Serie A: Cremonese sink as Lazovic inspires Verona’s 2-0 win

A Darko Lazovic brace inspired Hellas Verona‘s 2-0 win over Cremonese at the Stadio Bentegodi.

It is Verona‘s first victory under Marco Zaffaroni and Salvatore Bocchetti. The Gialloblu have now leapfrogged the Grigiorossi, who sit rock bottom with no wins in 17 matches.

Verona had to cope without Maro Faraoni, Martin Hongla, Ajdin Hrustic and Kevin Lasagna, while Cremonese travelled to the Bentegodi without the injured Vlad Chiriches.

The Grigiorossi honoured club legend Gianluca Vialli by wearing a commemorative kit before kick-off.

Verona had a strong start and scored twice in less than 30 minutes.

They broke the deadlock after barely nine minutes with Lazovic, who was free to control a pass from Yayah Kallon at the edge of the goal area, finishing at the far post with his right foot.

U21 Scotland international Josh Doig inspired Verona’second goal and Lazovic’s brace with a 70-meter run down the left flank. The 20-year-old saw Lazovic’sate run and delivered a perfectly timed through ball, which the Serbia international converted in his second goal of the day.

Cremonese appealed for a penalty kick before the break when Isak Hien hit Cyriel Dessers’s knee inside the box, but referee Maurizio Mariani waved to play on also after a VAR check.

Massimiliano Alvini’s side struggled to create goal-scoring opportunities in the second half and Frank Tsadjout was the only one to keep Lorenzo Montipò busy with a weak header in the stoppages.

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