Ederson celebrated his goal as Lazio won 2-0 in Stuttgart. “It’s a step forward for qualification, but we know the Germans never give up.”
The Brazilian and Eddy Onazi secured the impressive first leg victory in the Europa League Round of 16.
“I think today the whole team played well, both when defending and attacking,” said Ederson.
“We were compact, played a good game and thoroughly deserved the win.
“It is a step forward for qualification, but we know the Germans never give up, so we will need another great performance in the second leg.”
That March 14 tie will be played behind closed doors, as the Stadio Olimpico begins a two-match UEFA ban for persistent racist chanting from a section of the crowd.