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Immobile scores 2 as Lazio wins at Salernitana 3-0

Ciro Immobile scored two goals and had a hand in another as Lazio won at last-placed Salernitana 3-0 in Serie A on Saturday.

Immobile scored his two within three minutes early in the match. Manuel Lazzari added a third in the second half.

Lazio moved to sixth place, three points behind Juventus ahead of the Bianconeri’s late match against Udinese.

Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic controls the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Salernitana and Lazio at the Arechi stadium in Salerno, Italy, Saturday Jan. 15, 2022. (Alessandro GarofaloLaPresse via AP)

Salernitana remained six points from safety.

Lazio was looking for its first win of 2022 and got off to the perfect start when Luis Alberto sent in a long ball, which Sergej Milinković-Savić backheeled to Immobile for the forward to place into the bottom left corner in the seventh minute.

Immobile doubled their tally moments later from a cross by Pedro from close range.

Lazio's Elseid Hysaj, centre right. vies for the ball with Salernitana's Cedric Gondo, during the Serie A soccer match between Salernitana and Lazio, at the Arechi stadium, in Salerno, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (Alessandro GarofaloLaPresse via AP)

Immobile almost had a first half hat trick but his header bounced off the crossbar and hit the line before going out.

He did have a hand in Lazio’s third as he sent a crossfield pass to Felipe Anderson, who rolled it into the path of Lazzari to fire home in the 66th.

Earlier, Torino fought back to win at relegation-threatened Sampdoria 2-1.

Lazio's Mattia Zaccagni heads the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Salernitana and Lazio at the Arechi stadium in Salerno, Italy, Saturday Jan. 15, 2022. (Alessandro GarofaloLaPresse via AP)

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