Europa League: Onazi Benched As Lazio Lose 3-0 To Prague, Crash Out

Europa League: Onazi Benched As Lazio Lose 3-0 To Prague, Crash Out

By Johnny Edward:

SS Lazio's Nigerian midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi failed to make his 25th appearance in the Europa League for Lazio who crashed 3-0 on the night to Sparta Prague and 4-1 on aggregate at the Olimpico Stadium.


Lazio were the last surviving Italian team in Europe this season and they did little to impress their home fans.

The Nigerian international who is expected to be in Super Eagles camp next Monday after their away clash against AC Milan in the Serie A on Sunday was overlooked by coach Stefano Pioli who later sent on Alessandro Matri, Mauricio and Felipe Anderson in the second half of the defeat.

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Sparta scored with their first attempt on goal, thanks to a good strike from Borek Dockal from the edge of the box in the tenth minute.

The Czech side stunned Lazio two minutes later when Ladislav Krejci doubled the lead beating Federico Marchetti from the edge of the box again.

Lukas Julis put the tie beyond the hosts when in the 44th minute when he volleyed home from eight yard in the midst of two defenders. 

Onazi has made four appearances in the competition,eight in the Serie A and one Coppa Italia appearance for Lazio who are eight on the Serie A log.


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