AC Milan 2-2 Lazio: Hosts return to summit after Hernandez's late goal

AC Milan 3-2 Lazio: Unbeaten hosts return to Serie A summit and leapfrog Inter after Theo Hernandez’s stoppage-time winner rescues win for Stefano Pioli’s men… after they had squandered a two-goal lead

  • AC Milan have restored their one-point lead over Inter after a dramatic victory
  • Ante Rebic and Hakan Calhanoglu had seemingly put the hosts in cruise control
  • However, Luis Alberto halved the deficit before Ciro Immobile scored to level 
  • Both teams pressed for a winner before Theo Hernandez’s header on 92 minutes 

Unbeaten AC Milan leapfrogged city rivals Inter and returned to the top of Serie A thanks to Theo Hernandez’s 92nd-minute winner having squandered a two-goal lead against Lazio in a see-saw encounter. 

After Antonio Conte’s side moved two after beating Verona 2-1 earlier on Wednesday, Ante Rebic had given Stefano Pioli’s men the perfect start with an emphatic header after 10 minutes before Hakan Calhanoglu converted from the penalty spot after it was decided that visiting defender Patric had handled following a VAR review.  

It was Lazio’s chance to score from the spot just after the midway point of the first half as Pierre Kalulu was adjudged to have stepped on Joaquin Correa. 

Theo Hernandez celebrates his dramatic contribution which clinched victory for the home side

Ante Rebic’s emphatic header put the Rossoneri in front after 10 minutes at the San Siro

Hakan Calhanoglu (left) then confidently stroked home from the spot to double the hosts’ lead

Lazio were then awarded a spot-kick after 27 minutes but Ciro Immobile saw his penalty saved

However, the ball was worked back into the box for Luis Alberto to head home and make it 2-1

Immobile then made amends after the break when he scored his ninth Serie A goal this season

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli shows his delight as his side stay unbeaten after 14 games


AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria (Dalot 90+2), Kalulu, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Tonali, Krunic; Saelemaekers (Castillejo 64 (Maldini 90+2)), Calhanoglu, Rebic; Leao (Hauge 79).

Subs not used: Tatarusanu, Frigerio, Conti, Donnarumma, Diaz, Musacchio, Duarte, Colombo. 

Goalscorers: Rebic 10, Calhanoglu 17, Hernandez 90+2

Booked: Krunic, Hernandez

Lazio (3-5-2): Reina; Patric (Hoedt 88), Felipe, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic (Akpro 73), Escalante (Cataldi 46), Alberto, Marusic; Immobile (Pereira 74), Correa (Muriqi 32).   

Subs not used: Andersen, Caicedo, Franco, Armini, Strakosha, Alia, Adeagbo.

Goalscorers: Alberto 27, Immobile 59

Booked: Escalante, Alberto, Akpro, Muriqi

Referee: Marco Di Bello 

Ciro Immobile stepped up, but his penalty was superbly tipped away by Gianluigi Donnarumma. 

However, the danger was not clear and the ball was worked back in for Luis Alberto to halve the deficit. 

Immobile then made amends 12 minutes after the break, firing home for his ninth league goal of the campaign. 

But the drama was not quite over, with Hernandez powering home a Calhanoglu corner kick to leave the Rossoneri breathing a sigh of relief as they made it 14 league games without defeat this term. 

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