Milan missed the chance to shut the hole on Serie A leaders Napoli after they have been thumped 4-0 by a rampant Lazio on the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday.
Stefano Pioli’s males have been condemned to a primary defeat in seven league matches after targets from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Mattia Zaccagni gave the hosts a half-time benefit.
Luis Alberto added a 3rd from the spot after the interval earlier than Felipe Anderson rounded off the scoring because the Rossoneri did not win for the fifth sport in a row in all competitions.
The spectacular outcome sees Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio leap from sixth to 3rd and inside a degree of Milan, who stay 12 factors off Napoli.
Lazio have been forward simply 4 minutes in, Luis Alberto cleverly dummying a Zaccagni go into the trail of Milinkovic-Savic to coolly stroke into the underside nook.
Sandro Tonali stung the palms of Ivan Provedel as Milan seemed for a response, however the champions would discover themselves two targets down earlier than half-time.
Adam Marusic noticed a shot come again off the submit after latching onto Pedro’s through-ball, however Zaccagni was there to bundle house the rebound for his third aim in three league video games.
Milan’s shaky defending continued to be their downfall within the second half, with Lazio going additional forward when Pierre Kalulu introduced down Pedro for a penalty, which Luis Alberto blasted down the center previous Ciprian Tatarusanu.
With Milan staring down the barrel of a heavy defeat, Anderson slotted house after a neat go from Luis Alberto to additional embarrass Pioli’s facet.
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Milan have been clearly second finest right here, registering 0.75 xG (anticipated targets) to Lazio’s 3.04 whereas mustering simply three pictures on track as Provedel loved a comparatively straightforward sport between the sticks.
Zaccagni stars once more
With Lazio’s talisman Ciro Motionless nonetheless absent with a thigh pressure, Zaccagni stepped up as soon as extra with one other aim to assist his facet to all three factors.
A relentless menace down the left, no Lazio participant had extra profitable duels (11) and probabilities created (two) than Zaccagni, who additionally added an help to his aim.
3 – Mattia Zaccagni is the midfielder who has each scored and supplied an help in the identical match probably the most totally different occasions within the big-5 European leagues present season (three). Versatile.#LazioMilan pic.twitter.com/WW8gKBBSnl
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) January 24, 2023
Tomori limps off so as to add insult to harm
Tomori was pressured off within the twenty fourth minute with Milan already 1-0 down, and his staff struggled to defend for the rest of the sport.
Milan gained eight of their 16 tackles, in comparison with Lazio’s 17 of 26, and the hosts might and maybe ought to have scored extra than simply the 4 targets they did.
Each groups are again in Serie A motion on Sunday, when Milan host struggling Sassuolo and Lazio welcome Eleventh-placed Fiorentina.