From Half-Way Line! Andrea Lazzari (Udinese) vs Široki Brijeg | inside World Soccer

Andrea Lazzari scored from inside his own half as Udinese eased through to the play-off stage of the Europa League after a 4-0 win over Široki Brijeg on Thursday night.

Andrea Lazzari celebrates with Udinese teammates after scoring a goal against Široki
Andrea Lazzari celebrates with Udinese teammates after scoring a goal against Široki

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The Zebrette completely dominated the game in in front of 5,000 fans at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste.

And it didn't take long for Udinese to open the scoring as Antonio Di Natale struck home the opener with just nine minutes gone.

The minnows from Bosnia improved their game in the second half, but surrendered late on following a fantastic goal from substitute Lazzari in the 83rd minute.

The ball fell to Lazzari in the halfway line and the 28-year-old launched a shot that looped over goalkeeper and into the net.

Dušan Basta made the tie safe with a goal just four minutes later before Matěj Vydra completed the scoring in stoppage time.

"From the bench I noticed their goalkeeper has the tendency of moving away from the posts," Lazzari told the club's website.

"So as soon as I saw him coming out I had a go and it worked."


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