The best chance of the night came deep into the game when Calhanoglu fired over the bar on front of an empty goal after 75 minutes. "It's part of the game, but it's important to be there and in the right place, at the end of the game he was in a terrible state and it seemed like the end of the world," said Gattuso of the Turkish midfielder. Serie A top scorer Ciro Immobile returned from injury but also missed several chances to break the stalemate notably a header cleared by Gianluigi Donnarumma after 62 minutes.
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https://t.co/dcMf82ep7O pic.twitter.com/zIRLDsCmKG — S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) January 31, 2018Sergej Milinkovic-Savic also tested goalkeeper Donnarumma, before substitute Patrick Cutrone's header was cleared by Thomas Strakosha only for Calhanoglu to send the rebound over an open goal. "We were lucky too, Donnarumma pulled off a miracle on Immobile -- that's football, mistakes are there," added Gattuso. "It was important not to concede a goal, a goal that is worth double away from home, we were good and in the first half it went well."