Lazio triumph in seven-goal thriller

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Lazio had to weather a second half fight back from Atalanta to emerge 4-3 victors at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Serie A on Sunday night.

Ciro Immobile gave the visitors the perfect start when he broke the deadlock just 15 minutes into the game. Wesley Hoedt added the second five minutes later, before Cristiano Lombardi made it 3-0 just after the half hour mark.

The Biancazzurri looked to be cruising at that stage, but they perhaps began to suffer a bit of complacency as Atalanta mounted a come back in the second half.

A quick-fire brace from Franck Kessie brought the game back to life at 3-2, and it wasn't until Danilo Cataldi added the fourth in the 89th minute that the three points seemed safe.

Even then, Andrea Petagna pulled another goal back a minute into stoppage time, but Lazio were able to hang on for a thrilling win.

Bologna left it late against Crotone as Mattia Destro's 86th minute strike was all that separated the sides at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, while Valter Birsa's brace (49', 81') was enough to give Chievo a 2-0 win over Inter at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi to compound the once-great club's woes.

Elsewhere, Domenico Berardi's 31st minute penalty was enough to give Sassuolo an impressive 1-0 win over Palermo and Luis Muriel got himself on the scoresheet to earn Sampdoria a victory over Empoli by the same margin.

Despite take the lead through Marco Borriello in the 66th minute, Cagliari fell to a 3-1 defeat to Genoa, who went on a late rampage with Olivier Ntcham (78'), Diego Laxalt (79') and Luca Rigoni (88') all getting goals.

It was a story of two halves at Stadio Adriatico – Giovanni Cornacchia, where first half goals from Ahmad Benali (8') and Gianluca Caprari (35') were cancelled out by a second half brace by Dries Mertens (60', 63') as Pescara and Napoli played out to a 2-2 draw.

And finally, Andrea Belotti had a penalty saved six minutes into injury time to condemn Torino to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of AC Milan.

Carlos Bacca grabbed a hattrick (38', 50', 62), while Belotti and Daniele Baselli scored in the 48th and 91st minutes to set up the grandstand finish.

Sunday Serie A results:

  • AC Milan 3-2 Torino
  • Atalanta 3-4 Lazio
  • Bologna 1-0 Crotone
  • Chievo 2-0 Inter
  • Empoli 0-1 Sampdoria
  • Genoa 3-1 Cagliari
  • Palermo 0-1 Sassuolo
  • Pescara 2-2 Napoli

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