I’m not going to get too excited about the start of the 2018/19 Serie A campaign, but that’s the problem.
It’s too early.
There’s too much to sort out and too much uncertainty.
The first half of the season was full of excitement, with all the players having made it onto the starting XI for the first time, and the results in the Serie A have been promising, but there are still questions to answer.
A few things to watch out for, for instance.
The first goal in this article, by Lazio, was the second of the first half.
It was an amazing moment for the fans.
Atletico’s goalkeeper Gianluca Guarentino was caught offside and the ball ricocheted into the far corner.
It wasn’t a spectacular shot but it was a nice finish for the team and an early sign of a promising season ahead.
However, as with many things in life, the game was played in a different order this time.
The scorers for the home side were Lazio’s Giuseppe Sannino and Stefano Pessina, and for the away side it was Mario Balotelli.
The second goal, which Lazio scored after 10 minutes of the second half, was something special.
A beautiful, low cross from a great angle.
The ball went in off Balotella’s left foot and he calmly slotted it past the keeper to make it 2-0.
There was an extra period of excitement when the ball struck the top of the crossbar and it was the first goal of the night.
It made the score 2-1.
There were also a few chances that Lazio failed to capitalize on, including a deflected shot that was ruled offside.
The team also had some good moments in the first minute of stoppage time, but it is impossible to tell just how good these were.
I will also be looking at the two goals in the second period of stoppages.
Lazio were clearly going to win the game.
The home side had the better chances, and they took full advantage of them.
A pass from Antonio Nocerino and a quick shot from Mario Balota were all that was needed to put the home team in the lead, but the goalkeeper made a great stop from a Balotelle corner.
A quick and clean finish from Balotelles headed goal.
Balotela’s pass was saved by the keeper, but a great strike from the striker put Lazio 2-2 on aggregate.
The game is out of hand and the referee doesn’t seem to have any sympathy for the hosts.
The next game, at Roma, will be much more interesting.
There are still a few questions to be answered, though.
I will have a full report on Lazio and their upcoming games when the transfer window opens.