Ciro Immobile scored his 10th goal of the season as Lazio won 2-1 at Spezia on Saturday to climb seventh in the Serie A table.
The capital-city club bounced back from last weekend’s 3-1 home loss to Udinese to make it four wins in six league outings.
Simone Inzaghi’s side will now turn their attentions to Tuesday’s crucial Champions League clash with Club Brugge at the Stadio Olimpico, where they need to avoid defeat to reach the knockout rounds for the first time since the 1999-2000 campaign.
Lazio took the lead in the 15th minute as Immobile was played in on goal by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic before slipping the ball through the legs of Spezia goalkeeper Ivan Provedel.
Milinkovic-Savic doubled the advantage 12 minutes before half-time, whipping a fine free-kick into the top corner.
Spezia pulled one back with M’Bala Nzola’s powerful 64th-minute strike, but Lazio held on to move level on points with sixth-placed Roma, despite Andreas Pereira seeing an injury-time goal ruled out by VAR.
Later on Saturday, reigning champions Juventus host Torino in the Turin derby looking to move within three points of league leaders AC Milan, while second-placed Inter Milan take on Bologna.