Ciro Immobile scored twice and also hit the post to help Lazio bounce back from one of its most disappointing performances of the season with a 4-1 win over Spal on Sunday.

Lazio lost 3-0 at home to Inter Milan on Monday.

“We needed a reaction after the ugly performance against Inter and I’m just pleased that I could help the squad when it really needed it,” Immobile said.

Lazio's Ciro Immobile, left, celebrates with his teammate Felipe Caicedo after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Spal at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, left, celebrates with his teammate Felipe Caicedo after scoring his side’s 2nd goal during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Spal at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)

Lazio moved back into fourth place, three points ahead of AC Milan, which was playing later at Udinese.

Spal is 15th, six points clear of the relegation zone.

Immobile opened the scoring with a volley from a corner midway through the first half.

Lazio's Ciro Immobile, right, is challenged by Spal's Everton Luiz during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Spal at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, right, is challenged by Spal’s Everton Luiz during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Spal at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)

Mirco Antenucci quickly equalized for Spal by tapping in a cross from Manuel Lazzari then Immobile completed his brace with a shot that looped in following a big deflection off a defender.

Danilo Cataldi scored with a blistering effort near the hour mark and Marco Parolo also found the target from beyond the area in the 70th.

Lazio's Marco Parolo, left, and Spal's Filippo Costa vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Spal at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
Lazio’s Marco Parolo, left, and Spal’s Filippo Costa vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Spal at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)

Immobile then nearly had a hat trick but his header hit the post.

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Source: The Associated Press

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