AC Milan 1-2 Lazio: Late Correa goal seals long-awaited away win over Rossoneri

Joaquin Correa struck an 83rd-minute winner for Lazio at the San Siro on Sunday to take the three points against AC Milan.

Published : Nov 04, 2019 09:23 IST

Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring for Lazio.
Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring for Lazio.

Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring for Lazio.

Goals from Joaquin Correa and Ciro Immobile helped Lazio to a 2-1 win at AC Milan on Sunday that saw it climb to fourth on the Serie A table.

The victory was Lazio's first away from home against Milan in Serie A since September 1989, ending a 29-match winless run in the fixture.

Immobile's 100th Lazio goal put the capital club in the lead but mid-table Milan quickly levelled after Krzysztof Piatek's flick was diverted into his own net by Bastos.

After an end-to-end first half, both sides struggled for momentum after the interval and it took an exquisite pass from Luis Alberto to set up Lazio's winner.

The Spaniard cleverly found Correa and he did the rest, charging into the penalty area to slot an 83rd-minute winner.

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Immobile started the match with 12 Serie A goals this season - two more than Milan - and after starting brightly, he hit the crossbar with a curling 22nd-minute effort.

The prolific striker was not to be denied and gave Lazio the lead with a superb glancing header from Manuel Lazzari's terrific cross from the right.

Lazio was more than deserving of its lead but was pegged back in the 28th minute through Bastos' own goal, and Milan was inches away from taking the lead when Hakan Calhanoglu's corner caught goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha off guard and nearly crept in.

Goalmouth action was minimal after the break but Lazio thought it had won a penalty after a challenge from Theo Hernandez on Lazzari. Referee Gianpaolo Calvarese was not interested, though.

Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was alert to keep out a good Francesco Acerbi effort, too, as Lazio pressed for a match-winning goal.

And it came seven minutes from time when Alberto picked out Correa and the Argentina international calmly scored his third goal in five matches.

What it means

While Lazio moved up to fourth, Milan's indifferent start to the season is shown by the fact it sits 11th, already 16 points behind league leader Juventus.

Immobile's milestone night

The Lazio striker showed why he is Serie A's top scorer with another terrific performance. Immobile's movement for his first-half header was outstanding, the forward cleverly creating space with a darting run before heading home in style. He could have easily scored more than once and linked superbly with the equally sharp Luis Alberto.

Tears of frustration

Milan midfielder Samuel Castillejo looked lively and creative in the early stages. The 24-year-old is pushing to be a first-team regular for Milan but was forced off with injury in the 36th minute and he was emotional as a result.

What's next?

Lazio hosts Celtic in a crucial UEFA Europa League fixture on Thursday, while Milan has all week to prepare for a tricky trip to Juventus on Sunday.

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