Lecce 2-1 Lazio: Patric sent off in defeat for visitors for biting

Lazio’s Patric was sent off for biting late on in a loss at Lecce that dealt a massive blow to their title hopes.

Defender Patric was shown a straight red card for biting Lecce’s Giulio Donati on the arm in injury time.

Felipe Caicedo had scored a fifth-minute opener for the visitors but Khouma Babacar headed in Filippo Falco’s cross to level on 30 minutes.

Struggling Lecce completed the turnaround after half-time, as defender Fabio Lucioni headed in from a corner.

Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio remain seven points behind leaders Juventus, who themselves lost 4-2 against AC Milan.

A disappointing evening for Lazio was further soured by Patric’s indefensible bite on Donati, identified clearly by a video assistant referee review.

As the Lecce defender organised his team-mates to defend a set-piece with outstretched arms, Patric lent in from behind and bit Donati just above the elbow,

The hosts had responded well to their early set-back, having also seen Marco Mancuso’s third-minute goal disallowed by VAR due to a handball in the build-up.

Mancuso then blazed a penalty over the bar at the end of a lively first half, after the ball had struck Patric on the arm.

Serie A’s leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile was denied at close range by Lecce goalkeeper Gabriel as Lazio suffered a third defeat in five games since the league restarted.

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Match ends, Lecce 2, Lazio 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lecce 2, Lazio 1.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Fabio Lucioni.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Gabriel.

Attempt saved. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Bobby Adekanye with a cross.

Attempt missed. Andrea Rispoli (Lecce) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Francesco Acerbi (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Felipe Caicedo.

Dismissal

Patric (Lazio) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Attempt missed. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danilo Cataldi.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Gabriel.

Attempt saved. Bobby Adekanye (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesco Acerbi with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Bobby Adekanye replaces Manuel Lazzari.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Andrea Rispoli.

Attempt saved. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Francesco Acerbi.

Booking

Ciro Immobile (Lazio) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Lecce. Conceded by Luiz Felipe.

Attempt blocked. Diego Farias (Lecce) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Rispoli with a cross.

Attempt saved. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danilo Cataldi with a cross.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Alessandro Deiola.

Attempt blocked. Danilo Cataldi (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Francesco Acerbi (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio).

Antonin Barak (Lecce) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Marco Calderoni.

Attempt missed. Zan Majer (Lecce) left footed shot from very close range is too high.

Attempt saved. Marco Mancosu (Lecce) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Farias.

Attempt missed. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danilo Cataldi.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Marco Calderoni.

Substitution

Substitution, Lecce. Andrea Rispoli replaces Filippo Falco.

Substitution

Substitution, Lecce. Alessandro Deiola replaces Jacopo Petriccione.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Danilo Cataldi replaces Marco Parolo.

Attempt blocked. Luiz Felipe (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Alberto with a cross.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Gabriel.

Attempt saved. Luis Alberto (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luiz Felipe.

Offside, Lazio. Luis Alberto tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.

Luiz Felipe (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marco Mancosu (Lecce).

Booking

Jacopo Petriccione (Lecce) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Lazio. Luis Alberto tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.

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