Lazio have crashed out of the Europa League after an edgy 1-0 loss to Feyenoord, a result that left them third in Group F.
The Biancocelesti started the day at the top of the group but Sturm Graz’s loss to FC Midtjylland and Feyenoord’s win saw them plummet down to third, a finish that sees them relegated to the Europa Conference League.
Lazio saw more of the ball in the match but struggled to show too much imagination in the final third, allowing the Dutch side to stay firm and resist the pressure. Neither side could find a way to break the deadlock until the hour mark, when the lid was finally blown off De Kuip.
A moment of defensive instability allowed Santiago Gimenez to break into the penalty area and a disastrous mistake by Ivan Provedel allowed the Mexican to scramble the ball into the back of the net, sending the home fans wild.
Lazio were shown a number of bookings after this, desperately fighting to find a way back into the match. In the dying minutes teenager Luka Romero was quickly shown two yellow cards, showing his immaturity by blasting the ball away and allowing himself to get sent off.
It was a frustrating and embarrassing defeat for Lazio, who’ll now have to rapidly regroup ahead of the upcoming Derby della Capitale against Roma.