by AC Milan, but they showed no mercy to their struggling opponents as Vieri registered in the third, 12th, 57th and 83rd minutes to end his side’s run of three league games without victory. Inter move back into the top three. Lazio lead S.S. Lazio are the new leaders following a 3-2 comeback win at Piacenza FC.
Lazio fell two goals behind in the first half-hour after Enzo Maresca and Nicola Caccia struck for the home side. But Mancini’s side were level byhalf-time with goals from Argentinian pair Diego Simeone and Claudio Lopez. The winner came in injury-time when Bernardo Corradi heading home.
The most spectacular individual performance of the weekend occurred at the San Siro on Saturday where Inter overcame Brescia 4-0, all four goals coming from Christian Vieria.
The mmatch of the weekend came in the cappital where Juventus produced a repeat of their midweek Champions Leaue fightback, coming back from 2-0 down to secure a point.
An eventful match which saw three players sent-off, looked to be heading Roma’s way when they opened up a two-goal lead coutesy of Francesco Totti and Antonio Cassano. But in-form Alessandro Del Piero pulled one back for Juventus seconds before the break, and Pavel Nedved levelled with five minutes left. Roma’s Vincent Candela and Juventus’s Alessandro Birindelli were sent off two minutes from the end, and Totti followed in stoppage time.
Milan squandered their chance to move to the Serie A summit as they were held 1-1 at Empoli. Tommaso Rocchi gave Empoli the lead two minutes before half-time, but Andriy Shevchenko equalised shortly after the break to earnn Carlo Ancellotti”s side a point.