Lazio triumph at Selhurst

Premier League new boys Crystal Palace continued their build-up towards the new season with a 1-0 loss to Italian powerhouses Lazio in a Selhurst Park friendly.

Last Updated: 10/08/13 at 18:24 Post Comment

Yannick Bolasie of Palace competes for the ball with Hernanes of Lazio

Yannick Bolasie of Palace competes for the ball with Hernanes of Lazio

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Serie A outfit made the stronger start and took the lead with the first real chance of the game after 12 minutes.

Antonio Candreva unleashed a bouncing shot from distance and Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni failed to gather, allowing Miroslav Klose to score from close range.

Palace new boy Jerome Thomas then limped off before Dean Moxey managed to bundle a Senad Lulic shot off the line.

And Speroni did well to deny Lazio a second goal soon after the interval, saving well from Lucas Biglia after the ball had rebounded into the midfielder's path.

Palace had struggled to create chances in the opening period but they were improved for the half-time introduction of new boy Dwight Gayle, who shot just wide approaching the hour mark after exchanging passes with Kevin Phillips.

The duo were soon combining again and Phillips drew a save from Federico Marchetti, who then blocked a goal-bound Gayle shot.

But Lazio ended up holding out for the win and they almost doubled the margin of victory late on, only for Ederson's header to fly just wide.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 13 January 2015
16:00
Celtic 2-3 Sp Prague  
Saturday, 10 January 2015
12:15
Celtic 0-1 PSV  
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
19:45
Chelsea 2-0 Sociedad Report
19:30
Man Utd 2-1 Valencia Report
Sunday, 10 August 2014
15:00
Stuttgart 1-2 Hull City Report
13:30
Newcastle 1-0 Sociedad  
12:15
Liverpool 4-0 B Dortmund Report
Saturday, 09 August 2014
17:30
Tottenham 2-1 Schalke Report
17:00
So'ton 0-1 Leverkusen Report
16:30
Freiburg 1-1 Stoke  

Footer 365

Bournemouth all but secure promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton on Monday night.

Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas not in PFA team 'strange'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it is 'strange' that the PFA Team of the Year has no place for Cesc Fabregas.

Eddie Howe dishes out the plaudits after Bournemouth success

Eddie Howe was keen to share the praise around after Bournemouth effectively clinched promotion to the Premier League.

Mail Box

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company