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Report: Lazio win 1-2 at the San Siro

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AC Milan was back on the losing end again after Lazio snatches a late winner at the San Siro.

The last time Lazio won in a Serie A match at the San Siro was 1989. That night saw a Paolo Maldini own goal prove to be the deciding factor.

Tonight saw Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa steal the headlines.

It was thought that maybe things were about to change at Milan as new manager Stefan Pioli got his first victory in the midweek game against SPAL.

But the team from Rome proved to be far superior opponents. His cause was not helped by the loss ofย  Suso and Musacchio to injury.

Only five minutes into the game, and it appeared that the writing was on the wall for the hosts. A defensive error by Paqueta gifted Immobile with a chance.

Fortunately for Milan young goalkeeper Donnarumma was up to the task of turning the shot away.

But Pioli’s side was not without their own chances, as both Piatek effort and a Calhanoglu freekick almost got hem off to a dream start.

Both sides exchanged glancing blows.

Paqueta could have given them the lead but for a weak finish, while Immobile was the width of an upright from putting the visitors ahead.

Ciro Immobile was sat on 99 goals in his Lazio career and in search of his 100th.

That moment came in the 25th minute.

A perfectly weighted cross from the right-hand side from Lazzari, matched by an equally perfect timed run from Immobile, saw the striker glance a header past Donnarumma.

AC Milan 0 – 1 Lazio.

The back and forth rhythm of the game was maintained though, as only three minutes later Milan persistence paid off.

Theo Hernandez put a ball over the top of the Lazio backline for Piatek.

The Polish international barely got a touch on it, but it was enough to send the ball towards Lazio defender Bastos.

The ball hit him in the chest and deflected into the goal.

Game on, AC Milan 1 – 1 Lazio.

Pioli’s injury woes got worse, as Castillejo appeared to sustain a hamstring injury in the 36th minute and be substituted.

Milan continued to create the better chances, with Castillejo’s replacement Ante Rebic heading wide with his first touch.

That was before Calhanoglu forced Strakosha in the Lazio goal into a save directly from a corner.

Halftime: AC Milan 1 – 1 Lazio

The end to end action continued in the second half.

But for some poor quality finishing and some desperate last-ditch defending the score cold have ben significantly higher.

According to the ESPN, Milan had 12 shots, and Lazio eight, however of those shots only two and three respectively brought about saves.

Rafael Leao came on for Paqueta, moving Calhanoglu to midfield. It remained a high-tempo and entertainingly scrappy game, with chances at both ends ruined by poor first touches or last-ditch tackles.

Lazio had a couple of penalty appeals denied.

Hernandez brought down Lazzari in the box, but the referee didn’t even consider it for a second. Then Durate tugged on Correa’s shirt as he ran on goal.

As the game progressed into the latter stages, Lazio appeared the more energetic of the two sides.

In fact, with 83 minutes on the clock, a sublime pass from Luis Alberto put Correa through on goal.

The Argentine made no mistake this time, as he smashed the ball into the top corner of the goal.

Milan had no answer in the final minutes, as the visitors made history and finally after 30 years got another league win at the San Siro.

Final score: AC Milan 1 – 2 Lazio.

Pioli’s Milan is stuck in 11th place, while Inzaghi’s Lazio moves up to fourth.