Mar 16, 2014 at 2pm UK at ​Stadio Sant'Elia

Conti (25'), Rossettini (60'), Pisano (80'), Pinilla (90')
Conti (77')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Lulic (19'), Balde (69')
Gonzalez (67'), Radu (68')

Result: Lazio ease past Cagliari

Lazio beat Cagliari 2-0 in their Serie A match at the Stadio Sant'Elia.

Lazio have given their hopes of earning a place in Europe next season a boost with a 2-0 victory over Cagliari in their Serie A match at the Stadio Sant'Elia.

Andrea Cossu came close to opening the scoring early on for the hosts when he drove into the box and curled in a strike, but it was beaten away by Federico Marchetti.

Lulic Senad of Lazio celebrates with the team mates his opening goal during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and SS Lazio at Stadio Sant'Elia on March 16, 2014© Getty Images

The Aquile had a chance of their own soon after when Miroslav Klose saw his low drive from just inside the area saved by the keeper.

In the 19th minute the visitors took the lead through Lulic, who latched onto Cristian Ledesma's flicked pass, drove into the box and fired the ball past Vlada Avramov.

Alvaro Gonzalez wasted a chance to score a second midway through the first half when he was picked out at the back post by Lulic, but he placed his header wide.

Segundo Ibarbo then came close for the home side as he burst down the left wing, before he cut inside and drilled in a low strike, which was held by Marchetti.

After the break Klose had a great chance to double Lazio's lead. He burst into the box and with just the keeper to beat, he lashed a strike into the side-netting.

Keita Balde was next to threaten, but his low effort from a tight angle was pushed away by Avramov.

Cagliari were given a great chance to level the score when they were awarded a penalty following Lucas Biglia's foul on Matias Vecino inside the box.

Mauricio Pinilla stepped up to take the spot kick, but he placed his low effort wide of the post.

Lazio made them pay for that miss immediately as Klose slipped Keita into the box, and the striker drilled a low effort past the keeper and into the back of the net.

The hosts pushed for a way back into the contest and Marchetti had to be alert to push Agim Ibraimi's long-range strike over the bar.

Cagliari finished the game with 10 men as Daniele Conti was sent off late on for picking up a second yellow card.

The visitors continued to create the better of the chances but could not add to their lead, as they saw out the match and moved up to seventh place in the Serie A table.

1Manchester CityMan City44001001012
2Crystal Palace43018539
3Leicester CityLeicester42208538
4Swansea CitySwansea42207438
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd42113217
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham42029636
12Aston Villa411245-14
14Norwich CityNorwich411258-34
15West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom411236-34
16Tottenham HotspurSpurs403134-13
18Stoke CityStoke402235-22
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle402225-32