Lazio returned to its winning ways with a much-needed 1-0 Serie A victory over Parma. Lazio was not able to muster up many high percentage goal-scoring chances in the match. But in the end, it was Ciro Immobile that stunned Parma with a last-minute, game-winning goal.
Lazio defender Luiz Felipe featured in the match for what was his second appearance since returning from injury. The Brazilian played in 33 minutes off the bench and recorded four ground duels along with two crucial tackles.
Luiz Felipe comes away from the fixture relieved with the win, which he touched upon further after the match (via Lazio’s official website).
I’m happy for the win. It wasn’t easy as Parma played without thinking and had parked the bus.
Luiz Felipe now looks ahead to the upcoming rivalry showdown against AS Roma, which is one fixture in which the Brazilian defender aspires to play in.
Now we head to the derby, which is never a match like any other. We’ll have a few days to prepare for it in the best possible way.
We know the importance of this match; we want to win to keep the Champions League dream alive. I feel much better than how I felt against Fiorentina; I want to help the team.
A win or draw for Lazio in this upcoming duel with Roma could provide Sassuolo with an opportunity to move into seventh place in the league standings.