United States Connecticut change
Sri Lanka Breaking News
Sri Lanka parliament
vivalankaSri Lanka newsSri Lanka businessSri Lanka sportsSri Lanka technologySri Lanka travelSri Lanka videosSri Lanka eventssinhala newstamil newsSri Lanka business directory
vivalanka advertising
Menu
Stay Connected
facebooktwittermobile
Popular Searches
T20 World Cup
Sponsored Links
Sri Lanka Explorer

AC Milan return to the top of Serie A

Apr 25, 2022 1:14:41 AM - colombogazette.com

AC Milan returned to the top of Serie A with a dramatic injury-time victory over Lazio.

The Rossoneri were caught napping after four minutes as Ciro Immobile stole in for his 26th goal of the season.

Olivier Giroud levelled straight after half-time and Milan’s pressure paid off when sub Zlatan Ibrahimovic set up Sandro Tonali for the winner.

Stefano Pioli’s side are two points clear of Inter with four games left but they have played a game more.

After Inter’s comprehensive win over Roma last night, Milan knew only three points would take them back to the Serie A summit.

Conceding Immobile’s opener was the worst possible start but Pioli’s side were immediately on the front foot, only for Giroud, Barcelona-bound Franck Kessie and the impressive Rafael Leao to pass up presentable chances.

Undeterred, Giroud scored his first club goal for seven games when he turned home Leao’s cross immediately after the restart.

Pioli sent on 40-year-old Ibrahimovic and in a frantic last 10 minutes, Lazio keeper Thomas Strakosha made excellent saves from Leao and Ante Rebic.

Ibrahimovic then had a golden opportunity in the 89th minute but dallied and his wayward shot was blocked.

It looked like their title bid was stalling, but Lazio defender Adam Marusic gave the ball away, Ibrahimovic won a vital header and Tonali was on hand to bundle in a vital winner. (Courtesy BBC)