The Ivory Coast international was one of the scorers when the White and Sky Blues wiped out the lower league team.
Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro was at stake when Lazio Fiori Barp Mas chalked up 11-0 in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday.
In the goal-laden affair, the Ivory Coast international scored the ninth goal for his team as Maurizio Sarri’s men intensified their preparations for the 2021-22 campaign.
Only seven minutes into the game, Felipe Anderson put the Giants of Serie A ahead with a shot from close range that did not give the goalkeeper the chance to save.
Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto doubled his side’s advantage in the 18th minute before Ecuador star Felipe Caicedo made it three in the 34th minute.
In the goal-laden first half, former Napoli star Elseid Hysaj found the goal kick two minutes later before Alberto completed his prop in the 37th minute.
As if that wasn’t enough, Caicedo and hat-trick hero Alberto were at stake again when Lazio opened up a seven-goal lead at half-time.
As his team led by an extended lead, manager Sarri made some changes before the start of the second 45 minutes, while Akpa-Akpro and Dutch youth international of Nigerian descent Bobby Adekanye made the cut.
The dominance of the Stadio Olimpico giants continued with defender Adam Marusic increasing the lead in the 65th minute.
Seven minutes later, the Ivorian star registered his name with a cool finish among the goal scorers, while Vedat Muriqi’s innings completed the result in the final phase of the match.
The goal was Akpa-Apor’s first goal for the Italians. In the 2020-21 campaign, he participated in 32 league matches without having to do so to his credit.
“We’ve having fun, we’re still not fresh, but we already have a good mentality,” Patric said. the club website.
“We have to keep having fun and following the coach. As a central defender, I feel good. I can play anywhere.
“Sarri’s biggest weapon is the intensity and desire to play. I think for the players we have, if we understand what the coach wants, we can have a lot of fun.
‘We have players who want the ball like Felipe Anderson, Luis Alberto and Milinkovic. If we can have intensity, the ball can recover if we lose it, we move the ball fast and we can dominate the game. I’m glad there are other Spaniards in the team, and I’m glad for that. ”