Lazio vs AZ Alkmaar Football Match Highlights 07 March 2023

Dutch club AZ Alkmaar rallied from a goal down to upset Lazio 2-1 in their Europa Conference League round-of-16 first leg on Tuesday. Lazio vs AZ Alkmaar Football Match

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Who beat Serie A leader Napoli last weekend, took the lead in the 18th minute with a strike from former Spain forward Pedro Rodríguez, playing in a face mask after breaking his nose.

Lazio vs AZ Alkmaar Football Match Highlights 07 March 2023

After a sluggish start, the visitors—who have now won 12 straight games across all competitions with just one loss—recovered, and Vangelis Pavlidis scored the equaliser right before halftime.

In the 62nd minute, defender Milos Kerkez scored the game-winning goal. Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri said, “This was a bit of a fluke result because we generated a lot of chances and conceded from both of theirs. “So many opportunities tonight have been lost.”

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“I’m not surprised,” AZ coach Pascal Jansen continued, “because I know what my club is capable of.” The Europa Conference League’s remaining games will begin on Thursday, and the second leg will follow on March 16. Because Roma will play at home in the Europa League on Thursday in the same stadium, Lazio’s match was on Tuesday.


After Pedro made a mistake in the middle of the field in the second half. The Hungarian score the game winning goal in the 18th minute. Paolo Maldini had found and wanted the 2003 left back Kerkez for Milan. The youngster, however, only participate in the Rossoneri Primavera.

He was never able to make his Serie A debut; and in 2022, he was sold to Az. By the way, that was one of Lazio’s summertime objectives. As soon as the score was 2-1, the Biancocelesti attempt to capitalise on Az’s defensive forgetfulness. But squander a great run of goals, scoring four only with Felipe Anderson.

The injure Immobile’s replacement. As Anderson is competing in race 84 in a row and is unique in Europe. The absence of the real 9 was greatly notice. That Lazio did not purchase a deputy building at least in January is really worrisome.

Moreover, Milinkovic, Pedro, and Luis Alberto took part in the festival of squandered opportunities (a cross in the 47th minute). In the end, the 20,000 spectators at the Olimpico whistle for Lazio. The feat of Naples has already forgot. Three days before the derby, it’s likely that the players for Sarri’s team will have other things on their minds. Another one is now require on Thursday, 16 in Alkmaar, to avoid being eliminate from the Conference League.

The alert that was raise by was useless. Sarri stated on the eve of this match, the first leg of the Conference League round of 16. “Napoli’s victory is a threat. We didn’t know how to handle the euphoria because in the four games following our 4-0 victory against Milan.

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We lost two and drew two. Let’s hope that doesn’t occur again. Instead, exactly the opposite occurred: Sarri unexpectedly won 2-1 at the OlimpicoAz Alkmaar, third in the Dutch league, 5 points behind leaders Feyenoord, proving that the “germ” (his term following the 5-1 in Denmark in the autumn) is still there to smother the Lazio.

He shockingly prevailed 2-1 at the OlimpicoAz Alkmaar, moving up to third place in the Dutch league, 5 points behind Feyenoord. Once more, Lazio made a comeback. In fact, they had seized the lead in the 18th minute thanks to a goal by Pedro that was assisted by Zaccagni.

But, Sarri’s formation—five changes from Naples—was satisfied, they were superficial, and the Dutch punished them in the 45th minute rather than insisting against a dancing team in defence. The Biancocelesti made four mistakes: Milinkovic bad step, farmhouse he turns on Karlsson’s cross, Patric the Greek centre forward slips away Pavlidis (11 goals in 21 games in the Dutch championship) what a joke Maximian on his pole.

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