Former Chelsea football club of England forward maestro, Pedro Rodriguez was incredible today for Italian Serie A giant Lazio in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League round of 16 ties at home against AZ Alkmaar at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The 35 year old Spaniard forward was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI line-up following his outstanding performance for the team in their last game, and he was able to play his part and also contributed his quota in the thrilling and keenly contested encounter.
Pedro Rodriguez in the game was exceptional for the host as he scored his team's only goal of the night but his efforts were not enough to save his side from the disappointing and shocking narrow defeat.
The host in the 18th minute of the game got the score sheet opened with a goal from Pedro Rodriguez to make it one nil before they conceded an equalizer with a goal from Vangelis Pavlidis in the 45th minute to make it one all draw going into the half time break.
The tempo of the game got more tensed up between the two sides in the second half as they both put up some more physical, tactical and technical displays but none was able to found the back of the net with all attempts to add more to the tally proving abortive until the 62nd minute when Milo Kerkez gave the visitor the lead to make it two goals to one and was the final scoreline at full time.
Pedro Rodriguez with his great influx of influence and impactful minutes spent on the pitch of play will be hoping to keep the standard going for his team in the return leg, with an optimism to help his team overturn the deficit by returning to winning ways.
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