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  13/05/2011: This Is The Day, May 13th 2009.
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Two years ago, on a Wednesday evening, Lazio edged past Sampdoria in a penalty shootout, to obtain her 5th Coppa Italia victory.

The final was played in the Olimpico in Rome, so Lazio was like playing a home game, with 60.000 laziali in the stands, and 20.000 doriani in the Curva Sud.

After 90 minutes the game stayed with a 1-1 score.  
First Mauro Zarate opened the scoring in the 4th minute, when he cut in from the left wing, sprinted across the defence and blasted a shot past Sampdoria goalkeeper Castellazzi.

Later Castellazzi stopped Delio Rossi's team from doubling its lead. First, he saved Kolarov's powerful shot and recovered to block Pandev's rebound attempt.
But before the break, Sampdoria equalised through a Pazzini header beating Zarate.

Extra time did not change things at Olympic Stadium in Rome.

In the penalty shootout, Cassano and Campagnaro missed their penalties, while Lazio's Rocchi hit the post.

But midfielder Dabo converted the deciding penalty for Lazio to win the shootout 6-5.

The Olimpico made up for a great party, on and off the pitch.  Till even in the late hours, all over Rome... all over Lazio.

(Claudio Pazke)
Lazioscot 5/14/2011 5:42:21 AM
One of the greatest football occasions of our lives and thanks to Conn and Ermetico for giving us the opportunity to be there! Grazie mille grazie. Billy and Morag
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