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Bizarre Scenes As Former Chelsea Manager Gets Knocked Down By Opposing player in Italy
- Lazio had their round of 16 clash in the Coppa Italia against fellow Serie A side Udinese and it was quite a tough encounter
- Manager Maurizio Sarri had a nasty collision with Udinese player during their Coppa Italia match
- Lazio have not had a decent campaign under their newly appointed manager Maurizio Sarri this season
It was bizarre scenes in Italy on Tuesday, January 18 as Lazio squared up against Udinese in the Copa Italia Round of 16.
It was an intense game as both teams could not separate themselves after 90 minutes with regulation time ending goalless.
The game was forced into extra time and Lazio mercurial striker, Ciro Immobile grabbed what will end up the winning goal in the 106th minute to send the Biancocelesti into the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup competition.
However, the best highlight of the intense encounter as reported by Daily Star was when Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri took an almighty whack during the game.
The former Chelsea boss got knocked to the ground by Udinese’s Ignacio Pussetto on the by-line after getting body checked by a Lazio defender.
Slow-motion replays would then reveal the 63-year-old's face wrapped around Pussetto's shoulder as his glasses flew off in a comical fashion.
According to First Sportz, Lazio have not had a decent campaign under their newly appointed manager Maurizio Sarri this season. They are 8th on the league table currently which is a tad worse than their performance in the previous season.
Sarri who won the Europa league with Chelsea will be looking to win a domestic cup with Lazio who last won the Copa Italia in 2019.
Brighton vs Chelsea: Blues Falter in Title Race After 1-1 Draw at Amex Stadium
Earlier Sportsbrief reported Chelsea's Premier League title chances have been dealt a fresh blow after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton in a tough clash played at Amex Stadium on Tuesday night, January 18.
The Blues surrendered a 1-0 advantage during the encounter to settle for a point away from home after Adam Webster scored in the second half to cancel out Hakim Ziyech's first-half opener.