Lazio, with Pedro and Reina as headlines, get off to a good start

Bandinelli put the hosts ahead in the 4th minute and Milinkovic-Savic leveled two minutes later. Lazzari and Immobile, from a penalty, sealed the comeback before the break.

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Lazio, with the Spaniards Pedro Rodríguez and Pepe Reina as headlines, and with Luis Alberto, who entered the restart together with the young Raúl Moro, got off to a good start this Saturday in the Italian Serie A, coming back and winning 3-1 in the field of Empoli.

A few hours after the signing of Pedro, from the capital rival Roma, became official, coach Maurizio Sarri included him in the starting lineup in a 4-3-3 in which the ex-barcelonista gave good details on the right wing during his sixty minutes on the pitch.

Lazio's match started in the worst way, with a goal from Filippo Bandinelli on the counterattack after three minutes, but their game ended up triumphing. Just 120 seconds later, in a corner kick naively conceded by Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, Serbian Sergej Milinkovic Savic scored the 1-1 header and the same midfielder offered, after half an hour, an excellent assist to Manuel Lazzari to complete the comeback with a perfect right-leg cross shot.

Empoli tried to keep the pace high and beat Lazio, but the Roman side was gaining confidence and got the penalty that Ciro Immobile converted to 3-1 on the brink of halftime. Already in the second half, Sarri gave way to the young Spanish striker Raúl Moro, 18, who had already made his debut in the Italian Serie A last year on the final matchday.

The Argentine Luka Romero, a 16-year-old attacking midfielder signed in this market session by Lazio from Mallorca, was on the bench for ninety minutes. Lazio, who finished sixth last year with Simone Inzaghi on the bench, now at Inter Milan, started a season in which they seek to return to the Champions League with three points.The lacial team is still active in the transfer market and the club's sports director, the Albanian Igli Tare, acknowledged that there is an open negotiation with Inter to sell the Argentine Joaquín Correa, who asked to leave the capital.

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