Lazio end on winning note
Last Updated: 18/05/14 11:35pm
Antonio Candreva of Lazio in action on Sunday
Lazio ended a disappointing season with a 1-0 victory over already-relegated Bologna on Sunday night.
A last-gasp penalty from Lucas Biglia handed the Romans their 15th win of the campaign and sealed a ninth-place finish.
Bologna, meanwhile, ended the campaign in 19th place with just 28 points from 38 games.
Lazio went into the encounter at the Stadio Olimpico looking to make amends for their 3-1 defeat at Inter Milan last time out that ended their hopes of playing in Europe next season.
Bologna made the trip to Rome looking to sign off from Serie A with a victory.
Last weekend's 2-1 defeat against Catania condemned Bologna to the second tier for the first time in six years.
The hosts dominated possession and had the first chance in the 17th minute.
Miroslav Klose fed Antonio Candreva in the area and his right-footed shot was kept out by Bologna goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic.
Midway through the first half, Senad Lulic spotted an unmarked Keita in the area and his close-range effort was met by a fine save from Stojanovic.
Lazio continued to push forward and should have gone in front before half-time, but Klose nodded Antonio Candreva's dangerous cross off target from a good position.
Early in the second half Lazio goalkeeper Etrit Berisha was called into action to save substitute Ibson's powerful strike from 15 yards.
Shortly after the hour mark Stojanovic was forced to fully stretch to clear Klose's powerful header from Keita's cross as the home side got closer.
Lazio's efforts finally paid off seconds from time when the referee pointed to the spot after Archimede Morleo had brought down substitute Felipe Anderson in the area.
Biglia stepped up to take the penalty and struck the ball towards the centre of goal to beat Stojanovic.
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