Cagliari 0-3 Lazio
The weekend saw Lazio go 7 games unbeaten and move up the table just 1 point off the top. Cagliari started the stronger of the two sides, but failed to see any of their chances hitting the back of the net. In the fourth minute of the game a right-footed strike was expertly saved by the Lazio keeper, and from here Lazio were lucky to keep level with Cagliari hitting wide and shooting just over the bar.
Just before the half Lazio turned the game on its head when their Bosnian midfielder struck a low 25 yard strike past the sprawling Cagliari stopper. This in turn kicked Lazio on a gear, and just before the half they doubled their lead when their talismanic German forward grabbed his 6th goal of the season by heading a cross into the bottom corner of the net.
After the break, Cagliari once again showed intent and were almost rewarded with a goal had it not been for Lazio’s in-form keeper who saved magnificently. In the 88th minute of the game Lazio sealed the win when their veteran midfield general notched up his 100th career goal to put Lazio 3-0 up and seal the victory.
Spurs 3 – 1 QPR
Much like Lazio, Spurs swept aside a QPR team high in confidence to go 7 unbeaten and move them joint third in the league. Spurs put in a performance worthy of any of the world’s best teams. Strong at the back and fluid moving forward, Spurs really looked a class above their opponents and ended up winning comfortably.
With Spurs going close early on with only the QPR goalie keeping them in the game, they finally opened the scoring when the ball was laid out wide to their marauding Welsh winger who lashed home a fierce shot passed the diving keeper. Spurs then doubled their lead just after the half hour mark when their towering captain gathered the ball inside the QPR half and advanced to shoot. His wayward effort found Spurs Dutch superstar, who beat the offside trap to wrong foot the keeper and slide home.
The second half saw Spurs start as they meant to go on with chance after chance coming from the Lilywhites. With only 20 minutes left in the game, Spurs Welsh wizard doubled his tally with some nice interplay and a curling shot into the top left hand corner.
Elsewhere in Europe, Mario Gomez grabbed a brace to lead his team to a 4-0 win and Loic Remy scored the first as his team ran out 3-2 winners.
With Spurs and Lazio on top form in the league, can they push for a European place?