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  04/04/2013: On This Day: 4 April
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Buonocore, Ambrosiana player gave Lazio a victory with his own and a single goal in Rome, This was week Twenty-Sixth of Serie A 1936/1937 back in 1937. Lazio were the runner up of Serie A this season, after Bologna. Ambrosiana have been relegated.

Venezia sink Lazio 2-1 on Serie A week 27 in 1942, in Venice. Only Pisa could manage to score for Lazio, the rest were clueless as maybe they were thinking to get specific and exclusive discounted rates for Saturday night Gondola tours in Venice. This was also the day of Siege of Leningrad by Germany, where their Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers escorted by Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighters attack Soviet fleet at Kronstadt. Lazio finished in 9th place, out of 16 Serie A teams this season, whilst Venezia at 14th place saved just above the relegation zone.

Lazio back from two defeats to get another defeat by a tough opponent, Fiorentina in 1954. Fiorentina dominated the game in all aspects of football; tactics, techniques, speed, creativity, and determination. Lazio don’t know what to do, and luckily they were conceded a single goal only. Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts announces the first successful kidney transplant on this day.

This was Easter Sunday, when Lazio clinch Derby della Capitale glory on this date in 1956, with a decisive goal by Lazio winger Muccinelli Ermes (nicknamed ‘scooter’) on the last minute of the first half. Nothing appealing recorded on today history.

A victory against Foggia by 2-1 in front of their 30,000 supporters on this date in 1971 does not seem enough for Lazio to avoid relegation zone. Both teams have been relegated to Serie B in the end of this season.

Lazio hosted Verona on Serie A week 24 at Olimpico with a 1-1 draw in 1976, in front of their 35,000 spectators. Maestrelli’s players could not create any goals, instead both goals made by Verona players, 1 normal goal, and 1 own goal. The same day when Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as a leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.

Wednesday, 4th April 1979, Palermo held Lazio with 0-0 on the first leg game of Quarter Final Coppa Italia. The same day when President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed. Anyway, Palermo were in Serie B this season, but still manage to create a goalless game even after extra-time at Olimpico on the second leg game. Lazio crashed out from this competition on penalty shoot out 4-5 in front of their own supporters.

An even better trademark Aaron Winter strike, put Lazio ahead with 3 minutes to go only, but Scifo salvaged a point for Torino with his exquisite shot. This was week 26 of Serie A in 1993, and this also the day when Katharine Hepburn enters the hospital suffering from exhaustion, if you care.

April 4, 2004 was a bloody day for American forces in Sadr City, Iraq. Some of the troops call it "Black Sunday," sad because it was Palm Sunday. What began as a routine patrol escorting sewage trucks, known as the "honey wagons," ended up in surprise ambushes that left eight US Army soldiers killed, and about 50 were wounded, many of whom had to be taken back to the US. In Rome, César sinks Siena. Rodriguez Aparecido César’s brace with his hat-trick helped Lazio 5-2 win against Siena at Olimpico. César (pictured) spent his 5 years journey with Lazio and scored 13 goals from his 86 appearances as a left wing-back.

Lazio are traveling to Istanbul to face Fenerbahce on UEFA Europa League Quarter Final tonight. Libor Kozak, the top scorer of this competition with 10 goals so far will continue his journey in Turkey.

Author: Ali Alkatiri
 
 
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