Catania pulled off a surprise 3-1 victory over Lazio in Serie A on Sunday to move provisionally out of the relegation zone.

Catania had won only one of its past 12 matches and started the day bottom of the table.

However, it got off to the best possible start when Mariano Izco volleyed in off the inside of the right post after just 41 seconds.

Stefano Mauri was making his first start since May following a ban for his role in a match-fixing scandal. The Lazio captain headed his team level in first-half stoppage time.

Nicolas Spolli headed Catania back in front immediately after halftime and Gino Peruzzi sealed the result in the 58th minute.

Catania moved a point off the relegation zone. Lazio remained ninth.