MILAN ( Associated Press) — Lazio goalkeeper Luis Maximiano was sent off less than six minutes into his Serie A start, but the capital club managed to beat Bologna 2-1 on Sunday with 10 men also ended.
Maximiano, who arrived from Granada during the summer, came out of the small field to pick up the ball. Video arbitration confirmed that the Portuguese goalkeeper touched the ball outside the field and showed him a straight red card.
Lazio nearly opened the scoring moments later with a shot from Ciro Immobile that had just gone wide.
Bologna uneven after 38 minutes. After a poor clearance by teammate Alessio Romagnoli with a header, Mattia Zaccagni brought down rival striker Nicola Sansone with a kick. Marko Arnautovic was in charge of executing the punishment.
The first half ended with both teams getting equal numbers when Bologna defender Adama Soumaro was sent off in stoppage time for a double booking.
Lazio equalized in the 68th minute with Lorenzo de Silvestri’s own goal when he pushed a ball deep into his goal, which was deflected by his goalkeeper Lukasz Skorpski.
The hosts completed their comeback in the 79th. Immobile got a through pass from Sergej Milinkovich-Sevi and ended with a shot slipping between Skorupski’s legs.
Fiorentina’s debut with Victoria
A mistake by goalkeeper Ionat Radu took its toll on the Cremonese as they lost 3–2 at Fiorentina, marking their return to Serie A.
The Cremonese played almost the entire second half with 10 men when Argentine midfielder Gonzalo Escalante was sent off for a strong tackle on Christian Koume.
This was the Cremonese’s first match in the division of honors since 1996.