Patric to be Further Punished by Seria A Authority
Another player has rise to take the biting skills of Luis Surez, Lazio’s Patric was sent off in today’s game for biting a follow player, his dismisal affected the team they lose to Lecce who were down by a goal before the incident. Their hope of getting Juventus in the Serie table has be dash as they lose 2-1.
Defender Patric was shown a straight red card for biting Lecce’s Giulio Donati on the arm in injury time. Felipe Caicedo had scored a fifth-minute opener for the visitors but Khouma Babacar headed in Filippo Falco’s cross to level on 30 minutes. It was shock as struggling Lecce completed the turnaround after half-time, as defender Fabio Lucioni headed in from a corner.
Atletico de Madrid manager’s son Simone scored the winner and place Inzaghi’s Lazio seven points behind leaders Juventus, who play AC Milan later on Tuesday (20:45 BST). A disappointing evening for Lazio was further soured by Patric’s indefensible bite on Donati, identified clearly by a video assistant referee review.
As the Lecce defender organised his team-mates to defend a set-piece with outstretched arms, Patric lent in from behind and bit Donati just above the elbow. The hosts had responded well to their early setback, having also seen Marco Mancuso’s third-minute goal disallowed by VAR due to a handball in the build-up.
Mancuso then blazed a penalty over the bar at the end of a lively first half, after the ball had struck Patric on the arm. Serie A’s leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile was denied at close range by Lecce goalkeeper Gabriel as Lazio suffered a third defeat in five games since the league restarted.