It was the third game in succession that Balde has found the net for Lazio, after having scored a hat-trick and a brace respectively in his last two matches. The forward now has an impressive six goals in just three matches.
The Lions of Teranga attacker needed only two minutes to hit the mark at Stadio Olimpico as he raced onto a Ciro Immobile through ball before smashing a powerful effort into the far corner from an angle. Immobile (twice), Wesley Hoedt, Stefan de Vrij, Senad Lulic and Felipe Anderson added their names to the scoresheet as Lazio consolidated their Europa League spot with a comprehensive victory.
Balde is currently in the form of his life having taken his season's tally from eight goals to 14 in just a space of three matches.
His excellent performances have seen a number of clubs expressing interested in the Spanish-born attacker.
AC Milan and Juventus were believed to the front runners for the FC Barcelona youth prodigy, but reports emerging from Italy suggests that Primera Division outfit Sevilla have stolen a march on their rivals by agreeing personal terms with the controversial forward.