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    Miroslav Klose sparks Lazio late to put away resilient Verona in Serie A

    Feb 12, 2016
    Lazio's Stefano Mauri finds the back of the net early in their match against Hellas Verona. AP

    ROME — Miroslav Klose provided a perfect cross and Keita scored with a precise volley for a key goal in Lazio's 5-2 win over last-place Hellas Verona in Serie A on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

    Alessandro Matri, Stefano Mauri and Felipe Anderson had put Lazio ahead 3-0 before Leandro Greco and Luca Toni brought Verona back within one entering the final 10 minutes.

    That's when Klose showed his experience by stripping the ball from Verona, waltzing up the right flank and lifting a cross toward the charging Keita to put the match out of reach two minutes after he came on.

    Antonio Candreva added a penalty for Lazio in the 90th.

    The match was played in front of a mostly empty stadium with Lazio's hard-core "ultra" fans banned for racist abuse.

    Lazio moved into seventh.

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    Lazio's Stefano Mauri finds the back of the net early in their match against Hellas Verona. AP
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