Salzburg shocks Lazio in huge comeback to qualify for the Europa League semi-finals

Salzburg mounted a huge comeback, scoring four goals in the second half against Lazio to book their spot in the UEL semis with a 6-5 aggregate win.


The shock of the day came in Austria, where Salzburg defeated Lazio 4-1 to overturn a 4-2 deficit from the first leg and go through 6-5 on aggregate.

After a goalless first half, Ciro Immobile scored for Lazio 10 minutes after the break to increase the Italian club’s aggregate lead to 5-2.

But Salzburg pulled a goal back through Munas Dabbur’s deflected shot less than a minute later, before three goals in a four-minute span overturned the tie.

First Amadou Haidara lashed in a shot from 25 yards, and two minutes later Hee-Chan Hwang pounced on a defensive miscue to score at the near post and put Salzburg ahead on away goals.

Stefan Lainer headed home from a corner soon afterward to provide some breathing room, and Lazio could not find the goal that would have send the game to extra time.

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