AC Milan snatched a late win from Lazio to return to the top of the Serie A table. Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Giroud was on target in the the the game as they scored a dramatic injury-time goal to ensure victory for AC Milan over Lazio. The Rossoneri were caught napping after four minutes as Ciro Immobile stole in for his 26th goal of the season.
AC Milan Scores Late Goal Against Lazio to go Top of Serie A Table
Olivier Giroud leveled straight after half-time and Milan’s pressure paid off when sub former Manchester United and Barcelona forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic set up Sandro Tonali for the winner. Stefano Pioli’s side is two points clear of Inter with four games left but they have played a game more.
After Inter’s comprehensive win over Roma recently they returned to the top of the Italian Serie A table, Milan knew only three points would take them back to the Serie A summit. Conceding Immobile’s opener was the worst possible start but they fought hard to grab all three points in the encounter. Pioli’s side responded immediately with Giroud’s goal. 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 Zlatan 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.