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Immobile brace leads Lazio to comfortable win over SPAL

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ROME (Reuters) – Striker Ciro Immobile scored a first-half brace to lead Lazio to a comfortable 4-1 win at home to SPAL in Serie A on Sunday as they bounced back from Monday’s thumping loss to Inter Milan.

Immobile struck with a spectacular volley from a corner in the 26th minute and put them back in front with a deflected shot before halftime after Mirco Antenucci had briefly put SPAL on level terms.

Lazio, thumped 3-0 by Inter on Monday, completed their win at a soggy Stadio Olimpico with long-range efforts from Danilo Cataldi and Marco Parolo in the second half.

The match pitted Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic against his younger brother Vanja who was playing in goal for SPAL.

Lazio’s seventh win in 11 games this season moved them up to fourth in the table with 21 points while SPAL dropped to 15th on 12. Neither team has drawn a game.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis)

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