Serie A: Lazio Keep Title Hopes Alive With Comeback Win Vs Fiorentina

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Lazio kept their Serie A title dreams alive as they came from behind to beat visiting Fiorentina 2-1 in Saturday’s game.

Lazio took their points tally to 65,  just four points behind champions Juventus with 10 games to go.

Former Bayern Munich forward Franck Ribery put Fiorentina 1-0 ahead on 25 minutes with an excellent goal as he cut in from the left and rifled a low shot into the bottom corner.

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But Ciro Immobile equalised for Lazio from the penalty spot in the 67th minute before Luis Alberto’s first-time finish from 20 yards completed the turnaround.

Fiorentina ended with 10 men as Dusan Vlahovic was sent off deep into injury time for violent conduct, while Lazio manager Simeone Inzaghi was shown a red card.

Lazio’s 15th penalty award of the Serie A season was one of their most controversial as Felipe Caicedo appeared to go down before making contact with goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski.

And that proved the turning point as Lazio bounced back from a first defeat in 22 league games at Atalanta on Wednesday.

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