Europa League, Lazio drops poker against Feyenoord
Lazio – Feyenoord 4-2 at the Stadio Olimpico
Thanks to an excellent approach and a newfound streak in the offensive phase, Lazio put up a strong fight against Feyenoord, the top-ranked opponent in its Europa League group. After just 28 minutes, Sarri’s team is already up 3-0 thanks to goals from Luis Alberto in the 4th minute, Felipe Anderson in the 15th minute, and Matìas Vecino in the 28th minute. The Dutch, finalists of the last Conference League edition – the defeat in Tirana came precisely at the hands of Roma – seem stunned. Unable to react.
In the second half, the music did not seem to change, with the Uruguayan ex-Inter Milan player scoring his personal brace by piercing the opponent’s goalkeeper in the 63rd minute. Certain by now of the three points, the biancoceleste team sits back, suffering Gimenez’s double – scoring in the 69th minute on a penalty kick and in the 88th minute – and also giving its fans a few too many thrills. In fact, in the midst of recovery, the referee awarded another penalty kick to the guests, only to retrace his steps after reviewing the images at VAR. It ends 4-2, mission accomplished.