Lazio fell within five points of a UEFA Champions League spot ahead of the game against ACF Fiorentina. Simone Inzaghi’s side had to keep coming out with three points to keep pushing for a top-four spot.
However, this was not the case in Florence as Lazio saw their hopes of playing in the best European competition collapsed.
Fiorentina 1-0 Lazio: Dušan Vlahović opens the scoring for Fiorentina
Although Lazio hold 68% of the ball in the first half, the Biancocelesti only left with one shot on target.
Meanwhile, Fiorentina took advantage of their limited opportunities, generating two shots on target.
One of the two blows belonged to Dušan Vlahović, who was not marked and put away a cross Cristiano Biraghi to give Fiorentina a 1-0 lead.
Fiorentina 2-0 Lazio: Vlahović scores second goal and sure win for viola
As Lazio tried to find an equalizer to at least save a point, Vlahović would break the hearts of fans who continued to believe the Rome-based club could secure a Champions League spot for next season.
On set piece from a corner, Vlahović pass the ball Pepe Reina in the 88th minute to secure victory for Fiorentina.
Lazio already needed to win to have a chance to fight for the Champions League next season. This loss to Fiorentina diminishes any hope that some were hoping Inzaghi’s side could turn things around and place in the top-four in Serie A.