This Monday was a nightmare night for Milan, who lost 3-0 against Lazio at the Olympic Stadium in Rome and dropped to fifth place in Serie A, outside the Champions League, from which Simone’s Inzaghi are now 5 points (and also with a pending match). Joaquín Correa, author of a double, became the nightmare of Stefano Pioli’s men, without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, not fully recovered from muscular problems. And the current Golden Boot, Ciro Immobile, sentenced the meeting.
A few seconds after the start of the game Hakan Çalhanoglu was able to score for Milan. But Pepe Reina, Lazio goalkeeper, responded with a good save. And instead Correa then scored, who won in the second minute a heads-up with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Milan goal, whom the ‘laziale’ left seated. Lazio was already in command on the scoreboard. Donnarumma himself prevented Immobile from achieving 2-0 in minute 4.
After consulting with the VAR, the referee annulled Manuel Lazzari’s goal for offside in the 43rd minute. Lazio starred in an explosive start to the encounter and, although Milan improved throughout the first half, they did not have clarity of ideas in attack or aim in their shots on goal. Neither Çalhanoglu’s kicks throughout the game (he had Milan’s best chances in the first half), nor Tonali’s at the end.
In fact, Milan’s chances were not genuinely clear. The red and black people missed Ibra. Mario Mandzukic, his replacement, did not have his night. Meanwhile, Simone Inzaghi’s team sentenced in the second half. Correa, who has 6 ‘targets’ in Serie A (3 in the last 3 games) completed his double with a powerful shot with his right to the near post after receiving a ball from Luis Alberto in the 51st minute.
The third carried the Immobile stamp, to which Lazzari sent the ball to the edge of the area. Simone Inzaghi returned to Lazio after recovering from the coronavirus. Now Inter have 79 points. They are followed by Atalanta (68), Napoli (66), Juventus (66), Milan (66) and Lazio, 61 (with a pending match).
Lazio, 3-Milan, 0
Lazio: Queen; Marusic, Acerbi, Radu; Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto (Muriqi, 88 ‘), Lazzari, Lucas Leiva (Cataldi, 88’), Lulic (Fares, 68 ‘); Correa (Pereira, 76 ‘), Immobile (Akpa-Akpro, 88’)
Milan: Donnarumma; Calabria (Dalot, 69 ‘), Kjaer (Romagnoli, 74’), Tomori, Theo Hernández; Bennacer (Tonali, 70 ‘), Kessié, Saelemaekers (Leao, 63’), Çalhanoglu, Rebic; Mandzukic (Brahim Díaz, 63 ‘)
Goals: 1-0, Correa (2 ‘); 2-0, Correa (51 ‘); 3-0, Immobile (87 ‘)
Referee: Daniele Orsato. Yellow cards: Acerbi (19 ‘), Milinkovic-. Savic (57 ‘)
Stadium: Behind closed doors at the Olympic in Rome