A goal in the dying seconds of the match from Hernanes saw ten-man Lazio beat Udinese 3-2 in a Serie A match at the Stadio Friuli on Sunday afternoon.
It was a cagey start to the match form both teams as they were a little tentative in attack and opted to sit back in defence.
Sadly, for Lazio this tactic did not work as Udinese won a penalty-kick in the seventh minute when Luis Pedro Cavanda pulled down Maicosuel inside the box.
Antonio Di Natale stepped up for Udinese and coolly converted from the sport to give his side the lead, 1-0.
Chances after that were few and far between. However, as the pattern of the match started to take shape, Lazio began dictating terms.
The next effort on goal came in the 28th minute as Lazio’s Sergio Floccari fired a shot from just inside the box over the target after some swift build-up play.
Five minutes later and Ogenyi Onazi was in action for Lazio, but he saw his powerful right-footed shot from 20-yards out well-saved by the goalkeeper.
Despite seeing very little of the ball in the opening half, besides from scoring early on, Udinese had the last attempt of the first stanza as Maicosuel shot inches wide from 16-yards out.
The second 45 saw Lazio continue to dominate matters for the large part with their first effort of the half coming in the 52nd minute as Floccari saw an attempt from just outside the box superbly saved by the Udinese keeper.
Lazio, though, suffered a setback two minutes later as Ogenyi Onazi was sent for an early shower after receiving his second yellow card.
Still, that did not stop the away side from pushing forward and they were awarded a penalty in the 62nd minute after Zeljko Brkic brought down Miroslav Klose inside the box.
Antonio Candreva converted from the spot to level matters, 1-1.
Lazio’s joy, though, was short lived as Udinese took the lead for the second time five minutes later after Emmanuel Badu found the top right-hand corner of the net from 24-yards out, 2-1.
Despite being down to ten men Lazio threw players forward in search of the equaliser and were rewarded in the 82nd minute when their pressure forced Andrea Lazzari to put the ball into his own net, 2-2.
Lazio then stole the victory as Hernanes found the bottom right corner of the goal from just outside the box, 3-2.