Rome, Nov 10 (EFE) .- The Argentine Joaquin Correa scored a double this Sunday to launch Lazio towards the Italian Serie A Champions League zone, in which the Argentine Giovanni Simeone Cagliari was also installed, protagonist in 5-2 to Fiorentina, at the cost of a Rome that fell before Parma.
After the triumph of Inter Milan on Saturday against Hellas Verona (2-1) and the new stumbling block of Naples against Genoa (0-0), Italian soccer Sunday saw how Lazio and Cagliari raised their voices and extended their I dream of competing in the next Champions League.
In the Roman Olympic stadium, the protagonist was Correa, who extended his sweet moment and, after the goal scored last week at Milan, put a double to open and close the duel against the newly promoted Lecce.
He signed the first pass by Luis Alberto, who already gave eight assists in this campaign, and scored the last after taking advantage of a ball offered by Ciro Immobile.
Correa and Immobile are the great figures of Lazio so far this season. The Argentine scored six goals and the Italian, top gunner of the tournament, has 14, in addition to giving five assists to his teammates.
The men of coach Simone Inzaghi obtained a worked 4-2 win against a Lecce that was 1-1 thanks to a target of the Peruvian Gianluca Lapadula and wasted the opportunity of the possible 2-2 with a penalty missed by Senegalese Khouma Babacar.
They occupy the third position next to a Cagliari that keeps breaking records. The Sardinian team, which beat Atalanta 2-0 last week, thrashed Fiorentina 5-2 with a Giovanni Simeone target and three assists and a goal from Belgian Radja Nainggolan, increasingly leading.
The boys of coach Rolando Maran, a coach of offensive and technique-based football philosophy, have never had so many points after the first twelve days (25) and, after losing their first two games, they won seven and drew three in the next ten .
Rome fell out of the "Champions" zone, which after the wear of energy and the defeat suffered in the Europa League against Borussia Monchengladbach, failed in the Parma field and surrendered to the targets in the resumption of Mattia Sprocati and from Danish Andreas Cornelius.
The team of the Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca had options to get ahead and touched the advantage with the Serbian Aleksandar Kolarov, with a direct foul thrown to the post, but suffered after the local advantage and only a few major stops of the Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez avoided a harder setback .
The capital, who had three consecutive victories, remained in sixth position.
Live a slight downturn in Serie A Atalanta, who after the great 1-1 draw against Manchester City in the Champions League, did not go from 0-0 in the field of Sampdoria, last classified.
It was a controversial clash, with the visiting team protesting a red not given against Sampdoria for a foul to Gambian Musa Barrow when he was thrown in a hand in hand with the goalkeeper in the final leg.
The men of coach Giampiero Gasperini, third last year, have three games without winning and went down to the sixth league position. Of course, they are only two points away from the Champions League area.
The day opened on Friday with the 3-1 triumph of Sassuolo against Bologna while this Saturday Inter Milan lifted and bent Hellas Verona 2-1, with Uruguayan Diana Matias Vecino included, to increase the pressure on Juventus , forced to win Milan this Sunday to remain a leader.
Naples is still in deep crisis, which did not go from 0-0 at home to Genoa and has four games without knowing the victory in the league competition. EFE