After the great victories against Sampdoria (1-0) and Cagliari (4-1), AC Milan was keen to continue their good series against Lazio Rome. For that, the Rossoneri were able to count on the presence of Théo Hernandez, holder on the left lane and on the return from injury of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, on the bench at kickoff. The start of the meeting was certainly marked by the many faults committed by Lazio (7 in 15 minutes) making the practice of football more complicated.
But AC Milan, well led by a Rafael Leao very available on the front of the attack, mastered the debates and logically ended up opening the scoring. On a counter-attack led by Theo Hernandez, Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao, the former Lille, alone in the area crucified Pepe Reina (45th).
In additional time of the first period, Franck Kessié could even have increased the score but he saw his penalty, which he himself had obtained, crashing on the bar (45th 6). Lazio has never managed to find Immobile and Pedro at the forefront. The two attackers have touched very few balls and have rarely been put in good conditions.
Faced with the lack of ideas of the Romans, Stefano Pioli took the opportunity to blow his executives before the Champions League meeting against Liverpool on Wednesday. At the hour of play, Rafael Leao, Franck Kessié and Alessandro Florenzi gave way to Tiémoué Bakayoko, Alexis Saelemaekers and especially Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish giant, who had not played since May 9 and a match against Juventus, only needed six short minutes to get back on his feet.
On an excellent work from Ante Rebic, the former PSG striker ended the action with a flat foot in the empty goal (66th). What inevitably mark his return and especially to fill up with confidence before the next deadlines. AC Milan quietly managed the match thereafter. With this victory, the teammates of Mike Maignan, who will hardly have had to work, chain a third victory in a row in the Championship. The only downside of the day, the exit from injury of Tiémoué Bakayoko, just a few minutes after coming into play.