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Lazio 1-2 AC Milan: Sandro Tonali’s injury time strike sends visitors top again in Serie A

Lazio 1-2 AC Milan: Sandro Tonali’s injury time strike sends visitors top again in Serie A after Olivier Giroud had cancelled out Ciro Immobile’s early strike

  • Ciro Immobile poked home in the fourth minute to put Lazio ahead
  • Olivier Giroud fired AC Milan level from close range in the 50th minute 
  • latan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to set up Sandro Tonali for the winner 

A dramatic, last-gasp winner from midfielder Sandro Tonali earned AC Milan a crucial 2-1 comeback victory at Lazio on Sunday, as Stefano Pioli’s side climbed back to the top of the Serie A standings. 

Champions Inter Milan had gone top with a convincing 3-1 win over AS Roma on Saturday – their third league victory in a row – putting pressure on Milan to respond in a tricky-looking trip to the capital to take on the unpredictable Lazio. 

They soon found themselves behind, when Italy striker Ciro Immobile poked home in the fourth minute to give the home side the lead. 

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Sandro Tonali earned AC Milan a crucial 2-1 comeback victory at Lazio on Sunday

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench  to set up Tonali for the winner

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench  to set up Tonali for the winner

Milan had plenty of chances to equalise in the first half, firing 12 shots on Lazio’s goal in the opening period, but they could not make one count. 

The visitors kept coming after the break, with the pressure telling as French striker Olivier Giroud fired Milan level in the 50th minute. 

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench in search of a winner, with the Swede turning provider for Tonali right at the death to spark wild scenes of celebration among Milan players and staff. 

Come the end of the season, this may prove to be a crucial success should Milan win their first Scudetto since 2011, with Pioli’s side now back top, two points clear of second-placed Inter, who have a game in hand. Lazio stay seventh on 56 points. 

French striker Olivier Giroud fired Milan level from close range in the 50th minute

French striker Olivier Giroud fired Milan level from close range in the 50th minute

Italy striker Ciro Immobile poked home in the fourth minute to give the home side the lead

Italy striker Ciro Immobile poked home in the fourth minute to give the home side the lead

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