Marco Parolo’s looping header has given Lazio a precious half-time lead over Olympique Marseille at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Aquile had been in a huge space to qualify after the three-1 spend at the Stade Velodrome, as closing season’s Europa League finalists Marseille managed factual one level from the outlet three community games. It became a return to the Olimpico for ex-Roma males Kevin Strootman and Rudi Garcia, who tailored to a three-Four-three machine. The hosts left out Lucas Leiva, Milan Badelj and Senad Lulic, however Joaquin Correa returned from suspension. Felipe Caicedo had been because of begin, however pulled out at the closing minute with a muscular area.
Visiting supporters had been banned after repeated cases of crowd bother, rioting earlier than, right via and after the predominant leg game.
The French facet had a tremendous chance after six minutes, as a throw-in became knocked on twice for Hiroki Sakai unmarked six yards out, however Thomas Strakosha flung himself at the flit-serve’s ft to smother.
Correa sprinted into the field and went down below a nudge within the serve from Luiz Gustavo, however the referee waved play on.
Clinton Njie examined Strakosha at the shut to post and the goalkeeper beat away a Thauvin snapshot from out of doorways the field.
However, Lazio broke via with the closing kick of the half. Ciro Motionless flicked a harmful high up into the air, Parolo read its trajectory higher than Caleta-Automobile and his header from 12 yards bounced in off the inner of the a long way post. That became Lazio’s 99th map within the Europa League.
Lazio 1-0 Marseille (Half of-Time)
Parolo Forty five (L)
Lazio: Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Wallace; Marusic, Parolo, Cataldi, Berisha, Durmisi; Correa; Motionless
Marseille: Pele; Rami, Luiz Gustavo, Caleta-Automobile; Sakai, Lopez, Strootman, Sanson, Ocampos; Thauvin, Njie, Lopez
Ref: Bezborodov (RUS)
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