Maurizio Sarri could only watch on in horror as his Lazio suffered a shameful 5-1 loss to FC Midtjylland in their second Europa League clash of the season.
The Biancocelesti came into the game hungry for three points after their exciting 4-2 win over Feyenoord, but things certainly didn’t go to plan at the MCH Arena in Denmark. Two goals in the first 45 minutes left Lazio on the back foot entering the second half and they failed to hit the mark as Midtjylland went on to secure their victory.
Paulinho put Midtjylland ahead after just 26 minutes and Sory Kaba followed that up only four minutes later to double the Danish side’s advantage. Early into the second half, Danilo Cataldi conceded a penalty after a poor foul, which was duly converted by Evander Ferreira.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic did claw one back for the Biancocelesti after 57 minutes, but this ultimately proved irrelevant as Gustav Isaksen and Erik Sviatchenko netted two more to close out the match, leaving the away side dejected.
In the other Group F match, Feyenoord picked up a dominant 6-0 win over Sturm Graz, leaving Lazio third in the group on goal difference. All four teams are now tied on three points, blowing the group wide open ahead of the third match-day.