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Italian Serie A

Stadio Armando Picchi (ATT 11,000) 27th April 2014 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: A De Marco

Livorno Livorno vs Lazio Lazio

Livorno 0


Lazio 2

S Mauri (15)
L Cavanda (pen 51)

Livorno beaten at home

Last Updated: 27/04/14 7:34pm

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Antonio Candreva scores for the away side

Antonio Candreva scores for the away side

Davide Nicola's return did not herald a change in fortunes for Livorno as they slipped to a 2-0 home defeat by Lazio in Serie A.

Nicola was handed the reins of the Tuscan outfit earlier this week after Domenico Di Carlo was sacked, returning just three months after being dismissed himself.

But a goal from Stefano Mauri and an Antonio Candreva penalty handed Lazio victory, boosting their European hopes and leaving Livorno still three points from safety with three games remaining.

Lazio nearly took the lead after only four minutes, but Mauri's volley was brilliantly saved by keeper Francesco Bardi.

At the other end Luca Siligardi shot narrowly over the bar, while Marco Biagianti's header was very well kept out by Etrit Berisha.

The visitors took the lead after 15 minutes thanks to a mistake from Bardi, who missed a cross, allowing captain Mauri to slot home.

Bardi made amends with a fine save to deny Lucas Biglia from long range and the Lazio defender then played his team into trouble by giving the ball away, but Michael Ciani produced a great tackle to halt Siligardi when he looked certain to score.

Livorno's hopes of taking anything from the game were severely dented five minutes into the second half when Leandro Rinaudo handled Candreva's cross, giving the Lazio midfielder the chance to score from the spot. He made no mistake.

Bardi kept his side just about in it with a terrific block from Ogenyi Onazi's close-range shot before again denying Candreva.

Livorno pushed forward late on, but neither Siligardi nor Emerson could find the net.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 28 67
2 Roma 28 53
3 Lazio 28 52
4 Sampdoria 28 48
5 Napoli 28 47
6 Fiorentina 28 46
7 Torino 28 39
8 AC Milan 28 38
9 Genoa 27 37
10 Inter Milan 28 37
11 Palermo 28 35
12 Udinese 27 33
13 Empoli 28 33
14 Sassuolo 28 32
15 Chievo 28 32
16 Verona 28 32
17 Atalanta 28 26
18 Cagliari 28 21
19 Cesena 28 21
20 Parma 26 9