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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Italy's Serie A results 12/02/05

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 02:32 PM
Fabio Liverani's late strike allowed Lazio to stop the rot with a 2-1 win over Serie A basement side Atalanta and help decrease their relegation fears.

The Biancoceleste midfielder scored in the 89th minute to give his team three vital points.

Fabio Bazzani's header at the stroke of half time had earlier cancelled Atalanta's lead which came from Stephan Makinwa's goal one minute earlier.

Everything has gone wrong for the Biancoceleste since their success against city rivals Roma on January 6, having taken just one point in their past five encounters.

The absence of influential players Paolo Di Canio and Cesar, both out injured, was an added blow for coach Giuseppe Papadopulo with his team in 15th position in the standings and in desperate need of points.

Fresh from their narrow victory over Livorno, Atalanta looked solid in defence but failed to hold onto the result when it really counted.



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