May 12, 2021

Milan snatch stoppage time winner to remain prime of Serie A – soccer



AC Milan snatched a stoppage time winner with a Theo Hernandez header to beat Lazio 3-2 at dwelling and keep prime of Serie A on Wednesday after the guests had earlier hit again from two targets behind.

Hernandez scored from a nook within the 92nd minute to go away Milan, nonetheless unbeaten this season, prime of Serie A with 34 factors, one forward of Inter Milan who earlier gained 2-1 at Verona for his or her seventh successive league win.

Milan had raced to a 2-Zero lead in lower than 20 minutes by means of an Ante Rebic header and Hakan Calhanoglu penalty earlier than Luis Alberto pulled one again and Ciro Motionless levelled within the 59th minute.

Milan’s win was made all of the extra spectacular as they had been lacking a number of key gamers together with talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, defender Simon Kjaer and midfielder Ismael Bennacer.

Even so, coach Stefano Pioli performed down discuss of successful a primary Serie A title since 2011 and tiptoed across the topic.

“I proceed to maintain enthusiasm low for that, Juventus and Inter are the favourites for the Scudetto,” he stated. “We now have to think about the investments made by the respective groups, the historical past of the gamers and the championships.

“If the desk continues to be like this in April, we might be considering otherwise. Now let’s take into consideration successful each match, then we’ll see the place we are able to get to.”

Rebic put Milan in entrance within the 10th minute with a looping header from a Calhanoglu cross and the hosts went additional forward seven minutes later. Patric knocked over Rebic within the space, the referee awarded a penalty and Calhanoglu transformed.

Lazio had been additionally awarded a penalty following a VAR assessment after Joaquin Correa was tripped by Pierre Kalulu within the 28th minute. Motionless stepped up and noticed his kick saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma however Luis Alberto snapped up the rebound.

Lazio equalised with a trademark objective simply earlier than the hour as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic floated a ball over the Milan defence and Motionless met it with an angled volley for his ninth league objective of the season.

Lazio regarded able to successful the sport, however as an alternative it was Milan who stole the factors as Hernandez continued his wonderful season by grabbing the winner with nearly the final contact of the sport.