Lazio to play Fiorentina in cup after beating Cittadella 4-1

December 14, 2017

Lazio's Felipe Anderson, back to camera, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the Ithe Italian Cup soccer match between Lazio and Cittadella at Olympic stadium in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP)

ROME (AP) — Lazio beat second-division Cittadella 4-1 in the Italian Cup on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal match against Fiorentina.

Cittadella had already knocked out Serie A sides Bologna and Spal but conceded three goals in the first half.

Ciro Immobile opened the scoring in the 11th minute when he latched onto Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s through-ball and rounded goalkeeper Alberto Paleari before firing home from a tight angle.

Milinkovic-Savic headed off the crossbar before Felipe Anderson doubled Lazio’s tally with his first goal of the season.

Cittadella defender Agostino Camigliano deflected Wallace’s shot into his own net in the 36th but Paolo Bartolomei reduced the deficit with a long-range free kick five minutes later.

Immobile added the fourth shortly before full time, running onto Lucas Leiva’s through ball and lifting it over Paleari.

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