Theo Hernandez goal in stoppage time brought the Rossoneri a 3-2 victory over Lazio.
In the central match of the 14th round of the Serie, Milan hosted the capital Lazio. Immediately after the starting whistle, the hosts took possession of the playing and territorial advantage, having moved to someone else’s half of the field. Hakan Calhanoglu had a chance to score from a vantage point after a pass from Rebić, but Hakan missed the goal. “Rossoneri” continued to own the ball a lot, for which they were rewarded. In the tenth minute, Rebić won a positional fight after Chalhanoglu served from a corner and sent the ball into the goal – 1: 0. The guests could level the score in two minutes with the efforts of Adam Marusic, who completed the solo passage, but the Montenegrin’s strike lacked accuracy.
Almost immediately after that, the Romans took the ball under their control, but instead of putting pressure on someone else’s penalty area, they missed it again. Patrick knocked down Rebić in the penalty area, for which a penalty was awarded. Subsequently, Chalhanoglu approached the ball and calmly implemented a penalty kick – 2: 0. After that, Milan controlled the ball for several minutes, after which he moved to the game as the second number. Simone Inzaghi’s charges went ahead in large forces, intending to revive the intrigue as soon as possible. To their credit, they managed to do it pretty quickly. The main referee awarded another penalty – for a Kalulu foul against Correa. Donnarumma managed to pull the penalty kick from Immobile, but Ciro’s mistake was corrected by Luis Alberto, who successfully played on the finishing move – 2: 1.
Having reduced the gap in the score, the guests continued to attack, and their opponent pressed against his own penalty area. Stefano Pioli’s charges were counting on counterattacks, but absolutely nothing came of them. “The Eagles” put serious pressure on Donnarumma’s possession, thanks to which they could well count on a second goal. But it didn’t come to the final shot on goal. The standards earned did not help either. In one of the episodes, Luis Alberto spun the ball into the goal with a direct kick from a corner, but Donnarumma was ready for this. The rest of the time, the Romans failed to create anything at the opponent’s goal. Milan kept the lead in the first half, going to rest, leading the score.
Immediately after the game resumed, the “devils” took control of the ball. They carried out several punctuated attacks, but none of them ended with a shot on goal. Guests quickly seized the initiative, moving to someone else’s half of the field. Inzaghi’s wards were not shy about punching at goal from different distances, but their shots did not carry a real threat to Donnarumma. After a while, the hosts calmed the game down. But this did not save them from a conceded goal. The Romans played a cool combination, at the end of which Immobile skillfully shot past Donnarumma – 2: 2.
After the goal was scored, the “eagles” did not stop there, intending to lead the score for the first time in the match. They continued to attack with large forces, but did not threaten the opponent’s goal. Over time, the guests again struck a series of shots on goal, but they were not dangerous. Milan from time to time seized the initiative and took the game away from their own half of the field, but the hosts did not succeed at a stranger. The Lombardians could have conceded from Murika after a corner kick, but Donnarumma coped with his shot.
After a while, the game leveled off. The teams took turns in possession of the ball, but did not threaten each other’s goal. Then Pioli’s wards completely took the ball under their control. Now they were desperately trying to score, and Lazio was counting on counterattacks. At first, the owners did not succeed ahead, but then they created two killer moments within a minute. But Rebić did not use both – Reina heroically coped with the first blow, and in the second episode the Croat missed the goal.
“Rossoneri” did not give up, desperately trying to put the squeeze on the opponent. They loaded the ball into the penalty box over and over again, but it didn’t pay dividends. In stoppage time, they got their way. Hernandez won the fight on the second floor after serving from a corner and sent the ball into the net, bringing his team a victory – 3: 2. This result allowed Milan to bypass Inter and again lead the standings. The Rossoneri became the Serie A winter champion.
In the 15th round, which will take place on January 3rd, Milan will play Benevento, while Lazio will face Genoa.
Milan – Lazio 3: 2
Goals: Rebić, 10, Chalhanoglu, 17 (penalty), Hernandez, 90 + 2 – Luis Alberto, 27, Immobile, 59
Warnings: Krunich, Hernandez – Escalante, Luis Alberto, Akpa-Akpro, Muriqi
On the 27th minute, Immobile missed the penalty kick (goalkeeper)
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