Felipe Anderson has night to forget for Lazio
Felipe Anderson had a game to forget for Lazio in the Europa League as his missed penalty resulted in the Italian side losing 1-0 to Ludogorets.
The first leg tie played at the Stadio Olimpico was void of quality throughout but the Bulgarians were able to find the decisive goal.
Anderson was involved in lots of the early exhanges despite head coach Edy Reja recently admitted the Brazilian was lacking confidence.
The former Santos player had an effort off target in the first half, where Lazio's visitors had missed a penalty before taking the lead.
Early in the second period Anderson nearly found the net from open play but his effort, which seemed destined for the top corner, was well saved.
And then shortly afterwards he dribbled into the box and was fouled for a penalty kick to give his side a great chance to equalise.
Despite dusting himself down however Anderson had his penalty well saved and to add insult to injury he was subbed off afterwards in the 58th minute, eight minutes after his spot kick was denied.
It was a big opportunity for the Brazilian midfielder to impress Reja and repay the confidence shown in him.
Although the 20-year-old didn't perform that poorly, his penalty miss was the decisive moment in the match and Anderson will be bitterly disappointed with his showing.