Lazio midfielder Marco Parolo put his name in the Champions League history books following his goal against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
At 36 years and 51 days, Parolo became the third-oldest player to score in the Champions League knockout rounds after Paolo Maldini (36 years and 333 days) and Ryan Giggs (37 years and 148 days).
The feat was a delight to the player who after the game told Sky Italia: “This goal is a personal reward and I'm happy with it. As a child I used to dream of scoring in the Champions League, so to get two in one season is quite an achievement."
The player further picked lessons from elimination saying they had to work on their mentality heading into the new season
“We have to learn from Bayern Munich's mentality, as despite winning the first leg 4-1 away, they were determined throughout, chased every ball and there was Thomas Muller giving instructions.
“In Italy, if we win a first leg 4-1, usually we see teams take their foot off the gas. What still irritates me is the first leg, as we made avoidable errors. We felt the sting of being in the Champions League knockouts for the first time and Bayern was just so comfortable with the situation."
Marco... Parolo. Through the keeper's legs.💥 pic.twitter.com/GcLnlLv5rI— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) March 17, 2021