Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-3 Lazio: Hernanes sets up last-gasp equaliser
Hernanes set up a last-gasp equaliser in Lazio’s thrilling 3-3 draw at Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Europa League this evening.
The Biancocelesti started the game well, with chances falling to Cristian Ledesma and Álvaro González, but both failed to find the target.
However, Brazilian defender André Dias brought down Gladbach’s Patrick Herrmann in the area, allowing Martin Stranzl to smash in from the spot after 17 minutes.
André Dias gave away another pointless free kick on the edge of the box by bringing down Luuk De Jong, but Arango’s shot was charged down.
Hernanes, who had to wear a protective helmet following a nasty head injury, went close from a set play, curling his free kick just over the hosts’ bar.
Lazio were level on 57 minutes when Floccari made a surging run into the area to volley in Antonio Candreva's perfect cross from the right, before Kozák guided in Senad Lulić's cross to put the visitors 2-1 up seven minutes later.
With twenty minutes to go, Mönchengladbach were handed a way back into the match when André Dias was shown a second yellow card after conceding another penalty.
Stranzl stepped up again, but this time Marchetti got to the spot-kick and deflected the powerful effort into the air as a Senad Lulić goal-line clearance ensured nobody could follow it up.
Lorik Cana gave away a third penalty of the night by hauling down De Jong, which substitute Thorben Marx equalised from by sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.
The German side pushed home their man advantage and with just a few minutes remaining on the clock, they took the lead thanks to an excellent Juan Arango free-kick.
The goal looked to have won it for the Bundesliga club, however, the drama continued time as Lazio snatched an equaliser deep into stoppage.
The goalkeeper flapped away a set piece but Hernanes curled the cross back in for Kozák to head home with the last kick of the game, rounding off an amazing game.