Fabio Firmani said "in terms of football this is the best day of my life" after scoring the goal that ended a four-match Serie A losing streak for S.S. Lazio.
Four defeats in a row in the league had left the Rome club just one point above the relegation zone in the run-up to Sunday's game at home against Parma FC. However, midfielder Firmani scored the only goal of the match with the clock ticking down at the Olimpico Stadium to end his side's dismal run - and finally get off the mark with his hometown club.
The 29-year-old had not found the target for the club since joining Lazio from Calcio Catania in 2005, and only got the chance to make his 22nd league appearance for Lazio due to Massimo Mutarelli and Gaby Mudingayi being suspended. It was only his second goal in Serie A, having found the target on the only previous occasion with Vicenza Calcio in 2000/01.
"In terms of football this is the best day in my life," said Firmani. "I will never have another day like this." He added: "I cannot describe my joy with words - I still can't believe I scored the winner in the 90th minute." On Wednesday, Lazio will host Olympiacos CFP in the UEFA Champions League knowing that a victory would book them a place in the last 16.
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