“Black Sea Storm” dies down early as Italian giants score two in a row for unlikely comeback with five mins to go.
Trabzonspor fans rubbed their eyes in disbelief Thursday night as their team botched a 3-1 home lead against Italy’s Lazio to settle for a draw at their second tally in UEFA Europa League group stage.
With six minutes on the clock and a two-goal margin following a game that could have easily turned into a lopsided victory for the hosts, Lazio’s Floccari took advantage of a blunder by Trabzon’s goalkeeper Onur to guide an easy header home.
Only seconds later, Floccari took to the stage again, this time in a well-orchestrated attack that culminated in a precise ground finish that sent Onur flying towards the other side of the post.
Despite heavy disappointment, the “Black Sea Storm” claims top seat in Group J right above Lazio, as a goal difference separates the two teams with four points apiece.