Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 13th 2015 Contents the half hour with almost a carbon copy of the first
goal, this time it was Klose who headed in Cavanda's
Candreva all but sealed the win just before halftime
with a sublime long-range effort that swerved into
the near top corner and Felipe Anderson added to
Empoli's humiliation in the 53rd minute, tapping in
the rebound after his initial effort was saved by Luigi
Roma was looking for a third successive win to
keep hold of second spot after ending a disastrous
streak that had dashed its title hopes.
It struggled to carve out clear-cut opportunities
before breaking the deadlock 12 minutes into the
second half when Daniele De Rossi was tripped by
Emiliano Moretti and Florenzi converted.
However, Maxi Lopez equalised seven minutes
after coming off the bench although Roma players
protested furiously that the ball had already crossed
the byline when Bruno Peres cut it back for Giuseppe
Vives, who flicked it on for the Argentine to score
from close range.
In Naples, both sides were looking to bounce back
from losing Italian Cup semifinals midweek.
Napoli was also without a win in five league match-
es, which had seen it slide to sixth place.
Dries Mertens scored the opener in the 24th minute
as Micah Richards backed off the Belgian as he was
closing in on goal, allowing him to curl a brilliant
finish into the far side of the net from the edge of
Gonzalo Higuain thought he had doubled Napoli's
lead 12 minutes later with a thunderous effort that
crashed off the underside of the bar and appeared
to have crossed the line before bouncing out but the
goal was not given.
Italy will introduce goal-line technology in the
Italian Cup final and from next season in Serie A.
Goals from Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon secured
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MILAN---Lazio beat Empoli 4-0 to take
over second spot in Serie A from city rival
Roma, which was held 1-1 at Torino yes-
Stefano Mauri, Miroslav Klose, Antonio
Candreva and Felipe Anderson scored to
give Lazio an eighth consecutive win despite
playing the last 32 minutes with ten men
after defender Diego Novaretti was sent off
following a second booking.
Lazio moved a point above Roma after
Torino substitute Maxi Lopez cancelled out
Alessandro Florenzi's penalty.
Lazio and Roma play each other in the
penultimate match of the season.
Napoli climbed to fourth after beating
Fiorentina 3-0 to leapfrog above its oppo-
nent, but could be overtaken by Sampdoria,
which visits AC Milan later.
German Denis had not scored for three
months but netted a spectacular overhead
kick as well as a penalty to help Atalanta
beat Sassuolo 2-1.
Elsewhere, Palermo won 3-1 at Udinese
and relegation-threatened Cesena lost 1-0
to Chievo Verona to leave it seven points
from safety after Atalanta's victory.
Lazio was flying high in Serie A and con-
fidence was further boosted after beating
Napoli midweek to reach the Italian Cup
final against Juventus.
It got off to the perfect start when Mauri
headed in Pedro Luis Cavanda's cross from
the right. Lazio doubled its lead shortly after
Lazio climbs past Roma in Serie A
Lazio's Felipe Anderson
celebrates after scoring
during a Serie A soccer
match between Lazio and
Empoli at Rome's Olympic
BERLIN---Daniel Ginczek s injury-time strike
gave Stuttgart a 3-2 victory over Werder Bremen
and lifted the home team off the bottom of the
Ginczek scored twice, his winning goal coming
after Jannik Vestergaard's 86th-minute equalizer
looked like spoiling the party for the hosts.
Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner fired his side
into a 16th-minute lead with a well-struck volley
from distance, only for halftime substitute Davie
Selke to equalise with a header in the 50th.
Martin Harnik missed two big chances for
Stuttgart in as many minutes---sending the ball
over in the 61st, and wide of the unguarded net
in the 62nd---but he partly made up for this by
rounding Bremen goalkeeper Raphael Wolf, who
rushed off his line, and crossing for Ginczek to
head his first goal in the 70th.
Harnik was sent off with his second yellow card
for a bad challenge on Zlatko Junuzuvic in the 84th,
and Vestergaard equalized two minutes later with
a powerful header, just after Stuttgart coach Huub
Stevens brought on an extra defender to protect
But Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die set up
Ginczek with a perfect through ball for the forward
to score through Wolf's legs in the 91st.
Stuttgart climbed one point above Hamburger
SV, the only founding member of the Bundesliga
that has never been relegated but is now bottom
after four straight defeats.
The bottom two are automatically relegated.
Paderborn was in the relegation playoff place, two
points below Freiburg and Hannover.
Stuttgart moves off
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